Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog (MD)

1991

System
Mega Drive
Publisher
SEGA
Developer
Sonic Team

7.9

Game Rating

User Ratings: 430

Our Review: 8/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Action
Release Date

Mega Drive

  • US 23rd Jun 1991
  • JP 26th Jul 1991
  • EU Jul 1991

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 19th Nov 2006, 800 points
  • EU 8th Dec 2006, 800 points
  • JP 2nd Dec 2006, 600 points
Series
Sonic, Sonic the Hedgehog
Tags
2D
Controller Support
All
Also Available On
SMS, GG, PS3

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Reviews

  • Review Sonic the Hedgehog (Virtual Console / Sega Mega Drive)

    The game that introduced the world to Sega's speedy hedgehog.

    The original Sonic the Hedgehog was quite a groundbreaking title for Sega and their 16-bit Mega Drive console. Not only did it give Sega a true mascot to wrap their video game business around, but it also gave them a platformer that could actually compete with Nintendo's Super Mario...

About The Game

This is the first of many games starring Sega's premier rodent, Sonic. It's a side scrolling platform game with a difference: speed. Sonic rushes through levels with incredible speed, allowing him to traverse loops and jumps with ease.

The plot of the game is simple. The evil Dr. Robotnik has captured many of Sonic's animal friends, and trapped them inside robots. Fortunately, Sonic can free his friends by destroying the robots with his spin attack. Meanwhile, Dr. Robotnik is trying to control the all-powerful chaos emeralds. Sonic must grab them before he does in the 3-d rotating bonus levels.

Sonic the Hedgehog is a significant game because it gave Sega it's first real mascot, and established the Genesis as the video game system with "attitude."