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YMMV: Sonic.exe

  • Adaptation Displacement: The actual video game adaption of the Creepypasta (which simulates the experience) is more well-known and seems to be considered superior by quite a few.
  • Cliché Storm: Many of the tropes found in video game creepypastas are found here played completely (and unashamedly) straight.
  • Contested Spin-off: Reactions to Sally.exe is split between the Creepypasta Wiki and deviantART.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: A bloodied Trollface appears in Hill Act 1 if you try to run left.
    • Replaced with a "hyperrealistic doge" in the 666 version.
    • In An Ordinary Sonic 1 ROM Hack, you must warp out of the Dark World to beat levels. If you're on it and Sonic.exe isn't chasing you, he'll be where the level goal was supposed to be. He just sits there, laughing and staring. Due to the random, luck-based gameplay, finding him there is both terrifying, hilarious and irritating.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: To some at least, considering it's a story where characters are just led to their doom by the player to what essentially amounts to an Eldritch Abomination Villain Sue antagonist.
  • Deader Than Disco: While the original pasta has a large amount of fans (any visit to YouTube or deviantART can prove that), it has also generated a vocal hatedom within the creepypasta community for its poor writing, overuse of cliches, and other Narmy aspects, to the point that the Creepypasta Wiki admins have since moved it to the Trollpasta Wiki.
  • Eight Deadly Words: The narrator is a Too Dumb to Live Doomed Protagonist that cares more about fictional characters than he does for his best friend. The antagonist is a Flat Character Villain Sue. The other Sonic characters are needlessly Darker and Edgier for no other reason than to make the story darker. All in all, not really a story known for its characters.
  • Even Better Spin-Off: Some people considered Anti-Sonic.dll to be superior to the original pasta.
  • Evil Is Cool: Presumably, this principle is why Sonic.EXE (the character) gets a lot of fan art.
  • Good Bad Bugs: In the earlier versions of the game, there is a way you can make a character moonwalk to their demise.
  • Most Annoying Sound: If you liked Kefka's laugh in Final Fantasy VI, you'll love it here!
  • Narm: Sonic.EXE's backstory. Specifically, the fact that he became a fan of the series and goes after people that hate the Sonic games kills any dramatic tension that the original story had.
  • Nightmare Retardant: The title screen, especially "SEGA 666" and the "hyper-realistic" blood.
    • The author's general overuse of the phrase 'hyper-realistic'.
    • The story also has a love for repeatedly listing or estimating an exact number of seconds something happened. This can get pretty tiring.
    • The excessive use of red and black throughout the story, as if they're the only evil colors in the color spectrum.
    • The constant rip offs from other video games (ripping off the final boss music from Silent Hill and EarthBound, Kefka's ever-popular laugh, et cetera).
    • The ending. It ends with a bloodied Sonic plushie that appeared out of nowhere on Tom's bed. We're not kidding.
    • The character's backstory, listed under the "Narm" entry truly has to be read to be believed.
    • And in the sequel's teaser: "AAAA 111111".
  • Ron the Death Eater: Sonic gets this treatment. Thing is, that's not Sonic.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: The creator really holds his story in high regard in spite of its limited influence, and threw a conniption fit when he found out that it was taken off of Creepypasta Wiki and moved to Trollpasta Wiki.
  • Snark Bait: The story has made for some popular riffing material. Memorable takes on it include the following:
  • So Bad, It's Good: Due to the sheer quantity of Nightmare Retardant and an absolute torrent of a Cliché Storm of Creepypasta tropes, this story has this reputation among hardcore Creepypasta fans as being fantastic Snark Bait.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: Ever since it was posted in the Creepypasta Wiki and the fangame adaptation, it has gained wide spread popularity across the net, and since then many find as one of the worst examples of creepypastas out there.
    • This trope is the reason it was moved from the Creepypasta Wiki to the its sister site, the Trollpasta Wiki (along with many other old creepypastas that fell into this trope). However, a number of users there make it clear that they think that it was never a good story to begin with, which would make this an aversion.
  • Tear Jerker: Seeing Tails cry in absolute fear as Sonic attacks him.
  • Values Dissonance: Tom spends the entire story worrying about fictional characters and mourns over their gruesome deaths unlike his real-life friend, who probably died horribly trying to save Tom. Yuriofwind during his reading of the creepypasta puts it best: "Some friend you are!"
  • Villain Sue: Sonic.EXE can't be damaged by any means and can warp into the real world, turning anyone who he crosses paths with into his slaves. His extended backstory only establishes this to a greater degree.
  • What an Idiot: Tom is repeatedly told not to place the game disc in his PC - and, surprise, he does. Way to be Too Dumb to Live.

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