Sonic The Hedgehog User Reviews


Quick sugar high


You know, they say that first impressions are everything. If that was the case, then the first Sonic the Hedgehog game is both one of the greatest games as well as one of the greatest disappointments on the Sega Genesis. I know, I know, it sounds like I’m trying to do some history revisionism, but honestly, I don’t blame people for falling in love with Sonic back in the early and mid-90s! Between Sega’s aggressive marketing campaign for this cool and edgy platformer and the first set of levels showing off Sonic’s capabilities spectacularly, you knew you were in for one hell of a game. Serio...


A new Sonic under 8-bits!

The good:

1. It's different than the Genesis version.
2. Beautiful graphics.
3. Awesome soundtrack
4. I love the creativity in the level design.

The bad:

1. Choppy movement..
2. Bosses are unfair.
3. Game is way hard.
4. The frame rate can barely keep up.


What do you get if you take a really solid game that sold well and a system that you could literally take anywhere with you?

This game!

Note: May contain spoilers.

Lets dive into it shall we?

Ok so Sonic 1 was released in 1991 for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. It sold quite well and Sonic became SEGA's new company mascot. So what's next? A squeal? Not yet but instead how about a handheld version?

Ok so Nintendo had Gameboy and SEGA had their Game Gear. In terms of sales.....well....the same but the games on the system were quite unique.

Game Gear was sort of like a Rival to the Game Boy co...


The start of Sonic's Career as Sega's Mascot

The good:

1. Gameplay is very good. Sonic controls well for a 1991 game
2. Graphics are top notch
3. Soundtrack is awesome.
4. Game is not that hard. Good for beginners.

The bad:

1. Lacks a few controls that could make hitting enemies smoother.
2. No replayability value. Game takes about 1 hour and you’re pretty much done.
3. Special Stages look trippy as hell. You receive nothing more than a few extra bits of animation when you collect them all.
4. The Spike Bug and the occasional error. The main problem is the Spike Bug however. (See above)


It's the 25th Anniversary of the Blue Blur. So to celebrate I am going to review every single game from the franchise in order. The reviews will be specific and will cover most aspects of the game. That's it from me. Enjoy.

Around late 80’s/early 90’s Sega had Alex Kidd as their mascot. They thought this would sell well but people still preferred the SNES rather than the Genesis and thought Alex Kidd was garbage compared to Mario. So Sega got rid of him and announced there would be a new mascot for the company that will be successful and represent the company’s popularity.....except ...


Sega's Supersonic Savior


NOTE: This review is based off of what I played on Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, so if there are any differences between it and the original Genesis version written and you're going "wait what that ain't true", well, now you know to watch for those instances.

A saviour comes from out the skies...
I'm not sure if I've made it clear over the years, so let me use this review to reiterate it - I love the Sonic The Hedgehog series. It was the first game I ever played on the Sega Genesis that made me want to beg my parents to buy me one, and even though I never got one, I had friends who had...


Great game; wrong time. Gotta hate that.


Wait, what's all this? Regression to 8-bit? No way!
Sonic The Hedgehog for the Sega Master System is what happens when Sega were desperate to get some Master System units moved. Due to the success of the Genesis game, they thought it'd be the same for their inferior console. Unfortunately, it was ignored for bigger and better games. So... could that just be the case, or is it due to bad performances? The short answer is that nobody gave a rat's ass about the Master System anymore, but the long answer is within the rest of the review.

Try, try again.
Dr Robotnik is at it again! He kidnaps innoc...


Faster than a bullet


Sonic The Hedgehog is the start of the blue hedgehog's descent into fame, where he basked in glory before he started binge drinking (hence the 3D games) and falling into the shitter, with the occasional gem (being the Sonic Advance and Rush games) amongst some mediocre stuff (Sonic Heroes, Shadow The Hedgehog, Sonic Unleashed) and the pile of dog turds (Sonic 06). But for now, let's just focus on the games that began his ascension into fame and fortune. Sega presents us with a game that seemed to have broken the mold of typical platformers, as well as giving Mario a bit of competition, and ...

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