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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 Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Sonic Unleashed2009J2MEGameloft S.A....
Open Sonic the Hedgehog2009Linux, Macintosh, Windows4.38
Sonic X Shuffle 12008Browser4Kids Entertainment, Inc.3.00
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood2008Nintendo DSSEGA of America, Inc.3.40
Sonic at the Olympic Games2008J2MESEGA Mobile1.33
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity2008PlayStation 2, WiiSEGA of America, Inc.4.14
Sonic Unleashed2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360ak tronic Software & Services GmbH3.38
Sonic Unleashed2008PlayStation 2, WiiSEGA of America, Inc.2.75
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games2008Nintendo DSSEGA of America, Inc.3.57
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games2007WiiSEGA of America, Inc.3.77
Sonic and the Secret Rings2007WiiSEGA of America, Inc.4.02
Sonic Rush Adventure2007Nintendo DSSEGA of America, Inc.4.70
Sonic Rivals 22007PSPSEGA of America, Inc.3.94
Sonic the Hedgehog Part 12006J2MEiFone3.20
Sonic Riders2006GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.96
Sonic the Hedgehog Part 22006J2MEGlu Mobile Ltd....
Sonic Rivals2006PSPSEGA of America, Inc.3.98
Sonic the Hedgehog2006PlayStation 3, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.2.75
Sonic Rush2005Nintendo DSSEGA of America, Inc.3.90
Shadow the Hedgehog2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.49
Sonic Gems Collection2005GameCube, PlayStation 2SEGA of America, Inc.4.40
Sonic Advance 32004Game Boy AdvanceTHQ Inc.4.10
Sonic Mega Collection Plus2004PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.4.16
Sonic Battle2003Game Boy AdvanceTHQ Inc.3.34
Sonic Pinball Party2003Game Boy AdvanceSEGA of America, Inc.3.25
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Selected Covers

Sonic Riders GameCube Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic Riders
Sonic X Shuffle 1 Browser Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic X Shuffle 1
Sonic Pinball Party Game Boy Advance Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic Pinball Party
Sonic Rivals 2 PSP Front Cover
Front cover for Sonic Rivals 2

Selected Screenshots

In Game 1 - Stage 1: Sonic makes a sharp turn.
Screenshot from Sonic Riders
Title screen.
Screenshot from Sonic Pinball Party
Screenshot from Sonic Rush