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Sonic the Hedgehog universe

Group Description

Sonic the Hedgehog is a series of games released by Sega and originally developed by its Sonic Team division. The titular character, a semi-anthropomorphic hedgehog who can run at supersonic speed, was created to fill the role of Sega's official mascot (replacing Alex Kidd) and a character who was supposed to compete in popularity with Nintendo's Mario. In most games Sonic is the main protagonist, and his quest usually involves stopping the evil genius Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik from conquering the world.

Most of the games in the series, starting with the first Sonic the Hedgehog (1991), are fast-paced platformers, though spin-offs may belong to other genres as well. Speed is the defining feature of Sonic games, with the protagonist rushing through stages and being catapulted forward by springs, loops, and other devices. Sonic also collects rings that protect him from damage or grant other bonuses. Collecting special Chaos Emeralds is a recurrent plot device which has also been used for gameplay purposes (such as bonus stages).
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games: Sochi 20142013Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
Sonic Dash2013Android, iPad, iPhoneSEGA of America, Inc.3.20
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed - Metal Sonic & Outrun DLC2013WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.67
Sonic Hits Collection2013WindowsSEGA of America, Inc....
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed2012PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.32
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Mode2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.00
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II2012Android, iPad, iPhone, Ouya, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.23
Sonic CD2011Android, iPad, iPhone, Ouya, PlayStation 3, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.12
Sonic Generations2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.11
Sonic Generations2011Nintendo 3DSSEGA Europe Ltd.4.20
Sonic Colors2010WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.62
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing2010Arcade, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA Corporation3.95
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing2010Nintendo DSSEGA of America, Inc....
Sonic Classic Collection2010Nintendo DSSEGA of America, Inc.3.73
Sonic Classic Collection (Limited Edition)2010Nintendo DSSEGA Europe Ltd....
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I2010Android, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, Ouya, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.2.85
Sonic Colors2010Nintendo DSSEGA of America, Inc.3.60
Sonic Free Riders2010Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.1.14
Sonic and the Black Knight2009WiiSEGA Europe Ltd....
Open Sonic the Hedgehog2009Linux, Macintosh, Windows4.38
Sonic Unleashed2009J2MEGameloft S.A....
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games2009WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.67
Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.53
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games2009Nintendo DSSEGA of America, Inc....
Sonic Unleashed2008PlayStation 2, WiiSEGA of America, Inc.2.75
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Selected Covers

Sonic Hits Collection Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic Hits Collection
Sonic Unleashed PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic Unleashed
Sonic Colors Wii Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic Colors

Selected Screenshots

Sonic Team Logo
Screenshot from Sonic Colors