Sonic Freehand, also known as Sonic the Sketchhog,[1] is a 2D side-scroller platform game for mobile phones and iOS devices. The game features Sonic in a hand-drawn doodle style defeating Badniks like Crabmeat and Chopper as he advances his way though a drawn level. It was only available for the month of July 2010.

A port of this game was later made available for iOS devices, as part of the Sonic 20th Anniversary app.


The game is only one long level, like all score attack-genre games. The level gets progressively harder, as shown by the text at the top of the screen. The difficulty levels, in order, are as follows:

  • Easy
  • Normal
  • Hard
  • Very Hard
  • Death

The game is relatively simple to play: Sonic automatically runs through the level, and the player must tap the screen in order to Spin Jump. However, the flat landscape is strewn with dangers such as pits full of spikes, bottomless pits, and Badniks. Despite Badniks being a danger, they can also be very helpful, as jumping at the correct time may result in crossing a pit by using Choppers as "stepping stones". This method can also help Sonic reach high ledges.

Sonic can also collect Rings in this game. As long as Sonic has at least one Ring in his possession, he will survive running into a Crabmeat or falling into a pit of spikes. It is not until the "Very Hard" difficulty that pits become bottomless. Falling into a pit, regardless of Ring count, will result in a game over.




Sonic the Sketchhog - iPhone Gameplay

Sonic the Sketchhog - iPhone Gameplay



Sketchog mug

A sample of the Sketchog mug.


  1. Sonic the Sketchhog – the best free mobile game since Angry Birds. Retrieved on 31 May 2011.
Sonic the Hedgehog mobile phone games
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.