• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2006
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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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Score distribution:
  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: 5 out of 58
  2. Negative: 48 out of 58
  1. Jun 17, 2018
    10
    Its awsome ok? its fine its great its everything about sonic 1 put on gba form
  2. Nov 11, 2011
    6
    This version of Sonic the Hedgehog is too easy and the controls are terrible. I especially didn't like the new sound effects which removed theThis version of Sonic the Hedgehog is too easy and the controls are terrible. I especially didn't like the new sound effects which removed the feel of Sonic that I liked from the original. Expand
  3. Jan 21, 2016
    3
    Sonic 1 gets a 8/10.
    Sonic genesis gets 3/10
    This game has a major slowdown like ROL but that game was a little more enjoyable.The music is
    Sonic 1 gets a 8/10.
    Sonic genesis gets 3/10
    This game has a major slowdown like ROL but that game was a little more enjoyable.The music is well....idk how to say it its not like the original sonic 1 ok.And the camera consentration on sonic is just horrible.if you wanna get this game pleaseeee just get the original sonic 1 not this one.
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  4. Jul 26, 2016
    1
    SonicDude is 100% WRONG he only gave it a good rating cause he IS a sonic fan. Well people will say to me "I'm a sonic fan and I hate thisSonicDude is 100% WRONG he only gave it a good rating cause he IS a sonic fan. Well people will say to me "I'm a sonic fan and I hate this game." That is because he is not being honest. Well onto the review. The gameplay is bad no not bad HORRIBLE. Controls are bad and the fast paced is never there. Sonic Blast and sonic labyrinth can go faster. The game at least has variety that is the only good thing. And why was this on the GBA again? Expand
  5. 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
  6. Jan 1, 2022
    0
    One of the most **** port jobs I've ever seen. How did they butcher this port so badly. Low framerates, high input latency, horrible remixesOne of the most **** port jobs I've ever seen. How did they butcher this port so badly. Low framerates, high input latency, horrible remixes and abysmal sound. Stay far away. Expand
  7. Sep 23, 2015
    0
    The only game besides Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis that gave me a headache. I played Green Hill Zone, lay down for an hour, and turned it backThe only game besides Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis that gave me a headache. I played Green Hill Zone, lay down for an hour, and turned it back in. How did this get past Sega quality control and onto the GBA. Expand

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