A blue hedgehog with supersonic speed must rescue animals from being turned into robots by a mad scientist.
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Sonic is a blue hedgehog who has the unusual ability (for a hedgehog) to run fast. When the evil Dr. Robotnik begins to assimilate all the creatures on the planet into robots, Sonic must use his ability to stop Robotnik. Sonic must battle through 6 zones (3 acts each) and then face off against Robotnik in one final zone. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

23 June 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sonikku za Hejjihoggu  »

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1.78 : 1
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Early in production, Labyrinth Zone was going to be the second stage but the developers felt the level was too difficult. See more »

Crazy Credits

There are several Chaos Emeralds hidden in bonus levels throughout the game. If you collect them all, after the credits roll at the end of the game, Dr. Robotnik will be seen jumping up and down over the words THE END. However if you do not collect all the emeralds, following the credits will be Dr. Robotnik juggling the ones you did not collect and standing over the words TRY AGAIN. See more »


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one word:AWESOME!
20 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is obviously the best Sonic title yet. And that's saying something, considering his latest adventures have been nails in his coffin. Which means they sucked. But this game rocks! It introduced the revolution of the 16-bit era. Yet sometimes, it felt challenging. But this game makes up for it with incredible replay. You'll play this for hours to get everything. The only game with Sonic in it that was great was probably Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I can't imagine a better way to relive classic side scrolling action besides Super Mario Bros. So sit back, relax and enjoy the 16-bit era's domination. Sonic lives on forever!

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