Sonic

Update: Due to overwhelming love for Shadow the Hedgehog (well, most of it was "no Shadow, huh?"), we've decided to add that GameCube release to the shortlist below. We've also added Game Gear's Sonic Labyrinth, previously excluded on grounds of being more of a puzzler. The more the merrier, as they say! Certainly more in this case — we'll have to wait and see how merry they are in the final ranking.

Carry on!


The latter half of Nintendo's 2020 calendar may have focused on another video gaming titan's birthday, but Sonic the Hedgehog's 30th anniversary is fast approaching. SEGA celebrates its 60th anniversary this year — as well as the Game Gear's 30th — and has big plans in the works for next year to commemorate three decades of the blue hedgehog's running, spin-dashing and generally being a thorn in Robotnik's ample sides.

With that in mind, we thought it was about time to give the hedgehog a little of 2020's spotlight. Sonic has an inarguably patchier 3D back catalogue compared to Super Mario, he's still managed to score plenty of hits over the years, with some real 3D gems to his name.

Similar to our other reader-ranked polls, we're asking you lovely lot to rate every 3D Sonic platformer you've played from the list below. We've included all the 3D games that have released on Nintendo systems (we'll look at the 2D and side-scrolling games another time). We're also discounting spin-offs because we'd be here all day.

Registered Nintendo Life users can click on the stars below and rate the games out of 10. Much like our Top 50 platform polls, the resulting ranking (which we'll publish soon) is created from those fluid NL User Ratings and is therefore subject to change. If you've previously rated these games in our database, thank you! If not, you can add your score to the game at any time, present or future, and it will still count and potentially influence the ranking, even after publication.

Sonic The Hedgehog

So, gloves on, and let's get down to it!

Rate each 3D Sonic platformer you've played:

Click the stars below to rate out of 10 each Sonic platformer you've played:

Gotta rate fast! Thanks for rating your favourites. We'll be revealing the results in the near future, but remember: much like our platform Top 50s, the list will be fluid, so even if you miss out on voting before the results are revealed, you can still influence the ranking after publication.