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  1. 10 (1648)
  2. 9 (2406)
  3. 8 (1154)
  4. 7 (343)
  5. 6 (79)
  6. 5 (33)
  7. 4 (16)
  8. 3 (9)
  9. 2 (18)
  10. 1 (47)

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  • User Rating 8.2

    Sonic the hedgehog is one of the most famous game in gaming history

    Rated on July 16, 2006 by Kadaj10

    This is a must have game if you own a Mega Drive. back in the 2D Cartridge technology, Sega created a game that will last. and that is Sonic the Hegdehog. the graphic and game-play design are supe...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6

    The game that started the Sonic series and still is a fun ride to play once in a while.

    Rated on July 21, 2006 by sonicphoto

    Sonic the hedgehog brought 2-D platforming to a whole new level. Even tough Mario started the platforming goodness, Sonic made it different by adding a sense of speed and different platforming element...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.4

    Simply amazing!

    Rated on July 17, 2006 by CLeRKSfan4life

    Back in the late 80's and early 90's Nintendo was dominating the industry with their mascot Mario. Sega decided to market their own mascot that would be a huge alternative from an Italian plumber. Seg...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.8


    Rated on December 28, 2005 by differentiation

    Ah yes, the old Sega Genesis, the XBOX of its time. I remember buying my 1st console in the early '90s, and my choices consisted of NES, SNES, and GEN. I looked at the prices, and for some reason GEN ...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Sonic the Hedgehog is one the best games of 1991.

    Rated on April 09, 2008 by malachi_27

    Two wonderful games were released in 1991: Super Mario World, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Why Sonic the Hedgehog? It brought memorable tunes, impressive, simple graphics, and a load of fun and addictio...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7

    Great game to start off a fantastic franchise

    Rated on January 06, 2007 by schoolsucks2005

    What can I say about this game other than it is classic? It started off everything to do with Sonic. It has AWESOME music, great graphics, even for today. It's better than many games today as well. Th...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Oldest Sonic the Hedgehog, but it is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!:D

    Rated on August 28, 2009 by gamedude2009

    This game is the first in the series, and one of the best in the series, and I don't know why the SEGA Company corrupted Sonic... Anyway, BUY IT. You will have so much fun with this awesome, classi...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Sonic the Hedgehog is old-school platforming fun at it's best.

    Rated on August 31, 2009 by SuperfastSonic

    Book of SEGA Genesis 23:1991 In the beginning there was Nintendo and their mascot: Mario. But then on the 6th year a light appeared in the sky and voices in heaven screamed out: SEGA!!, and Sonic t...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.7

    Holds up well over time but still not as fun as Sonic 2.

    Rated on May 15, 2007 by dmish82

    This game surprisingly held up very well over time. It is excellently emulated on the Virtual Console. The graphics look good and the sound is crisp. All of the features that made this game fun to pla...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    This is probably the best game on the MegaDrive.

    Rated on August 27, 2004 by benjones1blj

    Sonic The Hedgehog was released on the Sega MegaDrive (Genesis) in June 1991. It was the debut of Sega's Superstar mascot Sonic The Hedgehog. The game was a hit and it catapulted Sega to the top of th...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.