Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis Game Boy Advance

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  • Summary: The original Sonic The Hedgehog that busted the speed barrier wide open on the SEGA Genesis is coming to the Game Boy Advance. For the first time, you'll be able to save your high scores and progress as you rocket through the seven gravity-defying stages that started it all. After you outrunThe original Sonic The Hedgehog that busted the speed barrier wide open on the SEGA Genesis is coming to the Game Boy Advance. For the first time, you'll be able to save your high scores and progress as you rocket through the seven gravity-defying stages that started it all. After you outrun Dr. Robotnik and his badniks in Original Mode, race through the famous loop-de-loops even faster with Sonic's trademark Spin Dash in Anniversary Mode which celebrates Sonic's 15th birthday. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 5 out of 6
  1. Nintendo Power
    60
    Considering that "Sonic Mega Collection" for GCN already boasts a perfect version of the original Sonic, this game is a bit of a tough sell, but at least the inclusion of the 'hogs trademark Spin Dash adds some appeal. [Jan. 2007, p.112]
  2. Play Magazine
    40
    There are a few minor twists in the Anniversary Mode, such as the ability to use the Spin Dash that was introduced later in the series, but none of it matters when the fundamentals are so thoroughly screwed. [Dec. 2006, p.92]
  3. 30
    To celebrate his fifteenth anniversary with such a lackluster product is upsetting to say the least. For shame, Sega. This doddering version of Sonic the Hedgehog has an appointment with the glue factory for sure.
  4. Jumpy graphics transform this classic side-scroller into a crushing disappointment.
  5. 20
    A piece of garbage port of a fifteen-year old Sega Genesis game with only a battery save and a new spin dash move to spruce it up. That's about it. Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis is a travesty of a game that can't even get up to running speed.
  6. AceGamez
    20
    I truly am blown away by how terrible this port turned out to be.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 27
  2. Negative: 21 out of 27
  1. Mar 25, 2015
    9
    I agree the game has its flaws but that doesn't mean it's a bad game. The game can be slow and a little bad but still I like the game . ThisI agree the game has its flaws but that doesn't mean it's a bad game. The game can be slow and a little bad but still I like the game . This game has the spin dash and it is just like sonic from the Sega genisis kinda Expand
  2. JacobM
    Feb 14, 2009
    7
    I don't understand why everybody hates this! Sure, it's laggy and glitchy, but I think the save system and Spin Dash are great I don't understand why everybody hates this! Sure, it's laggy and glitchy, but I think the save system and Spin Dash are great additions! You should give it a shot, even if you're not a Sonic fan. Collapse
  3. Oct 3, 2013
    3
    You'll be surprised how atrocious this port is it has horrendous sound terrible sound and loaded with bugs not only is the GBA more powerfulYou'll be surprised how atrocious this port is it has horrendous sound terrible sound and loaded with bugs not only is the GBA more powerful than the Genesis and this was released in 2006! when the DS was released! Just pretend this game doesn't exist and your life will be better. Expand
  4. Feb 1, 2016
    1
    A god awful remake with extreme lag, slow frame rate, ridiculously inconsistent collision detection, and some of the worst glitches I haveA god awful remake with extreme lag, slow frame rate, ridiculously inconsistent collision detection, and some of the worst glitches I have ever seen. The Spin dash can't save me from all of the other problems this game produced. This is easily the worst Sonic game of all time. Expand
  5. JoeS
    May 21, 2008
    1
    A true disappointment if ever there was one. I grew up with the original Sonic game. It was the first Genesis game I ever played. How they A true disappointment if ever there was one. I grew up with the original Sonic game. It was the first Genesis game I ever played. How they could have botched the translation so terribly is beyond me. The addition of the spin dash and the slightly higher jump is cool, but what is with all the lag? The lag makes the whole thing unplayable! Whoever did the port on this one deserves to be fired. Expand
  6. Jan 29, 2016
    0
    WTF is this? This game completely **** poor graphics, f****n controls and more.... This game decrases sonic's reputation. When i played it onWTF is this? This game completely **** poor graphics, f****n controls and more.... This game decrases sonic's reputation. When i played it on my GBA i said what its one of the worst sonic games ever made, when i played it on emulator, isaid what this is the worst sonic game ever made!!!! Expand
  7. Dec 23, 2014
    0
    Horrible piece of CRAP I never owned this nor will I ever I've seen the reviews, this is NOT the port you want. Buy the iOS, android, XBLA,Horrible piece of CRAP I never owned this nor will I ever I've seen the reviews, this is NOT the port you want. Buy the iOS, android, XBLA, PSN, STEAM port. or 3DS port, which I got and is FANTASTIC!!! 2006 was a bad year for this hedgehog, I thought the dreaded sonic 06 abused him enough that year already! -in other words, AVOID. Expand

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