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 orderPublisherUser Score
Sonic X Shuffle 12008Browser4Kids Entertainment, Inc.3.00
Sonic Action 4 Pack2001WindowsActivision Value Publishing, Inc....
Sonic: Colors2010Nintendo DSSEGA of America, Inc.3.60
Sonic: Colors2010WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.90
Sonic: Mega Collection Plus2004PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.4.16
Sonic Zone2003WindowsEffeser Project3.55
Sonic Unleashed2009J2MEGameloft S.A....
Sonic Jump2005BREW, DoJa, J2MEGlu Mobile, Inc....
Sonic the Hedgehog Part 22006J2MEGlu Mobile Ltd....
Sonic the Hedgehog Part 12006J2MEiFone3.20
Sonic X2007LeapsterLeapFrog Enterprises, Inc...
Sonic Classics1995GenesisMajesco Sales, Inc.3.89
Sonic x Vapor2012BrowserNike, Inc....
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: Lost World2013Wii USEGA of America, Inc....
Sonic the Hedgehog 31994Genesis, Wii, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.08
Sonic & Knuckles Collection1996WindowsExpert Software, Inc.3.87
Sonic Rush2005Nintendo DSSEGA of America, Inc.3.96
Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinball1993Game Gear, Genesis, iPad, iPhone, SEGA Master System, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.44
Sonic Adventure DX (Director's Cut)2003GameCube, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.89
Sonic Riders2006GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.81
Sonic Rivals2006PSPSEGA of America, Inc.3.98
Sonic Rush Adventure2007Nintendo DSSEGA of America, Inc.4.62
Sonic: Unleashed2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360ak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.38
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Selected Covers

Sonic Action 4 Pack Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic Action 4 Pack
Sonic: Colors Wii Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic: Colors
Sonic: Unleashed PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic: Unleashed
Sonic: Lost World Wii U Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic: Lost World

Selected Screenshots

Sonic Team Logo
Screenshot from Sonic: Colors
Title Screen
Screenshot from Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Title screen
Screenshot from Sonic Zone
Game selection screen
Screenshot from Sonic Classics