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.” How many times have we seen articles about Sega’s incredibly popular mascot start this way? The fact is, despite enduring a consistently more mixed (at times outright cynical and negative) critical reception than longstanding rival Mario from Nintendo, Sonic the Hedgehog still has legions … Continue reading Sonic the Hedgehog: Introduction
Sonic the Hedgehog: Finding His Feet - So let’s start from the beginning. The year was 1990. Nintendo was enjoying a protracted period of dominance in the video game market thanks to a combination of high quality games and a highly recognisable mascot in the form of Super Mario. With the release of Super Mario Bros. 3, the company had become seemingly unstoppable. But … Continue reading Sonic the Hedgehog: Finding His Feet
Sonic the Hedgehog: Little Brothers - It’s fair to say that, for many people, Sonic’s “golden age” was the 16-bit era that encompassed his first four(ish) games. What doesn’t tend to get talked about quite so much is the fact that, around the same time, there were some fantastic 8-bit releases in the series on Sega’s Master System console and ill-fated … Continue reading Sonic the Hedgehog: Little Brothers
Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinning Off - So we’ve already talked about Sonic’s main 16-bit games on the Mega Drive, as well as his 8-bit adventures on the Game Gear and Master System. But we have a few more games to explore from this early era before we start exploring the blue blur’s oft-maligned jump into 3D space, and those are the … Continue reading Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinning Off
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Lost Game - After the success of the Sonic games on the Mega Drive, what was next? Sega had a difficult time ahead of it, since there was a certain amount of confusion over what the real successor to the 16-bit console would be. On the one hand, there was the American-developed, cartridge-based 32X, which would act as … Continue reading Sonic the Hedgehog: The Lost Game
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Age of Adventure - Sonic’s earliest forays into 3D are, today, popularly regarded as where things started going “wrong” for the blue blur. But this is one of those viewpoints that has become so ingrained in popular gaming culture that many people simply take it for granted without actually checking the games out for themselves to determine whether those … Continue reading Sonic the Hedgehog: The Age of Adventure
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Dark Age - Declaring anything the “best thing ever” or the “worst thing ever” is a dangerous game, for a variety of reasons. Tastes change over time. Preferences vary between individuals. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure and all that. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned since starting MoeGamer — well, quite a bit before that, … Continue reading Sonic the Hedgehog: The Dark Age
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Storybook Adventures - The Nintendo Wii was a peculiar system, as those who have spent any time in its company will attest. And I don’t mean that in a bad way. Rather, I’m referring to the fact that out of all the consoles in that particular generation of hardware, you were most likely to find completely unique games … Continue reading Sonic the Hedgehog: The Storybook Adventures
Sonic the Hedgehog: Dare to be Different - With how positively Sonic Adventure had been received on its original release — and many subsequent Sonic releases being compared unfavourably to it — it’s surprising that Sonic Team didn’t return to the concept sooner. Return they did, however, with an ambitious multiplatform title that was originally intended to be the third official Sonic Adventure game. Initially … Continue reading Sonic the Hedgehog: Dare to be Different
Sonic the Hedgehog: Erinaceidae of Colour - After 2008’s entertaining but divisive Sonic Unleashed, it would be another two years before we’d see the next mainline Sonic the Hedgehog game. There were two versions of Sonic Colours developed, both of which remembered to put the “U” in for the European version: a Wii-exclusive version that combined 2D and 3D gameplay in the way we’d … Continue reading Sonic the Hedgehog: Erinaceidae of Colour
Sonic the Hedgehog: Old Meets New - In 2011, Sonic turned 20. 1991 was a big year for the blue blur: he had his first ever public appearance in Sega’s arcade title Rad Mobile, then later in the year thrilled console gamers on both 8- and 16-bit Sega platforms with his first full adventures. Naturally, such a significant anniversary needed to be … Continue reading Sonic the Hedgehog: Old Meets New
Sonic the Hedgehog: A New Twist - Sonic Generations rather ably demonstrated how the Sonic series’ gameplay had evolved over the years… but where could it go from there? Certain members of Sonic Team were already contemplating this by the time Sonic Colours had completed development and work on Generations was underway. The concept grew from experimental attempts to make use of the Nintendo … Continue reading Sonic the Hedgehog: A New Twist
Sonic the Hedgehog: Take 2 - Remember back when we explored Sonic 2006 and I suggested that game was an attempt to provide a “big-budget movie” type of Sonic experience? It’s hard not to see Sonic Forces as Sonic Team having another crack at that. All the major components of “big-budget movie adaptation of popular series” are here: recognisable but somewhat … Continue reading Sonic the Hedgehog: Take 2
Sonic the Hedgehog: Everything Old is New Again - If one thing has become apparent over the course of exploring the complete Sonic the Hedgehog series, it’s that no-one seems to be able to agree on how to handle it “best”. We have Sonic Team’s attempts to move the franchise forward with various gameplay styles, new narrative components and a somewhat coherent, consistent narrative … Continue reading Sonic the Hedgehog: Everything Old is New Again

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

Gallery

 

The best of overlooked and underappreciated computer and video games, from yesterday and today

www.crowsworldofanime.com/

Reviews and editorials celebrating amazing moments in anime.

Chase the Light! Reflections

Enthusiastic about things I care about.

trash on the curb

reviewing porn unironically since 2016

Galaxy Gaming

Where we can be our geeky selves.

Epic Drop

+1 to Fitness

FuckBoiOpinions

Where I dump out my shitty views on entertainment.

#MILLENNIALLIFECRISIS

I dont have the answers, just a lot of questions.

GeekOut UK

Geek Proud, GeekOut.

Directional Input

Personal weavings through games past, present & future.

Games & Stories

Examining the stories that make games great

Bar Harukiya

Games, Music, Movies, TV, Comics, Books

HonoYoRu thoughts

anime, manga, video games and general thoughts of life

The Jackabee Reads and Writes

Authored by E. M. Neftelberg

Bad Reviews

They're not good

My Say on Anime

My reviews on Shonen Anime

The Tired Obsidian

Unfiltered Gaming Blog

UnCapt

Unprofessional opinions about video games.

paigeyki's kingdom

sharing my love for games

Bandicoot Warrior

Jump in and read the latest and greatest reviews on Filming, Gaming and Music

A Cat's Library

Read a little, read a lot.

LeeksEverywhere

Video Games, Technology & More

That Green Dude

A blog about video games by Brandon Green

Hear Dave Write

Life lessons from my wife, video games, career, music, and my kids.

Spoils of Lore

Spoilers, Lore, & Gaming Nonsense

Meghan Plays Games

Video games, tabletop games, board games... and here you'll find my reviews!

Frostilyte's Blog

Game Opinions You Didn't Ask For & Don't Want

Around The Bonfire

Gather the kindle, prepare the stones and take your place, around the bonfire.

The Brink of Gaming

Thoughts and Opinions on Various Gaming Topics

Game Time

My gaming thoughts and meanderings for you to judge!

Virtual Visions

Gaming reviews and critique

RNG

Reviews, Narrative, Game-Design

This is art, not real life.

Updated on Wednesdays

TheElderBlogs

Just a mum bloging about gaming related things and mum stuff thrown in. Maybe a bit of oddities to keep it fresh

Backlog Crusader

Comprehensive player reviews, video game backlog slaying, and thoughts on video game culture.

Ecchi Hunter

If you love ecchi, you’ve come to the right place!

The Otaku Author

Lynn Sheridan - Author, Otaku, Challenger

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

Yomu Writes About Anime

The Way I Game

"Find Johnson's photo for him, earn some smokes... how hard could it be?"

kawaiifluff

This is a reblog of my site http://geekysweetie.com - Other stuff may appear here such as reblogs from other wordpress.com sites. I blog and reblog about anime, video games, kdrama, toys, technology, and kawaii fashion and decor.

The Archive of Biffo

An Unofficial Archive of Mr Biffo's Blog

In Third Person

A personal look at video games, board games and other nerdy pursuits. www.inthirdperson.com.

Another Otaku Day

Say no to Spoiler!

SAE With a K

Dez Polycarpe

%d bloggers like this: