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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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherMobyScore
Sonic X Shuffle 12008Browser4Kids Entertainment, Inc.3.00
Sonic Action 4 Pack2001WindowsActivision Value Publishing, Inc....
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed2012iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.70
Sonic Colors2010Nintendo DSSEGA of America, Inc.3.60
Sonic Generations2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.09
Sonic Colors2010WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.90
Sonic Mega Collection Plus2004PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.4.16
Sonic Zone2003WindowsEffeser Project1.80
Sonic Unleashed2009J2MEGameloft S.A....
Sonic the Hedgehog Part 22006J2MEGlu Mobile Ltd....
Sonic the Hedgehog Part 12006J2MEiFone3.20
Sonic Classics1995GenesisMajesco Sales, Inc.3.78
Sonic the Hedgehog1991Android, Arcade, BlackBerry, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, iPad, iPhone, iPod Classic, J2ME, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA Corporation4.03
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games2007WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.77
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games: Sochi 20142013Wii UNintendo of America Inc....
Sonic & Knuckles Collection1996WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.88
Sonic 3D Blast1996Genesis, SEGA Saturn, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.36
Sonic Adventure 22001Dreamcast, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.91
Sonic Advance2001Android, Game Boy Advance, N-GageSEGA of America, Inc.3.74
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle2001GameCubeSEGA of America, Inc.3.97
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine1993Game Gear, Genesis, Nintendo 3DS, SEGA Master System, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.64
Sonic Jam1997SEGA SaturnSEGA of America, Inc.4.32
Sonic Advance 22002Game Boy AdvanceSEGA Corporation3.97
Sonic Mega Collection2002GameCubeSEGA Corporation3.92
Sonic Heroes2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.44
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Selected Covers

Sonic 3D Blast Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic 3D Blast
Sonic Mega Collection GameCube Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic Mega Collection

Selected Screenshots

Screenshot from Sonic 3D Blast
Title screen.
Screenshot from Sonic Colors
Title Screen
Screenshot from Sonic Mega Collection