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.
And still is garbage. No wait, it's now even worse than garbage.
First introduced in Sonic the Hedgehog and most recently appeared in Sonic Lost World. He is set to make an appearance in Sonic Boom.
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 myriad
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 Fatty Lobotnik Robotnik, an evil doctor that wishes to take over the world.
Sonic the Hedgehog (Game Gear)
Basically the same thing, only tinier and slightly harder.
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, an
immortal fox with 2 tails. Also introduced us to Silver Sonic, a robotic boss, and the first character Sonic actually killed.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Game Gear)
The hardest game you will ever play. First game with primarily non-Eggman bosses.
Sonic must save the future using the time stones to travel to through time and save the environment.
This game marks the first appearance of Amy Rose, potrayed as a damsel in distress. Metal Sonic, who is a recurring villain in the Sonic series, is also introduced as well.
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. Not a very popular game for a good reason.
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. Opinions on this game are often mixed.
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 who never appeared again.
The plot of Sonic 2 is here, except with 2 less emeralds to get. Also has really funny boss names.
Tails Sky Patrol
Tails gets his own game and he has to fly around and chase random people. Anything can hurt you in this game. The characters who debuted here are mostly forgotten but still have a small following. Sonic's worst nightmare.
Sonic Triple Trouble
Knuckles stole the chaos emeralds. A 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 with bombs and grenades.
One of the least popular game, or so it seems.
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 labyrinth levels while collecting keys. People seems to believe this was the worst (major) Sonic game ever until 2006.
Sonic and friends compete in various races to get their hands on the Chaos Emeralds while Whitney Houston sings in the background.
This marks the fifth appearance of Metal Sonic, but the first appearance of Tails Doll, Metal Knuckles and the first playable appearance of Egg Robo.
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. Notable for the deleted character Honey the Cat, but it's not the only Sonic game with deleted characters...
One of the most reviled games in the entire series, Sonic's Schoolhouse has a high-pitched Sonic teaching grammar, biology, and arithmetic to his victims. Contains a deleted clock character, and some of the most frightening content in the whole series.
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. Was to introduce Tiara Boobowski, who continues to live on in the hearts of fans everywhere.
While the SEGA Saturn version was a simple compilation that threw in a prototype of Sonic Adventure as a hub world (and a short film), the Game.Com version was another story entirely. Argued as the worst Sonic game period, the game had monochrome graphics, horrendous controls, an incredibly slow speed, hideous music, and no originality. The worst part? It was the best game on the Game.Com!
Sonic and friends stop Eggman from using a giant, water monster named Chaos.
The Mario Party team tried to create Sonic Party. Even to this day, people wonder on how the creators of Mario Party could screwed up Sonic Party so badly.
Widely regarded as one of the best Sonic games ever.
Marks the first appearance of Omochao, Shadow, and Rouge.
What was once thought to be Sonic 4. Basically, the classic Sonic games with Modern Sonic.
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, and introduces E-123 Omega.
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". It's the badass game in the series because nothing screams badass like a toilet seat gun, right?
A surprisingly well-acclaimed game that's more of a faster paced version of the Advance titles. You will love the enemy placement here. Blaze the Cat got her start here
The OTHER 7th-gen Sonic handheld series. The gimmick was that every stage was a race of sorts.
Sonic joins a racing tournament for the Chaos Emeralds, and ends up unearthing another floating civilization. And it was garbage, though not nearly as bad as what would come later...
Introduces the Babylon Rogues, rivals of Sonic's team.
Worst Sonic game ever, intended to rip off Mario with the "Save the Princess" Missions. Almost everyone hated this game when it came out, but has been Vindicated by History. Silver and Mephiles made their first appearances here.
There are still some maddening dumb japanophiles defending the game by lying about its flaws.
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.
The enemy placement is better here.
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-god-thingy to help him regain his memories. Amy escaped from SEGA's Zoo and broke into the story.
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
The first and only RPG of the series. Known for having terrible mini games just to execute POW Moves, your characters constantly missing and its ear-bleeding soundtrack. Also, it is made by Bioware, who did such a bad job that Sega decided to cancel Chronicles and sell the company off to Electronic Arts. Notable for having been a major arguing point of the whole Penders's Echidnas debate, thanks to yet more furry bait. A lot of fans asume is canon with the main series, entirely because of Sonamy and Knuxade.
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, and kill your back. That is, unless you are flexible enough. Sadly, this is the best game on the Kinect add-on. Shows you the power of the Blur.
Sonic does things with colorful aliens known as Wisps 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 other than being a horribly written comedy relief (although nowhere near as bad as they are in Lost World).
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. And longer appendages. Sadly, this was the last straw for non-fans
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, but this is sequel to Sonic CD. Yeah, we're as confused as you are.
Sonic Lost World
Sega surrenders to Nin10do A rebirth of Sonic X-treme. Sonic fights the Koopalings in yet another new world for the list, currently causing much butthurt among the large amounts of forumgoers who don't like the changes the game features. The most common complaint was initially that it's too much like Super Mario Galaxy, because copying one of the greatest games ever made is totally a bad thing. Other complaints include the insane difficulty, horrid writing, simplistic graphics, lazy boss battles, and the pointless new mechanics. Sonic is going home in a box.
- Rise of Lyric
Shockingly, the most poorly recieved game of all time. A stereotypical kiddie platformer and Sega's ripoff of Ratchet & Clank All 4 One. Developed by BigRedButton Entertainment. Sonic and his irritating friends work together a little too hard to stop a villian who is too good for the franchise from destroying the world without any reason, by swinging and throwing enemies with a beam rope they're not supposed to have, and spraying out massively annoying catchphrases every 5 seconds that could cause a history of rage quits. In the result of a glitch, Knuckles can fly. This game was so bad it became Sonic 06's new rival.
- Shattered Crystal
A more forgetable game then the other title. Amy gets kidnapped once again, and Sonic has to achieve the unworthy goal again with the help of Tails and Knuckles, and a poorly-named new god damn friend ment to erase Marine the Racoon from history. The goal of the game is to reach the end in order to see the characters in Amy's house doing an extremely rediculous robot dance animation that probably took most of the games budget. Not only did Sanzaru Games do a terrible job with the game, but they dropped Sly Cooper 5 in order to develop it.
The last game before Nintendo lets Sega off the leash and let them resume fighting their lost one-sided battle against them.
- 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. It seems the latest one wasn't such a hit...
- 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 (and the PC version had all manner of lousy guests later on).
- 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 (and vice versa). Including Mario. Oh yes.
- Super Smash Bros WiiU/3DS: The game where everybody gets to beat up Sonic again.
- Sonic Before the Sequel: A prequel to Sonic 2. You alternate between Sonic and Tails as you travel the zones of the game.
- Sonic After the Sequel: A prequel to Sonic 3 and Knuckles. Now with much better production values than BTS!
- Sonic World: Almost every character can now go through a selection of stages from throughout Sonic history. Probably the best 3D Sonic fan-game out there. Nah, that honor goes to...
- Sonic Robo Blast 2: A Doom-based fan game with an emphasis on emulating the vintage games of the Genesis era, but in 3D.
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.
- There's a live-action film coming soon.