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Sonic the Hedgehog

by Sega
Sega Genesis
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

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  • An original hero
  • Awesome power-ups
  • Lots of huge levels
  • Lush terrain
  • For 1 player
  • Number of Players Supported: 1 Player
  • The game is divided into several "zones", each of them containing three levels.

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  • ASIN: B00002SVNY
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 5 x 1 inches ; 5.6 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,367 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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From the Manufacturer

You ain't got nothing against a superhero hedgehog. Step into the shoes of one of the most popular video game characters of all time in Sonic the Hedgehog. Blaze through each level, using spin attacks and bursts of speed to get where you're going. Use loops to defy gravity, and then dash to safety in Sonic's power sneakers. You'll traverse hot lava, waterfalls, beautiful mountaintops, and zoom through a magical city along your journey to rescue your friends from the clutches of evil. Full of rotating mazes, unprecedented obstacles, and deadly enemies, Sonic the Hedgehog is a long-standing classic for the Genesis.

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Includes game and original case or box. NO MANUAL. Game and case may show average wear for age but will be clean with a fully intact label on cartridge. All ClassicGameStore games are tested before being put into inventory.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A simple but wonderful classic. January 7, 2004
I will never forget the snowy Xmas of 1992 when I made the upgrade from the trusty old Commodore 64 to the Sega Genesis. I got about 1 game per week for the Genesis and tried just about everything. My first ever game tho was Sonic the Hedgehog. The gameplay was simple and that's the way I liked it.
The graphics were cute. From bright blue sunshine and tropical landscapes to the cruel mechanical world of Doctor Robotnik (now called the Eggman). The music was great (where are the soundtrack CDs???) and I was never happier.
Sure it was totally easy but I always went back for more. This game had such charm is it any wonder why Sonic is still so popular all these years on?
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The original is still the best January 13, 2002
Flashback to 1989. Sega has released the Mega Drive in Japan, and received somewhat dissapointing results. Fearing that the same would happen in the U.S., Sega hired a special team in 1990 to design a character that would carry the Genesis to the top of the gaming world. After 14 months, they reached a solution. Sonic the Hedgehog. A small, blue-spiked hedgehog with red sneakers that could run at the speed of sound. In the U.S., Sonic the Hedgehog was a runaway hit, and Sonic became a gaming icon overnight. A game that had this much success was obviously a great title, right? Exactly. This game (at the time) was everything a gamer could hope for. One with an undoubtedly cool character, awesome graphics, break-neck speed, and enough replay value that would still make you play it years down the road. This was no ordinary game. This was a revolution.
The game itsself is compiled of 6 zones that contained 3 acts each. Each zone, obviously, incresing in difficulty as the game progressed. At the end of the third act in every zone, you must fight against the evil Dr. Robotnik. If you didn't know, Dr. Robotnik is the one who captured all of Sonics' friends and turned them into robots. After you defeat him, he flys off and you then destroy a capsule and save some of your friends from being roboticized.
The real highlight of the game, though, is the special stage. Collect 50 or more rings in an act and jump through the giant gold ring at the end, and you were transported into a 360 degree rotating maze in search for one of the 6 chaos emeralds. The colors in this stage would make a hippie proud, and were unimgainable on the NES or Master system.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A CLASSIC July 16, 2006
Sonic The Hedgehog 1 for the Sega Genesis system is one of the greatest video games ever created. For those that don't know, It is getting a 15th anniversary Gameboy Advance Re-release in November, 2006. It will feature 2 new features. The first feature, will be a save feature and the second, Sonic will be able to do the spin-dash thing he was able to in Sonic 2. I'm so excited. I hope that they re-release Sonic 2 (with Knuckles), 3 (with knuckles), and Sonic And Knuckles on GBA on their 15th anniversary.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Let's see....I think it was the Christmas of 1992 when I first got the Genesis (when it came with Sonic 1 as a bonus pack deal). Let me tell you...this game brings back memories. The gorgeous level designs, the many diabotical machines from Dr. Robotnik (and to think Labyrinth Zone was the only one where you had to keep from being crushed from the bottom as he just moved up towards the top! Pretty clever.), and the MUSIC! Once I found out about the level code, I would spend hours in the Sound Test area just listening to the music. And I loved the special stages (actually when it was easy to get to just by collecting rings and before it went 3-D). Even though I didn't understand what happened at the end of the game after getting the emeralds (new flowers grow in Green Hill....ok?), I guess that was a way of showing peace was restored, though I wish there was more.
Sega should get into the act of what Nintendo is doing now, re-releasing popular games for the GBA. All of the old Sonic games need a re-vamp. I'd love to play Sonic 1 on the Advance. But we'll see. Along with Mario and Mega Man, Sonic proved how fun the world was when it was in 2-D.
Long live the original Sonic the Hedgehog.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Duckman
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'll admit that whenever I think of this game, I do get pretty nostalgic over it since this was really the first videogame I ever got heavily engrossed in, since I got this at the age of four on Christmas Day of 1991 (I honestly don't remember much of my life before then). However, the nostalgia factor does NOT influence the rating I have for this game, I'm strictly rating this game on how much quality I think it has. Anyway, on to the review.


In this game, an evil scientist named Dr. Robotnik is turning animals into malicious robots and is searching for the six Chaos Emeralds, which he thinks will make him rule Mobius. You play Sonic, a blue hedgehog who's really fast and is determined to stop Robotnik from getting the emeralds all while saving his furry and feathered friends.

Admittedly, the story and characters aren't works of art, but the brilliance of this game lies in its innovative style of platforming, lush graphics, and excellent sound.


While it's been said millions of times before, Sonic really set itself apart from the other platformers out there for its fast speed. While this game series isn't Ninja Gaiden-level difficult, Sonic's speed really makes a gamer refine his or her motor skills and hand-eye coordination to make precise jumps and to jump or run all at the right times. Despite the fact that this game is famed for being fast, there are some spots in the game where you have to slow down to properly avoid certain obstacles, which I don't really have a problem with since I think it's these little "breaks" that add just the right amounts of variation in gameplay to keep from getting monotinous.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Huge sticker that left marks and it didn't come with a case.
Published 6 days ago by Kerrie Blair
2.0 out of 5 stars worse quality than advertised
the game was delivered in a small manilla packaging envelope. When I opened it, I was upset to see the label said "NOT FOR RESALE" on the front. Read more
Published 7 days ago by ashley
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
This game doesn't work past the 2nd level :(
Published 1 month ago by Andrea Schaub
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great condition
Published 2 months ago by david wayne williams
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a awesome game.
I think this game is awesome
Because I have never ever seen a blue
Hedgehog before. And it's fun to play.
Published 2 months ago by Laurie
1.0 out of 5 stars I want my money back!
I want my money back!
How dare you sell someone a demo when they ordered the game!
Now I have an unset 4 year old. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Natalia Jasinska
5.0 out of 5 stars Its Sonic
If you have a Genesis or one of those knock offs, you know, its Sonic, you gotta go fast. Relive your youth on that glorious HD TV.
Published 5 months ago by Cerveau
4.0 out of 5 stars Sonic!
This is obviously a sega classic! Very famous game that is very fun and sonic has seemed to be a never ending character as there are still games coming out for sonic. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jordan Miller
1.0 out of 5 stars not a satisfied customer
it's not the game I ordered its a demo it plays the first 40 seconds of the first level and then it restart the whole entire game you can't play an actual game on that cartridge
Published 6 months ago by steven shircliff
5.0 out of 5 stars YAY SONIC
We always come back to Sonic. I miss the simple times..Sonic was hours of fun and a good challenge for the brain and we really never get tired of this. Good clean fun.
Published 8 months ago by Toney Yates
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