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Sonic The Hedgehog


This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


The Sonic game that started it all is now free-to-play and optimized for mobile devices!

Race at lightning speeds across seven classic zones as Sonic the Hedgehog. Run and spin through loop-de-loops as you collect rings and defeat enemies on your mission to save the world from the evil Dr. Eggman.

Sonic the Hedgehog joins the SEGA Forever Classic Games Collection, a treasure trove of free SEGA console classics brought to life on mobile for the first time!"

- OPTIMIZED FOR MOBILE Sonic The Hedgehog now plays in widescreen at a smooth 60FPS offering unrivalled performance and the game’s legendary soundtrack has been fully re-mastered.
- GOTTA GO FAST - Challenge yourself with an all-new Time Attack mode!
- NEW PLAYABLE CHARACTERS Play as Sonic’s friends Tails and Knuckles for the first time. Use their unique abilities to fly, climb, and glide around levels offering exciting new ways to explore.
- CONTROLLER SUPPORT Sonic The Hedgehog offers exclusive support for the Power A Moga, Nyko, XBOX, and all HID controllers.

- LEADERBOARDS – compete with the world for high scores
- CONTROLLER SUPPORT: MFi compatible controllers
- GAMES RELEASED EVERY MONTH - Download them all!

- "Believe the hype - this is the tidiest, smoothest and most exhilarating game you'll have ever seen." [97%] - Andy Smith, SEGA Power #22 (September 1991)
- “Difficult without being frustrating, addictive without being repetitive, and altogether a joy to play.” [925/1000] - Gary Whitta, ACE #47 (August 1991)
- "One of the best Mega Drive games I've ever played" [92%] - Rich Leadbetter, Mean Machines #10 (July 1991)

- Sonic Jam contained the first release of Sonic The Hedgehog that gave Sonic his spin dash move, which returns again in this remake
- Sonic The Hedgehog was also released in arcades on SEGA's Mega-Tech and Mega Play systems
- Rabbit and armadillo characters were considered for Sonic before settling on a hedgehog design
- While "Eggman" is Dr. Robotnik's nickname in the West, he has always been known as "Eggman" in Japan

- First released in the US on June 23rd, 1991
- It took Yuji Naka almost a year to finish designing Green Hill Zone Act 1
- Spring Yard Zone and Scrap Brain Zone were originally called Sparkling Zone and Clock Work Zone
- Music composed by Masato Nakamura of Dreams Come True fame

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What's New in Version 3.0.4

After gaining all 7 Chaos Emeralds we used their awesome powers to make the game even better!


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Customer Reviews

Wonderful port, terrible controls

I've only played the free version, but I absolutely love this port of the game! The screen is zoomed out so you can see a lot more clearly and it's incredible to finally play Sonic 1 with the spin dash rather than the mediocre emulations of the original genesis title you see everywhere. In the free version, I haven't found the ads to be intrusive at all. I heard the premium version still has ads which definitely needs to be fixed, but other than that, the inclusion of Tails and Knuckles seems well worth the money.

There's just one major problem preventing me from buying the game: controls. I get that it's a mobile app, so there's not much you can really do, but I cannot stand using on-screen buttons for game like this. Every time I try to turn around, I accidentally end up rolling, often leading to me rolling right off into a spike or pit. Similarly, I might just be trying to jump forward but accidentally spin dash, or roll and suddenly lose all of my momentum.

I would absolutely love if this port could be made available on consoles and/or through Steam. I would love to play such a wonderful port the way it deserves to be played! Maybe if Sonic Mania is successful?


There are two glitches in sonic 1 iOS new 1 glitch is hard to find and the other one is that your rings from a ring box don't give you instant rings. I found this in spring yard act 3. Rip tails from 1992 to 2017 death to the zone will never name for its water. So tails is none to die because you steal the bubble. So what I do is give Tails a bubble before he drowns so when Tails timer was at zero he got it but was put in the death state so he died. So sad I know. I hope you like your death sonic see at the bottom of final zone, because SEGA are not putting a thing to stop you from falling off that platform which is right next to a pit. We all need the and knuckles and and sonic and and tails mode in this game. Oh and why do we internet? Is it because of the adds and achievements from Game Center.

Fun! But two things...

First off, this game is super fun! I have beaten it and I love it! I've gotten most of the achievements (like get all of the Chaos Emeralds) and recently went for the Time Trial Achievement for getting a time total of 45 minutes or less. My total time for Time Trials is 38 minutes. It notified me that I got the achievement. But went I went to see it in person it says it hasn't been achieved yet. Please fix this!

Also the controls are annoying sometimes. Like I hit jump and one of two things happened: Either I did not jump, but I hit the button , or I'd jump and the button would LITERALLY STICK I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THAT IS POSSIBLE and I couldn't jump and I'd die.

But other than that this game is the best!

Sonic The Hedgehog
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  • Category: Games
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  • Version: 3.0.4
  • Size: 73.9 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apple TV: Yes

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