Thursday, July 19, 2007

Hang the Sense of It

Ok, so I have decided to shelve the Boss Fight idea, at least for now. I solemnly vow that I will indeed bring it back spontaneously here in the near future, but for right now it is seriously harming my progress. So! Back to my tried and true method of... THE WHEEL!

Also, I want to thank people for the Birthday wishes. I had a good one, if I do say so myself!

But, I digress. SPIN!

HA! I have HOURS logged under this particular game's belt. I seriously played it to death when I first got it for my Sega Genesis. I know some people say it really isn't that good... and it isn't. But I love it anyway.

Sonic Spinball

Yes indeed. Not much else to say but that really! Yet, I must give the benefit of the doubt, as I am sure many many people have not played this game. So, where to begin. I guess I should just play it and write what comes to my mind! Yes! Why of course! That's blogging anyway!

Well, I must say, I love this game still. I have a vivid memory of actually sitting and playing this game for hours and hours straight, trying to beat it. I'm happily surprised to see that all that fun I remember having still holds up today.
Spinball is actually a somewhat intimidating game, and I can remember as a youngin' not understanding it one bit. I truly had to feel my way around in the dark to figure out exactly what I was supposed to do.

For the uninitiated, there are three, I think four, "tables" all with three Chaos Emeralds to collect, and a boss to fight. You must meet certain parameters to reach each of the three Emeralds, which then allow you to fight the boss and progress. It was all as needlessly complicated and fun as any real pinball machine, just this one has Sonic in it, the tables are dangerous and have numerous wings to them, and you have a tiny bit of control of Sonic as he is moving.

Still, quite marvelous fun, if I do say so myself.

Gametap says 7.7 (which surprised me further) and I give it an 8!
And, even though I own this game twice, once for the Genesis and once for the Sonic Mega Collection + on PS2, I think I will go ahead and keep it.
20 out of 958 games complete.

Short post, I know, but stuff to do today! I shall return shortly.

1 comment:

Adam said...

That is an absolutely fantastic Spinball screenshot, just for Robotnik's :O expression