Sonic the Hedgehog (Series)

Sega’s long-running series of mascot platformers, constantly playing second fiddle to Nintendo’s Super Mario series in terms of critical reception but nonetheless a banner beneath which hordes of loyal, dedicated fans rally to this day.


Developer: Various
Publisher: Sega
Available on: Various


Cover Game Articles

Sonic the Hedgehog: Introduction - "Sonic hasn't been good for a long time." "Sonic has never been good." Well, that sounds like a challenge to me!
Sonic the Hedgehog: Finding His Feet - Sonic 1, 2 and 3. And Knuckles. The holy trinity (and a bit). Are these really the best the blue blur has to offer, or is popular perception skewed by nostalgia?
Sonic the Hedgehog: Little Brothers - Most people regard Sonic's "golden age" as being his early adventures on 16-bit platforms. But don't neglect his 8-bit and early handheld forays; there are some joyful games to enjoy here!
Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinning Off - Sonic's never just been about high-speed platforming. In fact, some of the spin-off games in which he's starred are highly enjoyable experiences that deserve a second look.
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Lost Game - Despite being Sega's most recognisable mascot for years, Sonic somehow managed to mostly skip the 32-bit generation. What on Earth happened?
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Age of Adventure - The blue blur's critics regard his first forays into 3D -- Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Heroes -- as where things started "going wrong". But it turns out there's still a lot to like in these venerable platformers!
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Dark Age - Sonic 2006 sucks, right? RIGHT? Well... what about if you ignore everything popular and online culture has ever said about it, and instead examine it purely on its own merits? Turns out things get pretty interesting...
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Storybook Adventures - The Wii was a strange system. So it's perhaps fitting that it played host to two of Sonic's strangest games: Sonic and the Secret Rings, and Sonic and the Black Knight.
Sonic the Hedgehog: Dare to be Different - Sonic Unleashed was originally going to be the third Sonic Adventure game... and it shows. Varied gameplay, a dramatic narrative and some interesting new mechanics combine to make a vastly underrated installment in the series as a whole.
Sonic the Hedgehog: Erinaceidae of Colour - Even the staunchest Sonic hater had a tough time considering Sonic Colours to be a "bad" game; for many, it was a return to form. For those who had stuck by the speedy one, meanwhile, it was vindication.
Sonic the Hedgehog: Old Meets New - Sonic Generations was an apt celebration of the blue blur's 20th anniversary, blending the best bits of classic 2D Sonic gameplay with the more modern "Boost Sonic" experience.
Sonic the Hedgehog: A New Twist - Sonic Lost World provides a markedly different sort of platforming experience to many other games in the series -- an ideal fit for Nintendo's Wii U platform, you might say!
Sonic the Hedgehog: Take 2 - Sonic Forces was a second attempt at pulling off a "Sonic: The Movie" kind of experience, with an overdramatic, world-shattering story and a distinctly big-budget feel. The last time they tried this was Sonic 2006... did people like it more this time around?
Sonic the Hedgehog: Everything Old is New Again - Sonic Mania promised a return to the blue blur's 2D, 16-bit roots. Just how well did it pull that off?

Other Articles about Sonic the Hedgehog

Your Favourite Overlooked and Underappreciated Games - Yesterday, I found myself a bit frustrated by yet another example of Twitter’s never-ending focus on negativity and cynicism. In other words, it was a Thursday. The tweet that frustrated me a bit probably didn’t have any ill intentions behind it, but its question to the community of what games you “hate but are highly … Continue reading Your Favourite Overlooked and Underappreciated Games
Team Sonic Racing: Always Better Together - One of the most interesting success stories of the last couple of console generations is the series of Sonic-themed racing games. While the blue blur’s mainline adventures have had a somewhat mixed reception over the years, Sumo Digital’s Sonic Racing series (to date consisting of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Team Sonic Racing) has … Continue reading Team Sonic Racing: Always Better Together
The MoeGamer Awards 2018: Best Common Architecture - The MoeGamer Awards are a series of “alternative” awards that I’ve devised in collaboration with the community as an excuse to celebrate the games, experiences and fanbases that have left a particular impression on me in 2018. Find out more and leave a suggestion here! This award was suggested by spaktukal. Environmental design in gaming is … Continue reading The MoeGamer Awards 2018: Best Common Architecture
Sunday Driving: Pudding?! You Were Always So Quirky, Brian – Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed #6 - It’s time for another Sunday Driving session as we continue our playthrough of Sega and Sumo Digital’s wonderful Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. We’re making good progress through the World Tour mode — it should only be another episode or two before we clear all the available events on the normal difficulty we’ve been playing … Continue reading Sunday Driving: Pudding?! You Were Always So Quirky, Brian – Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed #6
Sunday Driving: Arrow of Light – Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed #2 - Let’s get ready to, uh, drive! Yes, it’s that time of the week again when I rev up my engines, grab my controller and jump into some of my favourite arcade racers from over the years. This week we’re once again continuing with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on PC, one of my all-time favourite kart racers, … Continue reading Sunday Driving: Arrow of Light – Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed #2
Waifu Wednesday: Blaze the Cat - As we approach the end of our official Sonic month (although coverage of the games will continue as there are still several more I’d like to write about!) it’s time we took a look at a less frequently seen member of the Sonic ensemble cast. In stark contrast to the series’ previous feline companion, the … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Blaze the Cat
The MoeGamer Podcast: Episode 8 – Sonic Sez - Sonic hasn't been good since the Mega Drive, right? Wrong. Let Pete and Chris educate you. Plus the usual news and "what we've been playing" segments.
Waifu Wednesday: Cream the Rabbit - There are many reasons one can find a character appealing. Sometimes it’s as simple a base desire as “BIG FAT BAT TATS” — although many fans of Rouge will almost certainly point to other aspects of the character they like besides her formidable assets — but at other times it’s about a feeling of connection and … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Cream the Rabbit
Waifu Wednesday: Amy Rose - It’s Sonic month here on MoeGamer, so, well, we gotta do what we gotta do. The Sonic series as a whole actually has a decent number of fun, cute and sexy female characters, with probably the most well-known of them being Sonic’s not-girlfriend Amy Rose. With most gamers’ first encounter with her being 1993’s Sonic CD, what you may … Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Amy Rose
Sega Mega Drive Classics: Yes, It’s That Time Again - You know a console generation has truly reached maturity when it gets a compilation of Mega Drive games. Sega’s library of 16-bit classics must surely, by now, be some of the most frequently officially and legally emulated games of all time — and yet we keep getting these packages. And people keep buying them. People … Continue reading Sega Mega Drive Classics: Yes, It’s That Time Again

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