Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)

Video Game  |  Action, Adventure, Family  |  23 June 1991 (USA)
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 1,051 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 3 critic

A blue hedgehog with supersonic speed must rescue animals from being turned into robots by a mad scientist.

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

On TV: Renewed, Cancelled & On the Bubble

Have your favorite broadcast TV series been picked up for another season? If not, will they back? Read our take on the shows that are perched on the bubble between another season and cancellation.

Related News

'Mario' voted 'best game in history'
| Digital Spy

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 29 May 2011
 
list image
a list of 21 titles
created 02 Feb 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 01 Aug 2013
 
list image
a list of 38 titles
created 09 Dec 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 08 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sonic the Hedgehog (Video Game 1991)

Sonic the Hedgehog (Video Game 1991) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sonic the Hedgehog.

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

hedgehog | zone | emerald | robot | animal | See All (78) »

Taglines:

It's super Sonic!


Certificate:

K-A | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

23 June 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sonikku za Hejjihoggu  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The "One-Up" blocks for the Special Stages shown in the US instruction manual were not in the final product, although it is possible to access them via the debug cheat. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One Of The Greatest!
10 March 2007 | by (Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

You just knew from the first time you played it that SONIC THE HEDGEHOG would become a timeless classic. Sixteen years later, it's as much fun to run the blue blurball through castles and spaceships as it was back then!

Visually, this Sega Genesis effort is unmatched. It's one of those rare games that you didn't always mind watching your friend play. The gameplay is outstanding and exciting, which is amazing considering all you can do is run and jump. The music is second only to SUPER MARIO BROS. in terms of feel-good repeatability. It's virtually flawless in every respect.

What more can be said? SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is one of the greatest video games ever made. There have been plenty of incarnations of the spiky critter since, but none have matched the original.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
If They Ever Made a Sonic Movie... Akimbo_Slice
US and Japanese differences? Father_Vigo_The_Holy
Favorite Zone? Cozzy20000
Discuss Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page