Sonic the Hedgehog is a video game produced by Sega which is centered on a series of high-speed platform games. Sonic, the advocate, is an anthropomorphic blue hedgehog with supersonic speed.


The first sonic the hedgehog game was released in 1991 and was conceived by Sega Sonic Team division the game was made after Sega requested for a new mascot character so as to compete with Nintendo’s mascot Mario and replace Alex Kidd. Its success brought Sega to limelight and helped it to become one of the leading video game companies in early 1990s.

Sonic adventure happens to be first major 3D Sonic game, was released in 1998 for the Dreamcast. Spin-offs have shown other genres such as Sonic R in (1997) and sports games in (2007). By March 2011, the series was said to have sold over 89 million physical copies and grossed over $5 billion by 2014 and in 2018 it shifted to 800 million copies, including free-to-play mobile game downloads. Sonic has also crossed into a variety of different media such as Hollywood film, comic books and animation.



One of the features that distinguish sonic games is collecting of golden rings that spreads throughout the levels. These rings enable the player to survive upon sustaining damage from enemy or hazardous object instead of dying, the player’s rings will scattered. However, some causes of death cannot be prevented by possessing a ring, such as being falling into a bottomless pit, drowning, running out of time and being crushed.


The Chaos Emeralds are the basis of many of the game’s plots as they are seven emeralds with mystical power and the player is required to collect all of them so as to fully defeat Doctor Egg man and achieve either the game’s good endings or super forms you can even achieve both.


Special stages were adopts as a means of earning Chaos Emeralds. It usually takes place in surreal environments and feature alternate gameplay mechanics to the standard plat forming of the main levels.


This is a certain characters that gives incredible speed, near-invincible and change color. In some games, super transformation is vulnerable to being running out of time, drowning, crushed or falling into a pit, the condition to attain such a form is an individual making contact with all of the Chaos Emeralds.


Item Box is a containers that hold power-ups that show frequently throughout the stages.  An icon on each box indicates what its inside it and the player releases the item by destroying the box.

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Last Update: May 1, 2019