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Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis

by Sega
Platform : Game Boy Advance
Rated: Everyone
39 customer reviews
Metascore: 33 / 100
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Now, for the first time on GBA! The original Sonic The Hedgehog that busted the speed barrier wide open on the SEGA Genesis is coming to the Game Boy Advance with exciting new features! For the first time, you'll be able to save your high scores and progress as you rocket through the seven gravity-defying stages that started it all. Outrun Dr. Robotnik and his badniks in Original Mode, race through the famous loop-de-loops even faster with Sonic's trademark Spin Dash in Anniversary Mode which celebrates Sonic's 15th birthday.

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  • ASIN: B000GQ1G2E
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 1 inches ; 0.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 25, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,251 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Danny Patterson on August 8, 2007
Sonic the Hedgehog; a name that even the beginners in video games can recognize. It was the very first game I played, and it shaped the way I played video games. It impressed a lot of critics of that time for its intense speed action, great soundtrack, wacky bonus stages, and a lot of other elements that would shape up the future of the hedgehog's over 15 year career. It was pretty callenging, but with a game like this, you could adapt with the challenge.

Like with many classic games, Sonic spawned several sequels such as "Sonic 2," "Sonic 3," "Sonic & Knuckles," "Sonic 3D Blast," and a lot of other fun games (okay, except for maybe that last one). They were all just as challenging, and some even argue over which is the best one (I'd have to say "Sonic 2" is the best). The original Sonic game was ported into many different versions, and most of them turned out to be quite successful. All of them.... but one.

In an attempt to undo the damage that was caused to Sonic in "Sonic the Hedgehog" for the Xbox 360 and PS3 (often known by "Sonic Next-Gen"), Sega decided to port the original Sonic game to the GBA. This port, titled "Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis," was released for an on-the-go experience of the classic game and, like I said in the aforementioned statement, was an attempt to cover up what was done to Sonic in his next-generation console debut. Did it succeed?

No, it did not.

There are so many flaws and glitches in this version that it isn't even funny! What are these flaws, you may ask? Well, where do I begin....

I guess I should start with the "Anniversary Mode" that was ported along with this version. The spindash (which debut in "Sonic 2") was added to the AM, which I think was pretty cool, but.... THAT'S ALL THEY ADDED!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 5, 2007
What happened to the origanal Sonic the Hedgehog? i'll tell you, it went straight to hell.

ok, it's been said many times, but i'm gonna say it again:::

Game moves Slowly.

Music is messed up.

not a challange, spin dash was added. ((genesis version was harder because it was made without this))

nop notch graphics? yeah right! hahah.

the only thing good about this game is that a save feature was added.

other than that it's nothing like the origanal.

buy this game on any other system BESIDES the GBA.

Sonic Mega Collection has this game on it. it's great, save 10 bucks and buy that game instead. plus, that game comes with sonic the hedgehog 1, 2, 3, sonic and knuckles, sonic 3d blast and more.

way better deal.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By James David Rousey on December 13, 2006
I bought this game to have my favorite classic on the go but man was it a waste of money. The past releases of this game on gamecube, genesis, Wii, etc. worked fine but when it came to the advance it had serious slowdown bug issues and even the music was a bit different and sounded horrible. The game is great but not for the advance. Get it for another system.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Sil. (Gamer & freelance PC/Android indie dev) on February 19, 2012
Okay....Sonic the Hedgehog is a terrific game. But only on anything but the Game Boy Advance. See my review for the original Genesis version if you are curious about the REAL thing. This port....is awful. Utterly awful..

How did Sega mess this up? They could have just simply ported the Genesis game onto the GBA, and call it a day. But nope. They had to "update" it to the horribleness that is at Sonic 2006 standards.

So why is this game so bad on the Game Boy Advance? Well, first off, the camera is a bit more zoomed in than in the original. That way, you'll never know if an enemy or some other projectile would fly at you from above. The control is actually WORSE than the original! There would actually be QUITE a bit of lag! It doesn't take long to get Sonic to run, but you don't get that speedy feel. And when you jump, you actually move a bit clunkier! Not to mention the game's choppy framerate.

And then there are glitches. Come on? Really? Why did Sonic slip backwards into a space where he'd be crushed? Why did I go through Robotnik's wrecking ball? But those are only a few of some pretty fatal glitches you'd find whenever you play.

The music for Sonic the Hedgehog is some of the best tunes you'd ever hear from the Sega Genesis. The Game Boy Advance is CLEARLY capable of it. Actually, it's capable of anything from the 8-Bit consoles to Super NES and Genesis. But the music happens to be poorly done on this port. It's like as if a sound chip from the NES was borrowed, with a measly 2 notes from the Genesis sound chip...By the way, the sound effects were wonky, too.

The so-called Anniversary Mode sucks. It's only the inclusion of the Spin-Dash move from Sonic 2.

The only good thing about this trashy port is that you can save.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Faulkerson on January 18, 2008
When I first bought this game at wal mart I thought I was going to have fun with it. Well as with most GBA ports of 16 bit games this one is a huge dissapointment. First off the game lags so badly (espiecally in the scrap brain zone) that it is almost unplayable. The only way to somewhat make the game run faster is to turn off the music and sound effects and play with total silence. Even with the music and sound turned off the game will lag. You might as well as turn off the music since it sounds so bad. Trying to get all chaos emeralds in this game is almost impossible as you have to save the game BEFORE you turn it off. If you dont the game will lose the position and you have to start all over again. Rather than change the backgrounds or animations to make it run more smoothly they churned it out as quickly as possible to make some quick money. Some may argue if they did that then it wouldnt be the original, but I say its much better to have a game thats playable. I thought this was supposed to be a port of a classic game not some horrible movie based game. Buy Sonic Mega Collection plus and stay away from this piece of garbage
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