General Information


For full listing of Sonic the Hedgehog games, see here.

Publisher: SEGA
THQ (Sonic Advance games in North American)
Infogrames (Sonic Advance games in Europe and Australia)
Description: Sonic the Hedgehog is multimedia franchise published and owned by Japanese video game company SEGA. The franchise stars a blue hedgehog named Sonic created by Naoto Ōshima, Yuji Naka and Hirokazu Yasuhara. The series began from the first video game being developed by Sonic Team for Sega Genesis in 1991. Many games are based around high-speed platforming with momentum-based gameplay and involving Sonic and his allies saving animal friends and the world from various threats, primarily Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, the main antagonist of the series. Sonic the Hedgehog has then become Sega's most successful franchise and being merchandised into television series, manga, comics, toys, books, trading cards, and other media.
Similar Games: Super Mario, Crash Bandicoot, Rayman, Donkey Kong
Genre(s): Platform, Action, Racing, Puzzle, Sports, Role-playing, Party, Free Runner
Playthrough Length: N/A, Varies on each title.
Difficulty: N/A, Varies on each title.
Security Concerns: N/A, Varies on each title.

Multiplayer Information

Online Multiplayer: N/A, Optional on some titles.
Local Multiplayer: N/A, Most titles allow local multiplayer.
Voice Chat: N/A
Connectivity Structure: Internet required for some game modes. All titles can be played offline.
Age of Community: All ages
Community Attitude: Casual

Gameplay Information

ESRB Rating(s): Top10 e
PEGI Rating(s): PEGI 3 - PEGI 7 - PEGI 12
ACB Rating(s): ACB G rating
Content Labels: Comic Mischief, Mild Violence

Content Information

Violence: Mild/Cartoon Violence
Language: Varies
Sexual Themes and Nudity: None
Drugs and Alcohol: None
Crude Humor or Comic Mischief: Varies

Cost Information

Subscription: N/A
In-game Purchases: N/A
Gambling Elements: N/A