Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog

2006

System
Mega Drive
Publisher
SEGA
Developer
Sonic Team

8.4

Game Rating

User Ratings: 32

Our Review: 8/10

Sonic the Hedgehog News

September2020

August2020

  • Random Finally, Sonic The Hedgehog Spins Onto The Super Nintendo

    To be this good takes AGES!

    Ah, the good old playground arguments of the '90s. Which camp were you in? Even if you were a dedicated Super Nintendo owner with all of the wonderful exclusives that the system offered, it was hard not to be a little bit jealous of the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive's impressive library of games. And of course, the Mega Drive...

March2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #32 - Sonic The Hedgehog

    What Nintendon't

    Welcome to Box Art Brawl, the weekly battle between box art variants to find out which lucky region got the best artwork with their retro games. Ready for a change of pace this week? That's right, we're getting an attitude, sticking it to the man and throwing out the rule book that's governed the previous thirty-one brawls. Yes,...

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February2018

  • News Oh Boy, Sonic The Hedgehog Was Almost Human

    "The main character was a human boy"

    Sonic the Hedgehog is one of gaming's most iconic characters, and ranks alongside Mario and Mickey Mouse when it comes to international recognition. However, Sonic designer Naoto Ohshima has revealed that the speedy chap was human like Mario in his original design pitch, rather than an animal.  Speaking...

January2018

June2017

  • News Sonic The Hedgehog Turns 26 Today

    Happy Birthday, Blue Blur

    Sonic the Hedgehog made his Mega Drive debut 26 years ago today. On June 23rd 1991, Sega's answer to Super Mario arrived on North American store shelves, with the Japanese and European releases following in July. With its incredible visuals and astonishing speed, the game was hailed as an instant classic, and went on to...

December2016

  • News You'll Want This Sonic The Hedgehog Art Book On Your Coffee Table

    Shipping April 2017

    Sonic turned 25 this year, and Sega marked the occasion by confirming that the popular character would be getting two new outings next year, one of which is the gorgeous-looking Sonic Mania. Art house Cook & Becker also has something special for fans of the Blue Blur coming next year - a coffee table book which shows off a...

  • News Sonic And Tails Are Spin-Dashing To Build-A-Bear Workshop

    Ringing in the changes

    Teddy bear maker Build-A-Bear Workshop is marking Sonic's 25th with two special plush toys. Sonic comes as part of a special bundle which includes the 17-inch toy, a gold ring and an art print produced exclusively for the retailer by Sonic Team, all for $35. Also available is Sonic's trusty sidekick Tails, who is slightly...

June2016

  • Anniversary Sonic the Hedgehog is Now 25 Years Old

    Happy Birthday old chum

    Sonic the Hedgehog is 25 years old, with the original game coming out on SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive in North America on 23rd June 1991, kicking off one of gaming's most iconic early rivalries. The 'Bit Wars' between SEGA and Nintendo, Sonic and Mario, were integral to many childhoods of gamers that are now typically over 30...

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October2013

  • Feature Last Night A Hedgehog Saved My Life

    Damien McFerran recalls his once ardent love for Sega's Sonic

    This week sees the launch of Sonic Lost World on Wii U and 3DS. Two of the most anticipated Sonic games in years, these new instalments have been subject to the usual level of hype which seems to surround any new adventure starring Sega's popular mascot. I've been swept up in this...

July2013

June2013

  • News Happy 22nd Birthday, Sonic!

    The Blue Blur is still running strong

    SEGA has released a celebratory tweet to honour the 22nd anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog’s release on the Mega Drive (the Genesis in North America), and what a long, strange journey the Blue Blur has had since. Sonic’s career has had its ups, its downs and its loop de loops, but perhaps the strangest...

June2012

  • News Sonic the Hedgehog Turns 21 Today

    Finally a grown man

    SEGA's loveable blue mascot reaches another milestone today, celebrating his 21st anniversary. On this day in 1991 SEGA unleashed Sonic the Hedgehog on North America. His speed and spectacular stunts made him an original, and players took him to their hearts. Nearly 50 games and over 80 million sales later, Sonic's still here...

March2012

  • News SEGA: "Sonic VC Games Will Stay in Europe"

    Good news, everyone

    Last week we reported that SEGA is dropping four Sonic games from the Japanese Virtual Console, and naturally our thoughts turned to if and how this would affect users outside Japan. We've now heard back from SEGA Europe with good news. A SEGA representative confirmed that these removals "will not affect Europe, only...

  • News SEGA Drops Four Sonic Games from Japanese VC

    Are we next?

    SEGA is taking four Sonic games off the Virtual Console in Japan. The Mega Drive/Genesis games Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic & Knuckles will all be removed from sale on 30th March, along with Sonic the Hedgehog on Master System. There's currently no word on whether these games will re

June2011

  • Talking Point Your Sonic the Hedgehog Memories

    Spill it

    We've gone all-out to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's 20th anniversary this week, bringing you Staff Memories of Sonic the Hedgehog, a look at unreleased Sonic the Hedgehog games and Sonic's Nintendo games too. With 20 years of rich history behind him, we want to know how Sonic's affected you, the gamers. What memories do you have of the

  • News Sonic the Hedgehog is 20 Years Old Today

    Time flies

    On 23rd June 1991, SEGA released Sonic the Hedgehog in Europe and America and changed the world forever. The now-iconic hero captured the imagination of millions around the world, igniting the Nintendo vs. SEGA battle for console supremacy. Nowadays the two companies are far friendlier of course. In fact, thanks to Wii's Virtual Console service and backwards compatibility with GameCube..

  • News SEGA Unveils 20th Anniversary Sonic Figurine

    Only 1,000 to be made

    Next week is an auspicious occasion, marking 20 years since the very first Sonic the Hedgehog blast processed his way into our lives, and SEGA wants to commemorate its hero's two decades of running with a limited edition figurine. The numbered 1,000 model run is so exclusive it won't even be sold in shops, and will likely be...

October2010

  • Rumour Sonic 20th Birthday Pack Not Just Selling 16-Bit Memories

    Best of Sonic in glorious 3D... wait, come back!

    It's a rich old time for fans of classic side-scrolling platformers: Super Mario Bros. celebrated its 25th anniversary recently, and next year – June 23rd, to be precise – is the 20th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog. With Nintendo having pushed the boat out to commemorate its iconic hero's 25th...

June2010

  • News Sonic Turns 19 Today but Brings No Presents for Nintendo Fans

    Virtual Console the only format not to receive price drops today

    Yes fans of blue spiky things, it was 19 years ago today that the original Sonic the Hedgehog did its first loop-de-loop in our hearts. In honour of this world-changing event, Sega is cutting prices of many of the hedgehog's downloadable outings on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network...

  • News Gawp at these First Ever Screenshots of Sonic the Hedgehog

    All the way from 1990

    Twenty years ago, Sega showed off its bold new mascot for the first time at the Tokyo Toy Show. He may only have been two months old, but Sonic the Hedgehog was already walking and wagging his finger as these scans from 1990's EGM 13 show. Even with twelve months of its development cycle left, it's remarkable how much of the game's iconic graphical style was nailed-down:..

April2010

  • Talking Point The Virtual Console's PAL Problem

    60Hz and the confusing state of Virtual Console emulation

    “Many people don’t know what the difference between 50Hz and 60Hz is, but since most modern TV models support 60Hz it’s definitely worth finding out.” This interesting and illuminative statement, plucked readily from any number of Nintendo Wii game manuals, is fascinating in its...

December2009

  • News Celebrate The Holidays With Cheaper Sega Virtual Console Titles

    Select games marked down to 500 points

    Sales are rare on the Virtual Console, so chalk this one up to a Christmas miracle. Starting Dec. 24 and running through Jan. 6 in both Europe and North America, Sega is knocking 40% off the price for its best-selling Genesis/Mega Drive Virtual Console releases. In space-buck terms, that means the usual 800...

  • News Yet Another Sonic Collection Inbound - This Time For DS

    Is it possible to have too many Sonic the Hedgehog compendiums?

    Sega has announced that it will be bringing the first four Sonic the Hedgehog games to the Nintendo DS in March 2010. The Sonic Classic Collection will feature Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles. All four games originally appeared on...