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Dr. Robotnik plans on turning the animals of Mobius into robots by using his volcano powered Veg-O=Fortress factory. He has set up a pinball security system for this factory to keep all the captured animals from escaping. Now it's up to Sonic the Hedgehog to free his captive animal friends and put a stop to Robotnik's plans.

The game consists of four pinball stages. Sonic will have to get through the Toxic Pools, Lava Powerhouse, The Machine, and The Final Showdown to take down Robotnik. The levels consist of typical pinball fair such as bumpers, flippers, annd drop targets which open up gated parts of a stage. In stage 1 and 2 Sonic must collect 3 chaos emeralds, and 5 chaos emeralds in stages 3 and 4, in order for a chance to fight the stage boss. There are also the Bonus Cage special stage that can be played after a stage boss is defeated. During this portion of the game, Sonic can find items that will reward him with things like extra time, points, rings. continues, or extra lives. The game also offers a one last chance to return to the game after running out of lives by having the player attempt to stop a spinning number wheel on a four digit number that matches the player's last four digits of their current score.

This version of Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinball differs from the Genesis version as the stage layouts are different among other changes.


Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinball Game Gear Title
Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinball Game Gear These bounce you about
Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinball Game Gear An emerald
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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Gear Oct, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Play Time SEGA Master System Dec, 1994 81 out of 100 81
Sonic the Comic Game Gear Sep 16, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Megablast Game Gear Sep, 1994 72 out of 100 72
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Sep, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Power Sonic Game Gear Jan 10, 2014 7 out of 10 70
Power Sonic SEGA Master System Jan 10, 2014 7 out of 10 70
Portable Review Game Gear Jul 31, 2007 22 out of 40 55
Retro Archives Game Gear Aug 28, 2018 9 out of 20 45
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Aug, 1994 17 out of 40 42


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