Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Family  -  23 June 1991 (USA)
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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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23 June 1991 (USA)  »

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Sonikku za Hejjihoggu  »

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At the time, everything about this game was revolutionary: the graphics, the sound, and (most importantly) the character. The idea was to make a game that would win over the Americans, with the hopes that this would guarantee success in Japan as well. While the game was indeed a runaway hit in most of the Western Hemisphere, it enjoyed only moderate success in the land of the rising sun, a trend which is present throughout Sonic's career. See more »

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While the credits are playing, Sonic is in front of a microphone opening his mouth and tapping his foot. See more »


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A simple but wonderful classic.
29 April 2004 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

I will never forget the snowy Xmas of 1992 when I made the upgrade from the trusty old Commodore 64 to the Sega Genesis. I got about 1 game per week for the Genesis and tried just about everything. My first ever game tho was Sonic the Hedgehog. The gameplay was simple and that's the way I liked it.

The graphics were cute. From bright blue sunshine and tropical landscapes to the cruel mechanical world of Doctor Robotnik (now called the Eggman). The music was great (where are the soundtrack CDs???) and I was never happier.

Sure it was totally easy but I always went back for more. This game had such charm is it any wonder why Sonic is still so popular all these years on?

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