Sonic the Hedgehog (Series) Review

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Posted: A year ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Sonic the Hedgehog is a series of games staring an athletic blue hedgehog who runs, jumps and bounces his way around platform levels. Created as Sega's answer to Mario, Sonic is now on all modern video game platforms.

In the game you collect rungs to accrue health, and loose these if you are hit. Your aim is usually to stop Eggman's schemes for world domination, by navigating levels that include springs, slopes, bottomless pits, and vertical loops.

In addition to the Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing and Mario & Sonic at the Olympics, these are the main releases in the series:
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) on Sega Genesis/Megadrive and later on Mobile, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992) on Sega Genesis/Megadrive
  • Sonic Spinball (1993) on Sega Genesis/Megadrive
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles (1994) on Sega Genesis/Megadrive
  • Sonic Adventure (1998) on Dreamcast
  • Sonic Adventure 2 (2001)on GameCube
  • Sonic Advance (2001) on Game Boy Advance
  • Sonic Mega Collection (2003) on GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
  • Sonic Heroes (2003) on PlayStation 2 , Xbox, GameCube
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (2005) on PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) on 870,000451
  • Sonic Unleashed (2008) on PlayStation 2, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
  • Sonic Colors (2010) on Wii, Nintendo DS
  • Sonic Generations (2011) on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows, Nintendo 3DS
  • Sonic Lost World (2012) on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS
  • Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal (2014) on Wii U and 3DS
  • Sonic Mania and Sonic Mania Plus (2018) on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 23/06/1991, updated in 2017

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, Android, DS, GameCube, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action and Platform

Accessibility: 3 features

Developer: @Sonic_hedgehog

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 9 hours and 12 hours to complete. Sonic Mania takes this long, although Sonic games vary in length.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Sonic the Hedgehog usually costs £3.39 to £15.99.
 

Sonic Mania

Xbox One £15.99
PS4 £15.99
Switch £15.99
PC Free

EA Play Pro

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Xbox One £3.39
PS3 £3.69
2DS|3DS £4.49

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I

Xbox One £6.79
PS3 £6.49

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II

PS3 £9.99

Sonic The Hedgehog: Triple Trouble

2DS|3DS £4.49

Sonic the Hedgehog

PS3 £3.69
2DS|3DS £4.49

Sonic the Hedgehog Classic

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Sonic Mania is Rated PEGI 3. The game features some cartoony violence of a light-hearted nature. The violence is never severe or of a serious tone, as most violence simply consists of Sonic jumping on the head of enemies. The robotic enemies fall apart and disappear in a flash. All violence in the game is accompanied by bright flashes and fast-paced action.

ESRB EVERYONE with mild cartoon violence.

AccessibilityAccessibility

On consoles, this series is be played with one stick for movement and one button. The one button performs different actions depending on which direction the stick is in when pressing the button. On mobile, the same applies, just instead with the touch screen. On mobile, the size of the on-screen joystick and button can be changed in the options.
 
Our Sonic the Hedgehog Accessibility Report details 3 accessibility features:


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