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Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog (SMS) game cover art
Platform: Sega Master System
Genre: Action (Platformer)
Developer: SEGA

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10/25/1991
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10/25/1991
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Staff Reviews

Sonic the Hedgehog review (Genesis)

Reviewed December 20, 2003

Marc Golding says: "The fast and the furious Green Hill Zone. Barreling over bright green hills, digging your heels in as you race through lush valleys of green, leaping for coins and coming back down to green earth - this is what the entire game should have been about. Sad that the heights of enjoyment should be reached in Sonic’s first mission, sad that gamers should be teased so cruelly, as the roaring velocity of his run, (increased even more with the special speedy shoe icon, and even more while Sonic spins) comes to an abrupt halt with the conclusion of the zone, never to reach such intensity again. "
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Reader Reviews

Sonic the Hedgehog review

Reviewed June 01, 2008

bigcj34 says: "The fact that Sega managed a fully respectable release of the Mega Drive’s lynchpin franchise on the Master System that had long since lost to the NES sometimes leaves you to wonder why Sega couldn’t have thought of this game sooner. This down-scale undoubtedly gives that fat plumber a run for his coins, but its only the hardware’s strong European market (they do have sense) that drove this later release. Inevitably the lack of blast-processing means the removal of the 16-bit versions signature ..."
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