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Sonic the Hedgehog universe

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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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderMobyScore
Sonic Jam1998Game.ComTiger Electronics, Ltd0.00
Sonic Free Riders2010Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.1.14
Sonic Eraser1991GenesisSEGA Enterprises Ltd.1.40
Sonic Zone2003WindowsEffeser Project1.80
Neo Sonic Universe2003Windows2.27
Sonic Labyrinth1995Game Gear, Nintendo 3DSSEGA of America, Inc.2.46
Sonic Unleashed2008PlayStation 2, WiiSEGA of America, Inc.2.75
Sonic the Hedgehog2006PlayStation 3, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.2.75
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I2010Android, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, Ouya, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.2.85
Sonic X Shuffle 12008Browser4Kids Entertainment, Inc.3.00
Sonic the Hedgehog 21992Game Gear, Nintendo 3DS, SEGA Master System, WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.14
Sonic Dash2013Android, iPad, iPhoneSEGA of America, Inc.3.20
Sonic the Hedgehog Part 12006J2MEiFone3.20
Sonic Blast1996Game Gear, Nintendo 3DS, SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.23
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II2012Android, iPad, iPhone, Ouya, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.23
Sonic Pinball Party2003Game Boy AdvanceSEGA of America, Inc.3.25
Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinball1993Game Gear, Genesis, iPad, iPhone, SEGA Master System, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.30
Sonic Battle2003Game Boy AdvanceTHQ Inc.3.34
Sonic 3D Blast1996Genesis, SEGA Saturn, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.36
Sonic Unleashed2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360ak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.38
Sonic Drift1994Game GearSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.38
Tails' Skypatrol1995Game GearSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.39
Sonic Heroes2003GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.44
Sonic Shuffle2000DreamcastSEGA of America, Inc.3.44
Shadow the Hedgehog2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.44
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Selected Covers

Sonic Shuffle Dreamcast Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic Shuffle
Sonic Free Riders Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic Free Riders
Sonic the Hedgehog PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic Pinball Party Game Boy Advance Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic Pinball Party
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Sonic Pinball Party
Tails is grabbed by Robotnic
Screenshot from Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Loading screen
Screenshot from Sonic Dash
Intro
Screenshot from Sonic 3D Blast