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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 orderPublisherUser Score
Sonic X Shuffle 12008Browser4Kids Entertainment, Inc.3.00
Sonic Action 4 Pack2001WindowsActivision Value Publishing, Inc....
Sonic: Generations2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.02
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 the Hedgehog Part 22006J2MEGlu Mobile Ltd....
Sonic the Hedgehog Part 12006J2MEiFone3.20
Sonic Classics1995GenesisMajesco Sales, Inc.3.89
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 Hedgehog1991Android, Arcade, BlackBerry, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, iPad, iPhone, iPod Classic, J2ME, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA Corporation4.11
Sonic the Hedgehog 31994Genesis, Wii, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.08
Sonic & Knuckles Collection1996WindowsExpert Software, Inc.3.87
Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinball1993Game Gear, Genesis, iPad, iPhone, SEGA Master System, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.44
Sonic Rivals2006PSPSEGA of America, Inc.3.98
Sonic Unleashed2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360ak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.38
Sonic Riders2006GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.81
Sonic Generations2011Nintendo 3DSSEGA Europe Ltd.3.60
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric2014Wii USEGA of America, Inc....
Sonic Adventure DX (Director's Cut)2003GameCube, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.89
Sonic Rush2005Nintendo DSSEGA of America, Inc.3.96
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Selected Covers

Sonic: Generations Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic: Generations
Sonic Unleashed PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic Unleashed

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Sonic Colors
Title Screen
Screenshot from Sonic: Generations