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Anyone else avoid going Super Sonic in the Mega Drive games?

by ZeroAX Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:17 pm

Anyone else avoid going Super Sonic in the Mega Drive games?


I was playing Sonic 2 and got all chaos emeralds, and every time I was close to 50 rings I'd lose them so as not to go Super Sonic. same thing with Sonic and Knuckles (but at least in that game, every single jump after getting 50 rings doesn't automatically turn your to super sonic).

When I was a kid and first got all 7 chaos emeralds I was ecstatic to see the "now sonic can become super sonic" message (didn't understand English at the time so I didn't couldn't read the manual to read about super sonic).

But now that I've played the game so many times over the years, I find super sonic takes out the challenge of and fun of the game. It makes the games feel like modern 2D sonic games. Pointless running.

Also being Super Sonic during the boss fights totally ruins the game for me. Specially the coolest boss fight in the games, the lava reef boss, becomes a joke if you are Super Sonic or have the flame shield.

Anyone else feel the same?
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Re: Anyone else avoid going Super Sonic in the Mega Drive games?

by Pulsar_t Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:28 pm

I only got the emeralds to get the 'better' ending. No use using Super Sonic if you're aiming for a highscore (which I never did :lol:). For some odd reason the last emerald in S&K always proved beyond my reach, so I never got the 'ultimate' ending afaict.
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Re: Anyone else avoid going Super Sonic in the Mega Drive games?

by Jrecee Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:55 pm

In Sonic 2 I only strategically avoid it if I think I'll run out of rings at a bad time. In Sonic 3 I avoid it more often because they ruined the supersonic music and made it sickeningly repetitive.
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Re: Anyone else avoid going Super Sonic in the Mega Drive games?

by ZeroAX Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:59 pm

Pulsar_t wrote:. For some odd reason the last emerald in S&K always proved beyond my reach, so I never got the 'ultimate' ending afaict.


Really? I always found the Sonic 3 special stages harder than the S&K. Does that mean you haven't seen the Doomsday zone?
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Re: Anyone else avoid going Super Sonic in the Mega Drive games?

by Hatta Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:48 pm

Yeah, I avoided it.. that's the ticket!

Seriously though, I just never bothered collecting all the emeralds. The levels are the same whether you get the emeralds or not, so what does it matter?
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Re: Anyone else avoid going Super Sonic in the Mega Drive games?

by Gamerforlife Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:51 pm

Hatta wrote:Yeah, I avoided it.. that's the ticket!

Seriously though, I just never bothered collecting all the emeralds. The levels are the same whether you get the emeralds or not, so what does it matter?


Yeah, S&K was really the only 16-bit title that made collecting them worth a damn(can't remember if Sonic3D did too). The Sonic Adventure games fortunately followed suit
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Re: Anyone else avoid going Super Sonic in the Mega Drive games?

by Pulsar_t Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:52 pm

ZeroAX wrote:
Pulsar_t wrote:. For some odd reason the last emerald in S&K always proved beyond my reach, so I never got the 'ultimate' ending afaict.


Really? I always found the Sonic 3 special stages harder than the S&K. Does that mean you haven't seen the Doomsday zone?


No actually I always got it playing as Sonic (First were the fingers, belly and then the space chase amirite?). How could he turn super without all the emeralds? :lol:
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Re: Anyone else avoid going Super Sonic in the Mega Drive games?

by Gamerforlife Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:53 pm

Pulsar_t wrote:
ZeroAX wrote:
Pulsar_t wrote:. For some odd reason the last emerald in S&K always proved beyond my reach, so I never got the 'ultimate' ending afaict.


Really? I always found the Sonic 3 special stages harder than the S&K. Does that mean you haven't seen the Doomsday zone?


No actually I always got it playing as Sonic (First were the fingers, belly and then the space chase amirite?). How could he turn super without all the emeralds? :lol:


:shock:

Wait, you didn't need all the emeralds to get that stage?! Son of a.....
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Re: Anyone else avoid going Super Sonic in the Mega Drive games?

by ZeroAX Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:21 pm

Gamerforlife wrote: :shock:

Wait, you didn't need all the emeralds to get that stage?! Son of a.....


I'm pretty sure you need all 7 for that stage. Perhaps he's talking about the super emeralds that you get when you combine sonic 3 & knuckles
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Re: Anyone else avoid going Super Sonic in the Mega Drive games?

by RyaNtheSlayA Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:19 pm

Depends, I usually avoid it. Also, you only need 7 emeralds, and no super emeralds to get to Doomsday, but you don't get the best ending if I remember right.
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