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Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinball (Genesis)

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The evil doctor Robotnik has a new plan to take over the world. He has built a new weapon, the Veg-O-Fortress on Mount Mobius and with it, he is transforming all creatures into robots. Sonic sneaks into the fortress and tries to stop Robotnik.

Use Sonic as a pinball in 4 dangerous levels. Score points, get rings, collect Chaos Emeralds and destroy the boss at the end of each level.


Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinball Genesis My, what great big teeth you have
Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinball Genesis The aim is to get that emerald
Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinball Genesis Sonic fails this time...
Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinball Genesis But evil is ready

Alternate Titles

  • "STH Pinball" -- Informal title
  • "Sonic Spinball" -- Japanese title
  • "ソニック・スピンボール" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A tacky cash-in on Genesis' greatest platform game series. Gary Smith (65) 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars

The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1994 11 out of 12 92
GamePro (US) Nov, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Power Unlimited Feb, 1994 8.7 out of 10 87 Sep 03, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Dec, 1993 80 out of 100 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Oct 08, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Jan 29, 2010 15 out of 20 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1993 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Sep 09, 2001 B- 67
Entertainment Weekly Feb 11, 1994 C 50


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The animals you free in the bonus games at the end of Toxic Caves and The Machine include Tails, as well as the supporting cast of "Sonic the Hedgehog" and the Archie comic book: Princess Sally, Boomer/Rotor, Bunnie, and Muttski. The Cluck bots that invade Toxic Caves and Lava Powerhouse are based on Robotnik's mechanical pet, also from the same show. Finally, the chicken bots circling the capsule in The March bonus are based on Scratch, one of Robotnik's incompetent cronies from "The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Bahz (225) added Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinball (Genesis) on Jun 07, 2002
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