Which Traditional Sonic Game is the Best?

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Poll Results

Sonic the Hedgehog
3.02%
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
23.62%
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
40.20%
Sonic Mania
33.17%

SEGA's Sonic franchise was one of the hottest names in gaming during the glory days of Genesis. The original trilogy along with Sonic & Knuckles were all critically-acclaimed masterpieces in the early 1990s. Since then, the series has transitioned into 3D, and SEGA has experimented (for better or worse) with lots of changes to the classic gameplay. Fans of the old style were treated to a revival of that formula with last year's spiritual successor, Sonic Mania. Of all the games in this traditional Sonic style, which is the all-time best?

You can cast your vote above to help us decide! Note that for the purposes of this poll Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles are being treated as a single game. This is because the cartridges can be combined to form the complete Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles.

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