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This is an article about the 16-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog. For the Master System / Game Gear version see Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit)

Sonic the Hedgehog (ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ Sonikku za Hejjihoggu?) is a 16-bit platformer video game for the Mega Drive, developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega. It first released collectively in North America and Europe as a pack-in title for the Mega Drive on June 23, 1991. One month later it released in Japan on July 26. It is the first installment in the Sonic the Hedgehog series and would continue with a direct sequel Sonic the Hedgehog 2. A port developed by Ancient was released for the Master System and Game Gear.

Zones[edit | edit source]

1. Green Hill Zone
2. Labyrinth Zone
3. Marble Zone
4. Scrap Brain Zone
5. Sky Base Zone
6. Star Light Zone
7. Final Zone
8. Special Zone

Characters[edit | edit source]

Playable[edit | edit source]

Non-playable[edit | edit source]

Badniks[edit | edit source]

Image Name First Appearance Zone
Motobug Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Green Hill Zone
Buzz Bomber Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Green Hill Zone
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Chopper Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Green Hill Zone
Newtron Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Green Hill Zone
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Caterkiller Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Marble Zone
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Bat Brain Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Marble Zone
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Roller Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Spring Yard Zone
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Spikes Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Spring Yard Zone
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Burrobot Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Labyrinth Zone
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Jaws Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Labyrinth Zone
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Orbinaut Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Labyrinth Zone
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Bomb Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Star Light Zone
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Ball Hog Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Star Light Zone
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Splats Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Scrapped character.

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List of Sonic games Sonic
Main Series: Sonic 1 · Sonic 2 · Sonic CD · Sonic 3 · & Knuckles · Adventure · Adventure 2 · Heroes · Shadow
Sonic '06 · Secret Rings · Unleashed · Black Knight · Colors · Lost World · Generations · Mania (Plus) · Forces
Handheld games: Sonic (8-bit) · Sonic 2 (8-bit) · Chaos · Triple Trouble · Labyrinth · Blast · Pocket Adventure
Advance · Advance 2 · Battle · Advance 3 · Rush · Genesis · Rush Adventure · Chronicles
Colors DS · Generations 3DS · Lost World 3DS
Spinoffs: Eraser · SegaSonic · Spinball · MBM · Tails' Skypatrol · Tails Adventure · Knuckles' Chaotix · Fighters
3D Blast · Shuffle · Sega Superstars · Mario & Sonic · Sonic Boom
Racing games: Drift · Drift 2 · Sonic R · Riders · Rivals · Rivals 2 · Riders: Zero Gravity · All-Stars Racing
Free Riders · All-Stars Racing Transformed · Team Sonic Racing
Mobile games: Jump · Dash · Runners · Dash 2: Sonic Boom · Runners Adventure · Forces: Speed Battle
Compilations: Compilation · Jam · Sonic & Knuckles Collection · Mega Collection (Plus) · Gems Collection

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