CRUSH DR. ROBOTNIK!
Dr. Ivo Robotnik, the mad scientist, is snatching innocent animals and turning them into evil robots! Only one tough dude can put an end to the demented scientist's fiendish scheme. It's Sonic, the real cool hedgehog with the spiked haircut and power sneakers that give him super speed.
Help Sonic fight hordes of metal maniacs and do the loop with the Super Sonic Spin Attack. Speed down twisting tunnels and swing over dangerous booby traps. Leap across lava pits and dodge burning rocks. Then splash through the chilling waters in an underground cavern. And if you're lucky, you can warp to the secret zone where you spin around in a floating maze! your greatest challenge lurks in a secret lab where you come face to face with Dr. Robotnik himself!
Spin through space, loop 'til you're dizzy, save the animals and become the super hero. Be Sonic! Be atomic!
--From the Genesis Sonic The Hedgehog instruction manual.
Sonic The Hedgehog is Sega's number one claim to fame. As one of the biggest games ever, it carried Sega through some rough times. While the Sega Genesis sold like hotcakes, its younger brothers (Saturn and Dreamcast) flopped. Sega is now out of the console business, and Sonic The Hedgehog is still alive. That's almost all Sega does today. They have released a Sonic game on almost every system out right now. Sonic The Hedgehog is a lot of fun to play. I always thought of it as Mario on crack. It was a platformer that was just super fast. There were plenty of levels and a lot of baddies to get through. The bosses were always Dr. Robotnik in a new machine. Sonic The Hedgehog is a cornerstone of classic gaming, and if you've never played it, I suggest you get going!
Save all the woodland animals from the evil Dr. Robotnik, he is using them to do his bidding by enslaving them in robots. On your way through seven zones that are split up into sections, and five bonus levels, there are several items of interest. First are rings. Rings need to be collected for two reasons, points and life. The more rings you have at the end of a level, the more points you will get. While you have rings on you, if you get hit you won't die but you'll have them knocked out of you. Try to get as many back as you can. You will also get an extra life for every hundred you collect.
The other items will be found in TVs after jumping on them. The super ring gives you ten rings. The speed shoes give you super sonic speed. The shield wraps you in a protective layer of energy that is good for one hit. There is also an invincibility power-up that will make you invulnerable for a short time. You will still be able to be crushed or fall off the edge, though. There is also a Sonic face that is good for a one-up. At the end of each zone you will have to go up against Dr. Robotnik and his latest creation.
|Press up down left right on the title screen, then hold A and press start.|
|At the title screen press- UP, C, DOWN, C, LEFT, C, RIGHT, C then hold A and press start. You will be in debug mode. In Debug mode, you use B to turn into the cursor. Press A to change the item, and press C to place it. Hitting B will return you to Sonic.|
|Mess up Computer|
|While the computer is playing during demos, you can hold down A+B+C to make the computer mess up and run into enemies, etc.|