My first game, at least the first that I owned and clearly remember, was Sonic the Hedgehog 2. I remember it clearly because it came packaged with the first console I purchased, my second gen Sega Genesis. Of course, I was five at the time and lacking in hand-eye coordination, so I was pretty terrible when it actually playing the game. My first time, I died half way through the first level, and continued to die for some time. I recall that it took me months to reach level 3. Ah, the good old days. Anyway, I still have Sonic 2 and the Genesis in my collection, and to this day, I have not beaten the game. The best I’ve done is to reach the final boss and then die repeatedly.

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