|“||Gotta go Fast!||”|
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, REALLY freaking controversial. The basic consensus is that everything was good until the day Heroes was released when the series mutated into garbage for nine very long years. (And it's still hated by many non-fans because some games were just THAT trashy, such as the recent Rise of Lyric.)
And still is garbage. No wait, now it's 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, all THREE of them.
Sonic is a blue hedgehog that runs really fast and must stop a obese mad scientist from taking over the the world, sometimes with the help of his friends while fighting even more enemies and running afoul of odd NPCs. Gathering the 7 Chaos Emeralds (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).
Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis)
Widely believed to have started the downfall of the series, this is the game that started it all. (Mostly considered horrible by about 95% of drunkard hipster punks and mad scientists.)
Sonic The Hedgehog (Genesis)
Introduced our speedy hero and Dr.
Eggman/Kintobor/Baldy McNosehair/Fatty Lobotnik/Mostachon Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, an evil scientist that wishes to take over the world and build his empire.
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, portrayed as a damsel in distress. Metal Sonic, who is a recurring villain in the Sonic series, is also introduced as well. He is very efficient compared to other robtic replicas of Sonic.
Pinball everywhere. Don't enter the options menu if you value your ears.
Based on Sonic SatAM. Charles133 used it as proof that SEGA "promised" fans a true
Sally Acorn SatAM game. (Despise the fact that it was a mere cameo of Sally). Hence, debut of Sally and Bunnie in a game.
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 (AKA Sonic 3&K)
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 grown into stuborn friend. There is also a new villain in Mecha Sonic and his accomplice Egg Robo.
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. Bullies...
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! 'Nuff said.
Sonic Drift 2
Still in a car, still sucks. It took a while to get this right.
Tails is featured Metroidvania game starring him to stop an evil army of ducks with bombs and grenades.
One of the least popular games, 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 (having to rely on rolling) while collecting keys. People seems to believe this was the worst (major) Sonic game ever until Sonic 2006 was released.
Sonic and friends compete in various races to get their hands on the Chaos Emeralds (again) while Whitney Houston sings in the background.
This marks the fifth appearance of Metal Sonic, but the first (and only) appearance of Tails Doll and Metal Knuckles and the first playable appearance of Egg Robo.
Sonic the Fighters
Sonic and friends compete in a contest where yo win by defeating all the characters, 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.
A compilation of Sonic 1-3&K. It featured an alternate mini HUB/world called the Sonic World that was in fact a prototype of Sonic Adventure. The game had low poly models unfortunately, but you can fly with Tails in Sonic world!
The game.com version is very much another story...
A really horrible one.
Sonic and friends stop Eggman from using a giant, water god-like mutated chao named Chaos.
Sonic themed Mario Party-like game. 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.
The only thing not good about it are the 'Sonic Fans' that blame THIS GAME for not having a SA3. Even though Sonic Unleased and Sonic 06 were TECHINICALLY SA3 and SA4
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 (and Neo Metal Sonic, a powered up version of Metal Sonic capable of copying data from others' life forms and evolving).
Sonic Advance 2
Sonic and friends beat each other up again in a conflict over a trainable robot named Emerl that Tails tamed, which would then later would be kidnapped and trained by Eggman, only to become uncontrollable and eventually destroyed by Sonic.
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, she can no longer spin jump normally and he's forced to use a hammer
, similar to Mario and Luigi. Said kidnapped robot returns in the game.
Shadow tries to discover his
convoluted past, but is tricked by an alien with similar DNA to those of Shadow's, and starts using guns to defeat enemies. Has multiple paths to take in the story, with different results.
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 debuted here.
The OTHER 7th-gen Sonic handheld series. The gimmick was that every stage was a race of sorts.
Sonic Extreme was a weird original XBOX prototype that involved Sonic and Shadow riding on skateboards (with no wheels) made by Vision Scape Interactive, footage of the game was leaked in 2011, and said footage was bashed by critics. Some say it was the idea for Sonic Riders.
Sonic joins a racing tournament involving hover-boards in attempts to win for the Chaos Emeralds, and ends up unearthing another abandoned floating civilization called Babylon.
Introduces the Babylon Rogues, rivals of Sonic's team, and the decedents of the Babylon.
Almost everyone hated this game when it came out, but has been vindicated by History. Silver and Mephiles made their debut here.
There are still some guys defending the game, saying it COULD be good without the glitches and/or plot holes.
Sonic and the Secret Rings
Sonic gets sucked into the Arabian Nights (alternate book dimension), and must stop an evil genie from destroying the book while dealing with "heartburn"(fire stuck his chest that doesn't do anything).
Sonic Rush Adventure
What many believe to be a slight enhancement of the original. Debuts Marine the Raccoon, who turned out to be nothing more than a guest character.
The enemy placement is better here.
Sonic is transformed into a werewolf after Eggman splits the planet into pieces to free generic god monster of darkness. He also teams up with an chihuahua-fairy-god-thingy to help him regain his memories. Amy also escaped from SEGA's zoo and met up with an absent-minded, cucumber-loving professor to help out. An early version of Orbot also appeared.
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 unknown. This turns out to be a ruse, however.
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 absorbs colorful aliens known as Wisps and uses their special powers while he tries to stop Dr. Eggman from playing Hitler with the Wisps' home planets. Orbot and Cubot are debuted in this game, and they do absolutely nothing other than 'helping' Eggman in cutscenes
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 classic-fans. Its soundtrack is synthesized using dying cats and dying ducks.
Modern Sonic teams up with Classic Sonic to stop some weird space monster that is destroying on time in the background which is controlled by controlled by Eggman and Robotnik (AKA Classic Eggman). Would've been a five-star success if Sonic's friends wern't invided.
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 plays Doodle Jump.
Sonic plays Subway Surfers.
Sonic Jump Fever
Sonic plays Doodle Jump again...WITH FEVER!!!
Sonic Lost World
A rebirth of Sonic X-treme. Sonic fights the koopling in yet another new world for the list, currently causing much butthurt among the large amounts of forum-goers 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 (
Ratatoing). 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. First appearance of Zazz (yeah, Zazz became a thing).
- Rise of Lyric
Shockingly, the most poorly recieved game of all time. A video game based on a cartoon based on a video game. A stereotypical kiddie platformer and Sega's ripoff of Ratchet & Clank All 4 One. Developed by BigRedButton Entertainment (SO DONT BLAME SEGA NOR SONIC TEAM, YOU BUTTHURT FANS). Sonic and his 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 extremely annoying catchphrases and exposition every 5 seconds that could drive any hater/fan/critic insane. In the result of a glitch, Knuckles can fly. This game was so bad it became Sonic 06's new rival. Perci, an NPC, gained striking amounts of attention.
This game brought back the Sonic Cycle at full force.
- Shattered Crystal
A more forgettable game then the other title (despite being the series's second Metroidvania). 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 stupid 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.
- Fire and Ice
NOT AGAIN. Basically, this is the killer, the game that ends Sonic permanently. Noted for an uninanimously bad reception upon reveal from the fandom and outsiders alike. WHY SANZARU, WHY?!
Sonic plays Rayman Jungle Run. Big the Cat returns as a playable character despite Mr. Iizuka promising not to use him again. With the huge roster (for a Sonic game), only Jet seems to be missing from Sonic Runners. Even Tikal is coming.
Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom
Blue arms Sonic plays Subway Surfers.
When pigs fly.
- 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
FINALLYgets to KILL THAT SINFULLY ANNOYING DOG FROM DUCKHUNT!!!...oh, andbeat up Sonic (and Megaman and Pac-Man) 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.
- Freedom Planet: Just Kidding.
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.