Imagining The Perfect Sonic The Hedgehog Game

Is there a perfect Sonic the Hedgehog video game? Perhaps the answer lies in our imaginations. In today's Speak-Up on Kotaku, commenter Lance423 wonders what your ideal speeding hedgehog game would play like.

With the upcoming Sonic Generations from Sega, I wonder what fellow Kotakuites REALLY want out of a Sonic game.

I was brought up on the Genesis, which I began playing at age 2, before transitioning to the N64 at age 11, and I've played all of the classics (even on Game Gear!) and I can honestly say the perfect Sonic game for me would be Sonic 3 and Knuckles re-imagined in the format of Sonic Colors.

Colors provided a great balance between 2D and 3D gameplay that I feel really worked well for the series. If they could take this classic and re-work it into this format it would be insane. Of course they would need to make the spin-dash usable again, and include Tails and Knuckles, but it would be so brilliant. I can see myself snowboarding into IceCap adventure style and transitioning into side scrolling at the mountain foot.

That's my idea of a perfect Sonic title, what's yours?

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[Editor's Note: It was ridiculously hard to not use adult Sonic fan art for this post.]