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Sonic the Hedgehog CD (ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ CD[1] Sonikku za Hejjihoggu Shīdī?) is a port of Sonic the Hedgehog CD for the Sega CD. It was published by Sega in late 1996 for PCs running Windows 95.



The title screen of the Windows 95 version of Sonic the Hedgehog CD.


Button formation[2] Sonic-Icon-Sonic-CD.png Movement
Keyboard Joystick
[←]/[→] Joystick left/right Walk/Run
[↑] Joystick up Look up
[↓] Joystick down Crouch
[SPACE] A Jump/Spin Attack
Run + [↓] Run + Joystick down Super Spin Attack!
Look up + [SPACE] Look up + A Super Peel Out!
Crouch + [SPACE] Crouch + A Super Spin Dash!


  • Both the title screen and the Special Stages run much faster than before.
  • At the start of the battle against the Egg Tilter, there no longer is a gray platform that prevents the player from leaving the pinball course.
  • The game does not slow down when the Egg Bubble generates its bubbles like in the original.
  • Some sound effects in the Sound Test are missing and the number codes only use two listings rather than three.
  • Some of the fading effects are missing.
  • There is an option for 30 FPS and 60 FPS.


  • A longer FMV version of the intro and ending cutscenes are introduced here.
  • A loading screen, showing the D.A. Garden from the Japanese version of the original game, is introduced.
  • The D.A. Garden now has the past tracks, although Little Planet looks like in the present.
  • A secret debug menu is added.


Image Title Platform Description
Sega familyfunpak front.jpg Sega Family Fun Pak PC Included as a demo along with Sonic's Schoolhouse and three other Sega released PC games in 1996.
SAP pc us front.jpg Sonic Action Pack Bundle of three Sega PC Sonic games, Sonic R, Sonic the Hedgehog CD, and Sonic & Knuckles Collection, that was released in 2000.
Sonicaction4pack.jpg Sonic Action 4 Pack The same as Sonic Action Pack, except it also includes Sega Smash Pack 2. It was released in 2001.

Cheat codes

  • Stage Select: At the title screen, the player has to press UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, SPACE.
  • View staff's Time Attack records: At the title screen, the player has to press RIGHT, RIGHT, UP, UP, DOWN, SPACE.
  • Sound Test: At the title screen, the player has to press DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, SPACE.
  • Edit Mode: At the Sound Test, the player has to select PCM#12 and DA#11, and then press SPACE. An image of Tails will be displayed.
  • Eighth Special Stage: At the Sound Test, the player has to select PCM#07 and DA#07, and then press SPACE.


  • This marks the first Sonic the Hedgehog game to be released on PC.
  • Despite the region, the game will always play the tracks from the American soundtrack.


  1. 1.0 1.1 ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグCD. Sega (JP). Archived from the original on 2 November 2001.
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog CD (PC) United States instruction booklet, pg. 7.

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