Though I grew up with Nintendo, I became friends with people who had a Genesis over a SNES. I have played most of the Sonic games upon their release, and while most feel the series dropped in quality after Sonic & Knuckles
, I still play the new Sonic games to see if they can get their groove back. I still consider Sonic the Hedgehog 2
to be my favorite of the series, but the ones on the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS came the closest to bringing that classic gameplay back.