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Average Player Score Based on 5753 ratings
8.7
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Score Breakdown Based on 5753 ratings
  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)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:9

    Kids really missed out back in the day...

    Sonic was really the only competition Mario had back in the day and he certainly gave our favourite plumber a run for his money. Fast gameplay, catchy soundtrack and challenging all at the same time. Even for today Sonic... Read Full Review

    13 of 13 users found the following review helpful

Most Helpful Critical Player Reviews

  • User Rating:9

    Kids really missed out back in the day...

    Sonic was really the only competition Mario had back in the day and he certainly gave our favourite plumber a run for his money. Fast gameplay, catchy soundtrack and challenging all at the same time. Even for today Sonic... Read Full Review

    13 of 13 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Sonic the Hedgehog

  • User Rating:8.2

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

    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 superb by the stanards. ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following 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.

    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 elements that our dear Mari... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4

    Simply amazing!

    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. Sega's new hero was Son... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8

    Chilidogs!

    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 was cheaper than the... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    Sonic the Hedgehog is one the best games of 1991.

    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 addiction. Everyone has... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7

    Great game to start off a fantastic franchise

    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. The level designs are ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5

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

    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, classic, extremely fun gam... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

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

    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 the Hedgehog was born... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.7

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

    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 play are still here. On... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    This is probably the best game on the MegaDrive.

    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 the 16-bit console was... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful