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Sonic the Hedgehog
Developer(s) Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
Designer(s) Naoto Ohshima (character design), Hirokazu Yasuhara (game planner), Yuji Naka (programming)
Release date(s) June 23, 1991
Genre Platform game
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ESRB, ELSPA, BBFC: not rated
Platform(s) Mega Drive/Genesis
Media 4-megabit cartridge
Input Control pad
Sonic the Hedgehog Title Screen
Sonic the Hedgehog Title Screen

Sonic the Hedgehog is the platform game that started off the career of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Team. It was released on June 23, 1991 in North America for the Sega Genesis. The European version was released later in June, 1991 and the Japanese version was released on July 26, 1991. Sonic the Hedgehog box cover for the Sega Genesis. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates computer or video games. ... Sonic Team logo Sonic Team is a computer and video game second-party developer established in 1988 as SEGA AM8. ... Video game publishers are companies that publish video games that they have either developed internally or have had developed by a video game developer. ... Sega (セガ) is a video game software and hardware developer, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... A game designer is a person who designs games. ... Naoto Ohshima (大島 直人 Ōshima Naoto) is a Japanese national and former Sega employee who designed the characters of Sonic the Hedgehog and Doctor Eggman. ... Hirokazu Yasuhara is the stage designer of several of the early Sonic the Hedgehog videogames. ... Yuji Naka Yuji Naka (中 裕司 Naka YÅ«ji, born September 17, 1965), is a video game designer and head of Sonic Team, a group of Sega programmers/designers. ... // A computer program or software program (usually abbreviated to a program) is a step-by-step list of instructions written for a particular computer architecture in a particular computer programming language. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a listing of computer and video games genres with brief descriptions and examples from each genre. ... A screenshot of the original Donkey Kong. ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles for computer and video games in the United States. ... The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (or ELSPA) is an organisation set up in 1989 by British software publishers. ... The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is the organisation responsible for film classification (see Motion picture rating systems and History of British Film Certificates) within the United Kingdom. ... // Gameplay Main article: Game play Genres Halo: Combat Evolved is a First-Person Shooter, which is one of the many genres of computer and video games. ... 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Sonics character has been redesigned with age through the years. ... Sonic Team logo Sonic Team is a computer and video game second-party developer established in 1988 as SEGA AM8. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with a length of 30 days The month is named after the Roman goddess Juno (mythology), wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


This game was the first game to really propel the Genesis into mass popularity in North America. After it was released, it eventually supplanted Altered Beast as the bundled game with the console. The game featured many novel elements which contributed to its popularity and helped to promote the uptake of 16 bit consoles. Altered Beast (獣王記 Jūōki, literally Beast Kings Chronicle, in Japan) is a 1988 arcade game developed and manufactured by Sega. ... (Redirected from 16-bit era) In the history of video games, the 16-bit era was the fourth generation of video game consoles. ... Console may be: An organ term for the area of an organ including the keys, stops, and foot pedals manipulated by the organist. ...


Sonic the Hedgehog added the element of speed to the standard platform formula and introduced other unique elements as well, such as the loops and springboards now permanently associated with the game series.

Contents


Gameplay

Overview

In the game, Sonic has to prevent Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik from collecting the Chaos Emeralds in an attempt to rule the world - canonically this is Earth, but for a lengthy period of time was commonly believed to be Mobius, due to outside sources using the name. The gameplay centered around elements that exploited the increased performance of the Genesis console. It is notable for being both simplistic and engaging for players. Dr. Eggman. ... A Chaos Emerald is a mystic item that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog video games, allowing the holder of all seven of them to transform into a super form (see Super Sonic). ... Earth, also known as the Earth, Terra, and (mostly in the 19th century) Tellus, is the third-closest planet to the Sun. ... Image Detailed Map of the planet Mobius made by Sonic RPG fangame groups Mobius is the planet that the Sonic the Hedgehog characters are from in the comic book series made by Archie Comics (United States) and Fleetway (Europe), and in all three American cartoons, including the light-hearted Adventures... Gameplay includes all player experiences during the interaction with game systems, especially formal games. ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ...


At the time of its release, Sonic the Hedgehog was arguably one of the fastest platformers that had yet been released. Sonic could run, jump and roll at significantly higher speeds than most platformers of the time. Unlike other platformers, the game's levels were designed to encourage the player to progress quickly. Springs, slopes, high falls and loop-de-loops were all available to both boost and challenge the player to reach high speeds. This was all accomplished without any slowdown in framerates, adding to the experience. Platform games, or platformers, are a very popular genre of video games that originated in the early 1980s. ... Frame rate, or frame frequency, is the measurement of how quickly an imaging device can produce unique consecutive images called frames. ...


Movement

Sonic's method of attack was also novel. As a hedgehog he can curl up into a ball, by either jumping or by rolling along the ground, a state in which he can damage enemies by simply colliding with them. This was a change from most other platform games, where the player could only damage enemies by shooting, attacking or jumping on top of them. While rolling along the ground Sonic can roll down slopes, gaining speed as he goes. Most slopes are irregular, as opposed to the fixed angles seen in older titles, and the game has the physics to match. Sonic's acceleration down a slope depends on its steepness; he can run around 360-degree loops, if travelling fast enough; and he suffers from drag under water. Genera Atelerix Erinaceus Hemiechinus Mesechinus A hedgehog is any of a wide variety of small spiny mammals of the Order Insectivora found through parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and New Zealand. ... A screenshot of the original Donkey Kong. ... Since antiquity, people have tried to understand the behavior of matter: why unsupported objects drop to the ground, why different materials have different properties, and so forth. ... For a solid object moving through a fluid or gas, drag is the sum of all the aerodynamic or hydrodynamic forces in the direction of the external fluid flow. ...


Features

A typical in-game screenshot of Sonic The Hedgehog
A typical in-game screenshot of Sonic The Hedgehog

Essential to the gameplay are the golden rings Sonic collects along his way in each level, a feature which would become one of the most defining characteristics of the series. These items are regulary placed around the map and serve multiple functions. First and foremost, Sonic collects rings to protect himself. As long as he has at least one ring, he will not die when injured. Instead, when he's hit, all rings Sonic previously collected will fly outward and scatter around the immediate area, some of which can then be retrieved before they disappear. If Sonic manages to collect 100 rings at a time he will gain a life, and another when he collects 200 (no additional bonuses are gained beyond 200).
If Sonic manages to keep at least 50 rings by the end of an act, a giant golden ring will float above the finishing sign which Sonic can then jump through to enter one of the special stages to collect the Chaos Emeralds. Regardless, at the end of each round, the total amount of rings kept are multiplied by 100 and added to the score. screenshot Sega Genesis Sonic_the_Hedgehog by me This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... screenshot Sega Genesis Sonic_the_Hedgehog by me This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ...


In addition to the rings, a special blue shield can be found in some item boxes which will protect both Sonic and the rings he collected for one hit. However, neither the shield nor rings will protect Sonic against instant death, either by getting crushed (by a trap or between a wall and a moving platform), drowning, running out of time (10 minutes) or falling off the level into a bottomless gap. Statue showing a Gallic shield with a butterfly boss. ...


Progress through the game is made easier by special checkpoints called lamp posts. When Sonic passes a lamp post, its colour changes and next time he loses a life he restarts at that point rather than the very beginning of the act. The term checkpoint may refer to: A place at which vehicles or pedestrians are stopped in order to enforce laws or security measures. ...


Distributed through the levels are power-ups inside monitors, which can either be jumped on or rolled into to collect the item inside. These include the previously mentioned shield, a 10-ring bonus, an extra life, temporary invincibility (accompanied with different music), and a temporary speed boost (which increases the music's tempo for its duration). The item boxes would become another long lasting feature in the series. Invincible may refer to: Invincible, an album by Michael Jackson Invincible, an album by British pop music group 5ive Invincible, a film by Werner Herzog Invincible, a comic by Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker and Bill Crabtree HMS Invincible, the name of several ships of the British Royal Navy The Invincible...


Hazards Sonic will come across along the way include a wide variety of "badniks" - animals trapped inside mechanical bodies which are released the moment Sonic hits them, rows of sharp spikes (some instantly lethal), cliffs, elaborate death traps and the threat of drowning underwater. When Sonic moves underwater, he has only a limited amount of time before his air runs out, so he has to draw his breath either by returning to the surface or by inhaling a bubble of air that bursts from the seabottom.


The game features no passwords or game saves. This means that the game has to be restarted from the beginning when the player runs out of continues. A regular password-inserting screen (from Gods). ... A saved game is a piece of digitally stored information about the progress of a player in a computer or video game. ...


Graphics and sound

At the time of its release, Sonic the Hedgehog' boasted some of the most impressive 16-bit graphics of the moment, with richly animated sprites and varied colours, fully utilizing the Sega Genesis' enhanced colour palette. Flowers moved, rings spun, lights blinked, and water shimmered in the background. The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ...


Soundwise, the game takes full advantage of the onboard Zilog Z80 and Yamaha synthesizer sound chip. Sonic the Hedgehog is filled with sound effects, with chimes, bops and beats following the player through the levels. Many sounds play on top of one another and most of the game's sounds were unique and of higher quality than earlier 8-bit sounds. The Zilog Z80 is an 8-bit microprocessor designed and manufactured by Zilog from 1976 onwards. ... The Yamaha Corporation (ヤマハ株式会社) (TYO: 7951) is a Japanese company with a large number of product areas. ... A classic FM synthesizer, the Yamaha DX7. ... Sound effects or audio effects are artificially created or enhanced sounds, or sound processes used to emphasize artistic or other content of movies, video games, music, or other media. ... 8-bit refers to the number of bits used in the data bus of a computer. ...


Besides detailed sound and animation, Sonic the Hedgehog is especially reknown for its dynamic music, composed by Masato Nakamura, a member of the popular J-Pop band Dreams Come True. Utilizing 8-bit stereo sound, the music is rich and varied throughout each level. Particulary notable are the game's recognizable main theme and the music to Green Hill Zone. Sonic the Hedgehog's soundtrack is still highly popular in the remixing communities on the internet. Masato Nakamura (中村正人 Nakamura Masato, born October 1, 1958, Japan) is a Japanese musician who is a bassist of the band Dreams Come True. ... J-pop is an abbreviation of Japanese pop. ... Dreams Come True is a Japanese band, though they sing in English too. ... In popular usage, stereo generally to dual-channel sound recording and sound reproduction – sound that contains data for more than one speaker simultaneously. ...


Zones

Green Hill Zone

Green Hill Zone Act 1
Green Hill Zone Act 1

The Green Hill Zone is the first (and most famous) zone in all of the Sonic the Hedgehog games, especially to the older gamers. Sonic the Hedgehog shipped with most Mega Drive/Genesis systems, and thus Green Hill Zone was the first Genesis experience for many people. It is a picturesque paradise with green forests and beautiful blue lakes and has brown checkered soil. Hazards include crumbling platforms and spikes. Sonic The Hedgehog (first) ingame screenshot Template:Game-acreenshot File links The following pages link to this file: Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis) ... Sonic The Hedgehog (first) ingame screenshot Template:Game-acreenshot File links The following pages link to this file: Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis) ... A dense growth of softwoods (a forest) in the Sierra Nevada Range of Northern California A forest is an area with a high density of trees (or, historically, a wooded area set aside for hunting). ... A Lake is a body of water surrounded by land. ... Soil is unconsolidated rock particles mixed with organic matter from plant decay. ...


At the end of Act 3, Dr. Robotnik appears with a wrecking ball that swings back and forth trying to hit Sonic, who must avoid it by standing on two platforms and jumping over it. He can destroy it by jumping off of the platforms and into Robotnik's machine 8 times.


This Zone is so famous in the Sonic series that it reappears in later games such as Sonic Battle and Sonic Adventure 2. Even Sonic Advance 3's Sunset Hill Zone has a remix of Green Hill Zone music. Videogame cover to Sonic Battle, featuring Sonic and Shadow. ... Sonic Adventure 2 is a videogame made by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Sonic Advance 3 is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


After completing the game, Sonic makes a brief return to Green Hill Zone for the ending sequence.


Marble Zone

A zone with ancient buildings made of marble and an underground castle with spiky chandeliers. There is a lot of lava that can harm Sonic in this level. Certain bricks can be destroyed for points, sometimes up to 30,000. The Alcázar of Segovia, Spain A castle (from the Latin castellum, diminutive of castra, a military camp, in turn the plural of castrum or watchpost), is a fort, a camp and the logical development of a fortified enclosure. ... Chandelier in the Vice Presidents Ceremonial Office in the White House A chandelier is a ceiling-mounted fixture with two or more arms bearing lights. ... Look up Lava, ‘A‘a, or Pāhoehoe in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Lava is molten rock that a volcano expels during an eruption. ...


At the end of Act 3, Dr. Robotnik attacks with a craft that shoots fireballs on one of the two platforms Sonic can stand on, briefly setting it on fire. Sonic must hit Robotnik while his fireballs and the lava roll between the platforms.


Spring Yard Zone

An urban level with many springs and bumpers, resembling a pinball machine. Bumpers bounce Sonic while awarding ten points for hitting them. There are many secret areas in this zone. This zone's design inspired many similar stages in future Sonic games. Act 2 has two Robotnik signs (ends) and as such, can be ended through two possible routes. Pinball is a type of coin-operated arcade game where a player attempts to score points by manipulating one or more metal balls on a playfield inside a glass case. ...


At the end of Act three, Dr. Robotnik attacks with a spike-equipped craft that slowly removes the blocks Sonic stands on. // The word spike The word spike can refer to: Look up spike in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Labyrinth Zone

Labyrinth Zone Act 3
Labyrinth Zone Act 3

One of the hardest zones in Sonic the Hedgehog, Labyrinth Zone is a ruin-like maze partially submerged in water. It features many spikes and water-driven contraptions. The greatest hazard of this zone is not the enemies or the traps, but the water. Sonic, being a hedgehog, is terrible at swimming. After staying underwater for a limited amount of time (18 seconds, with warning bells after 5, 10, and 15 seconds) a countdown starts (5 breaths/about 12 seconds), at the end of which Sonic drowns. Collecting air bubbles found in certain points resets the counter and prevents Sonic from drowning. This element has found its way into many more Sonic games. Act 2 of this zone is also notorious for a maze section in which the scenery repeats itself continuously until a hidden switch is found. Image File history File links Sonic_Labyrinth_Zone. ... Image File history File links Sonic_Labyrinth_Zone. ... Rocky landscape with ruins, by Nicolaes Berchem, ca. ... Swimming is the method by which living creatures move themselves through water in a method not involving simply walking on the bottom. ... Soap bubbles Bubble may refer to: a pocket of air or gas caught within a solid or liquid (see cavitation) a spherical liquid film (often of surfactant, occasionally of bubble gum) filled with air or gas, such as a soap bubble in economics, a bubble is a situation where speculation...


At the end of Act 3, Dr. Robotnik does not attack Sonic. Instead, the hedgehog has to follow him through an ascending passage filled with poison-spitting statues and tridents that is soon after flooded with water, with no air bubbles in sight. To beat the level, Sonic must climb to the top without dying or drowning. The skull and crossbones symbol traditionally used to label a poisonous substance. ... Poseidon sculpture holding a trident A trident is a three pronged staff. ...


Star Light Zone

A rather peaceful zone set in an urban environment at night, under the stars, and contains many loops. There are only few enemies here, most of which cannot be destroyed by Sonic. The most prominent foes are smart walking bombs that will explode a short while after Sonic approaches them. The greatest hazard is the featured giant drops into which Sonic can fall to his death. Fans, descending stairways and see-saws hanging in thin air make navigation harder.


At the end of Act 3, Dr. Robotnik shoots spiked mines onto three see-saws. The mines detonate soon after, but Sonic can use the see-saws and the mines to either shoot the mines at Robotnik or use them to propel himself towards him. Act 2 of this zone is also Sonic's last chance to get a Chaos Emerald (see below).

Scrap Brain Zone Act 2
Scrap Brain Zone Act 2

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Scrap Brain Zone

A trap-filled industrial level with many dangerous machinery such as saws, flame vents, disappearing and rotating platforms. At the end of Act two, Robotnik appears behind a force field and pushes a button which sends Sonic into Act three. This is a level similar to Labyrinth Zone and has no encounter with Dr. Robotnik. Instead, it leads directly to the Final Zone. In general physics, a force field is a vector field representing the gradient of a potential. ...


Final Zone

The final fight with Dr. Robotnik inside his private laboratory, and without a single ring to help, too. Robotnik will attack using special pods that can crush Sonic. Every time two out of four pods come down; one decoy, and one with Eggman in it. Sonic is supposed to attack pods with Robotnik in them a total of 8 times. Between each pod movement spark balls come from the ceiling towards Sonic, who must dodge them. After clearing this level, Robotnik flees, during which Sonic can hit him one last time, and after which the player is treated to the end sequence and credits.


Special Stages

When Sonic finishes with at least 50 rings in the first or second act of a zone (excluding Scrap Brain Zone) he can jump through a big ring at the end, to enter one of the six Special Stages. Each Special Stage rotates 360 degrees and has Sonic tumbling through it and into blocks on which he can stand. Certain blocks, when touched, can make the maze rotate faster, slower, or in the opposite direction. There is a Chaos Emerald hiding in each Special Stage. Sonic is supposed to collect it without touching a "Goal" block, which will end the stage. If he collects 50 or more Rings in a Special Stage, he will earn a Continue. As is the case in the rest of the game, collecting 100 rings will get an extra life. If all six Chaos Emeralds are collected, a better ending sequence will be viewed. A Chaos Emerald is a mystic item that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog video games, allowing the holder of all seven of them to transform into a super form (see Super Sonic). ...


Secrets

Beta

  • Green Hill Zone once had Eggman's wreaking balls that rolled for no reason! It's the same as Oil Ocean's mini balls.

Cheats

  • Level Select
    • When Sonic appears on the title screen, press Up, then Down, then Left, then Right. If done correctly, you will hear the sound of a ring. Open the level select menu by holding down the A button and pressing Start. If you reset the game using the reset button, you only need to hold down A and press Start to return to the level select menu.
  • Debug Mode
    • At the title screen, press Up, C, Down, C, Left, C, Right then press Start.

To enter/exit debug, press B. To cycle through the sprites, press A. To place an item, press C.


Versions

The first version lacked moving clouds, rippling water, and other minor details. The later Japanese version included the details, and the Japanese version 2.0 fixed the "spike bug" (a bug in which Sonic would continiously "bounce" between spikes until Time Up).


There was also a version of Sonic the Hedgehog released for the Sega Master System and the Game Gear, which loosely followed the design of the Genesis version, although with some different zones and a level map. Screenshot Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Master System) This version of Sonic the Hedgehog was released for the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear and was re-released as part of Sonic Mega Collection Plus and Sonic Adventure DX. The Master System was thriving in Brazil at the time of... Sega Master System The Sega Master System (SMS for short) (Japanese: マスターシステム), is an 8-bit cartridge-based gaming console manufactured by Sega. ... Front view The Sega Game Gear was Segas first portable gaming system. ...


Although its Genesis counterpart was extremely popular in the United States, Sonic the Hedgehog only received lukewarm responses in Japan. Sonic wouldn't catch on in that locale until Sonic Jam Sonic Jam is a collection of all of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of games on the Sega Mega Drive (in PAL territories and Japan) or the Sega Genesis (in North America) that were created by Sonic Team. ...


The game was later re-released for the Sega Saturn in 1998 as part of Sonic Jam, for the Nintendo GameCube in 2002 as part of Sonic Mega Collection (including all three revisions), and on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox in 2004 as part of Sonic Mega Collection Plus. . The Sega Saturn (Japanese: セガサターン, Sega Saturn), is a video game console of the 32-bit era. ... 1998(MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Sonic Jam is a collection of all of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of games on the Sega Mega Drive (in PAL territories and Japan) or the Sega Genesis (in North America) that were created by Sonic Team. ... The Nintendo GameCube (Japanese: ゲームキューブ; originally code-named Dolphin during development; abbreviated as GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the 128-bit era; the same generation as Segas Dreamcast, Sonys PlayStation 2, and Microsofts Xbox. ... 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sonic Mega Collection, a game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series that recompiles some older Sega Mega Drive/Genesis titles for Nintendo GameCube, similar to Sonic Jam. ... The PlayStation 2 (PS2) (Japanese: プレイステーション2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... The Xbox is a video game console first released on November 15, 2001 in North America. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A screenshot of the updated main menu in Sonic Mega Collection Plus. ...


The main villain, Doctor Eggman, has always been called that in the Japanese titles. However, in the European and American versions, his name is localized to Doctor Ivo Robotnik, and has stayed that way until Sonic Adventure, where it has been changed to Doctor Eggman. Dr. Eggman. ... Sonic Adventure is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ...


The game was converted into a Famicom game called Somari by a group of software pirates in Hong Kong. The game, which is mostly playable, replaces Sonic with a character who appears to be Super Mario wearing Sonic's shoes. The Nintendo Entertainment System (U.S., Europe, and Australia) NES redirects here. ... Title screen of Somari Somari (portmanteau from Sonic and Mario) is a pirated hack of Segas flagship video game Sonic the Hedgehog, produced for the Nintendo Famicom and sold primarily around Hong Kong. ... The copyright infringement of software is often called software piracy by those seeking to reduce its incidence. ... For nearly two decades, Mario has been the official video game mascot for Nintendo. ...


A pirated version of Sonic the Hedgehog that was widely pirated in Asia has all of the SEGA logos removed. World map showing Asia (geographically) Asia is the central and eastern part of Eurasia and worlds largest continent. ... Sega (セガ) is a video game software and hardware developer, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ...


Hacks

A fan made enhanced image of Green Hill from Sonic the Hedgehog
A fan made enhanced image of Green Hill from Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog is frequently modified by ROM hackers, and its data addresses and code are almost completely understood through reverse engineering techniques. Fan hacks include: Green Hill Zone (Improved version) This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... Green Hill Zone (Improved version) This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... Screenshot of Zelda Challenge: Outlands, a hack of The Legend of Zelda ROM hacking is the process of modifying a video game ROM image to alter the games graphics, dialogue, levels, gameplay, or other things. ... Reverse engineering (RE) is the process of taking something (a device, an electrical component, a software program, etc. ...

  • One has Mighty the Armadillo in place of Sonic.
  • Another is often called as Sonic 1 Beta. It is a hoax beta made in 1999. A real Sonic 1 prototype has not been found.
  • Another version has Metal Sonic in place of Sonic.
  • A further version has Knuckles the Echidna - essentially Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog, similar to the other Sonic & Knuckles lock-on games.

According to several programers and hackers, the reason why Knuckles the Echidna could not be placed into Sonic the Hedgehog like he was in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was that the palette colors of Knuckles' sprite would have, in fact, completely altered the palette scheme of the entire game. Therefore, instead of a Knuckles in Sonic 1 feature, fans were treated to a full version of the Blue Spheres game. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Chaotix. ... In software engineering, development stage terminology expresses how the development of a piece of software has progressed and how much further development it may require. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Metal Sonic (also known as Hyper Metal Sonic and also Metallix amongst some fans in the UK and Metalla in Japan) is the robotic counterpart of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Knuckles the Echidna Knuckles the Echidna is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, television shows and comics. ... Sonics character has been redesigned with age through the years. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or simply Sonic 2, the sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog, is a platform game made by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... Blue Spheres is the secret easter egg game created by locking on Sonic & Knuckles to Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


External links

  • Sonic the Hedgehog time attack records at The Sonic Center


Sonic the Hedgehog series
Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic 2 | Sonic CD | Sonic 3 | Sonic & Knuckles | Sonic 3D |
Sonic Adventure/DX | Sonic Adventure 2/Battle | Sonic Heroes | Sonic (2006)
8-bit series
Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | Sonic Chaos | Sonic Triple Trouble | Sonic Blast
New handheld series
Sonic Pocket Adventure | Sonic Advance/N | Sonic Advance 2 | Sonic Advance 3 | Sonic Rush
Spinoffs and related titles
SegaSonic the Hedgehog | Sonic Spinball | Knuckles' Chaotix | Sonic Labyrinth | Sonic Drift |
Tails Adventures | Tails' Skypatrol | Sonic R | Sonic Battle | Shadow the Hedgehog | Sonic Riders
Compilations
Classics | Jam | S&K Collection | Sonic Mega Collection/Plus | Sonic Gems Collection
Cancelled titles
Sonic Crackers | Sonic X-treme

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