Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic

Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic

Sonic The Hedgehog now free on mobile!


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 3.2.5
  • Updated: December 11, 2017
  • Requires Android: 4.2 and up
  • Installs: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000

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Descriptions


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!

FEATURES
- 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 on Android offers exclusive support for the Power A Moga, Nyko, XBOX, and all HID controllers.


SEGA FOREVER FEATURES
- PLAY FREE
- CONTROLLER SUPPORT - HID compatible controllers
- GAMES RELEASED EVERY MONTH - Download them all!

RETRO REVIEWS
- "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)

TRIVIA
- 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

CLASSIC GAME FACTS
- 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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Reviews


4.4
101,027 total
5 75,994 
4 8,159 
3 4,872 
2 2,299 
1 9,703 

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    ThisPersonHere Okey Published date: January 15, 2018

    This is an amazing port but I have one little thing that is keeping it from a 5 star game.... TOO MANY ADS! For some reason I can't seem to escape them. When I start up the game, when I finish a act, when I pause, when I unpause, there are just far too many! So the only feedback I'll give is just tone down the ads. Otherwise it's a great game! Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Gaming Maxed Published date: December 11, 2017

    For some reason after the recent update, it constany pops up with a box that reads "Please connect to the internet to continue" and this is the only game or app I have this problem with. I don't even have this problem with Sonic 2 and I even restarted my device and it still didn't work. Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Phil Viglione Published date: December 13, 2017

    I can't play the game because it tells me to connect to the internet, regardless of if I'm on wifi or through my mobile network. It's disappointing that this is what we have to deal with just to shove ads down our throat every minute with this app Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Amandeep Bhullar Published date: December 13, 2017

    Quite simply, it's stupid that I keep getting a pop up that tells me to connect to the internet. Literally the only app that tells me to connect to the internet when I already am. My Chrome connects no problem, my WWE Supercard connects no problem and my YouTube connects no problem, yet this game has issues. I know it isn't just me, as I have seen on reviews before mine. I loved Sonic 1 on 3d Classics on 3DS, and knew this was a better version. Please fix. Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    alexis harris Published date: December 24, 2017

    Everything is running very smoothly! The only problem I'm facing (and most likely others as well) is that when I open the app, it repeatedly tells me to connect to the internet (when I already am). Sometimes it will crash. Please fix this problem and thank you :) Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    J Silver Published date: December 30, 2017

    Didn't have a chance to play anything. A stupid pop-up keeps telling me to connect to internet after I just finished installing it. Uninstalled, not going to waste my time, come on man... Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    mrtannzr Published date: December 16, 2017

    A faithful rendition with solid controls that is unfortunately plagued by intrusive ads and frequent crashes. About as stable as a cesium atom. Dropped the last few stars for being an always online game. DRM is a cancerous tumor wherever it exists. Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Ashley Jordan Published date: December 12, 2017

    Pop us says u have no internet connection when Ik I have mobile data fix asap u get full 5 stars.... now a suggestion is made different modes like easy medium and hard. Fix asap and will change to 5 stars asap Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Adam Stephens Published date: January 5, 2018

    The sonic 1 remake is a GREAT remake of the original! HD wide screen suport, Bluetooth controller suport, and even the option to either have or don't use the spin dash. Thank you for this remake. But there is 1 flaw I have: unlike the sonic 2 remake, tails and knuckles unlocked from the start. Why is this? Please allow tails and knuckles to be avaliable from the start WITHOUT a special method. Thanks. Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Archon Toten Published date: December 24, 2017

    Won't work offline, if your internet connection stops at all the game stops immediately and refuses to do anything I'll go back to the emulated version Still won't work. I'll go back to emulated sonic Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Dan Woodard Published date: December 28, 2017

    Doesnt work, loaded up the first time i installed and game was great.. everytime ive tried to load it up since it tells me no Internet connection, while i have good connection.. tried reinstalling same problem.. fix and 5stars Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Juan Davalos Published date: December 15, 2017

    The Game is great, but I always encounter the "lost connection" screen. It's annoying because I have connection, but you have to tap it several times while pressing other buttons in order to get to the main menu. Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Brittany Johnson Published date: December 25, 2017

    Keeps telling me to connect to the internet, which I am. I'm also using an S8, so I k ow my phone doesn't suck. When it let's me connect, it keeps pausing me and then I couldn't get past the special level screen. Super disappointed. This looked really fun. Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Solomon Addison Published date: January 16, 2018

    I love this game as it really gives me nostalgic vibes. The music/sound is of higher quality, the graphics and animation is smooth, the controls are good, the fresh new menu UI is a nice addition, great additions of the spindash and Tails and Knuckles, and achievements. The only problem is that there are ads, which is understandable, but they do get annoying really fast and it's unplayable offline unless you pay 99¢ to remove the ads. But it's a reasonable price. Overall, this is a superior port. Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Rhonda Palmer Published date: December 20, 2017

    Disappointed!!! I've downloaded and paid for ad removal for your other Sega games and they work fine, paid for this one and nothing changed. Very frustrating! I would have given higher rating otherwise. I just wish I got what I paid for. Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Julian Estrada Published date: January 13, 2018

    The game won't let me play just keeps saying connect to the internet. I've kept trying over multiple days. Still no luck Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Electric Awesomeness Published date: December 30, 2017

    Great game, SEGA's original masterpiece! And for people complaining about Ads, It's the only way SEGA gets funding without making this app $2.99 like the rest of the Sonic Retro series. So shut your traps and stop complaining. And it's hilarious to see people reviewing who have never heard of Sonic the Hedgehog and saying the game is bad. Say that 25 years ago and nobody would still care. Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Chase Carruth Published date: December 20, 2017

    I can't even play the game for it thinks that I'm offline when my phone is clearly online. I don't know if it's just my phone that's having issues or if it's the game itself. It will open but partway through the opening animation it asks me to connect to an internet source, and it won't allow me past that screen no matter what I do. Pls fix as I would love to change my rating of this game. Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Published date: December 14, 2017

    Absolutely amazing. U was looking in the reviews, and you all had Internet problems. Our networks rubbish. Too bad 9 year olds don't know what nostalgia is. Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Enzo 923 Published date: December 13, 2017

    Everything is great except for the amount of ads! There is an ad when I start up the game, an ad when I go to open my save file, an when I resume after pausing, and an after every level! Why?! Also its very glitchy. I paid for ad free, and the game forgot that I did that and I had to restore the purchase Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Glen Flanagan Published date: January 3, 2018

    very difficult to completely exit out of game. I paid the fee but could not play any character except sonic. I changed roms on my phone and when I went to restore purchase, Google play says item not found. so basically I've been robbed of my money Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Renske van der Werf Published date: December 28, 2017

    Can't even start this app because it keeps telling me to connect to the internet while I AM most definitely already connected to the internet. Too bad. I uninstalled it. Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Sarah Major Published date: December 17, 2017

    I can't even play, every time I open the app it says "connect to the internet to continue" I'm already connected to WiFi, I checked it ten different times, reset my phone, reset the game, shut off the WiFi, tried to use my data even, nothing worked whatsoeveer. Plus, why would a single player, simple Sonic game need internet to play to begin with anyway? So dumb. Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Theodore Bergmann Published date: January 7, 2018

    I hate that this app has online DRM. Even when I'm connected to the internet, it says "please connect to the internet to continue". This is a Sonic game FFS. Why do I always need to be connected to the internet? Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Justin Rippy Published date: January 6, 2018

    I keep getting a pop-up that says "Please connect to the internet to continue" despite being connected. I have tried wifi and mobile data. Neither work. Online-only DRM is ridiculous. Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Pedro Arocha Published date: December 23, 2017

    Great game, brings back lots of memories. Thing is, for some time I have been unable to play it, since it continually says I need to connect to internet, when I'm ACTUALLY CONNECTED to the internet Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Rubyhollor W Published date: December 20, 2017

    Doesn't work, every time I open the app it says my internet connection is bad but it's not and I've tried with different locations WiFi and still nothing. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling, didn't work. But my review will stay like this until it's fixed. And controls are hard but something I could get used to. Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Adoyi John Published date: January 10, 2018

    Hey if you have the problem with internet.... Just continuously keep tapping the ok button... it would start working ASAP... I Have the same problem Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    COOL creeper Published date: January 16, 2018

    4 stars because i dont know how to play as tails/knuckles. EDIT: This game, I'm starting to get nostalgia, and also, this game brings back the amazing cheat.... DEBUG MODE!!! #SegaIsTheBest Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Yung Sad Published date: January 3, 2018

    Unplayable. "cannot connect to Internet" pops up every second, no matter if you're connected or not. Fix your game sega Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Warlock M Published date: January 7, 2018

    Runs waaaay too fast on 120hz phones. Unplayable. Had to watch three ads before I could even play (bug?) Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Spongman Published date: December 23, 2017

    doesn't work. it just keeps saying "please connect to the internet". i am connected to the internet, how else could i type this? Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Published date: December 26, 2017

    Everytime I try to play it, no matter how many times I install and Uninstall this game, it non stop tells me to connect to an Internet connection even though I AM connected to internet. 4g to be precise. Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Gavin Cowen Published date: December 14, 2017

    Cannot play. Keeps saying please connect to the internet. Regardless of whether connected to Wifi or Mobile network. Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Mike Coombs Published date: January 13, 2018

    "Connect to the internet" right at start of game. Internet is connected and everything else works. What a fail! Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Shea Goheen Published date: December 20, 2017

    Plays very very well the only way it could be better is if you played it on the actual Genesis. SEGA, if you do end up reading this, please make ToeJam & Earl next. My reasoning is a lot of people including myself love that game and think you should definitely release it here. TJ&E is another SEGA classic as well as the ultimate bro game and I hope you think so too and if you dont make TJ&E it would be like opening a "total bummer". It would suck. Maybe you could even release it on Christmas! Any way just remember GENESIS DOES WHAT NINTENDO'NT! Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Benjamin Whitney Published date: December 15, 2017

    Can't even play the bloody thing because I get a pop up saying 'please connect to Internet to continue' when I connected to Wi-Fi all the time. Disappointing. Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Jesse Frederick Published date: December 17, 2017

    Was very excited to play this game when i found it, however it will not launch past the sega screen before asking me to connect to the internet. Tried both with wifi and my mobile network. Will update when i can play it Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Michael Wood Published date: December 13, 2017

    Please add Bluetooth controller support, also asks me to connect to the internet when I try to start a game only after pushing it a bunch of times did it let me continue, fix these issues and I'd like to buy the game Full Review

  • Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic
    Published date: December 31, 2017

    Can't play. Says connect to the internet to continue, despite streaming at the same time so no connection issue. How incompetent. Is this really developed by Sega? Remembered them as the cream of the crop back in the day, (funny to see some new fan boy reviews by people that probably didn't learn about sonic up until 5 or ten years ago trying to come across as experts) now sega just look like amateurs making coding mistakes on the most simple of platforms - Android. Full Review