Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive)

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  • Sega Mega Drive
    NTSC-U/PAL
  • Sega Mega Drive
    NTSC-J
  • Mega-Tech/Mega Play
  • RealOne Arcade
  • PC
  • iOS
  • Android

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Sonic the Hedgehog
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console, Steam, RealOne Arcade, iOS, Android
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Sound driver: SMPS 68000 (modified) (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Genre: Action[3][4]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,0006,000 G-4049
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.9554.95[6] 1009
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Classic)
1009C
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Classic; ESRB)
1009
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1009
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9934.99[8][9] 1009
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FSON00SMC
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Sega Mega Drive
BR
(Red)
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM4015JG
Sega Mega Drive
AS
Arcade (Mega Play)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (Mega-Tech System)
UK
£? ?

























Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[5]
CERO: A
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts800[11]
ESRB: Everyone
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[13]
PEGI: 3+
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[14]
OFLC: General (G)
iOS
JP
¥667 (700)700i[19]
4+
iOS
US
$5.995.99[16]
4+
iOS
EU
4+
iOS
UK
4+
iPod
JP
(iPod)
¥571 (600)600i[19]
iPod
US
(iPod)
RealOne Arcade
US
Steam
US
$4.994.99[22] 71113
ESRB: Everyone
Steam
EU
€4.494.49[22] 71113
PEGI: 3+
Steam
DE
€4.494.49[22] 71113
USK: 6
Steam
UK
£3.993.99[22] 71113
PEGI: 3+
Steam
AU
$6.996.99[22] 71113
OFLC: General (G)
Steam Linux
US
$4.994.99[24] 71113
ESRB: Everyone
Steam Linux
EU
€4.494.49[24] 71113
PEGI: 3+
Steam Linux
DE
€4.494.49[24] 71113
USK: 6
Steam Linux
UK
£3.993.99[24] 71113
PEGI: 3+
Steam Linux
AU
$5.995.99[24] 71113
OFLC: General (G)
Steam OS X
US
$4.994.99[24] 71113
ESRB: Everyone
Steam OS X
EU
€4.494.49[24] 71113
PEGI: 3+
Steam OS X
DE
€4.494.49[24] 71113
USK: 6
Steam OS X
UK
£3.993.99[24] 71113
PEGI: 3+
Steam OS X
AU
$5.995.99[24] 71113
OFLC: General (G)
Google Android OS
JP
¥667 (700)700i[26]
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Production credits

Main article: Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive)/Production credits.

Magazine articles

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
70
[27]
ACE (UK)
93
[28]
ACE (UK)
100
[29]
Ação Games (BR)
100
[10]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
93
[30]
Cool Gamer (RU)
80
[31]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
94
[32]
Computer + Video Giochi (IT)
96
[33]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
90
[34]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
70
[35]
Excalibur (CZ)
75
[36]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
96
[37]
The Games Machine (IT)
98
[38]
Games-X (UK)
100
[39]
HiScore (DK) PAL
80
[40]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
95
[41]
Joystick (FR)
98
[42]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
85
[43]
Mega Action (UK)
93
[44]
Mega Action (UK)
87
[45]
Megablast (DE)
83
[46]
Mega Play (US)
88
[47]
MegaTech (UK)
88
[48]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
89
[49]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
85
[50]
Mean Machines (UK)
92
[51]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
76
[52]
Megazone (AU)
92
[53]
Player One (FR)
96
[54]
Raze (UK)
95
[55]
Secret Service (PL)
90
[56]
Sega Power (UK)
97
[57]
Sega Pro (UK)
96
[58]
Sega Pro (UK)
94
[59]
Sega Pro (UK)
90
[60]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
85
[61]
Tilt (FR)
95
[62]
Tilt (FR)
95
[63]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
80
[64]
Video Game (BR)
100
[65]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US)
90
[6]
Video Games (DE)
82
[66]
Zero (UK)
95
[67]
Sega Mega Drive
90
Based on
43 reviews

Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive)

Main article: Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles.

Technical information

Main article: Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive)/Technical information.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 f9394e97
MD5 1bc674be034e43c96b86487ac69d9293
SHA-1 6ddb7de1e17e7f6cdb88927bd906352030daa194
512kB 1991-04 Cartridge (US/EU) Revision 00
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 afe05eee
MD5 09dadb5071eb35050067a32462e39c5f
SHA-1 69e102855d4389c3fd1a8f3dc7d193f8eee5fe5b
512kB 1991-04 Cartridge (EU/JP/KR) Revision 01
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 6382b2c5
MD5 c6c15aea60bda10ae11c6bc375296153
SHA-1 95b6aac7e11bb2d908aafa06973ffeb45817a992
512kB 1991-04 Sonic Mega Collection disc JP2
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 917c9ca9
MD5 b06578c3412de1c5be765a59dec5ff1f
SHA-1 0b38a66d5e2ffa2394fccb41e4871419cd0a077d
512kB 1989-01 EPROM cartridge[68] Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 7a093f0b
MD5 e5e4eea000240b7bc675cf148b5b897b
SHA-1 ad7502fa15b1819eeb4089783b4a850d898bc71e
512kB 1991-04 Cartridge (pirate) Sonic The Hedgehog (W) (REV00) [p5][!].bin
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 2ad86af1
MD5 0b5cc06bcce7f2b7907b7357266bbfa7
SHA-1 a56c2f98d891eb6aa69c8169d806acf996325810
512kB 1991-04 Cartridge (pirate) Sonic The Hedgehog (W) (REV00) [p4][!].bin
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 964e15de
MD5 fced4cdb489c59300ae1b1330ff265cb
SHA-1 6a90e740a96d413d8bc01e9b6fbe990316a93380
512kB 1991-04 Cartridge (pirate) Sonic The Hedgehog (W) (REV00) [p3][!].bin
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 5ce8f5cf
MD5 0ec2d91d212bb486f6d7e80cf7767fa5
SHA-1 d1f80dbf4083273b7de427ca50b69399d5b7e6d8
512kB 1991-04 Cartridge (pirate) Sonic The Hedgehog (W) (REV00) [p2][!].bin
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 0d770284
MD5 4dc697b98100a9ba6b8d99d9b471ea74
SHA-1 4c3b606bec697b0b934ba2f650a8b83c0e3b77c7
512kB 1991-04 Cartridge (pirate) Sonic The Hedgehog (W) (REV00) [p1][!].bin

References

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  48. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 48
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  68. Hidden Palace: Sonic the Hedgehog (Prototype)


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Books: Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2: Sega's Official Player's Guide (1993) | Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2 Hisshou Kouryakuhou (1993) | An Official Player's Guide to Sonic the Hedgehog (1994)
Music: Sonic the Hedgehog 1&2 Soundtrack (2011) | Sonic the Hedgehog Tribute (2022)

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