This is probably the best Sonic the Hedgehog game from the Genesis era that isn’t Sonic CD (apologies to Sonic 2 fans). This will be a short review, as if you’ve played Sonic before, you know what to expect. Graphically, the game looks great with really bright colors. Music is top notch too. Now Sonic can pick up items that put a circular barrier around him, and have the power of water, fire, or electricity. Water lets you breathe underwater, fire gives you a homing attack, and electricity attracts rings to you. Get hit, and you lose the barrier, instead of all of your rings. The second to last level is great and the final boss isn’t too hard. Again, as good as you’re going to get on Genesis outside of Sonic CD.