Ok, that a knee-jerk reaction.
Sonic deserves alot of merit. dug it out, and gave it a spin (pardon the uhh…pun), and yeah, he was fast. 2D fast.
Played him on the GameGear too. That was pretty smooth also.
But does his friends live in little mushroom houses? can he turn into a Frog? A Raccoon? I think not!