Sonic The Hedgehog’s first adventure on the Master System was quite different than the on the Genesis. Developed by Yuzo Koshiro’s studio Ancient (and featuring some great music), it’s an excellent rendition that doesn’t try to be more than its hardware will allow, and it’s pretty much a new game. If you’ve already played Sonic to death but still haven’t tried it on the Master System, you’re missing out.
Yuzo Koshiro’s challenging action/RPG was well-received by gamers, though far too many people missed out on its Saturn-only prequel. The original still impresses today, with great presentation and engaging gameplay.