How did you discover Sonic?

VanillaUwU

Average Vanilla Ice Cream
I think the first sonic game I played was the mobile version of Sonic 2, but I'm not sure how I discovered Sonic. Also, I have an interesting thing I remember. You actually had used to have to pay for Sonic 2 on mobile (I think but I'm not sure because it was a while ago lol)
You can pay, but you don't need to. Paying just removes the ads.
 

BronsoKip

Member
When I was maybe 4 or 5, through the window looking out of my house I saw an unusual sight of my dad sitting in a chair, placed right in the middle of the deck. For some reason, I felt really relaxed and I went outside to see what he was doing. He said he was playing a video game (it was Sonic 2 on the game gear), and he asked if I wanted to try. This was the first time I'd seen a video game, and I thought it was the most interesting and best thing I'd ever seen in my life. We both tried but couldn't get past the second level of the first zone, a cave with minecarts and lava I think.

Much to my disappointment, before I got the chance to play it again the Game Gear was given as a gift to our neighbor for their trip to Australia, but since I liked it so much my Dad unexpectedly surprised me and my siblings with a copy of Sonic Adventure DX for the pc. I was jumping with excitement as he put in the disks and installed the game for me on the computer in the moody office, and he started the game up to check it out, and I was amazed by the graphics. However, when the police started shooting guns at Chaos 0, I was told that the game was too violent for me, and the game was quickly put to a halt. My disappointment was immeasurable. I begged and pleaded that it would be fine for me, but it was no use, as my dad dejectedly said he thought it would be more like the game on the game gear, and slipped the game box into the desk drawer and pushed it closed.

A bit later, I remember then playing Sonic 1, 2, and Sonic and Knuckles on PC that might have been a genesis emulator, but I feel like I remember it was an application that opened a window that let you choose between the games with pictures next to them. I really liked Sonic and Knuckles, but at some point, I was deemed old enough to play Sonic Adventure DX, and that became my favorite. Me and my siblings then became big sonic fans and obviously, that has never gone away.
 

SpongeSonicGuy(?)

こんにちは、ソニック (translate this.)
When I was maybe 4 or 5, through the window looking out of my house I saw an unusual sight of my dad sitting in a chair, placed right in the middle of the deck. For some reason, I felt really relaxed and I went outside to see what he was doing. He said he was playing a video game (it was Sonic 2 on the game gear), and he asked if I wanted to try. This was the first time I'd seen a video game, and I thought it was the most interesting and best thing I'd ever seen in my life. We both tried but couldn't get past the second level of the first zone, a cave with minecarts and lava I think.

Much to my disappointment, before I got the chance to play it again the Game Gear was given as a gift to our neighbor for their trip to Australia, but since I liked it so much my Dad unexpectedly surprised me and my siblings with a copy of Sonic Adventure DX for the pc. I was jumping with excitement as he put in the disks and installed the game for me on the computer in the moody office, and he started the game up to check it out, and I was amazed by the graphics. However, when the police started shooting guns at Chaos 0, I was told that the game was too violent for me, and the game was quickly put to a halt. My disappointment was immeasurable. I begged and pleaded that it would be fine for me, but it was no use, as my dad dejectedly said he thought it would be more like the game on the game gear, and slipped the game box into the desk drawer and pushed it closed.

A bit later, I remember then playing Sonic 1, 2, and Sonic and Knuckles on PC that might have been a genesis emulator, but I feel like I remember it was an application that opened a window that let you choose between the games with pictures next to them. I really liked Sonic and Knuckles, but at some point, I was deemed old enough to play Sonic Adventure DX, and that became my favorite. Me and my siblings then became big sonic fans and obviously, that has never gone away.
Uh... Under Ground Zone is the first zone, not the second zone.
 

HEAT_END

Shining Finger (she/her)
My parents used to go to a bunch of yard sales, and I'd often go with them when I was very young. One time, someone was selling Sega Smash Pack 2 on PC, and being a young kid, I asked to get it. So we did.

That had Sonic 2 on it, and that was my first experience with the franchise - as poorly emulated as it was, I was excited to play it and I loved it to death. Especially breaking the game apart with debug mode. Got Mega Collection some time after, and the rest is history.

I think my first EVER experience with Sonic was playing Sonic Adventure on my brother's Dreamcast (I was just the 2nd player Tails whenever he was playable) but I was too young to remember that, and it only popped into my memory when I played Adventure 1 for the first time. I was like "Hey wait, I remember parts of this..." so I don't feel like that counts.
 

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