Mascot and main franchise of the SEGA company. Games developed by a subsidiary of SEGA known (obviously) as Sonic Team, whose head honcho receives quite a bit of flak from the community. Sonic the Hedgehog games are known to be really freaking controversial. The basic consensus is that everything was good until the day Heroes was released when the series turned to garbage for nine very long years.
First introduced in Sonic the Hedgehog and most recently appeared in Sonic Lost World.
Sonic is a blue hedgehog that runs really fast and must stop a supa fat guy from cowering the world, sometimes with the help of his
very annoying friends everyone hates and no one wants to see.
Gathering the 7 colored DragonBalls (usually as part of the story) he can transform into Super Sonic a god like being in terms of raw power(Usually only happens during the final boss in space against a demon from another dimension lolz.
Sonic the Hedgehog
Widely believed to have started the downfall of the series, this is the game that started it all.
Introduced our speedy hero and
Eggman Robotnik, an evil doctor that wishes to take over the world.
Sonic the Hedgehog (Game Gear)
Basically the same thing only tinier.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
The Sequel, Sonic once again must stop Eggman's evil plot.
The game introduces Sonic's first friend in the series, Miles "Tails" Prower.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Game Gear)
The hardest game you will ever play.
Sonic must save the future using the time stones to travel to through time and save the environment.
First, though minor, appearance of Amy Rose in the games.
First appearance of Metal Sonic, a recurring enemy of Sonic during the series.
Pinball everywhere. Don't enter the options menu if you value your ears.
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Re-skinned Puyo Puyo game based on the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog TV series.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 + Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic must stop Eggman from launching the Death Egg into space. Once again joined by Tails plus a new addition to the cast, Knuckles, an enemy later turned friend.
Sonic 3D Blast
An isometric platformer where Sonic must rescue little birds to move through special rings. Definitely the oddball of the Genesis games.
Knuckles joins the local mafia and gangs up on Metal Sonic.
This marks the first appearance of Espio, Charmy and Vector. Also, Mighty makes his second appearance in this game, unless you do not count SegaSonic the Hedgehog. Finally, Bomb and Heavy are pretty much useless robots.
The plot of Sonic 2 is here, except with 2 less emeralds to get.
Tails Sky Patrol
Tails gets his own game and he has to fly around and chase people. Anything can hurt you in this game. Sonic's worst nightmare.
Sonic Triple Trouble
Knuckles stole the chaos emeralds, new character Fang (or Nack) wants to sell them and Eggman has the sixth emerald. This game also has level specific vehicles.
Sonic is in a car and that is why Sonic drift sucks.
Sonic Drift 2
Still in a car, still sucks.
Tails decides he wants a Metroidvania game starring him to stop an evil army of ducks.
Sonic and Knuckles have to stop Eggman in one of the ugliest, most badly programmed games ever to see the light of day.
Sonic moves very slowly through labyrinthine levels while collecting keys.
Sonic and friends compete in various races to get their hands on the Chaos Emeralds while Whitney Houston sings in the background.
Sonic the Fighters
Sonic beats up his friends (Sonic Colors quote: "I would never hurt you tails!", who are now made of rubber) in a contest where the winner gets to fly into space and beat the bejeesus out of Eggman.
Sonic Pocket Adventure
Sonic and his fanbase discovered the wonderful world of SNK.
Canceled due to complications regarding Saturn's difficulty with polygonal graphics and several missed deadlines.
Sonic and friends stop Eggman from using a giant
rape water monster named Chaos.
Sonic plays Mario Party.
Click the link. This game takes some explaining.
What was once thought to be Sonic 4.
Sonic (and 11 of his friends) go after Eggman for their own purposes. Metal Sonic ends up being the real villain, starting a long and tiresome trend of Eggman being upstaged by the monster of the week.
Re-introduces Team Chaotix.
Sonic Advance 2
Sonic and friends beat each other up again.
Sonic Advance 3
Even more Dimps fame but with crushers galore and enemy placement that is satisfying. The game involves teaming up 2 of 5 characters from the previous game to get different movesets like when Sonic and Amy are a team he can no longer spin jump normally and he's forced to use a hammer
like Mario and Luigi.
Shadow tries to discover his
convoluted past by shooting people and saying "damn".
A surprisingly well-acclaimed game that's more of a faster paced version of the Advance titles.
Sonic joins a racing tournament for the Chaos Emeralds, and ends up unearthing another floating civilization.
Worst Sonic game ever, Intended to rip off Mario with the "Save the Princess" Missions.
Introduces the Babylon Rogues, rivals of Sonic's team.
Sonic and the Secret Rings
Sonic gets sucked into the Arabian Nights, and must stop an evil genie from destroying the book while dealing with "heartburn".
Sonic Rush Adventure
What many believe to be a slight enhancement of the original. Introduces Marine the Raccoon, who turned out to be nothing more than a guest character.
Sonic lives in a Twilight crossover fan fic and becomes a werewolf after Eggman splits the planet into pieces to free generic god monster of the week. He also teams up with an annoying chocolate addicted chihuahua fairy to help him regain his memories. Amy escaped from Sega's Zoo and broke into the story.
Sonic and friends travel to a different dimension to battle aliens while Eggman finally takes over the world. Notable for having been a major arguing point of the whole Penders' Echidnas debacle.
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
Sonic finds a rock with the power to control gravity, and tries to figure out what's making security robots go berserk.
Sonic and the Black Knight
Sonic wields a talking sword and stops the evil King Arthur from destroying something.
Sonic Free Riders
Sonic joins a racing tournament for the Chaos Emeralds while you do strange poses.
Sonic...does things.....with colorful aliens known as Lisps while he tries to stop Baldy McNosehair from playing Hitler with planets. Orbot and Cubot are introduced in this game, and they do absolutely nothing.
First game to break the Sonic Cycle.
Sonic 4: Episode 1
The classic series of Sonic games continues 16(?) years later, Sonic now has Green eyes.
Roger the Porcupine teams up with Precious Fat Black-Eyed Classic Sawnick to reminisce on all of the games he's been in throughout the past 20 years. Oh, and some wierd space monster is nomming on time in the background. This game ruined the series by acknowleging that Eggman never beat Sonic and never will.
Sonic 4: Episode 2
The sequel to Sonic 4 Episode 1 which is the sequel to Sonic 3 and Knuckles and also to Sonic CD. Yeah, we're as confused as you are. CD's Little Planet makes an appearance for no reason.
Sonic Lost World
Sega surrenders to Nin10do A rebirth of Sonic X-treme. Sonic fights the kooplings in yet another new world for the list, currently causing much butthurt among certain forumgoers who don't like the changes the game features. The most common complaint is that it's too much like Super Mario Galaxy, because copying one of the greatest games ever made is totally a bad thing. Sonic is going home in a box.
- Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games series: A series of olympic themed sports games that fizzled with fans because they are not platformers. However, they sell like crazy in Europe so they're not stopping anytime soon.
- SEGA Superstars Tennis: SEGA characters come together to play Virtua Tennis.
- Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing series: If you ignore Sonic being in a car, it is one of SEGA's best crossover efforts to date. You are forced to buy it because of Shenmue guy is playable. Xbox 360 version had some bear and bird playable and Transformed put in Wreck-It Ralph and that Danica Patrick woman.
- SEGA Splash Golf: Japan only golf game where Sonic is a caddie. Gotta pay the rent somehow, right?
- Super Smash Bros Brawl: The game where everybody gets to beat up Sonic. Including Mario. Oh yes.
According to its completely insane fan base Sonic has been ruined forever multiple times, when green eyed Sonic was chosen for Sonic 4, when Sonic went 3D, the times he has been in a car, each time a new gimmick is used and pretty much every time a new Sonic game is revealed... In other words, the fanbase is completely unpleasable and all efforts to placate them will fail.
- Is Season 7 even gonna happen?
- He once applied to be the mascot for Sonic Drive-In, but the restaurant buisness doesn't take kindly to rodents (Chuck E. Cheese made sure of that).
- Originally designed to be a rabbit, which later was re-used as the basis for Ristar.
- The internet backdraft comes with the package, don't enter the forum trying to fix it.
- Be sure to support SEGA games other than Sonic or other members will make fun of you for not being a true fan.