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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 ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Sonic Eraser1991GenesisSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.20
Sonic the Hedgehog1991Android, Arcade, BlackBerry, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, iPad, iPhone, iPod Classic, J2ME, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA Corporation4.11
Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car1991ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd....
Sonic the Hedgehog1991Game Gear, Nintendo 3DS, SEGA Master System, WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.61
Sonic the Hedgehog 21992Android, BlackBerry, Genesis, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA Corporation4.15
Sonic the Hedgehog 21992Game Gear, Nintendo 3DS, SEGA Master System, WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.28
SegaSonic The Hedgehog1993ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.50
SegaSonic Popcorn Shop1993ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd.5.00
Sonic CD1993SEGA CD, WindowsExpert Software, Inc.4.07
Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinball1993Game Gear, Genesis, iPad, iPhone, SEGA Master System, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.44
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine1993Game Gear, Genesis, Nintendo 3DS, SEGA Master System, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.57
Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos1993Game Gear, SEGA Master System, WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.67
SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter1993ArcadeSEGA Enterprises Ltd.5.00
Sonic Drift1994Game GearSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.49
Sonic the Hedgehog 31994Genesis, Wii, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.08
Sonic & Knuckles1994Genesis, Wii, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.05
Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble1994Game Gear, Nintendo 3DSSEGA Enterprises Ltd.4.32
Sonic Classics1995GenesisMajesco Sales, Inc.3.89
Tails' Skypatrol1995Game GearSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.54
Sonic Drift 21995Game Gear, Nintendo 3DSSEGA of America, Inc.4.15
Tails Adventure1995Game Gear, Nintendo 3DSSEGA of America, Inc.3.62
Knuckles' Chaotix1995SEGA 32XSEGA of America, Inc.3.57
Sonic 2 In 11995Game GearSEGA Europe Ltd.5.00
Sonic Labyrinth1995Game Gear, Nintendo 3DSSEGA of America, Inc.2.58
Sonic & Knuckles Collection1996WindowsExpert Software, Inc.3.87
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Selected Covers

Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos Game Gear Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos
Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic the Hedgehog
Knuckles' Chaotix SEGA 32X Front Cover
Front cover for Knuckles' Chaotix
Tails Adventure Game Gear Front Cover
Front cover for Tails Adventure

Selected Screenshots

Sonic Chaos Title
Screenshot from Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos
The title screen
Screenshot from Sonic the Hedgehog
Title Screen
Screenshot from Knuckles' Chaotix
Title Screen
Screenshot from Tails Adventure