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The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. The series began in 1991 with the release of Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. An 8-bit version of the game was also released for the Master System and Game Gear formats. Sonic was responsible for single-handedly turning the tide of the 16-bit console wars, and his first game soon replaced Altered Beast as the default pack-in game for the Genesis in North America and Europe.[1] As of May 2006, the franchise has sold more than 44 million units, with more games slated for release in the later half of 2006.[2] A media franchise is an intellectual property involving the characters, setting, and trademarks of an original work of media (usually a work of fiction), such as a film, a work of literature, a television program, or a video game. ... It has been suggested that Multiplayer Video Games be merged into this article or section. ... Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... A mascot, originally a fetish-like term for any person, animal, or thing supposed to bring luck, is now something—typically an animal or human character—used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot... Sonic the Hedgehog ) is a video game character and the protagonist of a series of video games released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, cartoons and books. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is the platform game that launched the career of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Team. ... The Sega Mega Drive was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed and published by Sega for Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear. ... Sega Master System The Sega Master System (SMS for short) (Japanese: マスターシステム), was an 8-bit cartridge-based gaming console manufactured by Sega. ... The Sega Game Gear was Segas first portable gaming system. ... Console wars is a term used to refer to periods of intense competition for market share between video game console manufacturers, with particular emphasis on television advertising. ... Altered Beast (獣王記 Jūōki, literally Beast Kings Chronicle, in Japan) is a 1988 arcade game developed and manufactured by Sega. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the seven continents of the Earth. ... May 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → May 1, 2006 (Monday) Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association outraged Vatican by planning to ordain another bishop, Liu Xinhong in Anhui Province. ...


Games in the series are developed by Sonic Team, with the exception of some spinoffs that were independently developed by Sega of America. The main programmer for the first game was Yuji Naka, who would later become head of the Sonic Team division, and the game planner was Hirokazu Yasuhara. The music of the first two Sonic the Hedgehog games on the Mega Drive (aka Sega Genesis) was composed by Masato Nakamura of the Japanese band Dreams Come True. Sonic Team is a computer and video game developer established in 1988 originally known as Sega AM8. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hirokazu Yasuhara is the stage designer of several of the early Sonic the Hedgehog videogames. ... The Sega Mega Drive ) was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world. ... 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. ... Dreams Come True is a Japanese band, though they sing in English too. ...

Sonic the Hedgehog for Sega Genesis
Sonic the Hedgehog for Sega Genesis

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Overview

All games in the series[3] feature a teenage hedgehog named Sonic as the central character and protagonist. Sonic frequently takes it upon himself to save his planet from the forces of evil that plague it. The main antagonist is the evil genius Dr. "Eggman" Robotnik, whose dark scheme is to create the so-called Eggman Empire.[4] He also, in order to accomplish this, must get rid of Sonic by any means necessary, most likely by his death. The protagonist or main character is the central figure of a story. ... An antagonist is a character or group of characters, or, sometimes an institution of a story who represents the opposition against which the heroes and/or protagonists must contend. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In the fictional world of the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, Eggmanland (sometimes known as Robotnikland or Eggman Empire) is a land that Sonic the Hedgehogs nemesis, Dr. Eggman, often speaks of. ... A hawk eating its prey Death is the end of life, the full cessation of vital functions in a biological organism. ...


In order to progress through his missions, Sonic must collect rings to protect himself from enemy robots and traps; as long as he has at least one ring he is invulnerable to most dangers, although he will lose all of them if he is attacked. Most Sonic games allow him to recover many of these scattered rings during a brief "invulnerable" period. However, rings do not protect against all hazards: he can still drown, be crushed, fall to his death, or run out of time. In line with many platform games, collecting 100 of these common collectables will reward Sonic with an extra life. Certain titles in the series often reward the collection of other quantities of rings; in one game, 50 must be collected in order to access the Special Stages in which the Chaos Emeralds may be obtained, and another requires 50 rings to attain Super Sonic status (see below). A one up, also known to as an extra life or extra man, is a common video game term for an extra chance to play the game. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or simply Sonic 2, is a platform game developed by Sonic Team in collaboration with Sega Technical Institute, and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... The Special Stages (also called Special Zones) were an important part of the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog games. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 3, often abbreviated and officially known in Europe as Sonic 3, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sonic the Hedgehog (character). ...


In order to achieve the best possible ending in the game, Sonic must collect all of the Chaos Emeralds. When Sonic has all of the Emeralds, he can transform into his most powerful form, Super Sonic. In this state, he is completely immune to all enemies and obstacles (although he can still be killed by falling into pits, being crushed and drowning), gains the ability of flight in certain circumstances (mainly in the final bosses), and the ability to survive for prolonged periods in space. However, Sonic's quest does not necessitate collecting the Emeralds himself; he must only prevent Eggman from obtaining them and dooming the world with their power. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sonic the Hedgehog (character). ...


History

Sonic 1's Green Hill Zone
Sonic 1's Green Hill Zone

Most two dimensional Sonic titles are platform games viewed from a side-on perspective. Their controls are fairly basic and do not deviate much from the genre standard; the selling point of the series is the incredible speed of the playable characters, who usually have the ability to run uphill, walls, and even ceilings. Roller coaster-like loops and corkscrews are also common in Sonic games, as are giant pinball machines with flippers and bumpers which knock Sonic around like a ball. The stages are also similar to roller coasters in that many sequences involve Sonic being thrown along pre-set paths with little input from the player, which has led to criticism that the player can complete a Sonic game merely by holding the pad in one direction. However, the games also feature numerous sections involving precise jumping between platforms and avoiding of hazards, although these sections do not require "pixel-perfect" judgement and are perhaps more lenient than most platform games of the era. 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) ... 2D computer graphics is the computer-based generation of digital images—mostly from two-dimensional models (such as 2D geometric models, text, and digital images) and by techniques specific to them. ... Platform games, or platformers, are a very popular genre of video games that originated in the early 1980s. ... In motion picture terminology, a tracking shot is the same as a dolly shot or a trucking shot--the camera is mounted on a wheeled platform that is pushed on rails while the picture is being taken. ... The Unique Selling Proposition is a marketing concept that was first proposed as a theory to explain a pattern among successful advertising campaigns of the early 1940s. ... Look up walls, wall in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This intricate ceiling is part of the Capitol Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, designed by architect Walter Burley Griffin. ... A typical roller coaster The roller coaster is a popular amusement ride developed for amusement parks and modern theme parks. ... The generic roller coaster vertical loop is the most basic of roller coaster inversions. ... Two interlocking corkscrew elements side by side on Superman: Krypton Coaster. ... 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 covered case. ...


The Sega Technical Institute tried to develop a "true" Sonic game for the Saturn called Sonic X-treme. This game was intended to compete with Nintendo's Super Mario 64. However, due to time constraints and issues between STI and the Japanese division of Sega and Sonic Team, the project was cancelled in the last months of 1996. The Sega Technical Institute was a video game development division of Sega based in the United States, unlike the AM divisions which were based in Japan. ... Sonic X-treme is an unreleased platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... Super Mario 64 is a video game for the Nintendo 64. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island, an isometric, pseudo-3D ("2.5D") game, was released for the Mega Drive in 1996. Sega Saturn and Windows PC conversions followed to cover the hole of the cancellation of Sonic X-treme. They had enhanced graphics and a different sound track, composed by Richard Jacques. Sonic 3D was developed by Traveller's Tales, although Sonic Team worked on the Special Stages in the Saturn/PC version. An isometric drawing of a cube. ... Pseudo-3D is a term that means that something uses 2-d graphics to simulate three dimentional graphics. ... 2. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Sega Saturn ) is a 32-bit video game console, first released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America and July 8, 1995 in Europe. ... Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of operating systems by Microsoft. ... One of the first PCs from IBM - the IBM PC model 5150. ... Sonic X-treme is an unreleased platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Richard Jacques is a British composer. ... Travellers Tales logo designed by Rodney Matthews. ...


In 1997, a compilation entitled Sonic Jam was released for the Saturn. In addition to containing Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles, it also included a "Sonic World" mode. This allowed the player to control Sonic in a small 3D world similar to the Green Hill Zone from the original game; it contained no enemies and was mainly a means of accessing the disc's multimedia features such as BGM's, illustrations and even commercials. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is the platform game that launched the career of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Team. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or simply Sonic 2, is a platform game developed and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 3, often abbreviated and officially known in Europe as Sonic 3, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... Sonic & Knuckles (ソニック&ナックルズ) is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, released for the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis in 1994. ...

Sonic being chased by a giant Orca in Emerald Coast, as seen in Sonic Adventure
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Sonic being chased by a giant Orca in Emerald Coast, as seen in Sonic Adventure

The full leap into 3D platforming was made with Sonic Adventure, a launch title for the Sega Dreamcast console. On 19 June 2001 in North America (23 June in Japan and Europe; the 10th anniversary of the US release of Sonic the Hedgehog), Sonic Adventure 2 was launched. Both of the Adventure titles were later ported to the Nintendo GameCube (under the titles of Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle) when Sega dropped out of the hardware market. DX was also ported to Windows PCs. Sonic adventure This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... Sonic adventure This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... Binomial name Orcinus orca Linnaeus, 1758 Orca range (in blue) The Orca or Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) is the largest species of the oceanic dolphin family (Delphinidae). ... 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 Sega Dreamcast (Japanese: ドリームキャスト; code-named Dural and Katana during development) was Segas fifth and final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2001. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is the platform game that launched the career of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Team. ... Sonic Adventure 2 (ソニックアドベンチャー2) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team for the Sega Dreamcast, and later ported as an update to the Nintendo Gamecube. ... The Nintendo GameCube , GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era. ... Sonic Adventure 2 (ソニックアドベンチャー2) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team for the Sega Dreamcast, and later ported as an update to the Nintendo Gamecube. ...


The first Sonic game to release simultaneously on multiple consoles, Sonic Heroes, was released on the GameCube, Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox in December 2003 in Japan, with American and European releases following soon after, and a PC version the following November. The platforming was largely similar to that of the Adventure titles, although the player now controlled the lead character of a team of three themed characters, with the other two following closely behind (similar to the later Sega Mega Drive games). The player could switch to a new leader at any time, in order to make use of each character's special skills. It sold well, but opinions among both reviewers and fans of the Sonic series were mixed. Sonic Heroes (ソニックヒーローズ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The PlayStation 2 (PS2) ) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft. ... The Sega Mega Drive ) was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world. ...


Shadow the Hedgehog was no different. Released in the US in November 2005, it received mixed reviews. X-Play, for instance, had given it a 1 out of 5, making it the lowest-scoring Sonic game reviewed on the show. Other game sites such as IGN and GameSpot similarly panned the game. One of the greatest controversies revolving around this game is the gunplay; some fans insisted that Shadow was the self-proclaimed "ultimate life-form" and did not need a weapon. Nintendo Power and Gametrailers, however, both rated it above 8 out of 10. Two other controversies were the over-use of the curse word "damn" and the fact that Sega had decided to switch to the voice artists from the English version of Sonic X. Shadow the Hedgehog is a video game starring an antihero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ... X-Play logo X-Play (previously Gamespot TV and Extended Play) is a video game review television show hosted by Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb. ... This article or section reads like an advertisement. ... GameSpot is a computer and video gaming website that was launched in May 1996 by Pete Deemer, Vince Broady, and Jon Epstein. ... Lifeform is the physical entity which encompasses a life. ... Nintendo Power magazine is a monthly American news and strategy magazine from Nintendo. ... Look up Profanity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... dAmn (deviantART messaging network) is the name of the real-time chat system implemented on deviantART version 4. ... Sonic X ) is an animated television series, featuring video game hero Sonic the Hedgehog based on the storylines of the Sonic Adventure series. ...


A highly faithful two-part port of Sonic the Hedgehog made for mobile phones has been a huge hit in Europe, introducing the game to a new generation of pre-teen gamers, with respected handheld specialist Pocket Gamer awarding Sonic the Hedgehog Part Two a 9 out of 10 review score. [5] World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the seven continents of the Earth. ... Preteen is a term used to describe children who are in middle childhood — generally from the ages of 10 to 13. ...


Other gameplay styles

A few Sonic games focus on gameplay styles other than the standard platforming. The first of these was Sonic Spinball (released on the Mega Drive in 1993 and on the Master System and Game Gear in 1994). The concept of Sonic bouncing around as the ball in a giant pinball table had been used in both Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedeghog 2; Sonic Spinball made a whole game around that premise. Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (also known as Sonic Spinball) is a pinball game combined somewhat with the storyline of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... 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 covered case. ...


Several racing games starring Sonic characters have been developed. In Sonic Drift and Sonic Drift 2, characters rode go-karts (kart circuits were later included in the two Sonic Adventure games). In Sonic R (1998), most characters ran on foot (with Eggman riding his Eggmobile and Amy driving a car), while in Sonic Riders (2006), they race on hoverboards. A race mode was also included in Sonic Adventure 2 Battle. A racing game is any game that involves competing in races through a surrogate playing piece or vehicle, either getting it from one point to another or completing a number of circuits in the shortest time. ... Sonic Drift is a kart racing game for the Sega Game Gear. ... Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. ... A kart racer takes a turn on an indoor track Kart racing (as the word is so spelled by enthusiasts) or karting is a variant of open-wheeler motor sport with simple, small four-wheeled vehicles called karts, go-karts, or gearbox/shifter karts depending on the design. ... A screenshot of the PC version of Sonic R. Sonic R (ソニック R) is a racing game developed by Travellers Tales and Sonic Team for the Sega Saturn and PC, the latter version being ported to the GameCube and PlayStation 2 in Sonic Gems Collection. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... A Hoverboard (Also known as Hover Board) is a fictional futuristic hovering deck, resembling a skateboard without wheels or trucks. ... Sonic Adventure 2 is a videogame made by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ...


Sonic Shuffle was a Mario Party-style virtual board game/party game for the Sega Dreamcast. Sonic Shuffle is a video game for the Sega Dreamcast and was Segas answer to the successful Nintendo party game, Mario Party. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... A board game is a game played with counters or pieces that are placed on, removed from, or moved across a board (a premarked surface, usually specific to that game). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Edutainment videogames starring Sonic and Tails have also been released, such as Sonic the Hedgehog Gameworld and Tails and the Music Maker for the Sega Pico, and the PC title Sonic's Schoolhouse. Edutainment (also educational entertainment or entertainment-education) is a form of entertainment designed to educate as well as to amuse. ... Sonic Gameworld is a game for the Sega Pico. ... Tails And The Music Maker came out on Pico, Sega system for childrens education. ... The SEGA Pico was an electronic toy by SEGA. The aim was to get more young children to use video game systems. ... Sonic Schoolhouse Box. ...


A fighting game named Sonic the Fighters existed as an arcade game, and later a fighting/platform game hybrid called Sonic Battle was released for the Game Boy Advance. Sonic the Fighters (Sonic Championship in US arcades), is a fighting game. ... Sonic Battle is a fighting game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Dimps (under the guise of Sonic Team) and published by THQ for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 1993, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine was released for the Sega Mega Drive. The game was basically a clone of a Japanese puzzle game named Puyo Puyo. This game was also ported to the Game Gear. Dr. Robotniks Mean Bean Machine is a video game within the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... The Sega Mega Drive ) was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world. ... Puyo Puyo (ぷよぷよ, called Puyo Pop outside of Japan) is a computer puzzle game made in 1991 by Compile. ... The Sega Game Gear was Segas first portable gaming system. ...


Common features

Rings

Rings are a recurring item in the Sonic series.
Rings are a recurring item in the Sonic series.

One of the most distinctive and recurring aspects of gameplay is the inclusion of collectible gold rings throughout the levels. They were initially included as a gameplay device: characters would not immediately die if they carried at least one ring, and instead they would merely lose any rings that they were carrying. However, there remained some manners of death that could not be prevented by holding a ring, including being crushed, falling into a bottomless pit, and drowning. After sustaining a normal wound, a playable character will drop all the rings he or she is carrying. These rings soon disappeared if not collected again—an important function because impending damage would be less threatening since they could otherwise be picked up again at leisure. Image File history File linksMetadata SonicRing. ... Image File history File linksMetadata SonicRing. ...


The number of rings dropped if damage is sustained is usually much less then the number attained. In most Sonic games, the player will only drop around 20 or so rings if there are 21 or more rings (less if there are 19 or below). However, due to technical limitations, most of the Game Gear Sonic games only dropped 5 or less rings (in most cases). This number was recently increased to about 50 Rings the player could retrieve in Sonic Rush. On the other hand, in Sonic Triple Trouble, Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Blast, a hit would only cost a set amount of Rings instead of the whole collection. Sonic Rush is a Sonic the Hedgehog game for the Nintendo DS. It was developed by Dimps, and published by Sega. ... Sonic Triple Trouble is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Aspect and published by Sega for Sega Game Gear. ... Shadow the Hedgehog is a video game starring an antihero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ... Yellow Desert Zone Sonic Blast is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series developed by Aspect and published by Sega for the Sega Game Gear. ...


The rings are used in conjunction with the Chaos Emeralds. Usually, a collection of fifty rings are required either to access the Special Stages (where the Emeralds could be collected), or to utilize the Chaos Emeralds (i.e. by transforming Sonic into Super Sonic). This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sonic the Hedgehog (character). ...


The origin of the rings, like the Chaos Emeralds, is never revealed during the game series. They are not often referenced much during gameplay, but they are used as currency in Chao Black Markets and in Shadow the Hedgehog, Dr. Eggman collects them for prizes in his game-filled carnival base. However, a few children's novels and comic books claim that the rings were created by Sonic's Uncle Chuck to boost Sonic's speed and power. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Shadow the Hedgehog is a video game starring an antihero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ...


Despite begin a gameplay feature in the video games, the rings do not make as large an appearance in the animated shows. In "SatAM" and Sonic X, Sonic can absorb a ring to give him extra speed and power. In SatAM, They are found in a lake, which they are taken from by either Sonic or Tails (this is the only instance the franchise where Sonic commonly wears a backpack for easy access). In Sonic X, Rings are made from Chaos Emeralds and usually given to Sonic by Tails.


Giant Rings

Whereas most rings were small and easily collectable, certain rings appeared that were much larger. The so-called "Giant Rings" were hidden in the stages and designed to be jumped through, which would transport the character to a Special Stage, where the character could collect one of the Chaos Emeralds or, in certain circumstances, Super Emeralds. They were used for this purpose in the games Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic CD and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 used Star Posts instead. In Sonic 3, if all the Emeralds had already been found, these rings could be collected for fifty rings each, allowing the characters to easily tap into the power of the Chaos Emeralds (usually becoming Super or Hyper if the player is playing Sonic 3 & Knuckles together). In most of the newer games since Sonic Adventure 2, these giant rings have taken the place of the old signposts as the end level marker and touching it would end the level. The Special Stages (also called Special Zones) were an important part of the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog games. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Chaos Emeralds, as depicted in Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is the platform game that launched the career of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Team. ... Sonic the Hedgehog CD or Sonic CD (ソニック ザ ヘジホッグ CD/ソニック CD) (as it is known in Europe and North America) is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed and published by Sega. ... Sonic & Knuckles is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, released for the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis in 1994. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or simply Sonic 2, is a platform game developed and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... A Star Post from Sonic 2 In the video game series Sonic the Hedgehog, lamppost-shaped items called Star Posts (named by the distinctive star design) were used as save points/checkpoints - whenever a character lost a life, he would return to the last Star Post he touched. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 3, or simply Sonic 3, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


Chaos Emeralds

Main article: Chaos Emerald

The Chaos Emeralds are a recurring feature of Sonic games. They are the basis of most of the games' plots, and the player is frequently required to collect them all in order to fully defeat Eggman and achieve the games' "good endings". The method used to acquire the Emeralds differs between titles in the series. In some games, such as Sonic R and the 8-bit versions of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, they can be found in hidden locations within the main levels. In Sonic Spinball (in which the Emeralds were, unlike most Sonic games, an essential requirement for completing the game) they could be accessed by performing specific actions and solving minor puzzles on the pinball tables that made up each level. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A screenshot of the PC version of Sonic R. Sonic R (ソニック R) is a racing game developed by Travellers Tales and Sonic Team for the Sega Saturn and PC, the latter version being ported to the GameCube and PlayStation 2 in Sonic Gems Collection. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed and published by Sega for Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a side-scrolling platform video game released by Sega for their Master System and Game Gear formats. ... Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (also known as Sonic Spinball) is a pinball game combined somewhat with the storyline of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... 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 covered case. ...

Image File history File links SonicTailsKnucklesHPZ.PNG‎ Summary Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Dr. Robotnik in Hidden Palace Zone at the climax of the Sonic 3 & Knuckles storyline. ... Image File history File links SonicTailsKnucklesHPZ.PNG‎ Summary Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Dr. Robotnik in Hidden Palace Zone at the climax of the Sonic 3 & Knuckles storyline. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Master Emerald is a large, green emerald depicted in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game and comic series. ... Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Sonic & Knuckles (ソニック&ナックルズ) is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, released for the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis in 1994. ...

Master Emerald

Main article: Master Emerald

The Master Emerald resides in a shrine on Angel Island and is guarded by Knuckles the Echidna; it contains an unknown amount of power, possibly equal to or greater than all 7 Chaos Emeralds, and is used to keep the Angel Island afloat in the sky. The Emerald also has the power to fully control everything that the Chaos Emeralds do, including the ability to negate the energy of the Chaos Emeralds, as seen in Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2, or empower them, as seen in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles. The Master Emerald can also be used to power mechanical devices, and has been coveted by Dr Eggman since his discovery of it. During Knuckles' final boss fight in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, Mecha Sonic powers up using the Master Emerald into a quasi-Super form. The Master Emerald is a large, green emerald depicted in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game and comic series. ... Angel Island (formerly called the Floating Island) is a fictional island floating high in the air in the world of the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a fictional character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... Sonic Adventure is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Sonic Adventure 2 (ソニックアドベンチャー2) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team for the Sega Dreamcast, and later ported as an update to the Nintendo Gamecube. ...


Special Stages

Main article: Special Stage

Usually, a Chaos Emerald may be earned in a Special Stage or Special Zone. Special Stages usually take place in surreal environments and feature alternate gameplay mechanics to the standard platforming of the main levels: the 16-bit Sonic the Hedgehog consisted of a giant rotating maze (which many considered a major technical achievement); Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3-D Blast, Sonic Heroes and Sonic Rush featured "in your face" segments with the hedgehog running along a long tunnel, with a slight variant involving falling down a long tube or riding the Tornado being used for Knuckles Chaotix, Sonic Advance, and Sonic Advance 3; 3-D "collect items" levels, like in Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles, which used the same perspective but had Sonic collecting all the blue-coloured orbs on the surface of a giant sphere, and a different version, the 3-D ring-collecting Special Stage, used in Sonic Advance 2. Sonic Chaos (Sonic and Tails in Japan) utilised a variety of gimmicks for its levels. Nevertheless, the Special Stages from Sonic Triple Trouble maybe are the most special of them, featuring an exclusive boss from its dimension, Fang the Sniper, before of getting the Chaos Emerald. The Special Stages (also called Special Zones) were an important part of the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog games. ... Psalm 69, egg tempera and oil on wood by Ernst Fuchs Surrealism[1] is a movement stating that the liberation of our mind, and subsequently the liberation of the individual self and society, can be achieved by exercising the imaginative faculties of the unconscious mind to the attainment of a... Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or simply Sonic 2, is a platform game developed and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... Sonic 3D Blast (alternatively Sonic 3D: Flickies Island, or according to the minimized PC version, Sonic 3D Blast: Flickies Island) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series that appeared in several different platforms. ... Sonic Heroes (ソニックヒーローズ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Sonic Rush is a Sonic the Hedgehog game for the Nintendo DS. It was developed by Dimps, and published by Sega. ... Knuckles Chaotix on the Sega 32X Knuckles Chaotix, also known as Chaotix is a Video Game in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe, released for the Sega 32X. The game was released in North America in March 1995. ... Ice Mountain Zone Sonic Advance is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Dimps, published by SEGA (in Japan), by THQ (in North America) and by Infogrames (in Europe and Australia) for Game Boy Advance. ... Route 99 Zone Sonic Advance 3 is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Dimps and published by THQ for the Game Boy Advance. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 3, often abbreviated and officially known in Europe as Sonic 3, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... Sonic & Knuckles (ソニック&ナックルズ) is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, released for the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis in 1994. ... Blue Sphere is the secret easter egg game created by locking on Sonic & Knuckles to Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Sonic Advance 2 is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Dimps and published by THQ for the Game Boy Advance. ... Sonic Chaos (known as Sonic & Tails in Japan and Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos in Europe) is a video game for the Sega Game Gear and Sega Master System, developed by Aspect and published by Sega in 1993. ... Sonic Triple Trouble is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Aspect and published by Sega for Sega Game Gear. ... Fang the Sniper, also known as Nack the Weasel, is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ...


Some Sonic titles include Special Stages, but not as a means of collecting Chaos Emeralds. As the Emeralds of the 8-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog were hidden in the main stages, the game's spring-filled Special Stages were merely used as a means of adding variety, and for a player to increase their score. Similarly, Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles, in addition to their main Special Stages, featured entirely optional bonus stages, one of which combined the rotating maze of the 16-bit Sonic the Hedgehog with the pinball gambling of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Sonic Heroes had an alternate Special Stage for earning lots of 1-UPS, very much like the one in which Chaos Emerals are collected, but with the objective being to get to the Goal Ring before time ran out, rather than catching up to the Chaos Emerald at the end of the tunnel. High score of the Commodore 64 game Great Giana Sisters. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 3, or simply Sonic 3, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Sonic & Knuckles (ソニック&ナックルズ) is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, released for the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis in 1994. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or simply Sonic 2, is a platform game developed and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... Sonic Heroes (ソニックヒーローズ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


Just as the design of the Special Stages has changed, so has the means of accessing them. In Sonic 3 & Knuckles, giant rings were hidden in levels to take the player to the Stages, but most other titles involve the collection of a certain number of rings, usually 50. In both the 8- and 16-bit versions of Sonic the Hedgehog, they were reached by finishing a level with more than 50 rings; the player would then have to jump inside the giant ring that would appear just after the goal post. In the 16-bit Sonic the Hedgehog 2, reaching a Star Post when they held this number would create a warp of stars which would take a player to the Special Stage when jumped through. Sonic 3D required the player to deliver rings to Knuckles and Tails, who could be found within each level. Sonic Chaos changed the figure, with access to a Special Stage being the reward for collecting 100 rings. Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or simply Sonic 2, is a platform game developed and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... Sonic 3D Blast (alternatively Sonic 3D: Flickies Island, or according to the minimized PC version, Sonic 3D Blast: Flickies Island) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series that appeared in several different platforms. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a fictional character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... Miles Prower ), better known by his nickname Tails ), is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, comics, and animated cartoons released by Sega. ... Sonic Chaos (known as Sonic & Tails in Japan and Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos in Europe) is a video game for the Sega Game Gear and Sega Master System, developed by Aspect and published by Sega in 1993. ...


In the more recent game Sonic Heroes, the Special Stages made a return. These special stages were accessed by finding a key in stage 2 of each zone and keeping it (by not taking damage) until the end of the level. It consisted of running through a twisting tube. The Chaos Emerald would be ahead of the characters, and the goal was to "catch up" with it by collecting orbs which refueled a "dash gauge" which the characters would use to speed up and catch it. The stages had some motion glitches which would sometimes cause the characters to slow down dramatically, making it difficult to complete the stage. If the Chaos Emerald got to the end of the stage before the characters caught up with it, the stage would end without the gaining of a Chaos Emerald. Sonic Heroes (ソニックヒーローズ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


Super Sonic

Super Sonic's ending in Sonic and Knuckles— he will eventually become Sonic as he runs out of energy
Super Sonic's ending in Sonic and Knuckles— he will eventually become Sonic as he runs out of energy
Main article: Super Sonic

Since the 16-bit version of Sonic 2, Sonic has had the ability to transform into the extremely fast and nearly invulnerable Super Sonic once all seven Chaos Emeralds are collected. After that, Super Sonic can be used in any of the following levels once 50 rings have been collected, although one ring is lost for every second Sonic remains in this form. Super Sonics ending for Doomsday in Sonic & Knuckles This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... Super Sonics ending for Doomsday in Sonic & Knuckles This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... Sonic & Knuckles title screen Sonic & Knuckles is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1994. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sonic the Hedgehog (character). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sonic the Hedgehog (character). ...


In Sonic & Knuckles, Knuckles could also transform into Super Knuckles. By locking-on Sonic 3 to Sonic & Knuckles, Hyper Sonic, Super Tails and Hyper Knuckles also become available, by collecting all 7 Super Emeralds in addition to the 7 Chaos Emeralds. Knuckles the Echidna ) is a fictional character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 3, or simply Sonic 3, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sonic the Hedgehog (character). ... Miles Prower ), better known by his nickname Tails ), is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, comics, and animated cartoons released by Sega. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a fictional character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ...


In the Sonic Adventure titles, the Special Stages were omitted entirely and Chaos Emeralds were collected in non-interactive cut-scenes as part of the story, with Super Sonic only appearing in the climactic final boss fights. This dismayed many fans, who appreciated the additional replay value offered by retrying a game's levels with Super Sonic's additional abilities. Despite several games since returning to the emerald-collecting of the 2D platform titles (including the Advance series, Heroes, and Rush), Super Sonic was again only playable at the end of the game in an extra zone. A cut scene or cutscene is a sequence in a video game over which the player has no control, often breaking up the gameplay and used to advance the plot, present character development, and provide background information, atmosphere, dialogue and clues. ...


In Sonic Adventure 2, Super Shadow also appeared at the end of the Last story. Shadow the Hedgehog ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


In Sonic R, Super Sonic was the fastest racer in the game, a secret character again unlocked by collecting all the Chaos Emeralds. A secret character (not to be confused with an unseen character) is a playable character in a video game that can only be played by completing some task in the game. ...


In Sonic The Fighters, Super Sonic was a secret character that could only be unlocked after playing up to the final boss without losing a single round, and then entering a secret button combination. A secret character (not to be confused with an unseen character) is a playable character in a video game that can only be played by completing some task in the game. ...


In Sonic Rush, Burning Blaze also appears for the extra boss, similar to the end of Sonic Adventure 2. Blaze the Cat (ブレイズ • ザ • キャット Bureizu za Kyatto) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


In Sonic Riders, Super Sonic is also an unlockable character, playable outside the final level for the first time since the Sega Genesis games. As with previous games, Super Sonic consumes rings as long as the form is sustained, and Sonic reverts to standard Sonic when he runs out of rings. He is playable by unlocking the Chaos Emerald gear.


In Sonic the Hedgehog , it is rumoured that Super Sonic will appear and can be controlled outside of the boss fights as long as the player has all 7 Chaos Emeralds and collects 50 rings. Also, Super Silver and Super Shadow appear in the game. [[1]] ... Silver the Hedgehog (シルバー・ザ・ヘッジホッグ Shirubā za Hejjihoggu) a new character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. ...


Music

The music of the Sonic series is considered one of its strongest aspects. Sonic games have featured tunes composed by a variety of people; Masato Nakamura of J-pop band Dreams Come True was responsible for the music of the first two 16-bit games. Ys/Streets of Rage composer Yuzo Koshiro composed the music for the first 8-bit title, barring what was taken from the 16-bit title. Sega's in-house music company, Wavemaster, did the majority of the music in later titles. One Wave Master employee, Jun Senoue, is part of the band Crush 40, and through his ties to the band they have played the main theme tunes of the two Sonic Adventure games, Sonic Heroes, and Shadow the Hedgehog. Heroes and Shadow the Hedgehog also featured other bands, such as Julien-K. Richard Jacques, a frequent composer of music for Sega's games, contributed to the soundtracks of Sonic R and the Saturn/PC version of Sonic 3D Blast: Flickies' Island. Outrun (1986) is an arcade game with an integral soundtrack. ... 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. ... Flight of King Gradlon, by E. V. Luminais, 1884 (Musée des Beaux-Arts, Quimper) Ys (also spelled Is or Ker-Ys in Breton) is a mythical city built in the Douarnenez bay in Brittany by Gradlon, King of Cornouaille, for his daughter Dahut. ... Streets of Rage is a side-scrolling beatem up video game released by Sega in 1991. ... Yuzo Koshiro Yuzo Koshiro (古代祐三 Koshiro Yūzō, born December 12, 1967, in Tokyo, Japan) is one of the well-known faces of Japanese video game music. ... Jun Senoue (born August 2, 1970 in Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture, Tohoku, Japan) is a video game composer and musician, well known for some of his contributions in many Sonic the Hedgehog games. ... Crush 40 First CD Cover Crush 40, a band originally known as Sons of Angels, was created to create music for the SEGA arcade racing game NASCAR Rubbin Racing/EA Sports NASCAR. The band is best known for providing the various theme songs for the games in the Sonic the... The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... Sonic Adventure is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Sonic Heroes (ソニックヒーローズ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Shadow the Hedgehog is a video game starring an antihero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ... Julien K is a musical band who are known for performing the theme song This Machine for Team Dark in the Sega game Sonic Heroes and Waking Up in Shadow the Hedgehog. ... Richard Jacques is a British composer. ... Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... Soundtrack refers to the recorded sound accompanying a visual medium such as a motion picture, television show, or video game. ... A screenshot of the PC version of Sonic R. Sonic R (ソニック R) is a racing game developed by Travellers Tales and Sonic Team for the Sega Saturn and PC, the latter version being ported to the GameCube and PlayStation 2 in Sonic Gems Collection. ...

See also: List of Sonic the Hedgehog series songs

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Classic Plot

The premise of Sonic 1 revolves around Eggman trying to conquer the Earth by imprisoning animals inside robots and then using them as a delaying tactic so that he has time to collect the Chaos Emeralds. In Sonic 1, our hero is charged with saving the animals and collecting the Chaos Emeralds before Eggman can. Sonic repeatedly engages Eggman's bosses in minor skirmishes as he makes his way across South Island. The game culminates in a showdown with the master villain at the secluded Scrap Brain facility, but the doctor narrowly escapes. Sonic the Hedgehog is the platform game that launched the career of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Team. ... A Badnik is a term for an enemy robot in the early North American and European versions of the Sonic the Hedgehog video games. ... The South Island The South Island is one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. ...


Eventually Sonic learns that Eggman has showed up on Westside Island and is up to his old tricks. This time, Sonic is partnered up with his friend Miles "Tails" Prower, a two-tailed fox he met at some point during one of his past adventures, when Sonic crashed his plane the Tornado, and Tails helped him fix it. They join up and form a close team in preparation for the events in Sonic 2. The two must work together to prevent Eggman from collecting the Seven Chaos Emeralds before the imminent launch of the Death Egg. Eventually Sonic climbs aboard Eggman's Sky Ship and is forced to leave Tails and the damaged Tornado behind; his final destination is the Death Egg. There, he battles a silver, hedgehog-like robot and a giant battle suit controlled by Eggman. After the battle, the Death Egg explodes and falls through the atmosphere; Sonic flees the doomed vessel and lands aboard the Tornado - piloted by Tails. Westside Island is an island in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Miles Prower ), better known by his nickname Tails ), is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, comics, and animated cartoons released by Sega. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or simply Sonic 2, is a platform game developed by Sonic Team in collaboration with Sega Technical Institute, and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ... The Tornado, as seen in Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie. ... Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


Instead of colliding with the Earth, the Death Egg crash lands on top of 'the island in the sky', Angel Island, its weight forcing the so-called Floating Island to fall into the Sea. The opening cutscene of Sonic 3 shows Tails piloting the Tornado towards the sunken island, with Super Sonic racing across the water ahead of him. Just as Sonic makes landfall, Knuckles the Echidna, makes his first appearance by knocking the Chaos Emeralds out of Sonic. Convinced earlier by Eggman that Sonic is evil, Knuckles steals the Emeralds and hides the emeralds in 'secret' locations across the island. Sonic wants the Emeralds back and races across the Island with Tails to retrieve them. The game climaxes with a short skirmish between Sonic and Knuckles at the Death Egg's reconstructed Launch Base. The encounter however is just a delaying tactic because the Death Egg soon launches and knocks Knuckles off the platform. Sonic rides an abandoned Eggmobile over to the Death Egg's control deck, and after a short battle with Eggman, Sonic disables the Death Egg before it is far above the island. Angel Island (formerly called the Floating Island) is a fictional island floating high in the air in the world of the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 3, often abbreviated and officially known in Europe as Sonic 3, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a fictional character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... This is a list of Dr. Eggmans various vehicles in which he has appeared over the Sonic the Hedgehog series, acting as a boss against Sonic and other characters. ...


Sonic & Knuckles shows the Death Egg crash-landing on top of the Lava Reef volcano. After falling from Death Egg's launch pad, Sonic lands in the middle of Mushroom Hill, a huge forest characterised by its mushrooms that are more than twice Sonic's size in height. Our hero sets out once again to stop Dr. Eggman from repairing the Death Egg, and to collect the Super Emeralds. Sonic hitches a ride on the Flying Battery over to Sandopolis, and enters the Lava Reef crater via a haunted pyramid. Inside the crater, Sonic finds the cave that leads to the mythological Hidden Palace where the Super Emeralds and Master Emerald are hidden. Knuckles confronts Sonic just before Sonic reaches the Emerald altar, and the two fight. Sonic knocked Knuckles out in the fight. Knuckles is then woken up by a loud noise. When Knuckles and Sonic went to the source of the noise, they find Eggman stealing the Master Emerald, and their attempt to stop the theft is foiled because Knuckles, who clung onto the Master Emerald, was electrocuted, and Sonic did not have enough time to destroy the Eggmobile Eggman was using to steal the Master Emerald. Sonic and Knuckles put their differences aside; Knuckles escorts Sonic to a transport that leads up to the Sky Sanctuary. Sonic enters the portal and a beam of light shoots Sonic into the clouds. In the background, the Death Egg is seen taking off. As he makes his way through the clouds, Sonic meets another Sonic-like Robot and two engage in a series of boss battles reminiscent of those in Sonic 2. Sonic destroys his copy and catches another ride on the Death Egg as it flies overhead. Sonic makes his way through the flying fortress and eventually destroys it. Eggman flees to activate his Doomsday device, but Sonic pursues and unleashes incredible Emerald forces as Super Sonic in his ultimate showdown with Eggman. Sonic & Knuckles (ソニック&ナックルズ) is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, released for the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis in 1994. ... The Hidden Palace Zone refers to two levels in Sonic games, one being an unfinished level in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the other being a level in Sonic & Knuckles. ... The Master Emerald is a large, green emerald depicted in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game and comic series. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sonic the Hedgehog (character). ...


In Sonic CD (speculated to take place either between Sonic 1 and Sonic 2, or after Sonic & Knuckles), Sonic's encounter with Eggman starts when he goes to visit the Little Planet, a planet which is separate from time itself, and appears on one month of every year, over a small lake, due to the TimeStones which reside on the planet. The TimeStones, once all are collected, give the user the ability to travel backward and forward through time. The stones attract much interest from Dr Eggman, and he decides to gather them, and conquer the planet by going into the past and capturing all the animals, to ensure they do not breed, and die out. Sonic is followed to the Little Planet by Amy Rose, who, hearing of the now famous Sonic the Hedgehog, decides to win his heart. During the story Amy is kidnapped by Metal Sonic (one of the many Sonic robots, and in the newer games, the last surviving, being upgraded and enhanced many times), who takes her to Eggman, as bait for Sonic. Through the course of the game, Sonic gathers all the TimeStones and saves the Past, Present and Future by freeing all the animals. He faces Metal Sonic, and frees Amy after beating Metal Sonic at a race. Sonic then proceeds to follow Eggman to the heart of his base, where he defeats Eggman, and stops him from taking over the little planet, by sending it back from where it came. The TimeStones, the Little Planet, and all that had been there vanish, and Dr Eggman escapes once more to re-think his plans of world domination. Sonic the Hedgehog CD or Sonic CD (as it is known in Europe and North America) is a platform game that is still well acclaimed by Sonic fans. ... Amy Rose ), also known as Rosy the Rascal, is a fictional character who appears in many of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games developed by Segas Sonic Team. ... Metal Sonic ) is the robotic counterpart of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


In later games, Sonic is also joined by Team Chaotix, Blaze the Cat, Cream the Rabbit, Big the Cat and a host of other characters. He also has to deal with numerous other foes, such as Fang the Sniper, Chaos and Black Doom. Another major character in the newer games is the anti-hero Shadow the Hedgehog, who usually oppose Sonic and his friends but will aid them when the situation calls for it, with the support of Rouge the Bat and the android E-123 Omega. Many of these characters have garnered steady fanbases since their inclusion into the franchise, while other longtime fans have criticized them for allegedly taking the gameplay focus off of Sonic. Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... Blaze the Cat (ブレイズ • ザ • キャット Bureizu za Kyatto) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Big the Cat is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... This is a complete list of characters who have appeared in Segas video game franchise Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Fang the Sniper, also known as Nack the Weasel, is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... Chaos is the primary villian in the video game Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Black Doom is the fictional antagonist from the game Shadow the Hedgehog, created by Sega Studios USA. Black Doom is the leader of the Black Arms. ... Shadow the Hedgehog ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... In the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, Rouge the Bat ) is a female anthropomorphic bat, who is a determined treasure hunter and part-time government agent who plans to make all the gems and treasures of the world hers. ... E-123 Omega, or, technically, E-123 Ω, is a fictional robot from the Sonic the Hedgehog gaming universe, first appearing as a playable character in the multiplatform game Sonic Heroes, which was first released in Japan on December 30th, 2003. ...


Characters

Main characters

Sonic the Hedgehog: The series' principal hero. Sonic has incredible super speed and numerous other abilities, and uses his skills to save the world from Dr. Eggman. He is impatient, laidback, confident and always on the look-out for an adventure. Sonic the Hedgehog ) is a video game character and the protagonist of a series of video games released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, cartoons and books. ... Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


Miles "Tails" Prower: Sonic's best friend. He is a two-tailed fox who can fly for a limited time by spinning his tails rapidly. He is a skilled mechanic and often takes care of Sonic's plane called the Tornado. Miles Prower ), better known by his nickname Tails ), is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, comics, and animated cartoons released by Sega. ... A fox is a member of any of 27 species of small omnivorous canids. ...


Knuckles the Echidna: The last living echidna, and Sonic's friend and rival. Knuckles resides on Angel Island, where he guards the Master Emerald, the source of the island's ability to float in the sky. Knuckles is very strong; his spiked fists are capable of smashing through boulders as well as allowing him to climb walls. The nature of his echidna spikes allows him to glide for periods of time. He is hotheaded, anti-social and gullible. Knuckles the Echidna ) is a fictional character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... Angel Island (formerly called the Floating Island) is a fictional island floating high in the air in the world of the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. ... The Master Emerald is a large, green emerald depicted in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game and comic series. ...


Dr. Eggman: Also known as Dr. Robotnik, Eggman is Sonic's arch nemesis and the series' main villain. He is egg-shaped and has a giant orange moustache. Eggman is an expert in robotics and wishes to conquer the world and build the Eggman Empire. However, Sonic and his friends always stand in his way. Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


Metal Sonic: A robotic version of Sonic built by Eggman to counteract the speedy hero. Metal Sonic is just as fast as Sonic and Shadow and has several unique features, such as the ability to copy data. In Sonic Heroes, Metal Sonic betrays Eggman to conquer the world for himself, but is stopped by Super Sonic. Metal Sonic ) is the robotic counterpart of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Sonic Heroes (ソニックヒーローズ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sonic the Hedgehog (character). ...


Amy Rose: A pink hedgehog who has become Sonic's self-appointed girlfriend. Ever since Sonic saved her in Sonic CD, Amy has been in love with Sonic and she now wants him to marry her. Amy is a skilled fighter and smashes enemy forces down with her trusty Piko Piko Hammer. Amy Rose ), also known as Rosy the Rascal, is a fictional character who appears in many of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games developed by Segas Sonic Team. ... Sonic the Hedgehog CD or Sonic CD (as it is known in Europe and North America) is a platform game that is still well acclaimed by Sonic fans. ...


Cream the Rabbit: A naive young rabbit who lives with her mother, Vanilla. Cream's best friend is a Chao called Cheese (which she uses as missile). Because Cream has been brought up like a princess, she does not like being involved in other peoples' affairs. She can fly using her large ears. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Shadow the Hedgehog: Shadow is a mysterious, black hedgehog resembling Sonic in appearance and skills. He is the Ultimate Lifeform created by Gerald Robotnik on the Space Colony ARK over fifty years ago. He recently suffered from amnesia but has regained all of his memories since. He can use Chaos Control to distort time and space. Shadow the Hedgehog ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Professor Gerald Robotnik is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... ARK, as seen in Sonic X. In the video game Sonic Adventure 2, Space Colony ARK was the first Bernal sphere space colony (mistranslated to Bernoulli sphere in the English translation), and was used by the government for scientific testing and experimentation. ... In the fictional universe of the Sonic the Hedgehog games, Chaos Control is a power that can be enhanced through use of the mystical Chaos Emeralds. ...


Rouge the Bat: Rouge is a treasure hunter and a spy for GUN. She is full of feminine charm and can be very manipulative. She is Knuckles' rival, but secretly has a crush on him. Rouge wants all the jewels in the world, with her eyes specifically set on the elusive Master Emerald. In the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, Rouge the Bat ) is a female anthropomorphic bat, who is a determined treasure hunter and part-time government agent who plans to make all the gems and treasures of the world hers. ... The Master Emerald is a large, green emerald depicted in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game and comic series. ...


Chaotix: A team of misfits, who have started their own detective agency. The Chaotix consists of Vector the Crocodile, Espio the Chameleon, Charmy Bee and sometimes Mighty the Armadillo. Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... Vector the Crocodile is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and leader of the Chaotix detective team who debuted in the game Knuckles Chaotix. ... Espio the Chameleon is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Charmy Bee is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and a member of the Chaotix detective team. ... Mighty the Armadillo is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ...

Further information: List of all game characters from Sonic the Hedgehog

This is a complete list of characters who have appeared in Segas video game franchise Sonic the Hedgehog. ...

Regional variations

Initially, Sega began two different storylines to localize Sonic as a product, as described in the Japanese and the western game manuals, respectively. For example, although "Dr Eggman" has always been the antagonist's name in Japan, he was originally called "Doctor Ivo Robotnik" in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Also, in the Japanese manuals it is said that the games are set on Earth, specifically, on islands in the Pacific; however, according to some English manuals printed before 1999, the games are set on a different planet called Mobius. So there are in fact two storylines/canons recognized by the fanbase in its entirety, and many storylines that have expanded on them. World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the seven continents of the Earth. ... 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 (UK) , and in all three American cartoons, including the light-hearted Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, the ABC cartoon Sonic the Hedgehog (known as SatAM...


However, at the beginning of the Dreamcast era, Sonic Team chose what storyline they wanted to expand on with the newer generation games, and they chose the Japanese one, making it the international canon while discontinuing the old western canon.


The games Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Heroes, Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic Riders and Sonic the Hedgehog are absolute canon to this Japanese/current day continuity, since they were directly created by Sonic Team. Sonic CD, Knuckles' Chaotix, the Sonic Advance series, Sonic Battle and Sonic Rush are also absolute canon, since some events in these games has been referred to in the aforementioned Sonic Team made games. Most other games, mainly Tails Adventure and Sonic Triple Trouble, are usually considered canonical too, unless they somehow explicitly contradict the Sonic Team made games.


Spin offs

For a video game franchise, there are a surprisingly large number of spin-offs starring Sonic as their central character. While these titles are based on the world and characters presented in the video games, they are not considered canon to the games; only the games themselves (and if applicable, the instruction booklets) are considered canon. Each spin-off incorporates aspects from the games to varying degrees. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Film

A two-episode OVA film series based off the game Sonic CD and the video game series as a whole, Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie was made in Japan in 1996 and released as a dub in North America in 2000. Unlike the games, the film takes place on a world named Planet Freedom that, as with many anime series, appears to be a crossbreed of a fairytale land and Earth. At the time of its creation, the anime did not differ as far from official canon as it does today; while it is possible that this anime was originally intended to be part of the Sonic canon, it could be considered an alternate universe at this point. Original Video Animation (OVA) is an acronym used in Japan for anime titles that are released directly to retail sale, without prior showings on TV or in theaters. ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... A parallel universe, also sometimes called an alternate universe, is a hypothetical universe which exists separately from our own. ...


Anime and Cartoons

Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (or AoStH for short) is an American animated television series that was first broadcast in September 1993, and has been running in cartoon syndication ever since. It follows the escapades of the Sonic and Tails as they stop the evil Dr. Ivo Robotnik and his array of vicious robots from taking over the planet Mobius. The plots often loosely followed the storyline of the video games series; at the time the Sonic games were still quite new, and lacking much plot or character development, which was in turn filled in by the show's writers. Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (often referred to as AoStH for short) is an American animated television series that was first broadcast in September 1993, and has been running in cartoon syndication ever since. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... A cartoon is any of several forms of illustrations, with varied meanings that evolved from one to another. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... ASIMO, a humanoid robot manufactured by Honda. ...


The animated television series simply called Sonic the Hedgehog originally aired from September 1993 to June 1995, and was the more popular title of the time. While Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is known for its bright colors and whimsical humor, Sonic the Hedgehog featured darker stories which constituted a departure from the tone of the Sonic games of the time. To distinguish between the two series, fans typically refer to this series as SatAM because it was a Saturday morning cartoon while Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog aired on weekdays in syndication, and using the show's full title would cause confusion in many situations because the show's title is the same as the character's name. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks from the 1960s to the 1990s. ...


The cartoon Sonic Underground ran for only one season, 1998 to 1999; it bears little relation to the often convoluted Sonic universe (including previous animated series, as well as Sonic comics and games), and shared few established characters. There were originally 65 episodes produced, and of those episodes, only 40 were released. Unlike it's predecessor, SatAM, the heroes do not remain in a sanctuary-like refuge but instead travel around Mobius to battle Robotnik's forces on a global scale; and that Robotnik has left most of the Mobian people un-Roboticised, leaving multiple cities, a poor underclass and an aristocracy for the heroes to interact with. Sonic Underground is the only animated series based on Sonic where Tails has not made an appearance. Sonic Underground is an American animated television series that follows the adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and his siblings, pink hedgehog Sonia and green-hued Manic. ...


The anime Sonic X is the longest running and most successful animated series based on Sonic to date. Originally planned as a 52 episode series that would be inspired by the storylines of the Sonic Adventure series, Sonic X has now expanded to 78 episodes with the latest 26 episodes set primarily in outer space. For an animated spin-off, the series borrows more from the games than any other Sonic cartoon before it; with the exception of Blaze the Cat, E-123 Omega, Babylon Rogues, Silver the Hedgehog, and Metal Sonic, every significant and playable video game character has made an appearance in the series. Sonic X is also the only animated series to include Super Sonic. Despite these similarities, it is not completely compatible with the video game canon if only for the fact that it shows Sonic being transported to Earth from another world; in the games, Sonic has always lived on Earth (according to the pre-Sonic Adventure Japanese/post-Sonic Adventure international canon). Sonic X ) is an animated television series, featuring video game hero Sonic the Hedgehog based on the storylines of the Sonic Adventure series. ... Layers of Atmosphere - not to scale (NOAA) Outer space, also simply called space, refers to the relatively empty regions of the universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies. ... Blaze the Cat (ブレイズ • ザ • キャット Bureizu za Kyatto) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... E-123 Omega, or, technically, E-123 Ω, is a fictional robot from the Sonic the Hedgehog gaming universe, first appearing as a playable character in the multiplatform game Sonic Heroes, which was first released in Japan on December 30th, 2003. ... Clockwise from left: Jet the Hawk, Storm the Albatross and Wave the Swallow The Babylon Rogues are a fictitious group of avian thieves in SEGAs Sonic the Hedgehog video-game series. ... Silver the Hedgehog (シルバー・ザ・ヘッジホッグ Shirubā za Hejjihoggu) a new character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. ... Metal Sonic ) is the robotic counterpart of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sonic the Hedgehog (character). ... Earth (IPA: , often referred to as the Earth, Terra, the World or Planet Earth) is the third planet in the solar system in terms of distance from the Sun, and the fifth largest. ...


Manga and Comics

The Sonic the Hedgehog manga series, published in Shogakukan's Shogaku Yonensei (literally "fourth-year student") was written by Kenji Terada and it was illustrated by Sango Norimoto. The manga, which started in 1992, was about a hedgehog boy named Nicky who can turn into Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic fights Dr. Robotnik, with Tails tagging along to help him. The Sonic the Hedgehog manga series was based off the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. ... Headquarters of Shogakukan in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan Shogakukan ) is a Japanese publisher of dictionaries, literature, manga, nonfiction, childrens DVDs, and other media in Japan. ... 2nd English edition of InuYasha Vol. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Sonic the Comic, known to its many readers as STC, was a UK children's comic published by Fleetway Editions between 1993 and 2002. Although it was the UK's official Sega comic, Sonic the Comic established its identity and ongoing storyline and setting when Sonic, Tails and their friends were sent forward in time six months. During their absence, Doctor Robotnik had successfully conquered the entire planet of Mobius, and Sonic and co. were forced underground, operating as "freedom fighters" attempting to bring down Robotnik's rule of the planet. Due to an aggressive series of budget cuts on the part of Fleetway, the series went into full reprint by issue 184; the final story ended with a number of loose ends left untied. Sonic the Comic, known to its many readers as STC, was a UK childrens comic published fortnightly by Fleetway Editions (the merged companies Fleetway and London Editions, which progressively became integrated with its parent company Egmont until it became known as Egmont Magazines) between 1993 and 2002. ... Fleetway, also known as Fleetway Publications and Fleetway Editions, was a publishing company, mainly producing comic magazines for the U.K.. Fleetway began life as Amalgamated Press, the company owned by Alfred Harmsworth, who were based in Fleetway House. ...


Sonic the Hedgehog is an ongoing series of American comic books published by Archie Comics. All of Archie's Sonic-related series, miniseries and specials take place in the same fictional universe. This universe features a mixture of characters, settings and situations from the video games, the SatAM cartoon, the various other incarnations of Sonic, and many elements unique to the comic universe. The current status quo of the comic deals with a full-scale war between the Eggman Empire, ruled by Robotnik, and the restored Kingdom of Acorn, currently ruled by King Elias Acorn. The cover of Sonic the Hedgehog #1, published by Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog is an ongoing series of comic books published by Archie Comics, featuring Segas mascot video game character Sonic. ... Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenagers Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ... A fictional universe is a cohesive imaginary world that serves as the setting or backdrop for one or (more commonly) multiple works of fiction. ... In the Fictional Universe of Sonic the Hedgehog, the Kingdom of Acorn was the ruling monarchy on the Planet Mobius (Sonic the Hedgehog) until the evil Dr. Robotnik staged a coup that would end the reign of King Acorn. ... Prince Elias Acorn is the son of King Acorn and Alica Acorn, and is the brother of Princess Sally Acorn, in the Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


Sonic X is the title of an ongoing comic book series that exists to supplement the stories from the animated series of the same name. It began in September 2005 and was originally meant to be a four-part series; due to the positive reaction to the series' announcement, it was extended to ongoing status before the first issue premiered. The comic is unique in that it is not directly based on the games; the comic is based on the television show and takes place in its expanded fictional universe. The comic borrows elements from the series first two seasons of the show, including Eggman's fort, destroyed in Season One on the cartoon, and characters from the Sonic Adventure storyline. Sonic X is an ongoing comic book seried published by Archie Comics, featuring Segas mascot video game character Sonic. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Sonic X ) is an animated television series, featuring video game hero Sonic the Hedgehog based on the storylines of the Sonic Adventure series. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Expanded Universe material (e. ...

See also: List of Sonic the Hedgehog printed media

Sonic the Hedgehog has been the subject of many spin offs in printed media. ...

Notes and references

In addition to information taken from the Sonic the Hedgehog games themselves, the instruction booklets of the US and Japanese versions of the games were also used as references for this article.

  1. ^ Kennedy, Sam. The Essential 50: Sonic the Hedgehog. 1up.com. Retrieved on 2006-06-03.
  2. ^ Sega Announces Sonic's charge onto the Wii Console. Sega of America (2006-05-09). Retrieved on 2006-06-17.
  3. ^ Note that Sonic is not the central character in certain games, such as Shadow the Hedgehog, Knuckles Chaotix, Tails Adventures and Tails' Skypatrol, where Shadow the Hedgehog, the Chaotix and Miles "Tails" Prower were the central characters, respectively.
  4. ^ Although the mainfestation of Dr. Eggman's goal to conquer to world was left unnamed in pre-32-bit games, Sonic Adventure and games since then have heavily developed this aspect.
  5. ^ Sonic The Hedgehog Part 2 review. Pocket Gamer. Retrieved on September 23, 2006.

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