Sonic the Hedgehog
by Sega / Sonic Team
WARNING: HEDGEHOGS APPROACHING AT SONIC SPEEDS
You got it! That super speedy hedgehog with an attitude has just sped his way into the 8-bit market and does he ever have a job to do! It seems Sonic's friends are beginning to disappear from the homeland. Who could behind such a plot except the evil Dr. Robotnic who is changing Sonic's buddies into robot slaves! Needless to say, Sonic don't play that game!
Use your fleeting footpower to run through totally new 8-Bit worlds not seen in Sonic's Genesis adventures! There's plenty of power-up items ranging from the super sneakers that give you all the super speed you need, to bubble shields that will help you survive longer!
All you 8-Bit bangers don't feel left out! Sonic is here to jam to some of the hottest 8-Bit action around!
The levels consist of 3 acts in each zone and a boss fight at the end of the third act, after which you move on to the next zone. The graphics were mind blowing for the time. Today, compared to some of the really intricate stuff in Sonic 2 and Sonic and Knuckles they are a little tame but they still look good overall. The layout of the levels is great, with rolling hills, wide open areas, loops to run through and walls to break. The entire Sonic series is known for its great levels and the original game is no exception.
The sound is excellent, from the classic “Sega” that you hear when first starting the game, to the music that plays in each stage. They're simply some of the best tracks on the Genesis.
This is one of those games that you have to own. If you haven’t played it then do yourself a favor and track it down as fast as you can. I’ve been playing it since 1991 and I still go back to it every now and then. Some legends never die.
2005-07-12 Sonic The Hedgehog is a classic Sega game.