Sonic the Hedgehog

From West Elmira Computers Museum

This article is about the series. For the 16-bit game, see Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit video game). For the 8-bit game, see Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit video game). For the film, see Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

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Sonic the Hedgehog
DeveloperYuji Naka, Naoto Ohshima
PublisherSega
Released1991-present

Sonic the Hedgehog is a character that is part of a Japanese multimedia series published by Sega that consists of video games, comics, television shows, films, books, and music.

Fictional character biography

Sonic the Hedgehog is a super-fast blue hedgehog.

He protects the world from Dr. Robotnik, also known as Eggman.

Eggman creates robots, often using woodland animals as the brains, in his attempts to conquer the world.

Sonic is joined on his adventures by Knuckles and Tails, among others.

Video games in the Sonic the Hedgehog series

Title Developer System Release Added to museum
Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic Team Genesis 1991 Windows: March 11, 2016
Android: December 19, 2018
Genesis Mini: May 4, 2019
Switch (Sega Ages): April 14, 2021
Sonic the Hedgehog Ancient Master System
Game Gear
1992 Game Gear Micro (Game Gear): March 26, 2021
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sonic Team
Sega Technical Institute
Genesis 1992 Genesis: December 25, 1992
Windows: March 11, 2016
Android: December 19, 2018
Linux, macOS: December 21, 2018
Genesis Mini: May 4, 2019
Switch (Sega Ages): April 14, 2021
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Ancient Master System
Game Gear
1992 3DS (Game Gear): March 30, 2021
Sonic CD Sonic Team
Sega Technical Institute
Sega CD 1993 Linux macOS, Windows: December 21, 2018
Sonic Chaos Aspect Master System
Game Gear
1993 Not yet
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Sonic Team Genesis 1994 Genesis: December 25, 1994
Windows: March 11, 2016
Linux macOS: December 21, 2018
Sonic & Knuckles Sonic Team Genesis 1994 Windows: March 11, 2016
Linux macOS: December 21, 2018
Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble Aspect Game Gear 1994 Not yet
Sonic Labyrinth Minato Giken Game Gear 1995 Not yet
Sonic 3D Blast Traveller's Tales
Sonic Team
Genesis 1996 Windows: March 11, 2016
Linux macOS: December 21, 2018
Sonic Blast Aspect Master System
Game Gear
1996 Not yet
Sonic Adventure Sonic Team Dreamcast
Windows
1998 Windows (DX): March 11, 2016
Sonic Pocket Adventure SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color 1999 Not yet
Sonic Adventure 2 Sonic Team Dreamcast
Windows
2001 Windows (Battle): March 11, 2016
Sonic Advance Dimps
Sonic Team
Game Boy Advance 2001 Not yet
Sonic Heroes Sonic Team USA GameCube 2003 Not yet
Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic Team GameCube 2006 Not yet
Sonic Unleashed Sonic Team Xbox 360 2008 Not yet
Sonic Colors Sonic Team Wii 2010 Not yet
Sonic Generations Sonic Team Windows 2011 Windows: March 11, 2016
Sonic Lost World Sonic Team Windows 2011 Windows: March 11, 2016
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Big Red Button Wii U 2014 Not yet
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Sanzaru Games Nintendo 3DS 2014 Not yet
Sonic Mania Christian Whitehead
PagodaWest Games
Headcannon
HyperKinetic
Switch
Windows
2017 Switch: January 31, 2018
Switch (Plus DLC): July 17, 2018
Windows (Plus): December 21, 2018

Films in the Sonic the Hedgehog series

Title Studio Release Added to museum
Sonic the Hedgehog Original Film 2020 Blu-ray: August 12, 2020
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Original Film 2022 Not yet