User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Wii release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall User Score (13 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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100 (UK) (Jan 23, 2007)
Playing it now will perhaps inspire more sorrow than nostalgia. Sorrow at SEGA's recent lamentable attempt at a next-gen version, sorrow that the manic thrill of playing it more than 15 years later hasn't endured as much as expected, and nostalgia at revisiting the refined simplicity of this fiendish ring-collecting classic.
100 (Jan 26, 2007)
Für das Videospiel markierte Sonic the Hedgehog einen wichtigen Schritt. Mit Pepp und Attitüde zerrte Sega das Telespiel aus dem Kinder- und rein ins Jugendzimmer. Einen vergleichbaren Durchbruch hat das Gaming erst mit Sonys Playstation wieder erlebt. Ein zeitloser Meilenstein.
90 (Jan 06, 2010)
Tout simplement révolutionnaire à sa sortie, le jeu n’a pas pris une ride et est toujours aussi agréable à jouer. Servi par un gameplay millimétré et un level design approprié, ce Sonic a placé la barre très haut et ne sera égalé que par les autres épisodes de la série sortis sur Megadrive. Monument du jeu video, il semble indispensable d’y jouer, ne serait-ce que par égard envers votre culture générale !
Mag'64 (Jan 29, 2012)
"Sonic The Hedgehog" für das SEGA Mega Drive ist ein wahrer Klassiker der Videospielgeschichte, den wirklich jeder mindestens einmal in seinem Leben gespielt haben sollte. Mehr Worte braucht es in diesem Fall für ein angemessenes Schlusswort eigentlich gar nicht. Angesichts der Tatsache, dass im Verlauf der letzten Jahren jedoch zahlreiche "Sonic"- Compilations und SEGA-Spielesammlungen für diverse Plattformen erschienen sind, die in aller Regel sogar die komplette "Sonic The Hedgehog"-Trilogie enthalten, kann die 800 Punkte teure Virtual Console-Fassung dieses Meisterwerks nur noch eingeschränkt empfohlen werden. Unser Tipp: Nach Möglichkeit auf eine der vorhandenen Collections (z.B. für den Gamecube oder den DS) zurückgreifen. Wer hingegen weniger aufs Geld achtet, der darf natürlich auch bedenkenlos die Virtual Console-Version kaufen. Großer Spielspaß ist jedenfalls garantiert, egal auf welchem System.
Nintendo Life (Nov 20, 2006)
The game still stands out as one of the greats in the world of video gaming and even if you've grown used to the depth of the later releases, you'll still find it worth your while to travel back in time and experience where it all began. Not many video game icons burst onto the scene with quite the flash and intensity of our favorite blue hedgehog. If you love Sonic, you absolutely must own this legendary 16-bit classic. It's still as solid as ever.
IGN (Jan 26, 2007)
Sonic the Hedgehog is a wonderful classic game to have holding down a spot in your Wii's array of channels. The only thing that should hold you back is your own personal history with the title – you may be one of the millions who've already played this game to death over the years, or you may already own it in another form. This Sonic has made encore appearances in Sonic Mega Collection on the GameCube, Sonic Mega Collection Plus on the PS2 and Xbox, Sega Genesis Collection on the PS2 ... the list goes on and on. So check your last-gen library, check your sense of nostalgia, check to make sure you don't still have your old Genesis hooked up to AV port 3, collecting dust behind your entertainment center, and then feel free to jump back in. It's still fun to run in Sonic's shoes, even after 16 years.
Video Game Generation (Mar 05, 2007)
Quality-wise, Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the best Virtual Console releases to date. However, it suffers from the same problem that many other titles also suffer from, in that it’s been widely available on a number of other platforms (both in collections and ports) for years, and that makes the $8 price tag seem pretty high. So if you’ve never played the game before in any form, this is a reasonable and convenient way to do so. However, you should probably take stock of the other hardware you have in your house first, because chances are you can find it cheaper in some other form. This includes something like the GameCube version of Sonic Mega Collection, which is of course fully playable on the Wii and includes seven Sonic titles (and several other classics) and various extras for a few more dollars.
GameSpot (Nov 19, 2006)
The game remains as cute and colorful as ever, especially when viewed on a crisp progressive-scan display, and its catchy theme song and all-around great soundtrack still shine through. The gameplay itself is very easy to get into; you've got a jump button and that's it. Sonic's jump doubles as an attack, and he can turn into a very dangerous, fast ball if he tucks in while running.