- This article is about the first video game in the Sonic series. For other uses, see Sonic the Hedgehog (disambiguation).
|Sonic the Hedgehog|
North American box art.
|Released||NA June 23, 1991|
EU June 23, 1991
|Ratings||VRC: GA Pan European|
|Platform(s)||Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, iPod, iPhone OS Mobile phone, Virtual Console, Game Boy Advance, Xbox 360 (XBLA)|
|Input methods||Game controller, Click wheel|
Sonic the Hedgehog (ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ, Sonikku za Hejjihoggu) is a platform video game and the first game in the Sonic series. It was released as SEGA's in 1991 response to Nintendo's mascot, Mario. In Sonic the Hedgehog, the player guides a blue hedgehog through several levels while collecting rings and extra lives in order to stop the plot of an evil mad scientist called Dr. Ivo Robotnik (a.k.a. Dr. Eggman).
In the Super Smash Flash series
The eponymous main character Sonic the Hedgehog, who is playable in both Super Smash Flash and Super Smash Flash 2, first appeared in this game. Some of his trademark moves and abilities are taken from this game.