The best Sonic games of all time (2023)

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The best Sonic games you can shake a blue hedgehog at

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The best Sonic games is always a hotly debated topic. It's been over 30 years since Sonic the Hedgehog made his debut with one of the best Sega Genesis games in 1991, and he's featured in countless adventures since. Sonic has broken 2D boundaries and made the best of 3D spaces, and Sega continues to experiment with the character in the modern era. And while Sonic Frontiers hasn't made the cut, below you'll find our pick of the 25 best Sonic games of all-time.

25. Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice

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Yes, Sonic Boom. Yes, that Sonic Boom. But hear us out on why it deserves a spot on this list: after the woeful launch of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, it seemed like nothing could save Sega's new spin-off series from going off the excessively-taped rails. And while Fire and Ice is far, far from perfect, it was also a significant improvement over its predecessors and worth checking out.

As you might've guessed by the title, Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice lets you wield the power of… well, fire and ice. By switching between these power-ups (as well as the extended cast of Tails, Knuckles, Sticks, and Amy) you can explore new areas and traverse special paths through the environment. The levels are generic and the bad guy is super forgettable, but in terms of actual gameplay, Fire and Ice adds new wrinkles that hearken back to the days of Sonic 3.

24. Sonic Spinball

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The early Sonic games had developed a uniquely satisfying rhythm: jump on a few baddies, collect a ring or twenty, then hit a hill and bounce around until you found out whether you were epileptic. And for many players, that third high-speed component of the experience was where the money was at. So hey, figured Sega, why not fashion a whole game out of those bits?

The Genesis was already the console of choice for many pinball fans with a puzzling aversion to actual physical pinball tables, and Sonic Spinball held its own alongside the likes of Dragon Fury, Psycho Pinball and Crue Ball. And if you weren't a huge Sonic fan, here was a game consisting of nothing but opportunities to bash the mouthy mascot around the head with huge flippers. Everyone wins!

23. Sonic Rush Adventure

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Built for fast-paced dual-screen challenges, for a long time the Rush titles were the best way of getting old-school side-on action with a pinch of next-generation flair. Rush Adventure thrives in plus-sized side-on platform bursts, but also offers bouts of well-executed 3D to remind you that youre playing on a machine with some chops.

Technical aptitude aside, here's a game that keeps Sonic and Tails off the streets, and introduces a non-mortifying new character in Marine the Raccoon, a character that serves as the springboard for a story of piracy, multidimensional invaders and interplanetary conflict. In its day, this was the title you fired up to disprove anyone who said the series had lost its way.

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22. Sonic & the Secret Rings

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Intended as yet-another rebirth for Sonic to coincide with Nintendo's then-upcoming Wii console, Secret Rings takes its cue from the Arabian Nights - meaning developers were free to wear their Prince of Persia influences on their sleeves. The title played to Wii strengths with an emphasis on racer-style platform action and level design which favored speed-runs over precision-jumping challenges.

For an early Wii title the game holds up well today, with graphics that impressed on release and still turn heads. Critics at the time suggested that Secret Rings might mark a turning-point for the series then ailing fortunes; history and replay value prove them right.

21. Sonic R

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Sonic and racing had always seemed an obvious fit, and Sega had made early forays into the concept with the Game Gear's Sonic Drift titles. This Saturn title offered a substantial tech injection for Sonics pole-position aspirations, with co-developers Travellers Tales tweaking the game's design to squeeze as much speed and detail out of the 32-bit hardware as possible.

It's a short, colourful burst by today's standards, which is no bad thing; and offers a look at the early days of what would become quite the profitable little sideline for Sega's mascot. Later Sonic racers would only improve on the concept, making Sonic R an embryonic taste of what would become titles like Sonic All-Stars Racing.

20. Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

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Expanding the hyperkinetic Sonic series into role-play territory was a stunt guaranteed to raise eyebrows, and you can bet Sega wasn't about to just fob the job off on anyone. After all, Mario hadn't gone the HP-n-battle-scenes route until Squaresoft was ready to do the concept justice - so similar interest in Sega's experiment was piqued when genre titans BioWare were given the task.

While geared more toward the DS youth audience than fans of Mass Effect or Dragon Age, the game remains among Sonic's stronger cross-genre ventures - to say nothing of more ambitious. Sequel rumors have been teased since the game's release, but following BioWare's incorporation into EA, these seem rather unlikely to come to fruition.

19. Sonic Colors

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Assuring players that their aim was to rectify the missteps of earlier Sonic titles, Sonic Team gave players reason to look out for this Nintendo-exclusive soft reboot geared toward players too young to have grown up with the series side-on originators. The result, released for the DS and Wii in 2010, showed the wisdom of this strategy.

Instead of trying to roll together everything anyone had ever liked about a Sonic title, Colors was fast, tight, and offered variety via well-placed power-ups and environments built around high-speed thrills. Which, come to think of it, was pretty much everything older fans had always liked about Sonic games as well.

18. Sonic Unleashed

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Okay, you know what? It's been years since Sonic Unleashed, and Werehog jokes have put several GamesRadar children through college by now. We're finally ready to lay the matter to rest and admit that Sonic Unleashed is actually a good game. It looks beautiful, plays fast 'n' flashy, and certainly can't be accused of coasting on earlier successes.

Besides which, it's worth bearing in mind that the Sonic games take place in a world where animals are always being turned into creepy creatures. The whole reason the Sonic/Robotnik beef got started in the first place was due to the latter turning animals into monsters. Meanwhile, Mario is getting turned into frogs and bees and mythical Japanese raccoon without so much as an objection. And besides that, the non-Werehog bits of Unleashed were a welcome return to form for the Hedgehog, bringing 2D perspective and high speed thrills back to the forefront.

17. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Game Gear/Master System)

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The Master System and Game Gear versions of Sonic 1 had hewn fairly close to the Genesis standard, but Sonic 2 on Sega's 8-bit systems bore little comparison to the 16-bit title of the same name. The game looked different, sounded different and played like a Sonic title, but one built for the smaller systems strengths. If the high-speed multiplayer pyrotechnics of Sonic 2 Genesis were reined in slightly for this version, in their place were new vehicle modes and gameplay gimmicks to push the 8-bit hardware.

Did the different approach pay off? While the 16-bit Sonic 2 is the one that's remembered, this title remains a thrilling challenge with plenty of surprises for first-time players.

16. Sonic Chaos

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Having played to the Game Gear and Master System's strengths with the distinctly standalone 8-bit versions of Sonic 2, repeat series contributors Aspect Co. were given free reign to continue the breakaway adventures of Sonic and Tails on the then-dwindling Master System and Game Gear. Which hey, if you were still actively rocking a Master System in 1993, was probably the best news you'd heard all year.

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And while attention was focused on the series increasingly hi-tech fortunes, Chaos quietly continued to remind players that they were still playing a Sonic game, damn it. Tails was finally playable (having kept to an NPC role in the 8-bit Sonic 2) and Sonic continued to run as fast as he could through as many gravity-testing scenarios as the older hardware would permit. A late contributor to the series' Golden Age, but it just scrapes in.

15. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

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Having well and truly found its feet on the racetrack, this second racing entry in the Sonic/Sega All-Stars crossover is a standout for either franchise. Presenting players with a variety of characters and courses drawn from the breadth of Sega history, it's at once a Smash Brothers-esque fan-service extravaganza and an instantly accessible, easy-to-like addition to the mascot-racer genre.

The game's transforming vehicles keep races interesting, and loving callouts to earlier properties like Golden Axe and NiGHTS serve as reminders that Sega has known how to make a good game since before many of its current fans were born. Early issues with the game's Wii U version were soon patched and served as a strong early showing for Sonic on the Nintendo platform.

14. Sonic Adventure 2

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One of the endearing qualities of the Sonic series has long been its trans-Pacific development history, with Japanese and US teams both having contributed to the franchise over the years. Sonic Adventure 2 may have marked the series last outing on a Sega console - the Dreamcast had been discontinued months earlier - but it was also the first to be developed primarily by Sonic Team USA, whose San Francisco streets influenced the games urban environments.

Just as US input had seen the Genesis' Sonic 2 expand substantially on the original's high-speed bravado, Sonic Adventure 2 was a much zippier, more stunt-filled experience than its comparatively plot-heavy predecessor. It's an influence that served the series well, and would ensure positive receptions for later ports of the game.

13. Sonic Advance

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The new millennium brought with it new rules: there was a different President in the White House, airplanes wouldnt fly unless you took your shoes off, and original Sonic games were now making their debut on Nintendo's Game Boy Advance. And at the time, these releases were often superior Sonic's console adventures.

Nowadays, Sonic and Nintendo are more like old friends with a colorful backstory - but when the hedgehog first stepped out with Big N in 2002, console war veterans probably wondered what all those playground arguments had ever been in aid of. Showcasing classic 2D Sonic action, Advance gave birth to a consistently-successful new franchise, reducing Sonic's die-hard brand loyalty to a distant memory from the halcyon-toned 1990s.

12. Sonic & Knuckles

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Nowadays, we think nothing of it when a developer builds so much game that the excess has to be mopped up and rolled into a DLC extension; but back before downloading was a thing, a physical add-on for adding new content to your game cartridge was quite the talking-point. Never gimmick-shy, Sega made the most of the oddity (made mostly out of resources that couldn't fit into Sonic 3 in time for release) with a variety of new unlockables, depending on which Sonic cartridge the game was paired with.

Offering new ways of playing through Sonics 2 and 3, as well as added levels exclusive to the Knuckles-themed chunk of the game, the title extended already beloved releases and tided fans over until everyone went out and bought a Sega Saturn (well, that was the hope). It's that first 16-bit heyday, extended just a little longer.

11. Sonic the Hedgehog 3

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The Sonic franchise has gone from bust to boom more than once - but if there's any period that can be said to represent the character's Golden Age, it would have to be the late-era 16-bit generation. And while not necessarily the best of that era, Sonic 3 is probably the one that the most people played.

Having achieved widespread ubiquity via Genesis bundle-filler Sonic 2, the next title rewarded series fans with a greater degree of variety between characters, stages, and enhancements. In many ways, it's the best parts of Sonics 1 and 2, rolled into a frantically-spinning ball and padded out with enough new surprises to fill two games' worth of content. Which was appropriate, with Sonic & Knuckles coming hot on its heels.

10. Sonic Rush

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While Sega was tweaking the Sonic formula with high-profile home console outings in the mid-'00s, the company placed a bet on this side-scrolling throwback - a throwback that would go on to become one of the series' most celebrated entries. After all, we don't want to spoil anything for you, but a recurring theme of Sonic's life story is going to be Sonic and 3D don't always mix.

So when bringing the character to the DS, Sega wisely chose to employ the handheld's polygonal capabilities diligently, mainly by adding 3D characters and boss encounters to a side-scrolling jump-and-dash extravaganza much more in line with the series' roots. The result is a game that bridged the gap between hardline retrogamers and fans of the character's later, chummier outings.

9. Sonic Lost World

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After examining Sonic's long history in Sonic Generations, Sonic Lost World starts a whole new chapter for the Blue Blur - partially by borrowing from Super Mario Galaxy. Instead of running on city streets, Lost World restricts Sonic to floating planetoids that restrict his movement so he can focus on pure speed. It seems so obvious that it's strange Sonic hadn't done this before (not counting the cancelling Saturn game, Sonic X-treme).

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The 3D controls are better than ever for Sonic, and the Wii U-powered visuals are candy colored perfection. Lost Worlds builds on what Sonic Colors did and, save for some annoying difficulty spikes, makes for a great Sonic game for every type of Sonic fan.

8. Sonic Adventure

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You have to understand, seeing Sonic transition so seamlessly into 3D in 1998 was like bumping into an old friend you'd lost touch with, only to find that since you last spoke they'd become World President George Clooney. Seriously, the Dreamcast original still looks good alongside some games made 10 years later.

Mapping Sonic's twitch-centric gameplay onto the Z-axis would prove a continual challenge for Sega, but for a while there, Sonic Adventure made it look as if the company had nailed it. At the very least, it was a step up from the previous attempt, Sonic 3D Blast, which really was neither 3D nor a blast of any kind.

7. Sonic Generations

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No one can accuse Sega of being unwilling to take Sonic in new and interesting directions - even if those directions don't always sit well with longtime fans. When the company celebrated the character's 20th birthday with Sonic Generations, Sega set the OG Sonic alongside his contemporary counterpart in an all-time fan-gripe showdown for the ages.

As perennial fan-gripers with a strong bias toward fun and/or forgetting how many years we've been alive, we welcomed the new Sonic as one of the character's best outings since the Genesis era and were disappointed to hear that Sega has no plans for Classic Sonic beyond Generations. Still, if '90s Sonic was ever going to cash out, you'd think he'd have done it by now, what with the eleventy billion or so times players sent him to his death already...

6. Sonic Pocket Adventure

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Perhaps you took note of the Neo Geo being reborn with the official SNK handheld (opens in new tab) named the Neo Geo Gold. If you, like us, are still trying to work out what to make of the iPhoney-looking contraption, consider that SNK's been doing crazy things to portable gaming for years--such as having the first ever Sonic game on a third-party console, 1999's Sonic Pocket Adventure for the Neo Geo Pocket.

Playing much like the Genesis' Sonic 2, with a few Sonic 1 elements and Sonic 3 music tracks mixed in, Sonic Pocket Adventure showed that SNK's handheld was good for more than just SNK games; regrettably, it's a lesson few took to heart, as evidenced by the Pocket's quick cancellation in the western markets.

5. Sonic the Hedgehog (Game Gear/Master System)

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If you've played the guts out of the Genesis versions of Sonics 1, 2 and 3, you probably see yourself as quite the arbiter of all things old-school and Sega. Before deciding you've seen all the Sonic the 2D age has to offer, though, spend some time with the 8-bit versions of the series' initial entries.

Sonic 1 and 2 on the Game Gear and Master System share some cosmetic elements with their better-known counterparts, but for the most part are entirely new adventures - including early forays into vehicle sections and a dauntingly fast-paced take on the series' signature bonus stages. The titles survive on Nintendo's Virtual Consoles and various compilations; and on the shelves of the nation's thrift stores, just waiting to be dusted off by the right lucky retro-friendly hoarder.

4. Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis)

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"The game that started it all" is an easy way to say it, at least if you don't feel that it all started when someone at Sega brought a Mario game to work and said, "Guys, we need some of this action." Regardless of the character's origins, his debut was a resounding success, in one shot propelling the attitudinal anthropomorph to international recognition.

While establishing Sonic's signature zippiness to the satisfaction of a generation yet to discover the wonders of Ritalin, the series' first installment is also deceptively intricate, rewarding repeat play with enough extras and secrets to keep players interested until later sequels ramped up the speed even further. It's a snapshot into a time before buzzwords like Blast Processing changed the way we see the world; and to think the Nobel Committee continues to look down its nose at Sega for that innovation.

3. Sonic 3 & Knuckles

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Nowadays, when a developer releases new bits of game with bonus additions to the original title, we call it DLC and grudgingly devour it whole on launch day. But back in the '90s, that extra content had no way of getting to you besides the medium of a whole other game cartridge; a special one, no less, that could be physically bolted onto older Sonic games to add a new character and teach kids all sorts of erroneous things about what an echidna is exactly.

But the cart's best use is probably as a Sonic 3 enhancement device. The Knuckles-augmented threequel is both the character's finest hour, and our favorite way to play Sonic 3 itself. The original game was designed with the intention of featuring Knuckes as a core character, and the three-way ability divide between Sonic, Tails and Knuckles is one of the add-on's biggest overhauls. The separate games deserves spots on this list, but they work best in tandem.

2. Sonic CD

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If we can just turn your little cookie-cutter world upside down for a second here, the canonical version of Sonic CD isn't actually the Sega CD version at all. Though, admittedly, the 1993 original looked pretty special in 1993 - particularly next to most Genesis titles, and particularly if you were young and undiscerning enough to fall within Sonic's target audience at the time.

Dig that game out now and all the new bits (such as Metal Sonic, in-game time travel and, ahem, Amy Rose) look a little less shiny, but are surprisingly innovative for the series. Still, it was starting to show its age, at least until a recent downloadable port, rebuilt for modern consoles and mobiles, is the game that actually plays as well as you remember.

1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2

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The game where much of the Sonic formula fell into place, Sonic 2 on the Genesis is probably the title most commonly associated with the character. The game launched in November of 1992, the same month Bill Clinton - the model for Sonic's can-do personality, according to creator Yuji Naka (opens in new tab) - was elected to the Oval Office. And it's fair to say that both events had a comparable effect on the next decade.

Launched amid a barrage of international hype, Sonic 2 would become a standard of Genesis players' collections as the pack-in game for the redesigned system. So fruitful was the title's development that many of the more ambitious elements intended for Sonic 2 (before getting cut) would end up forming the backbone of later entries in the series. Meanwhile the bits you did get - Tails, the Spin Dash, increasingly inventive uses of the Genesis hardware - are what made this one an easy choice to rank as the best Sonic game ever made.

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The best Sonic games of all time? ›

1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The game where much of the Sonic formula fell into place, Sonic 2 on the Genesis is probably the title most commonly associated with the character.

What is the most successful Sonic game? ›

1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The game where much of the Sonic formula fell into place, Sonic 2 on the Genesis is probably the title most commonly associated with the character.

What is the rarest Sonic game ever? ›

The rarest Sonic game is one that was never officially released: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I. This game was developed by Dimps and published by Sega, and was meant to be the first part of a episodic series that would continue the story of the original Sonic the Hedgehog trilogy.

What is the hardest Sonic? ›

Sonic's first game has what many consider the hardest level in any Sonic game. The final zone (level) is titled the Scrap Brain Zone and is divided into three acts (stages). The first stage isn't that bad—it's still difficult, but a player that's gotten to this point in the game shouldn't have a problem.

What is the fastest Sonic in games? ›

Hyper Sonic has an incredible strength that no one could ever imagine. Hyper Sonic's speed is faster compared to the previously mentioned speeds. Believe it or not, he can reach the speed of light, about 671,000,000 mph.

What is the easiest Sonic game? ›

8 Best Sonic Games For Beginners
  • 8 Sonic Frontiers.
  • 7 Sonic Colors Ultimate.
  • 6 Sonic Generations.
  • 5 Sonic Mania.
  • 4 Sonic 2.
  • 3 Sonic Adventure.
  • 2 Sonic 3 & Knuckles.
  • 1 Sonic Unleashed.
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What is the weakest version of Sonic? ›

The weakest version of Sonic is either the version from SEGA of America promotional comic for the very first game (yes, they are different), or one of the Sonics from the books (not the Storybook series, I'm talking the Troll Associates book).

Has there ever been a good Sonic game? ›

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is still one of the best pure experiences of the Sonic franchise. It introduced Tails, added two-player coop, and improved upon the formula established by the first game in just about every way.

Who is the fastest creature in Sonic? ›

Sonic's greatest ability is his running speed, and he is known as the world's fastest hedgehog. Using the power of the seven Chaos Emeralds, he becomes Super Sonic and can achieve even greater speeds.

Is Super Sonic unbeatable? ›

Super Sonic is usually invincible to attacks, though he can die by being crushed or falling off screen.

Does Sonic have a weakness? ›

Sonic's only weakness is that he cannot swim, sinking like a rock if plunged to a deep body of water. The reason for this is because Yuji Naka had a misunderstanding about hedgehogs not being able to swim. The only exception is that he can swim in the Sonic the Hedgehog Adventure Gamebooks.

Who is the cutest in Sonic? ›

Miles “Tails” Prower

Miles Prower's fluffy design and gentle personality make him one of the cutest Sonic characters, and one of most beloved.

Who is the most forgotten Sonic character? ›

1 Honey The Cat

Many of the Sonic the Hedgehog characters that are looked at here are very forgettable, but Honey the Cat is by far the most obscure addition.

Who is Sonic most enemy? ›

Sonic's eternal enemy is Dr. Eggman, also known as Doctor Robotnik. Eggman is a brilliant scientist who uses his numerous machines to attempt to conquer the world, but Sonic has always intervened.

Who is stronger Shadow or Sonic? ›

Shadow was much more stronger and durable but Sonic's speed, agility and combat experience gave him the victory.

Who is faster than Sonic? ›

However, taking all things we know into account, Flash would win a typical race against Sonic the Hedgehog and come out as the faster of the two.

How fast is gold Sonic? ›

For sustained runs, Sonic clocks in at 767 miles per hour and his max speed reached is 186,000 miles per second, or in other words, the speed of light. Sonic can't sustain running at the speed of light, but he can regularly run faster than the speed of sound.

What is the oldest Sonic game? ›

The series debuted in 1991 with the video game, Sonic the Hedgehog, released for the Mega Drive video game console (named Sega Genesis in North America).

What is the cheat for Sonic? ›

On the title screen, press Up, Down, Left, Right, Up, Up, C, Down, C, Left, C, Right, C, A+Start, select a zone, and keep holding A until Sonic appears on screen. While the in-game demo is playing, press and hold A+B+C. Sonic will get confused, lose his place, and, in some cases, die.

What is Sonic's most evil form? ›

Scourge the Hedgehog (formerly known as Anti Sonic or Evil Sonic) was an evil version of Sonic the Hedgehog from Moebius. Unlike Sonic, Scourge mistreated others, was selfish and greedy, and had a great desire for power.

What is the coolest Sonic form? ›

10 Best Alternate Forms Of Sonic The Hedgehog, Ranked
  • Sonic the Werehog. When it was released, Sonic Unleashed was pretty controversial. ...
  • Ultra Sonic. Ultra Sonic is another transformation that comes from the Archie comic book series. ...
  • Hyper Sonic.
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Why was Sonic 3 banned? ›

Sonic 3 was not included in the Sega Genesis Mini (2019), a dedicated console containing 40 Genesis games. AtGames, which was briefly involved with the console's development, said the exclusion was due to licensing problems with the soundtrack.

What is the OG Sonic game? ›

Sonic the Hedgehog is a 1991 platform game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. The first game in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, it was released in North America on June 23 and in PAL regions and Japan the following month.

Has Sonic ever cried in the games? ›

According to Sega, Sonic is not allowed to be seen crying, but he can be seen holding a knife with malicious intent.

What is the highest rated Sonic game in 15 years? ›

The highest rated Sonic game in 15 years - Sonic Mania Plus is available now for Nintendo Switch! Play as Mighty and Ray, as well an exciting new mode: Encore mode; all wrapped in collectible packaging, SEGA Genesis reversible cover, and a 32-page art book. Tracy Pytlakowski and 852 others like this.

Who can easily beat Sonic? ›

Goku has defeated many enemies just as powerful as Super Sonic, if not more powerful, and his mastery in martial arts means he can overpower Sonic in direct combat. And if the situation calls for it, Goku can use his Hakai to erase Sonic out of existence.

Who can outrun Sonic? ›

Characters like Fox, Captain Falcon and Sheik can now reach destinations faster than mini Sonic. Even fighters like Yoshi and Jigglypuff can use certain movement-based specials to outperform Sonic here. At the end, Sonic is able to win in 74 different scenarios.

Is there a black Sonic? ›

Within the Sonic franchise's fictional universe, Shadow is an artificial, anthropomorphic black hedgehog created 50 years before titular character, Sonic the Hedgehog was born, by Professor Gerald Robotnik, the grandfather of series antagonist Doctor Eggman.

What is the black Sonic called? ›

Shadow the Hedgehog or shortly known as Shadow (シャドウ・ザ・ヘッジホッグ) is a major anti-hero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, created by Takashi Iizuka, designed by Yuji Uekawa and owned by SEGA. Shadow is an artificially created life form in the design of a male, mobian hedgehog.

Can Sonic defeat Mario? ›

Going by pick rate alone, Sonic has Mario beat by a landslide. The reason for this is that Sonic is just faster and more able to pull off insane combo maneuvers than Mario is. While Mario's attacks hit harder in the game, Sonic can dance around enemies while employing the Death By A Thousand Cuts approach to combat.

Can Sonic get tired? ›

Sonic also needs sleep

Programmer Yuji Naka has also confirmed that Sonic is an eight hours sleep kind of guy, and not just for beauty reasons - apparently he will slow down if he doesn't get enough rest, the results of which could be disastrous.

What can hurt Super Sonic? ›

Like the traditional Super State, Sonic gains new abilities in this form too, including high-speed run-flight and virtual invulnerability to harm, although his invulnerability can be bypassed if he is hit by something with enough force, like attacks from Solaris, the Egg Salamander and Perfect Dark Gaia.

How strong is Sonic physically? ›

Sonic the Hedgehog, at his base, is capable of running at equally fast speeds to Superman. His speed also grants him immense strength to help defeat enemies of all shapes and sizes. However, when Sonic's abilities aren't enough, he has the ability to upgrade his powers to become Super Sonic.

Who kissed in Sonic? ›

In the game, the very human Princess Elise the Third used the Chaos Emeralds to save Sonic's life and kissed the anthropomorphic hedgehog as she did.

Who is Sonic old girlfriend? ›

Sonic originally had a girlfriend

Amy Rose, the pink hedgehog, is known to many as Sonic's love interest.

Who is Sonic 1 girlfriend? ›

The character Breezie, from the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog television series, is another character from the early years of the Sonic series with a romantic connection to Sonic.

Who is the darkest Sonic villain? ›

Mephiles the Dark is the main antagonist of the 2006 platform game Sonic the Hedgehog, serving as the main antagonist of Shadow's Story, the secondary antagonist of Silver's Story and the overarching antagonist of Sonic's Story.

Who is the evil one in Sonic? ›

"Sonic The Hedgehog" is now a movie. Carrey plays the evil villain Dr. Ivo Robotnik, a man who wants to control the world. Sonic has come to live a peaceful life on Earth - but the not-so-good doctor isn't having it.

Who is Sonic's dad? ›

Jules Hedgehog was the husband of Bernadette Hedgehog, brother of renowned scientist Sir Charles Hedgehog and father of world-famous Freedom Fighter and hero Sonic the Hedgehog.

Who is Sonic's brother? ›

Manic The Hedgehog, a character from Sonic Underground, is Sonic's brother and the drummer in the sibling's band. Manic is the most laid back of the family (yes, there's somebody more laid back than Sonic), though perhaps this is because he doesn't have any powers. This never held him back, though.

What is Sonic's middle name? ›

Accoridng to the description, Sonic's full name is "Sonic Maurice Hedgehog", introducing new generations to the blue blur's incredibly embarrassing middle name.

Is Sonic 2 a success? ›

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is now the most successful video game movie of all time, at least by box office numbers, in the U.S. (although it's easy to argue it's also the best movie adaptation of a video game, too).

Was Sonic 1 a success? ›

Sonic the Hedgehog was released in 40 countries during its three-day opening weekend, topping the international box office with $43 million.

Was Sonic Mania a success? ›

It was a revival of the classic side-scrolling Sonic series and ended up being an absolute hit thanks to Christian "The Taxman" Whitehead, Headcannon and a number of other talented parties.

Could there be a Sonic 3? ›

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 release date: When can we expect Sonic the Hedgehog 3? Sonic the Hedgehog 3 will be speeding into cinemas on December 20, 2024, assuming there aren't any delays. This was confirmed in early August 2022, marking a slightly longer wait than fans are used to for Sonic's big-screen adventures.

Does Sonic 2 have a secret ending? ›

Sonic is joined by Tails and Knuckles in the sequel movie. Yes! The new movie has a single post-credits scene sandwiched in-between the initial stylized credits and the standard credits that follow. You'll want to stick around for that initial after-credits reveal, but once that's over you can head home.

Was Sonic 1 or 2 better? ›

Most fans would agree the sequel surpasses the first film, but there are a few aspects that the first film does better. Sonic The Hedgehog received great praise and was incredibly successful. Its sequel, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, was even more beloved by Sonic fans.

Why Sonic would beat Mario? ›

Going by pick rate alone, Sonic has Mario beat by a landslide. The reason for this is that Sonic is just faster and more able to pull off insane combo maneuvers than Mario is. While Mario's attacks hit harder in the game, Sonic can dance around enemies while employing the Death By A Thousand Cuts approach to combat.

Who is faster Sonic or Flash? ›

In a competition of speed between the Blue Blur and the Scarlet Speedster, it will take more than math and science to really comprehend their overall speed. However, taking all things we know into account, Flash would win a typical race against Sonic the Hedgehog and come out as the faster of the two.

What is Sonic's real name? ›

In the Archie comics, Sonic's real name is revealed to be Olgilvie Maurice Hedgehog. He tries desperately to protect that information, possibly out of embarrassment.

What happens if you get 100 rings in Sonic Mania? ›

For SEGA kids, this will come as no surprise, but rings have a great significance to Sonic. First, collecting 100 rings will grant Sonic one extra life. Additionally, rings prevent Sonic from losing a life when attacked by an enemy.

Who is the main villain in Sonic Mania? ›

The Heavy King is one of the two main antagonists (alongside Classic Eggman) of Sonic Mania and the main antagonist of its DLC Sonic Mania Plus and the Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Special comic.

How did Sonic beat infinite? ›

As he got ready to finish Sonic though, he was interrupted by the Avatar, who joined forces with Sonic. Working together, the Avatar and Sonic finally defeated Infinite. As Infinite was struggling to comprehend his defeat, Sonic told Infinite that it was heart, soul, and friendship that beat him.


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