“Picking a favourite Sonic game for me is like choosing between your kids.”


We begin tonight with a confession: out of the three classic Sonic games, I’ve only really played a little bit of Sonic 1. Other than that, not many others. And in terms of modern games, I’ve only played a tiny bit of Sonic 4: Episode 1 (can’t mind if it’s the full game or the demo) that was boring and a tiny portion of Sonic Generation that I enjoyed.

For Five Out Of Ten editor-in-chief Alan Willliamson, Sonic 3 & Knuckles means so much to him that he’s willing to talk about it as his favourite game ever.

In the second episode this week, the penultimate episode of Season 1 of My Favourite Game, we go into detail on old & modern Sonic, how an honourable mention heralded the last great Sega game as well as “the death of childhood” and how I’ve wasted my life to date not playing the Metroid Prime trilogy. We’re also both Northern Irishmen, so it will get Irish at times (and I don’t mean that in the ‘We’re Irish, we swear a lot,’ department). You’ve been warned.

You can listen to the episode below via audio or YouTube.

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Games mentioned: Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Streets of Rage, Micro Machines, Mega Man 2, Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Yoshi’s Island, Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, Chrono Trigger, Shining Force, Mortal Kombat, Phantasy Star, Thunder Force, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic Generations, Sonic The Hedgehog 4, Jet Set Radio, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS, Burning Rangers, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario 64, Halo: Combat Evolved, BioShock, PilotWings, Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic Rush, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Adventure 1, Panzer Dragoon, Snatcher, Shenmue II, Zone of the Enders 3/Enders Project, The Last Guardian, Streets of Rage 2, Castle Crashers, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Metroid Prime, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Half-Life, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode Two.

Twitter: @JohnnyCullen|@AGBear
See Alan’s stuff at: Five Out Of Ten|Split/Screen|Critical Distance|Escape to Na Pali: A Journey to the Unreal

Tomorrow – The Season finale:
Tom Bramwell on Quake

Listen to previous episodes of My Favourite Game here.

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