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[[Image:Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|North American Genesis box art.]]
 
[[Image:Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|North American Genesis box art.]]
  
'''''Sonic the Hedgehog''''' is a platform action game made by [[Sega]] and first released for the [[Genesis]] in 1991.
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'''''Sonic the Hedgehog''''' is a platform action game developed and published by [[Sega]] and first released for the [[Genesis]] in 1991.
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I had seen commercials for Sonic the Hedgehog long before I had played it. A middle school friend of mine had a Genesis and I played it at his house. I remember being very impressed with the way the game looked, but I found it to be quite difficult. I tried running through the game and kept hitting enemies, spikes, and various other hazards. All in all, I didn't enjoy the game, and, to this day, I still don't care much for Sonic games.
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==Status==
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I do not own this game and I have never beaten it.
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==Review==
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* '''Overall:''' 4/10
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* '''Best Version:''' Genesis
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===Good===
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* The game has fantastic graphics and music.
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* The boss battles are pretty good. Nothing too crazy, but different enough to be challenging.
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* In the few areas where it's safe to run fast, it's wonderful to watch Sonic moving at top speed.
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* The bonus stages are a nice break from the regular levels.
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===Bad===
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* The plot doesn't make any sense. Why is Dr. Robotnik turning woodland creatures into animals when he's interested in the chaos jewels?
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===Ugly===
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* The game's main gimmick is that you can run fast, but, in reality, running fast will just get you killed. Since Sonic is centered on the screen, you have only a split second to react to hazards, not nearly enough for most players. To stand a chance of success, you must slowly make your way through each section gently, avoiding the many hazards, until you have each level memorized.
  
 
==Documentation==
 
==Documentation==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Manual.pdf|Genesis manual.
 
Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Manual.pdf|Genesis manual.
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</gallery>
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==Maps==
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<gallery>
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Green Hill Zone - Act 1.png|Green Hill Zone, Act 1.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Green Hill Zone - Act 2.png|Green Hill Zone, Act 2.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Green Hill Zone - Act 2.png|Green Hill Zone, Act 3.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Marble Zone - Act 1.png|Marble Zone, Act 1.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Marble Zone - Act 2.png|Marble Zone, Act 2.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Marble Zone - Act 3.png|Marble Zone, Act 3.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Spring Yard Zone - Act 1.png|Spring Yard Zone, Act 1.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Spring Yard Zone - Act 2.png|Spring Yard Zone, Act 2.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Spring Yard Zone - Act 3.png|Spring Yard Zone, Act 3.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Labyrinth Zone - Act 1.png|Labyrinth Zone, Act 1.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Labyrinth Zone - Act 2.png|Labyrinth Zone, Act 2.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Labyrinth Zone - Act 3.png|Labyrinth Zone, Act 3.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Star Light Zone - Act 1.png|Star Light Zone, Act 1.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Star Light Zone - Act 2.png|Star Light Zone, Act 2.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Star Light Zone - Act 3.png|Star Light Zone, Act 3.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Scrap Brain Zone - Act 1.png|Scrap Brain Zone, Act 1.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Scrap Brain Zone - Act 2.png|Scrap Brain Zone, Act 2.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Scrap Brain Zone - Act 3.png|Scrap Brain Zone, Act 3.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Special Stage - 1.png|Special Stage - 1.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Special Stage - 2.png|Special Stage - 2.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Special Stage - 3.png|Special Stage - 3.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Special Stage - 4.png|Special Stage - 4.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Special Stage - 5.png|Special Stage - 5.
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Sonic the Hedgehog - GEN - Maps - Special Stage - 6.png|Special Stage - 6.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  

Revision as of 13:10, 14 July 2017

North American Genesis box art.

Sonic the Hedgehog is a platform action game developed and published by Sega and first released for the Genesis in 1991.

I had seen commercials for Sonic the Hedgehog long before I had played it. A middle school friend of mine had a Genesis and I played it at his house. I remember being very impressed with the way the game looked, but I found it to be quite difficult. I tried running through the game and kept hitting enemies, spikes, and various other hazards. All in all, I didn't enjoy the game, and, to this day, I still don't care much for Sonic games.

Status

I do not own this game and I have never beaten it.

Review

  • Overall: 4/10
  • Best Version: Genesis

Good

  • The game has fantastic graphics and music.
  • The boss battles are pretty good. Nothing too crazy, but different enough to be challenging.
  • In the few areas where it's safe to run fast, it's wonderful to watch Sonic moving at top speed.
  • The bonus stages are a nice break from the regular levels.

Bad

  • The plot doesn't make any sense. Why is Dr. Robotnik turning woodland creatures into animals when he's interested in the chaos jewels?

Ugly

  • The game's main gimmick is that you can run fast, but, in reality, running fast will just get you killed. Since Sonic is centered on the screen, you have only a split second to react to hazards, not nearly enough for most players. To stand a chance of success, you must slowly make your way through each section gently, avoiding the many hazards, until you have each level memorized.

Documentation

Maps

Links