May 16 AT 12:20 PM Taylor Wimberly 538 Comments

Sonic the Hedgehog has become one of the world’s best-known video game characters, with his series having sold more than 80 million copies. Gamers have normally enjoyed new releases of the series on home game consoles, but Sega is now releasing the latest Sonic 4 Episode II on mobile platforms at the same time. Read on as we celebrate the latest release and give away an ASUS Transformer Prime.

The Trailer

The Download

 

The Game

The Sonic 4 saga continues with Sonic’s beloved side kick, Miles “Tails” Power. Players can now experience the Sonic 4 saga as never before with the addition of a brand new engine; bringing you gameplay with updated physics and HD graphics.

“Sonic 4 Episode II is very special because we’ve integrated community feedback into the game.” said Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “We have some of the most loyal and dedicated fans and I hope they enjoy this next chapter in the Sonic 4 saga.”

For the first time Android gamers can enjoy an experience that is nearly identical to the PS3 and Xbox versions, and it comes at half the price. Players with Tegra 3 devices like the HTC One X or ASUS Transformer Prime will enjoy higher quality textures, better lighting and glow effects, and objects on screen that are absent from other mobile versions.

Episode 2 also features a collaborative multiplayer mode where players can team up with a friend via Bluetooth and take control of Sonic and Tails as they battle against Dr. Eggman and Metal Sonic.

We just installed the game on our devices, so look for our full review in the coming weeks.

Release dates:

  • May 15: PS3, Playstation Network, PC digital download via Steam
  • May 16: TegraZone, Xbox Live Arcade
  • May 17: iTunes App Store
  • June: Google Play Store (non-Tegra devices)
  • July: Xbox Live on Windows Phone

Pricing:

  • PS3 and Steam: $14.99
  • Android, iOS: $6.99
  • Xbox Live Arcade: 1200 points

Episode Metal bonus pack:

Players who have Episodes I and II installed on the same device will gain access to a new bonus pack called “Episode Metal.” This unlockable story will feature a playable Metal Sonic, four exclusive levels, and allow players to discover the rebirth of Metal Sonic and learn more about how he survived the events at the end of Sonic CD. If you missed the first episode, grab it from the link below.

 

Benefits of Tegra 3

Tegra 3 offers gamers the most technically advanced mobile version.

  • The Tegra 3 version of Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II is the most technically advanced mobile version of the game, a near mirror-image of the full-blown PS3 and Xbox versions of the game.
  • In fact, by enjoying a game with a gamepad (either with wired or Bluetooth controllers) and outputting the device to an television via HDMI, it’s the CLOSEST to the actual console experience you’ll get on a mobile device…. All with fast frame rates.
  • Sonic on Tegra 3 has dramatically higher quality textures, better lighting and glow effects, and objects on screen that are absent from other mobile versions.

Non-Tegra vs Tegra 3 version of Sonic 4.

The Contest — Win an ASUS Transformer Prime!

Running latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the ASUS Transformer Prime is a high-performance tablet that with multi-color style, and productivity with expandability when connected to the mobile dock. With a 1.2MP front and 8MP rear auto-focus camera with large F/2.2 aperture and exclusive office software, staying connected and productive has never been easier.

How to Enter

Leave a comment below that describes your favorite Sonic memory and you’ll be entered to win. Did you play Sonic as a kid? Were you the only kid on the block with a Sega Genesis when all your friends had a Nintendo console? What was your favorite game to feature Sonic?

We normally allow anonymous comments, but for this contest you will need to be a registered user to leave a comment. Not signed up? It only takes seconds to join.

Multiple comments are allowed on this post, but each user will only be counted once. The winner will be chosen at random, so don’t bother downvoting each other.

Multiple chances to win: Today is just the first stage of a multi-week promotion. We will have additional Tegra 3 powered tablets and smartphones to give away, so be on the lookout. Sega also provided us with some limited edition action figures and comics to give away, so go buy the game if you want a chance at winning some more swag.

Contest Rules

This contest is open to residents of any country. Entries will be accepted for one week after the contest goes live. We’ll announce the winner on this page and on our Twitter account as soon as we draw.

Contest Winner

Congratulations to Nicholas Vettese for winning week 1 of the Sonic promotion.

Via: Sega

Source: TegraZone

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  • Luke Haviland

    my dentist had a system set up in the waiting room. we didn’t have a system at home but i loved playing the game. It made going to the dentist worth it. i actually have fond memories playing in that waiting room.haha even though i still hate the dentist.

  • Lucian Veliman

    It was so long ago… but it was fun.

  • vremennyi

    A long time ago in a Russia far, far away… my friend’s parents gave him Sega. With only one game – Sonic!))) We played it all summer long)

  • dashraven

    I rembember playing Sonic for 5 or 6 hours continously in order to get to the final boss and lose…and start over! But the best was playing Sonic 2 with Knucles. It was utterly awesome!

    • OmniDex

      I still have that cd C:

  • dVyper

    My favourite memory was playing on Sonix 1 for the first time at a friends house. The gameplay was so much different to Mario and I loved it’s fast-paced-ness. Loved it since then.

  • pepperonijack

    I remember sleeping over at my best friend house, speending most of the night playing Sonic 2 (and/or Sonic 3)… as Tails. Yeah, not that great with hindsight, but at the time I thought it was awesome!

  • http://www.twitter.com/minkiu Minkiu

    When I was a kid, I went to a “Computer class” where among booring stuff like Office and others…the teacher had a Neo Geo emulator and we played various games, my favourite one was Sonic! jaja :D

  • Adnoxaei

    I walked into my friend’s play room and saw him playing one of the Sonic games. I loved it. we played for hours and hours. I don’t even remember what title it was, but I’ll always remember playing though that summer. I had an original Playstation and a GameBoy Color briefly, but only got a few games, so Sonic faded away as a happy memory. It’ll be great to have it on Android. I’m sure I’ll get hours of fun out of it again :)

  • Zappy

    Speeding and flying over the entire map was great :D

  • http://www.ronaldparisi.com are7era

    My favorite Sonic moment comes from when I was eight years old and was obsessed with Sonic. As tradition in my family my parents would always get us stuffed animals for Xmas and on Xmas eve when we were asleep they would add a stuffed animal to our bed at night. A week before hand though I was helping my dad get a tie from his closet and when I opened it I saw this awesome sonic the hedgehog stuffed animal. I knew it was for me and I wanted it! But I didn’t take it. Instead I got my dad the tie and said something along the lines of “I love Sonic”. He knew right then I had seen the stuffed toy and I confessed to finding it. My dad was visibly let down as they always looked forward to the surprise of the stuffed animal tradition. After all, they planned these gifts out like complex spy missions, gathering facts and figures until they found the perfect stuffed animal.

    Well, Christmas eve came and I couldn’t sleep because I was so excited about the stuffed Sonic. After finally falling asleep I woke up to not only a Sonic the Hedgehog stuffed animal, but my dad had decorated my entire room in golden rings, replaced my duvet with a Sonic the Hedgehog one, and my mother sewed me a stuffed Tails to go with the Sonic. It was awesome and the best Christmas morning I’ve ever had. I’m 25 now and I have an 8 year old brother whose new best friend is my 17 year old Sonic the Hedgehog. He’s a little bit sewn up from having his arm pulled off and a hole ripped in his side, but he’s well loved now as he was back then.

  • https://plus.google.com/101203650356974274393/posts mj-davies

    I remember one of my earliest memories as a kid was me watching my mum and dad play on Sonic The Hedgehog 2: the Sonic and Tails co-op. I was 2 at the time. When I got to about 4 years old all I would ever do was play on Sonic and Sonic 2 (which is still my favourite of them all). I was still rocking the MegaDrive until I was about 7, when I got the N64 for Christmas.

    I didn’t really have a clue about many Mario games until I got that N64: my early life was shaped entirely by Sonic.

  • dgoller

    I remember playing Sonic in college on someone’s Sega down the hall. Yeah…I should have been studying, but Sonic was more fun.

  • Bpear96

    I had a Genesis and a NES, When N64 and PSX was already out for awhile :D I loved playing Sonic the hedgehog on it!! A great great game. But has anyone on here had/have a dreamcast? Shenmue!!! was one of or even best games every created, and with the announcement of shenmue1&2 HD remake already ready, i almost had a heart attack, cant wait to replay them in HD and hope it brings shenmue 3… The dreamcast was a great console with great games, but sadly was to advanced for its time, and piracy became to easy on it.. So sadly it died, and took some great hits with it..

  • gavinb

    I remember playing the Multiplayer mode on Sonic 2 and 3 and easily beating all of my friends!

    • badadger

      A bold claim indeed!!!

  • TaoRenCe

    I’ll always remember buying Sonic and Knuckles and finally plugging into Sonic 3 to access the hidden Doomsday Zone. Those were hands down the best Sonic games in the series!

  • lancaster09

    I re live the Sonic days all the time on my G-Slate… however i remember my favorite version of sonic was probably Sonic Pinball! it was an awesome concept!

  • KenKeyboard

    I remember playing Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Game Gear on many a school trip on the coach. Just had to remember to take about 4 sets of 6 x AA batteries with you. Sonic used much more power than Columns but was definitely worth the extra battery expenditure! I think I still have Sonic and the Game Gear in my loft….

  • jian9007

    My favorite memory is still playing the original one. It was after I moved back to Dallas. My girlfriend and I would take turns playing it all night at my apartment. No worries about sleep because I worked a second shift at a bank operations center. Yes, I know I’m one of the older ones around here to have had my own apartment back in 1991.

  • badadger

    UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, A+START

    Nuff said!

    • TaoRenCe

      The debug code! Man, I forgot about that one!

  • kenbr1960

    I can’t remember that far back.

  • hoggleboggle

    I remember Sonic as one of the first console game I played at a mates house as a kid. I was so jealous!

  • nevetsg

    Playing it on my Game Gear in the car out the front of our house because I only had a car power adapter. It was summer and hot but I didn’t care.

  • gonzal3zj

    My favorite memory was unlocking Super Sonic in Sonic 2. I had no idea what happened when I got those 50 rings and jumped in the air, but it was awesome!!!!!

  • klcow92

    still remember playing sonic on a Windows 95 PC, after that, it just seemed to drop of the radar. Good to see that it is now on android with improved graphics performance now!!! awesome! :D

  • rgomesf

    All the times I played are now best memories. :)

  • slacker1337

    Sega Genesis all the way. I can still hear that ringing sound as I zipped through level after level collecting golden rings.

  • funaki

    I remember playing Sonic on Playstation 2 way back when it came out first on there. before that i remember running an emulator on the pc and playing Sonic.

    Now a days i am playing Sonic on gameboy emulator. Even after 10+ years i hate the feeling when i hit something and loose all my coins. Damnit

  • Explodee

    I played the hell out of all Sonic games as a kid. They had Sonic 2 at my barbershop and all the other kids were amazed that I could collect all Chaos Emeralds and become Super Sonic at the end of Act 1!

  • justin Poirier

    I got a Sega Genesis for Christmas in I think 3rd grade and it came with Sonic 2, my friend and I played through the four two player stages for hours. The jungle stage always proved to be the most challenging, but when we finally beat it we were so pumped.

  • arj

    Played once on my sister’s Gameboy many years ago, quite fun although I wasn’t very good.

  • http://aboyandhistv.blogspot.com mvndaai

    I remember as a kids I think playing sonic 2 on the Sega. I loved letting my brother play, and I just take control of Tails with the second control. He couldn’t die, it was the best ever. I still have never seen another game that lets a second person take control or leave when ever they want.

    Tails rocks!

  • samiam42

    Never played the later ones, but I’ll never forget how aweful I was at the first one. As much as I sucked, I loved playing it!

  • otakonx

    My earliest memory of Sonic was from the original. Playing through Marble Zone and trying not to get burned to death from all the freakin’ lava!

  • droilfade

    I did not have a console of my own growing up. However, there was this guy who used to rent them out. I used to get it for rent (save up on allowance) and play the hell out of Sonic throughout the weekend…no sleep, no eating, nothing. Every minute was precious..lol. My thumbs used to be so sore on Monday morning…I wouldn’t be able to hold a pencil in class….hehe! Ah! Good ol’ times.

  • dirt_squirrel

    i remember watching tv as a kid and seeing the old ads for Genesis smoking the SNES in a drag race. Even though they were both 16-bit consoles they positioned Sega in such a way with Sonic being so fast that it was faster than their biggest competitor, literally smoking them off the line.
    this made me buy sonic and run around like a cracked out knob for about 2 years straight…

  • aufan1

    I remember a friend bringing home a Saga Genesis from China.

  • kobish777

    I play this game when i was young,now i happy to see this game on android.

  • Barry Coleman

    I used to love how fast you would go sinning through the loops =)

  • iDroid

    I liked racing in the Sonic and Knuckles multiplayer levels, but no bonus stage has ever come close to that of Sonic 1 AND 2. Half-pipe sonic!! Oh and waiting for the underwater bubbles was the WORST. Mad love Sonic, welcome back.

  • Thiago Meireles

    I didn’t played It at a Genesis, but in a Master System. It grabbed all my weekends and my house became a fun station for me and my friends. Damn Robotinic, always driving me crazy!

    I remember that the best thing was when Sonic could became gold version, so amazing!

  • iDroid

    Sonic the Hedgehog for Game Gear!! So many hours of my childhood spent bouncing off Dr Robotnik…

  • bjtheone

    Watching as my 5 year old navigated that hyperactive rodent through the levels with ease and listening to him laugh at my disastrous attempts.

  • EgotisticalElf

    The running, racing, smashing to loose it all by one hit. :)

  • Zagdroid

    Sonics speed was insane…something Mario never had…

  • blacksheep2005

    I never had system of my own but I do remember going to Target and playing on the Sega Game Gear. I’d run straight to the electronics area until it my mom came to get me.

  • Felkis

    Sonic was the first game I played when I got my Genesis, man I loved that game! The graphics were amazing (for the time period) and the speed made it standout form other games at the time which seemed to move at a snail’s pace. i think one of my favourite things about it was the forgiveness, basically as long as you had some rings you were okay for not dying and when you’re zipping around like that you didn’t always have time to stop on a dime.

  • petikeke

    My friend had a sega and he was playing Sonic all the time. I was sooooo jelolous…i helped a lot to my father and i was saving up money, so i could buy Sonic. I never played anything else on the sega, just this game, and it is one of my favourite game of all time. :)

  • honourbound68

    I loved the first sonic. I was always a pc gamer but got hooked on sega genesis when i played sonic at my friend’s house.

  • Tony Torres

    Sonic on the sega genesis was amazing! I was super excited when i beat the game, i felt really accomplished lol

  • johnb

    YESSSS …. I had Sonic on my Game Gear and would always have to carry an entire 30-pack of AA’s everywhere I went!

  • SomeAudioGuy

    While I was still playing on the OG NES a friend of mine got the Genesis. Watching him play the first Sonic was shocking. I had never seen anything that fast, and the graphics were incredible. I pretty much stopped playing on the NES after that, and immediately started looking into selling it to buy a new console. It only took one level of Sonic the Hedgehog.

  • KPeter0314

    Watching my boys play it and getting rowdy….

  • Zeyue

    Going down the street and playing it – among other games, but especially sonic – with my childhood best friend Tyler. We would spend hours upon hours playing all kinds of video games when most children were outside playing baseball or some other such nonsense.

  • Dan G

    I just remember how different it was from Mario, with the all the story lines and completely different gameplay. It was probably the game I played most as a small child, and probably the thing that most fueled my love of video games

  • g4t4l

    I remember playing the first Sonic game on my friend’s console and it was really fun and addictive. It was hard waiting for my turn to play. Thanks.

  • markstcn

    Super smash brothers Sonic golden style!! Sonic was the shiznit!!

  • markstcn

    Super smash brothers Sonic golden style!! Sonic was the shiznit!! Chaos control baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jonathan Hagberg

    I remember when daddy came home with my sega with sonic. It was like a whole new world opened before my eyes, gaming ever since. ^^

  • yankeesusa

    My favorite memory is playing sonic on my brother in law’s sega back when i was around 11 and didn’t have my own system. I couldn’t put it down. those were the days!

  • gqkevyn

    I remember the first game I got for my Sega Genesis was Sonic. It took up many many hours of my youth.

  • Alex Pitts

    I still play sonic on my friends Genesis to this day. Wish I still had mine, I had the first 3 or 4 games released and loved them.

  • LtH

    Sonic has been an enormous part of my life for all of his nearly 21 years. I was 6 years old when Sonic 1 came out. I remember sitting in the living room of my parents’ house, glued to the tv when the preview commercials came out. I barely knew what a video game was at that time, but there was just something about Sonic that drew me in. I was really lucky because my parents were nice enough to buy a Genesis for me when it was released. I’ll never forget the first night we played Green Hill Zone together.. Haha.. My dad, my mom, my sister, her husband, and I, trying to beat Robotnik in the first level. It’s very silly now that I think back on it considering it’s such an easy fight… but we were newbies to gaming. Eventually, my brother-in-law got it and all was right in the world.

    Since this time, I’ve loved Sonic deeply and he’s always been a big part of me. There’s just so much nostalgia and so many positive feelings whenever I think about the series. The memories of hanging out with my dad on Sunday mornings while we took turns beating zones… The time he got mad when I accidentally tripped over the Genesis power cord and disconnected it RIGHT after he finished the Labyrinth Zone.. lol The crazy fangirl mode I slip into when I hear the Sega chorus.. Ahh..

    I’ve played plenty of games across many systems my whole life, but none struck the way this series has. I’ve collected one version of almost every Sonic game ever released, some in multiples because of country codes. Figures, plushies, books, soundtracks… I’m a diehard Sega and Sonic fangirl and that’s something that will never change.

    If you’re not convinced, Sonic and Amy figures from SA1 were on top of my wedding cake. :) And now my husband hums along to BGMs, something I’m proud of because he was a Nintendo lover.

    I was lucky enough to be in Japan to celebrate with Sega at Joypolis in December 2011 for Sonic’s 20th Birthday event. It was something I couldn’t miss.

    Sega, if you’re reading this, please know I love you and will continue to buy every Sonic game you release along with other titles you make. <3 Thank you for the 21 years of amazing memories and I can't wait for many, many more!

  • smeghead68

    Funny, I was just playing Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympics just the other day.

  • Alexis

    I used to love going to my cousins house just because he had Sonic! instead of playing outside we would be in his room 24/7 playing, it sucked sharing but once it was your turn it was the greatest feeling ever.

  • mlouie23

    Sonic was awesome! This was the game that made me believe in Sega. Every saturday morning was video game day, and I’d spend HOURS on this game. Great memories!

  • Laurel laurel25

    My sister and I used to play Sonic on her PlayStation for hours! I always loved how brightly colored everything was and how fast the game play was.

  • http://pixelswim.com Steve Heinrich

    I played Sonic for the first time on GameGear at my aunt’s house when I was about 10 years old. I eventually got my own GameGear and played it tons. I will admit that I sucked at it pretty bad and would switch to playing NBA Jam most times. But, I still love the Sonic brand. Good stuff!

  • ashulman

    Back when I was younger my grandpa was suffering through lung cancer. I used to bring are GameCube to his house and play and he always found it interesting how much games have advanced since he was growing up. And we used to teach him how to play and how to gain more points. But sadly he passed away last year. R.I.P Grandpa I will always love you and cherish your experiences with me.

  • Bradley

    It’s really bad that I’m only 23 and all the reminiscing about Sonic makes me feel old!

  • ama332

    I always loved teaming up with friends and family – I was Sonic, and they’re were Tails, so everything always followed me! The way the Sonic and Knuckles could expand Sonic 3 was awesome too!

  • http://ivanarellano.com hubbu

    At first, I thought my friend was going to bludgeon me. I didn’t know what a “Game Gear” was, much less Sonic. I couldn’t stop playing the 8-bit colored portable goodness after we turned it on.

  • boolero

    I was glued to my game on Saturday mornings, even forgot about my hungry stomach!!

  • aerohoff

    I just love the sound of rings adding up.

  • inviolable

    My best memory was in Sonic 2 the first time I changed into Super Sonic. It was me, my sister, and a couple of my cousins. Our parents were out for New Years, and they left us with pizza. None of us even knew Super Sonic existed, but it was my turn with the controller and I had just gotten the last chaos emerald in the Oil Ocean stage. I come back to the regular level, get 50 rings and boom. My older cousin said WHAT DID YOU DO?? I was like I DONT KNOW I JUST JUMPED IN THE AIR! It was the most exciting thing we had ever seen haha. We went on to complete the game, and nothing could compare afterwards. Ahh memories.

  • Ricardo Carrilo

    My favorite memory was playing on the GameCube. I Remember growing up so many of my friends had Sega systems and I always had a Nintendo system. I always wanted to plays games that were exclusive to Sega but never admitted it as doing so would have given my friends a win of sorts since they always proclaimed the superiority of Sega over Nintendo. Boy was I happy when Sonic finally made it on to a Nintendo system.

  • g0dsgreen

    Casino Zone

  • felixb01

    Favorite memory — the TV cartoon!

  • DanLaliberte

    My favorite memory playing sonic as a kid would be getting stuck in the water rising section of the Chemical Planet zone of Sonic 2!

  • Akash Doshi

    I remember always wanting to get Tails. He could fly so I knew if I got him then I’d be able to win every level and do everything easily. Tails was damn awesome! Ah the memories <3

  • Inquizitor

    My favorite Sonic memory was playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

    Hey, it counts!

  • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

    I saved up my allowance money for weeks as a kid to buy a 16-bit console. I frequented the local pawn shop regularly looking for new NES games, but the Genesis and the SNES had been out for a while, and nobody really cared about the NES anymore. I intended to buy a SNES, because I often rented one from the video department at my local grocery store (yes, they used to do console rentals!), and I enjoyed the games.

    Unfortunately, the SNES had a much higher resale price (by kid standards on a $5/week allowance) than the Genesis, and the Genesis was in-stock, whereas the SNES units were usually purchased as quickly as they came in. I decided I didn’t want to wait several more months to save up the extra money for a SNES, so I bought a Genesis. It came with one controller and Sonic the Hedgehog (1).

    I couldn’t put it down. Sure, it was the only game I had, but I played the hell out of it. I saved up for a few more weeks and purchased Sonic 2. I rented Sonic & Knuckles whenever they had a copy in-stock, because I loved the new and exciting gameplay that Knuckles added to the games.

    Of course, we can’t forget that Sonic isn’t just the video game icon of the 16-bit Genesis and the face of Sega. The games were so successful, there were a few different cartoons run on Saturday mornings featuring everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog. They were among my favorite must-watch (but could somehow never remember the time schedule) shows.

    To end my trip down Nostalgia Lane, I shall leave you with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4jd0UWGPgY

    Blue streak speeds by
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Too fast for the naked eye
    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic
    He can really move
    Sonic
    He’s got an attitude
    Sonic
    He’s the fastest thing alive!

    Look out when he storms through
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Don’t doubt what he can do
    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic
    He can really move
    Sonic
    He’s got an attitude
    Sonic
    He’s the fastest thing alive
    He’s the fastest thing alive
    He’s the fastest thing alive

  • mabramson1

    My favorite sonic entry was playing it on Sega Genesis!

  • drancks

    My fondest memeory of Sonic is actually when I was about 10 or 11, my parents bought me this weird combo pack that included a garfield game and Sonic and Knuckles + Sonic 3 for PC. I played this game literally until the break of dawn and there was light outside. As the faint chirping of the birds entered my ear, I listened to the credits roll and felt the deepest sense of satisfaction I have ever felt in my entire life. Seriously amazing game. And I have been so disappointed with a lot of the sequels they’ve been cranking out. If this is the one that brings it back, I would love to get a Transformer Prime with it, too. haha.

  • http://youtube.com/user/jawckamoe Marcus

    I remember when my mom had a Sega Genesis. She bought the Sonic game and let me play it. It was awesome.

  • the_nate

    I was a Nintendo child myself, but remember playing Sonic at a friends house, and loved it :D

  • mikeymop

    I remember spending hours in my friends basement playing Power Rangers and Sonic on his Genesis. Once I heard about Sonic I bought “Sonic Adventure 2 Battle” for the Gamecube and it was one of my favorite games for the console. The mario kart-like minigame helped entertain guests and the story was awesome. I’m definitely buying this game to play it on my mothers tegra 2 tablet.

  • smwinn7

    never had a sega but my cousins did and i always died so fast as we were trading turns on each life they really didn’t want me to play now that i think about it…….jerks but if i had it on a prime they’d be envious of me now wouldn’t they

  • coggy9

    I remember playing Sonic Adventure 2 Battle on my Gamecube for hours… Would like to play a Sonic game again on a great tablet!

  • GEnx320

    So much fun! Played it on a car ride one with friends, and we all got so nauseous, but it was totally worth it!

  • thechad

    staying up all night trying to beat the game with my friend. man if i could go back when the only thing that i had to worry about was beating what ever new game came out that would be awesome!

  • aholland1

    I loved Sonic 2. The first time I made it past the flying fortress and was flown up into space by Tails to face off with Robotnik and Metal Sonic was epic!

    • aholland1

      The casino levels were also winsauce! trying to get the jackpot on the sonic slot machine only to get the needles that reduce your rings to zero was so freakin addictive! I do believe I”ll go play it on the Wii virtual console now :)

  • Chris Edwards

    I used to love playing Sonic as a kid on the Sega Genesis. Since then, I have gotten my kids into playing sonic on the Wii as both real Wii games as well as the old school games on the Virtual Console. My son even went as Sonic for Halloween (I even burned my hand badly with the hot-glue gun while making him the red Sonic shoes)

  • rashad360

    Sonic was one of my first games ever. I had a Sega Genisis and would play with my brother all the time. My favorite part was the fact we could do multiplayer with one of us as tails

  • marsdta

    First memory that come to mind. is not being able to pass the game. I spent countless hours and many times shutting game off and going outside frustrated. those were some fun times

  • edocks

    Some of my earliest gaming memories are spending hours and hours playing Sonic 2 and 3 with my little sister. Good times, good times.

  • bhake

    My first memory was a friend in HS who brought the Sega Genesis to school. I was amazed with the quality of the graphics! Especially in a portable device. It blew my mind, only seeing Nintendo quality previously.

  • Aaron_301

    I remember playing the same level over and over just to get the perfect score :) Ah memories :)

  • Scottyb112

    I remember my brother got a big expensive stereo and hooked up the Sega & TV, and the sound playing the game was crazy. I loved the noise collecting the rings!

  • JoshA

    The day I arrived in Phoenix following a long haul moving trip from Seattle as a kid, I met some kids on my street and we played football until we were soaked in sweat. We went inside to their house and cooled off with the Sega Genesis – particularly Sonic 2. My newfound friends were absolute masters at this game… could handily beat the game in one sitting, and always got Perfect on the bonus levels. It was just incredible to watch and I never got quite as good or fast as them with Sonic 2. We lost touch over the years but when they planned to visit, I bought a Genesis off of eBay and Sonic 2… they still crushed at the game, and I was still just average.

  • jakemerrell

    I loved playing this game every Saturday with my little brothers, countless hours!

  • http://www.hernanguerra.com herniguerra

    I remember I played Sonic a lot when I was a kid. And I actually remember the first time I saw a picture of a real hedgehog.. I was so confused, because I thought it would look more like.. you know, more like Sonic!

  • http://ilysespieces.tumblr.com Ilyse Rose

    I didn’t get a console until the PS2 when I was in High School, but I remember going to my best friend’s house in elementary school and watching her play Sonic and being so jealous that I couldn’t play myself.
    I still spend my time watching other people play games, but now at least I have a say in what’s played :P

  • Yonas

    WOOOW,This is AMAZING !!! so many Android&Me readers are Sonic fans !!!! xD

  • lucasmpinelli

    my first sonic experience was on gamecube. loved that game!

  • Zeratoda1

    oh man i can honestly say that when i was little i didnt get my first console till i was 9 and it was a Super Nintendo. my neighbor though he had a Sega Genesis and i i always wanted to go to his house and play although he never actually let me play the game i would just enjoy watching sonic run through all these stages it must have been the nostalgia. with that said… Gotta go fast. Gotta go fast. Gotta go faster
    faster faster faster faster. Movin’ at the speed of sound. Quickest hedgehog
    around. Got ourselves a situation. Stuck in a new location with out a-ny
    ex-plan-a-tion. NO TIME FOR RELAXATION.Don’t,don’t, do-do-don’t blink,
    don’t think, just go go go go g-g-g-g-go go :D

  • CaseyRain

    I was absolutely obsessed with Sonic as a kid!! Had all the Mega Drive/Genesis games and the Game Gear ones, watched the cartoon show religiously, and here in the UK we even had “Sonic The Comic” magazine of which I begged my dad to buy me every issue as soon as they came out!

    Trips to the supermarket every couple of weeks with so much anticipation for a new issue! Sadly, they all got destroyed in a flood when we moved house :( :( :(

    But my favorite recollection is making up my own Michael Jackson style song lyrics to the game instrumental tracks of “Sonic 3″ and singing them as I played the game, because as a keen MJ fan, I could tell the music was done in his style. It was only years and years later that we discovered that yes, Michael actually DID do some of the music for Sonic 3 and went uncredited for it!

  • redraider133

    I used to play sonic as a kid and it was one of the first games that really had me hooked. Sonic was and always will remain a great classic.

  • Alan Reboli

    Mine was the first time I saw the knuckles cartridge and saw him in game. I thought no bigger bad ass existed

  • http://androidexpress.wordpress.com npkimmey

    My favorite Sonic memory was trying to enable the debug mode in Sonic 3, which required you to run Sonic 2 and then remove the cartridge without the console resetting. Quite a frustrating but rewarding experience. :)

  • http://www.theandroidsite.com Ben Marvin

    When I was in like 5th grade, I remember going over to my neighbors house because he had a Sega Genesis, the first gen, the big one. And we’d play Sonic 1 for like hours on end. Then I moved away and missed it badly. Finally got a job when I was in high school and bought my own Genesis and got all the Sonic games, I think they were up to Sonic 3 and Sonic/Kuckles by then. I still play the hell outta Sonic on my phone, bought Sonic CD and Sonic 4 Episode 1. Looking forward to playing Episode 2, and it wouldn’t hurt to have a Transformer tablet to play it on.

  • unibrow

    staying up late and playing the original Sonic the Hedgehog, I remember how much I loved playing that game. Good timestimes

  • spacetiger

    My fondest memory of playing soni the hedgehog was actually my first. I got the Sonic Mega Collection Plus for PS2. I have no Idea how long I played it. All I can remember is that afterward, I was really hungry. I think it may have been 1 or 2 days since I last slept

  • adwin

    I played sonic in all flavors, on a variety of platforms, but i always kept going back to the genesis cartridge versions. Best memory should definitely be locking-on sonic 3 & knuckles, and getting all 14 emeralds for hyper sonic. The music was exquisite, immersive, but i always felt like the game was too short. You could finish a stage in less than a minute.

  • Shazam

    Sonic on my dreamcast rocked.

  • nickarcade

    My all time favorite memory is racing against Metal Sonic in Sonic CD!

  • http://goncalossilva.com goncalossilva

    No sure if this is my favorite, but it’s definitely the one I remember the best: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yw5jkAHgME

  • ASUDave

    We didn’t have a Sega and I never got to play Sonic, but I watched the cartoon on TV!

  • http://ericweiss.me Eric Weiss

    My favorite memory is playing Sonic on my Sega GameGear.

  • http://www.baldypal.com Adam Jones

    My cousin and I played sonic on his Sega every weekend and he always made it further than me in 1 life. Then one day I beat him. That’s my best Sonic memory EVER!My cousin and I played sonic on his Sega every weekend and he always made it further than me in 1 life. Then one day I beat him. That’s my best Sonic memory EVER!

  • DeegBom

    I used to play this game with my little brother a lot. We were 7 and 5 and spending whole days trying to beat Sonic II (like our older brothers did). Back then you didn’t mind the lack of a save-function or anything.

    Here comes the story:
    On one faithful day, I started playing Sonic without my little brother, and I found a piece of paper in the game’s box. I read it and was astounded! This piece of paper held untold power! I started playing the game and followed the instructions as written. It took me freaking ages to get all the Chaos Emeralds but, I did. And there I was, on the big airplane level (as we used to call it), obtaining 50 rings, and jumping, SUPER SONIC was born!!!!

    Of course, I wasn’t used to Sonic’s increased speed and agility causing me to miss the zipline I jumped for and plunge to my death. It’s a story of hope and sadness :’(

  • NegaNexus

    I remember when I went to a barber shop and once I was done getting a hair cut, I would play Sonic 2.

  • dmatthew

    I remember being able to turn Sonic into ‘Super Saiyan’ mode and he would have mad power-ups, that was the best!

  • dukenilnil

    Playing all night Sonic fests with friends growing up as preteens.

  • satum

    Jamming with my younger brother to the Sonic CD intro music, that broomstick was a guitar in my eyes!

  • eioous

    My favorite sonic moment was when, I was actually able to play as Tails on my Game Gear. Awesome Sauce!!!

  • Craig LeBaron

    Sonic and Knuckles! It didn’t have to be the best game, but it was like 3 games in one. It added characters to the 2 previous games! It was the first console expansion, but it was it’s own game too! Completely blew my mind as a kid.

  • Mustin

    For me, the best part of Sonic was the music. The SEGA Genesis had the coolest FM synth and the composers really made excellent use of the limited resources. These themes were memorable – so much that I created a video game cover band and one of the first things we learned was the “Green Hill Zone” music. Here we are performing that music after 10 years together as a band at a festival in early 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpSraYfz9Hg

  • Andy Bernard

    When they added Tails!

  • alexander betafan7

    My first introduction to the sega genesis. I’d only had a nintendo ’til then. I was blown away by the new twist on the mario-style gameplay that sonic the hedgehog had. Collecting the rings, the innovative sound effects and forward motion of gameplay had me on the edge of my seat.

  • jordanfritzsche

    Exactly right, I had a Sega, everyone else had a Super Nintendo. They got Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, I got Sonic and Tails. Needless to say, Sonic and Tails was an awesome duo and I definitely loved playing and collecting those coins!

  • TraceYaromi

    As a child during christmas time I asked santa almost every day for a sega genesis, Finally christmas came and my brother got a sega genesis and a sega cd, while me? I got a Power rangers for the SNES…. We didn’t even have an SNES….

  • andrpau

    Soo, I guess I’m not old enough to have had a Genesis, but I do remember me and my brother huddled up in front of my dads old computer, playing Sonic. All I remember really is the sound the game made when sonic bounced on one of the big red springs.

  • erikiksaz

    I used to run next door to play sonic at the Montgomery Ward’s. I didn’t have a Sega console at home

  • JDea

    Sonic was the first handheld colored game I played, and the fact that I could play it anywhere + I love the music in the game was awesome. That gaming device + this game was ahead of it’s time!

  • hd2000

    The sounds effects! Sonic was da bomb!!

  • jaikben

    I did have a mario sucks button that came with sega power, walking around school with that…..

  • cassihl

    My siblings & I received a Sega for Christmas with a few games. Sonic 2 was our favorite, and we would play it for HOURS on end. Still my favorite game! :)

  • smalljacks

    Boy oh boy do I remember playing sonic as a child. I had an original model 1 genesis and sega cd combo and it was awesome (obviously at the time it was oh so awesome). I sometimes wish I still had the genesis to bust out some of the older sonic games and, of course, altered beast.

  • Revelation_Space

    The original 2D Sonic games were by far my favourite as a kid, they just appealed to me far more than the Mario games. I spent a stupid amount of time playing and perfecting them.

    That said, I was stuck on Sonic 3 for YEARS. That one bit in the carnival level where you have to make the bouncy platform move up and down? Yeah, I didn’t figure that out until about 6 or 7 years after I first played the game, and it was such a revelation that I went back and played them all again. So that was probably my favourite moment.

  • mipd1980

    I was the one with the Nintendo and the neighbors had the Sega Genesis….Man do I remember walking over after I had finished my homework and play Sonic for hours with the neighbor and his sister….well that’s another story…lol. Love Middle school memories.

  • Jason

    My memory revolves around playing Sonic at my best friend’s house. I had the SNES and he the Sega. I recall that I loved playing the casino stage, and would spend exorbitant amounts of time on the “slot machine”, dieing many times due to time limits and still going back trying to win my rings. He would constantly be yelling at me to, “keep going Jason, keep moving on!”…

    Fast forward to my life now, living as a 25 yr old destitue on the streets of Las Vegas. But I will still keep going, still keep moving on as I am still on a quest for my rings. Someday I will find them… someday.

  • spazby

    1 of my favorites games, killed many hours on it….

  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    I was a Nintendo kid but I always loved playing Sonic on a friends’ Genesis. That said, I’m not sure it required much skill then other than just pushing right. I now have a Sonic game on my PS3 and it’s quite different!

  • Grandmaster

    Im always late to these things

  • Jeremy Johns

    My favorite Sonic Moment was watching my wife(gf at the time) try to play the game. It is funny to watch females play video games for the first time.

  • heynomi4u

    My most favourite Sonic memory was the very first time I played it at my friend’s house. I used to only play Super Mario bros. and Contra till I saw Sonic and at that time it was like a breath of fresh air!

  • Samar

    My moment was when I dressed up as Sonic in a Halloween party and danced with Wonder Woman. Nice.

  • smisa27

    I remember when most of my friends had the Nintendo while only my cousin and I had the Sega Genesis. I loved playing Sonic the Hedgehog. I think my favorite one is the one where Tails was with the game and I could switch and fly with her. I remember also playing it on the good ‘ol Sega Gamegear. It was even in color way before Gameboy was in color! I don’t know why the Gamegear never really took off. Such a great gadget.

  • Spidery_Yoda

    The first videogame I owned was the original Sonic. The 3 MegaDrive games left an everlasting impression, and I still regularly play them to this day.

  • Tarwin

    I remember saving up money from my paper route to buy a genesis and it came with Sonic 2. I remember uusing tails on the second controller to lift sonic to those hard to reach areas (and just enjoying flying arouond with tails). I also ended up owning the Dreamcast and its Sonic games.

    But my favorite one was Sonic 3 (with or without Sonic and Knuckles pllugged in). I remember how much of an upgrade in graphics it was over Sonic 2 and how I thought it was just gorgeous how the parallax layers in the trees in the first levels added such a sense of depth to the 2D game.

    And yeah, I was the only one with a genesis. But although I enoyed playing mario on friends’ consoles, I enjoyed Sonic sooo much more.

  • clarkeblaise

    My greatest Sonic memory is being 8 or 9, struggling to get all of the Chaos Emeralds. Those special stages were rough sometimes!

  • ana3mic

    I always loved the sound the game makes when Sonic collects the rings :D

  • meddem

    i used to play sonic with my cousin. we played for hours everyday.!!! sweet memories

  • oldscool

    I remember preordering Sonic 2 and getting a shirt for Sonic 2sday. Man that was a great game for the Genesis.

  • oozer27

    I got a sega Genesis dfor my 5th birthday and sonic was always my favorite game. I still play sonic till this day on my android devices and from xbla.

  • androidindia

    around when i was 7 years old , my dad bought me this Nintendo gameoy Sp, and i as so happy , bought sonic in like a month , loved it more than pokemon , played all the time !!

  • myvoiceinthewind

    Sonic was the fastest, most exhilarating platformer I have ever played!

  • uurrk

    I never had a sega but my cousin did. Sonic was by far my favorite game to play when i was a kid

  • cesjr02

    I never had Sega, but I always envied those who did. Sonic was definitely the game to remember from the Genesis. I just remember being blown away at the colors and speed. Coming from Nintendo, I’d never saw anything like it before.

    By the way, thanks for the chance to win, you guys are great!

  • Big Russ

    Its December the 25th 1991, and to mine and my little brother Garreth surprise we had the all mighty sega mega drive complete with the first sonic the hedgehog and one controller. We was both doing well on the game and as we fished the first 3 levels my proud mum and Dad that brought the consul (I mean Santa really) come up to our bed room to show my uncle (uncle Bill) what they had got us. And to our shock uncle Bill wanted to have ago, “we was in mid game at the time” we shouted “nooooo” as he would more than likely end up killing sonic in the game. Then we was forced to hand over the one and only control and after no less than 10 seconds poor little sonic was dead. And my self and Garreth was very very very upset………

  • iam3dski@gmail.com

    best sonic memory was fighting over who got to be sonic since tails never died and was basically sonic’s pack mule for carrying him to places he couldn’t normally reach

  • lokidokie

    Finishing Sonic on the old MegaDrive when I was a kid. Still one of the proudest achievements in my life!!

  • Grave

    I remember importing a Dreamcast and Sonic Adventure from Japan in 1999 when the system launched there. I was totally blown away. The system and game were way ahead of its time. It still works to this day! And I still have my imported Sonic Adventure to play whenever nostalgia gets the better of me!

    • Bpear96

      Have you played Shenmue ? Also way a head of its time, and pretty much the best game ever created IMO. I am so pumped for the HD re-released :D!! of 1 and 2

  • dbostan

    On PC. I am not a big game guy but I liked this one.

  • antonio14reyes

    man i remember back in the day i had a “friend” who i exploited to play sonic. hahah I’m so evil! but sonic was worth every moment

  • sungam

    Didn’t own the system but been playing since I was a kid.

  • Blinder

    I remember spending countless hours playing Sonic 2 when I was a Kid! Beating Metal Sonic and Dr.Robotnik at the end of the game is stil one of my greatest video game moment ever. Video Games are awesome now; beautiful graphics, deep storyline, awesome gameplay. But I’m missing the days where characters in video game where only able to walk/run, jump and spin.

  • sdtrinity3

    I was never a Sega system fan, and never had one. But Sonic always a major itch for me to get Sega. I was so happy when Sega decided to stop making systems and switched to a software only company. Sega!

  • Jiltedae

    Sonic 2 was the first game I actually owned. It came in a bundle with the Sega Genesis that my parents had given me for my first Christmas in Indiana. We had just moved to Indianapolis and I felt alone. Not only did Sonic 2 get me through a nasty winter, it also provided a segue for making new friends by inviting them over to play.

    Great memories.

  • Kris Isaksen

    I still remember clearly the first time I played the first Sonic. I got a Mega Drive for Christmas and was captivated immediately.

  • photofreak126

    My first encounter with sonic was on a sega handheld from a friend, an i was just amazed by the speed of it. Soooo fast!!!

  • e.friedman1992

    I think my favorite sonic moment was on the Sega Genesis, it was my first time ever playing a non-nintendo console. I think I still called it a nintendo anyway, just because I was so young >_<

  • sandwich

    My favorite moment was when I saw Sonic go through a 360 loop. Mario never did that kind of stuff!

  • danysan95

    I’ve not a favourite memory, I loved and love all Sonic games, because I loved Sonic all my childhood, I growed up with it!

  • tjsuprapto

    no need to read my worthless opinion, just give me the prime!!!

  • alexprobably

    I remember coming to Megadrive from a Commodore Amiga, and being amazed at the speed and colours of Sonic. There was nothing like it for the Amiga. Mario was a bit too slow and boring for me – Sonic was just fun, simple as that.

  • jakeyc

    Ha.. all I remember is dreaming Sonic after playing. Could get pretty surreal!

  • hollywoodfrodo

    My favorite Sonic memory is winning the Sonic Tablet contest on Android And Me so I could download and play the new Sonic. Wait.. that hasn’t happened yet…or maybe it has….

  • Scottyb112

    My Fav memory is the noise of the rings being collected on my brothers new stereo system, and doing the Loop was awesome!

  • OmniDex

    Getting Sonic 2006 for the first was my favourite memory. Would have been a good game for me, if not for the load times. I’m okay with a few bugs in my games.

  • TAM_the_MAN

    When I was in grade school, I played that game constantly. I couldn’t wait until school was finished so I could run home to tackle another level. I would have to agree the sounds of collected rings will be imbedded in my mind forever. I would have to say that I loved playing Sonic when Knuckles was a useable character. I remember when my mother bought me the next new Sonic game for my birthday I would be ecstatic. I wouldn’t stop playing until my mom yelled at me. From time to time I like to relive the memories of my youth. I would love to have a transformer prime so I can play Sonic on an Android device. Please bring me tears of happiness once again. I don’t play many things that make me happy now a days. This would be one of those moments.

  • aj34

    my fav memory is playing it all weekend and wondering what the heck happened… where did my weekend go?

  • eswomley

    I remember playing sonic and tails with my little brother. I would play sonic and he would play tails. I would spend more time trying to make him fall off, get squished or get stuck then actually playing the game!

    We also had a lot of fun playing vs. mode in the casino level. We liked to see how many rings we could amass.

  • AndyNguyen36

    Definitely, I’d say when I was at a cousin’s and he’d shown me the Sonic R on Sega…

  • silvergo

    I played it once as a kid, but that was only for a few minutes before my older cousin came and picked up his controller again..

  • http://www.mjparada.com mpaxeman

    Now THIS! This is what i call a game! Totally cool, with sweet music! :D My favorite game as a kid.

  • Ope

    The TV shows and Comics were what I remember the most :-D.

  • blars1206

    As a kid I had 2 friends that would come over and play, and each time one of us died we would have to pass the controller to the next person. Sucked sitting there for so long sometimes so we would try to distract the one playing sometimes.

  • SteveOmac

    I remember always running over my friends house after school and we would play it for hours and my mom always had to call there house to get me to come home.

  • Trevor Cameron

    Plugging in my brand new Sega Genesis on Christmas morning and playing Sonic the Hedgehog for 6 hours only stopping for food, water and bathroom breaks!

  • innocuous

    I remember first playing sonic as a kid in the summer vacations when I visited my aunts place. They had just bought a console. 6 of us kids sitting in a line on the bed waiting for their chance to play sonic! Just to see who scores more our can go the fastest in circles in sonic.
    How the hours used to pass by!
    Fond memories,I am 35 now! Still crystal clear. I am smiling as I write this. (:

  • http://alxrock.deviantart.com alxrock

    The greatest Sonic memory I have is having the SegaCD and playing Sonic CD for hours and hours. My brothers and I would play all day, watch the intro over and over and even take the game and put it in the stereo just to listen to the soundtrack. We found codes that allowed you to go Super Sonic and edit the levels. It was so much fun. I just got the Galaxy Tab 2 and bought Sonic CD and downloaded Wiimote Controller to play while I’m on the road. I love the series and can’t wait to play more Sonic games!

  • Julio Chavez

    I remember playing the original sonic(as well as sonic 2 and 3) since I was like 5 years old. My older brother had a dreamcast and I would take every opportunity to play. Cant wait to try it out again and relive the good times.

  • compuguy

    Good stuff!

  • http://rogercotrina.com rcotrina

    I never really played Sonic, but it would be cool to try it out.

  • eldenW

    Playing all night long with parents yelling at us.

  • Planet

    Since I can’t shake the habbit of trying to achieve 100%, I had a hard time with Sonic. I remember trying the first level over and over until I finally gave in being just content to pass through. Then it was somewhat fun, for a while – I still prefer slower, more “manageable” JnRs.

  • Lefty

    I played it on my neighbors SEGA Mega Drive and I was totally blown away! Never got a Mega Drive, but now I have a android phone at least! :)

  • Vladimir Medvedev

    I have played Sonic on Sega Mega Drive II only once or twice in “the own place” of one friend of my brother – it was garage. I thought that it has insane speed that I will never overcome

  • rc213

    My first ever video game was Sonic so I will always love the Hedgehog!

  • rickwarhead

    I was the only kid with a sega on my street me and the neighbor kids played sonic and knuckles till the system actually died it was a sad day after the sega died all us kids chipped in and mowed lawns to buy another one and we sure enough did and we where back to playing sonic in no time good memories

  • bigpar

    One of my first games…played sonic for months when I was in middle school….ahhhh…good times!

  • killrgummibear

    besides zelda i used to love this game my friend had it first and i was always bumming his sega to play sonic. i can’t remember how many times i conquered it :)

  • Genjinaro

    My Favorite Sonic moment, gettting Super Sonic in Sonic 2 for the 1st time. A jaw dropping moment as a kid as I wasn’t expecting it.

  • paco2317

    One of my first games i had. I loved this game and exited about this android release

  • paco2317

    I loved this game and exited about this android release

  • Glenbot3000

    I was never very good at Sonic as a kid, so I often watched my brother and sister play for hours and hours – it wasn’t until my late teens I played for myself. I decided to break out the ol’ Megadrive II and play some Golden Axe. then after getting bored, I stuck Sonic in and ended up playing for three hours solid until I completed it. I think since then I’ve completed it about 20 times just to prove to people that I can, and it goes down as the greatest platformer I’ve ever played.

  • KRS_Won

    My favorite memory of Sonic is being able to play it on my GameGear on the long trips going to visit my Dad for the summer.

  • ishbuggy

    My favorite memory of Sonic was going to my friend’s house as a kid to watch it, because my parents didn’t like it very much. We had so much fun watching the cartoon.

  • DarkPyroGuy_09

    Favorite Sonic Memory has to be going to my cozen’s house and never sleeping just playing sonic

  • Bffwct

    I took sonic and tails with me to college to help relieve stress during finals week! My dorm room was the most popular hang out spot :)

  • marilyn70

    Playing all night long and then sleeping during the day to try to catch up

  • nsnsmj

    My favorite Sonic memory was when you put the game into a Sonic & Knuckles cartridge, and it allowed you to play the Sonic levels with Knuckles. Also, playing with a friend when one of you is tails was awesome. The person with Tails could grab the other player and go flying.

  • impromark

    My favorite memory is the music – “City Escape” from Sonic Adventure 2 really locked me into this franchise – it’s a catchy song and fits perfect with the level. “Rollin’ around at the speed of sooounnd!!”. Awesome.

  • AvenueTheory

    Playing the first level in Sonic Adventure! Remember how scenic that beach resort looked? How white the sand was, and how refreshing that water looked? Not to mention the music! AND THE WHALE! Fondest memory of Sonic, his transition to 3D!

  • Yonas

    What is your best Sonic game guys,reply under this comment,my favorite was Sonic Adventure 2.

  • pudgypanda3

    playing all the time and not doing my homework

  • javert78

    I love Sonic, but my favorite memory is to be announced. Starting college next week, so I imagine it involves hanging out between classes playing it on my new Transformer Prime for all to see and envy.

  • boricua

    Hours of playing with my brothers

  • nouninou

    i had good times with sonic on my play station 2

    it was my only way to pass the time i played many versions of the game

    i was the only one who played that game in my family

    i think my best version of sonic was Sonic Unleashed

    thanks

  • http://nickvettesephotography.com Nicholas Vettese

    Awesome….Thank you!!!!!

  • SStewart654

    playing for tons of hours and not getting to my homework

  • Trav06

    I’ve played most of the Sonic games but the one game I probably spent the most time with and have the most memories from is Sonic Spinball. All the games were a blast though.

  • matuck

    I remember the first time i booted up my sega. it quickly made the NES go to the wayside

  • Nadeeshan

    Sonic, it was the best cartoon of my childhood…… From the very first moment I loved every character of this crazy cool cartoon. So as a game it make me my interest bigger. I like to play it so much because it it always with something interesting. It is my no1 game ever!!!

  1. my dentist had a system set up in the waiting room. we didn’t have a system at home but i loved playing the game. It made going to the dentist worth it. i actually have fond memories playing in that waiting room.haha even though i still hate the dentist.

  2. It was so long ago… but it was fun.

  3. A long time ago in a Russia far, far away… my friend’s parents gave him Sega. With only one game – Sonic!))) We played it all summer long)

  4. I rembember playing Sonic for 5 or 6 hours continously in order to get to the final boss and lose…and start over! But the best was playing Sonic 2 with Knucles. It was utterly awesome!

  5. My favourite memory was playing on Sonix 1 for the first time at a friends house. The gameplay was so much different to Mario and I loved it’s fast-paced-ness. Loved it since then.

  6. I remember sleeping over at my best friend house, speending most of the night playing Sonic 2 (and/or Sonic 3)… as Tails. Yeah, not that great with hindsight, but at the time I thought it was awesome!

  7. When I was a kid, I went to a “Computer class” where among booring stuff like Office and others…the teacher had a Neo Geo emulator and we played various games, my favourite one was Sonic! jaja :D

  8. I walked into my friend’s play room and saw him playing one of the Sonic games. I loved it. we played for hours and hours. I don’t even remember what title it was, but I’ll always remember playing though that summer. I had an original Playstation and a GameBoy Color briefly, but only got a few games, so Sonic faded away as a happy memory. It’ll be great to have it on Android. I’m sure I’ll get hours of fun out of it again :)

  9. Speeding and flying over the entire map was great :D

  10. My favorite Sonic moment comes from when I was eight years old and was obsessed with Sonic. As tradition in my family my parents would always get us stuffed animals for Xmas and on Xmas eve when we were asleep they would add a stuffed animal to our bed at night. A week before hand though I was helping my dad get a tie from his closet and when I opened it I saw this awesome sonic the hedgehog stuffed animal. I knew it was for me and I wanted it! But I didn’t take it. Instead I got my dad the tie and said something along the lines of “I love Sonic”. He knew right then I had seen the stuffed toy and I confessed to finding it. My dad was visibly let down as they always looked forward to the surprise of the stuffed animal tradition. After all, they planned these gifts out like complex spy missions, gathering facts and figures until they found the perfect stuffed animal.

    Well, Christmas eve came and I couldn’t sleep because I was so excited about the stuffed Sonic. After finally falling asleep I woke up to not only a Sonic the Hedgehog stuffed animal, but my dad had decorated my entire room in golden rings, replaced my duvet with a Sonic the Hedgehog one, and my mother sewed me a stuffed Tails to go with the Sonic. It was awesome and the best Christmas morning I’ve ever had. I’m 25 now and I have an 8 year old brother whose new best friend is my 17 year old Sonic the Hedgehog. He’s a little bit sewn up from having his arm pulled off and a hole ripped in his side, but he’s well loved now as he was back then.

  11. I remember one of my earliest memories as a kid was me watching my mum and dad play on Sonic The Hedgehog 2: the Sonic and Tails co-op. I was 2 at the time. When I got to about 4 years old all I would ever do was play on Sonic and Sonic 2 (which is still my favourite of them all). I was still rocking the MegaDrive until I was about 7, when I got the N64 for Christmas.

    I didn’t really have a clue about many Mario games until I got that N64: my early life was shaped entirely by Sonic.

  12. I remember playing Sonic in college on someone’s Sega down the hall. Yeah…I should have been studying, but Sonic was more fun.

  13. I had a Genesis and a NES, When N64 and PSX was already out for awhile :D I loved playing Sonic the hedgehog on it!! A great great game. But has anyone on here had/have a dreamcast? Shenmue!!! was one of or even best games every created, and with the announcement of shenmue1&2 HD remake already ready, i almost had a heart attack, cant wait to replay them in HD and hope it brings shenmue 3… The dreamcast was a great console with great games, but sadly was to advanced for its time, and piracy became to easy on it.. So sadly it died, and took some great hits with it..

  14. I remember playing the Multiplayer mode on Sonic 2 and 3 and easily beating all of my friends!

  15. I’ll always remember buying Sonic and Knuckles and finally plugging into Sonic 3 to access the hidden Doomsday Zone. Those were hands down the best Sonic games in the series!

  16. I re live the Sonic days all the time on my G-Slate… however i remember my favorite version of sonic was probably Sonic Pinball! it was an awesome concept!

  17. I remember playing Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Game Gear on many a school trip on the coach. Just had to remember to take about 4 sets of 6 x AA batteries with you. Sonic used much more power than Columns but was definitely worth the extra battery expenditure! I think I still have Sonic and the Game Gear in my loft….

  18. My favorite memory is still playing the original one. It was after I moved back to Dallas. My girlfriend and I would take turns playing it all night at my apartment. No worries about sleep because I worked a second shift at a bank operations center. Yes, I know I’m one of the older ones around here to have had my own apartment back in 1991.

  19. UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, A+START

    Nuff said!

  20. I can’t remember that far back.

  21. I remember Sonic as one of the first console game I played at a mates house as a kid. I was so jealous!

  22. Playing it on my Game Gear in the car out the front of our house because I only had a car power adapter. It was summer and hot but I didn’t care.

  23. My favorite memory was unlocking Super Sonic in Sonic 2. I had no idea what happened when I got those 50 rings and jumped in the air, but it was awesome!!!!!

  24. still remember playing sonic on a Windows 95 PC, after that, it just seemed to drop of the radar. Good to see that it is now on android with improved graphics performance now!!! awesome! :D

  25. All the times I played are now best memories. :)

  26. Sega Genesis all the way. I can still hear that ringing sound as I zipped through level after level collecting golden rings.

  27. I remember playing Sonic on Playstation 2 way back when it came out first on there. before that i remember running an emulator on the pc and playing Sonic.

    Now a days i am playing Sonic on gameboy emulator. Even after 10+ years i hate the feeling when i hit something and loose all my coins. Damnit

  28. I played the hell out of all Sonic games as a kid. They had Sonic 2 at my barbershop and all the other kids were amazed that I could collect all Chaos Emeralds and become Super Sonic at the end of Act 1!

  29. I got a Sega Genesis for Christmas in I think 3rd grade and it came with Sonic 2, my friend and I played through the four two player stages for hours. The jungle stage always proved to be the most challenging, but when we finally beat it we were so pumped.

  30. Played once on my sister’s Gameboy many years ago, quite fun although I wasn’t very good.

  31. I remember as a kids I think playing sonic 2 on the Sega. I loved letting my brother play, and I just take control of Tails with the second control. He couldn’t die, it was the best ever. I still have never seen another game that lets a second person take control or leave when ever they want.

    Tails rocks!

  32. Never played the later ones, but I’ll never forget how aweful I was at the first one. As much as I sucked, I loved playing it!

  33. My earliest memory of Sonic was from the original. Playing through Marble Zone and trying not to get burned to death from all the freakin’ lava!

  34. I did not have a console of my own growing up. However, there was this guy who used to rent them out. I used to get it for rent (save up on allowance) and play the hell out of Sonic throughout the weekend…no sleep, no eating, nothing. Every minute was precious..lol. My thumbs used to be so sore on Monday morning…I wouldn’t be able to hold a pencil in class….hehe! Ah! Good ol’ times.

  35. i remember watching tv as a kid and seeing the old ads for Genesis smoking the SNES in a drag race. Even though they were both 16-bit consoles they positioned Sega in such a way with Sonic being so fast that it was faster than their biggest competitor, literally smoking them off the line.
    this made me buy sonic and run around like a cracked out knob for about 2 years straight…

  36. I remember a friend bringing home a Saga Genesis from China.

  37. I play this game when i was young,now i happy to see this game on android.

  38. I used to love how fast you would go sinning through the loops =)

  39. I liked racing in the Sonic and Knuckles multiplayer levels, but no bonus stage has ever come close to that of Sonic 1 AND 2. Half-pipe sonic!! Oh and waiting for the underwater bubbles was the WORST. Mad love Sonic, welcome back.

  40. I didn’t played It at a Genesis, but in a Master System. It grabbed all my weekends and my house became a fun station for me and my friends. Damn Robotinic, always driving me crazy!

    I remember that the best thing was when Sonic could became gold version, so amazing!

  41. Sonic the Hedgehog for Game Gear!! So many hours of my childhood spent bouncing off Dr Robotnik…

  42. Watching as my 5 year old navigated that hyperactive rodent through the levels with ease and listening to him laugh at my disastrous attempts.

  43. The running, racing, smashing to loose it all by one hit. :)

  44. Sonics speed was insane…something Mario never had…

  45. I never had system of my own but I do remember going to Target and playing on the Sega Game Gear. I’d run straight to the electronics area until it my mom came to get me.

  46. Sonic was the first game I played when I got my Genesis, man I loved that game! The graphics were amazing (for the time period) and the speed made it standout form other games at the time which seemed to move at a snail’s pace. i think one of my favourite things about it was the forgiveness, basically as long as you had some rings you were okay for not dying and when you’re zipping around like that you didn’t always have time to stop on a dime.

  47. My friend had a sega and he was playing Sonic all the time. I was sooooo jelolous…i helped a lot to my father and i was saving up money, so i could buy Sonic. I never played anything else on the sega, just this game, and it is one of my favourite game of all time. :)

  48. I loved the first sonic. I was always a pc gamer but got hooked on sega genesis when i played sonic at my friend’s house.

  49. Sonic on the sega genesis was amazing! I was super excited when i beat the game, i felt really accomplished lol

  50. YESSSS …. I had Sonic on my Game Gear and would always have to carry an entire 30-pack of AA’s everywhere I went!

  51. While I was still playing on the OG NES a friend of mine got the Genesis. Watching him play the first Sonic was shocking. I had never seen anything that fast, and the graphics were incredible. I pretty much stopped playing on the NES after that, and immediately started looking into selling it to buy a new console. It only took one level of Sonic the Hedgehog.

  52. Watching my boys play it and getting rowdy….

  53. Going down the street and playing it – among other games, but especially sonic – with my childhood best friend Tyler. We would spend hours upon hours playing all kinds of video games when most children were outside playing baseball or some other such nonsense.

  54. I just remember how different it was from Mario, with the all the story lines and completely different gameplay. It was probably the game I played most as a small child, and probably the thing that most fueled my love of video games

  55. I remember playing the first Sonic game on my friend’s console and it was really fun and addictive. It was hard waiting for my turn to play. Thanks.

  56. Super smash brothers Sonic golden style!! Sonic was the shiznit!!

  57. Super smash brothers Sonic golden style!! Sonic was the shiznit!! Chaos control baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. I remember when daddy came home with my sega with sonic. It was like a whole new world opened before my eyes, gaming ever since. ^^

  59. My favorite memory is playing sonic on my brother in law’s sega back when i was around 11 and didn’t have my own system. I couldn’t put it down. those were the days!

  60. I remember the first game I got for my Sega Genesis was Sonic. It took up many many hours of my youth.

  61. I still play sonic on my friends Genesis to this day. Wish I still had mine, I had the first 3 or 4 games released and loved them.

  62. Sonic has been an enormous part of my life for all of his nearly 21 years. I was 6 years old when Sonic 1 came out. I remember sitting in the living room of my parents’ house, glued to the tv when the preview commercials came out. I barely knew what a video game was at that time, but there was just something about Sonic that drew me in. I was really lucky because my parents were nice enough to buy a Genesis for me when it was released. I’ll never forget the first night we played Green Hill Zone together.. Haha.. My dad, my mom, my sister, her husband, and I, trying to beat Robotnik in the first level. It’s very silly now that I think back on it considering it’s such an easy fight… but we were newbies to gaming. Eventually, my brother-in-law got it and all was right in the world.

    Since this time, I’ve loved Sonic deeply and he’s always been a big part of me. There’s just so much nostalgia and so many positive feelings whenever I think about the series. The memories of hanging out with my dad on Sunday mornings while we took turns beating zones… The time he got mad when I accidentally tripped over the Genesis power cord and disconnected it RIGHT after he finished the Labyrinth Zone.. lol The crazy fangirl mode I slip into when I hear the Sega chorus.. Ahh..

    I’ve played plenty of games across many systems my whole life, but none struck the way this series has. I’ve collected one version of almost every Sonic game ever released, some in multiples because of country codes. Figures, plushies, books, soundtracks… I’m a diehard Sega and Sonic fangirl and that’s something that will never change.

    If you’re not convinced, Sonic and Amy figures from SA1 were on top of my wedding cake. :) And now my husband hums along to BGMs, something I’m proud of because he was a Nintendo lover.

    I was lucky enough to be in Japan to celebrate with Sega at Joypolis in December 2011 for Sonic’s 20th Birthday event. It was something I couldn’t miss.

    Sega, if you’re reading this, please know I love you and will continue to buy every Sonic game you release along with other titles you make. <3 Thank you for the 21 years of amazing memories and I can't wait for many, many more!

  63. Funny, I was just playing Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympics just the other day.

  64. I used to love going to my cousins house just because he had Sonic! instead of playing outside we would be in his room 24/7 playing, it sucked sharing but once it was your turn it was the greatest feeling ever.

  65. Sonic was awesome! This was the game that made me believe in Sega. Every saturday morning was video game day, and I’d spend HOURS on this game. Great memories!

  66. My sister and I used to play Sonic on her PlayStation for hours! I always loved how brightly colored everything was and how fast the game play was.

  67. I played Sonic for the first time on GameGear at my aunt’s house when I was about 10 years old. I eventually got my own GameGear and played it tons. I will admit that I sucked at it pretty bad and would switch to playing NBA Jam most times. But, I still love the Sonic brand. Good stuff!

  68. Back when I was younger my grandpa was suffering through lung cancer. I used to bring are GameCube to his house and play and he always found it interesting how much games have advanced since he was growing up. And we used to teach him how to play and how to gain more points. But sadly he passed away last year. R.I.P Grandpa I will always love you and cherish your experiences with me.

  69. It’s really bad that I’m only 23 and all the reminiscing about Sonic makes me feel old!

  70. I always loved teaming up with friends and family – I was Sonic, and they’re were Tails, so everything always followed me! The way the Sonic and Knuckles could expand Sonic 3 was awesome too!

  71. At first, I thought my friend was going to bludgeon me. I didn’t know what a “Game Gear” was, much less Sonic. I couldn’t stop playing the 8-bit colored portable goodness after we turned it on.

  72. I was glued to my game on Saturday mornings, even forgot about my hungry stomach!!

  73. I just love the sound of rings adding up.

  74. My best memory was in Sonic 2 the first time I changed into Super Sonic. It was me, my sister, and a couple of my cousins. Our parents were out for New Years, and they left us with pizza. None of us even knew Super Sonic existed, but it was my turn with the controller and I had just gotten the last chaos emerald in the Oil Ocean stage. I come back to the regular level, get 50 rings and boom. My older cousin said WHAT DID YOU DO?? I was like I DONT KNOW I JUST JUMPED IN THE AIR! It was the most exciting thing we had ever seen haha. We went on to complete the game, and nothing could compare afterwards. Ahh memories.

  75. My favorite memory was playing on the GameCube. I Remember growing up so many of my friends had Sega systems and I always had a Nintendo system. I always wanted to plays games that were exclusive to Sega but never admitted it as doing so would have given my friends a win of sorts since they always proclaimed the superiority of Sega over Nintendo. Boy was I happy when Sonic finally made it on to a Nintendo system.

  76. Casino Zone

  77. Favorite memory — the TV cartoon!

  78. My favorite memory playing sonic as a kid would be getting stuck in the water rising section of the Chemical Planet zone of Sonic 2!

  79. I remember always wanting to get Tails. He could fly so I knew if I got him then I’d be able to win every level and do everything easily. Tails was damn awesome! Ah the memories <3

  80. My favorite Sonic memory was playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

    Hey, it counts!

  81. I saved up my allowance money for weeks as a kid to buy a 16-bit console. I frequented the local pawn shop regularly looking for new NES games, but the Genesis and the SNES had been out for a while, and nobody really cared about the NES anymore. I intended to buy a SNES, because I often rented one from the video department at my local grocery store (yes, they used to do console rentals!), and I enjoyed the games.

    Unfortunately, the SNES had a much higher resale price (by kid standards on a $5/week allowance) than the Genesis, and the Genesis was in-stock, whereas the SNES units were usually purchased as quickly as they came in. I decided I didn’t want to wait several more months to save up the extra money for a SNES, so I bought a Genesis. It came with one controller and Sonic the Hedgehog (1).

    I couldn’t put it down. Sure, it was the only game I had, but I played the hell out of it. I saved up for a few more weeks and purchased Sonic 2. I rented Sonic & Knuckles whenever they had a copy in-stock, because I loved the new and exciting gameplay that Knuckles added to the games.

    Of course, we can’t forget that Sonic isn’t just the video game icon of the 16-bit Genesis and the face of Sega. The games were so successful, there were a few different cartoons run on Saturday mornings featuring everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog. They were among my favorite must-watch (but could somehow never remember the time schedule) shows.

    To end my trip down Nostalgia Lane, I shall leave you with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4jd0UWGPgY

    Blue streak speeds by
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Too fast for the naked eye
    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic
    He can really move
    Sonic
    He’s got an attitude
    Sonic
    He’s the fastest thing alive!

    Look out when he storms through
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Don’t doubt what he can do
    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic
    He can really move
    Sonic
    He’s got an attitude
    Sonic
    He’s the fastest thing alive
    He’s the fastest thing alive
    He’s the fastest thing alive

  82. My favorite sonic entry was playing it on Sega Genesis!

  83. My fondest memeory of Sonic is actually when I was about 10 or 11, my parents bought me this weird combo pack that included a garfield game and Sonic and Knuckles + Sonic 3 for PC. I played this game literally until the break of dawn and there was light outside. As the faint chirping of the birds entered my ear, I listened to the credits roll and felt the deepest sense of satisfaction I have ever felt in my entire life. Seriously amazing game. And I have been so disappointed with a lot of the sequels they’ve been cranking out. If this is the one that brings it back, I would love to get a Transformer Prime with it, too. haha.

  84. I remember when my mom had a Sega Genesis. She bought the Sonic game and let me play it. It was awesome.

  85. I was a Nintendo child myself, but remember playing Sonic at a friends house, and loved it :D

  86. I remember spending hours in my friends basement playing Power Rangers and Sonic on his Genesis. Once I heard about Sonic I bought “Sonic Adventure 2 Battle” for the Gamecube and it was one of my favorite games for the console. The mario kart-like minigame helped entertain guests and the story was awesome. I’m definitely buying this game to play it on my mothers tegra 2 tablet.

  87. never had a sega but my cousins did and i always died so fast as we were trading turns on each life they really didn’t want me to play now that i think about it…….jerks but if i had it on a prime they’d be envious of me now wouldn’t they

  88. I remember playing Sonic Adventure 2 Battle on my Gamecube for hours… Would like to play a Sonic game again on a great tablet!

  89. So much fun! Played it on a car ride one with friends, and we all got so nauseous, but it was totally worth it!

  90. staying up all night trying to beat the game with my friend. man if i could go back when the only thing that i had to worry about was beating what ever new game came out that would be awesome!

  91. I loved Sonic 2. The first time I made it past the flying fortress and was flown up into space by Tails to face off with Robotnik and Metal Sonic was epic!

    • The casino levels were also winsauce! trying to get the jackpot on the sonic slot machine only to get the needles that reduce your rings to zero was so freakin addictive! I do believe I”ll go play it on the Wii virtual console now :)

  92. I used to love playing Sonic as a kid on the Sega Genesis. Since then, I have gotten my kids into playing sonic on the Wii as both real Wii games as well as the old school games on the Virtual Console. My son even went as Sonic for Halloween (I even burned my hand badly with the hot-glue gun while making him the red Sonic shoes)

  93. Sonic was one of my first games ever. I had a Sega Genisis and would play with my brother all the time. My favorite part was the fact we could do multiplayer with one of us as tails

  94. First memory that come to mind. is not being able to pass the game. I spent countless hours and many times shutting game off and going outside frustrated. those were some fun times

  95. Some of my earliest gaming memories are spending hours and hours playing Sonic 2 and 3 with my little sister. Good times, good times.

  96. My first memory was a friend in HS who brought the Sega Genesis to school. I was amazed with the quality of the graphics! Especially in a portable device. It blew my mind, only seeing Nintendo quality previously.

  97. I remember playing the same level over and over just to get the perfect score :) Ah memories :)

  98. I remember my brother got a big expensive stereo and hooked up the Sega & TV, and the sound playing the game was crazy. I loved the noise collecting the rings!

  99. The day I arrived in Phoenix following a long haul moving trip from Seattle as a kid, I met some kids on my street and we played football until we were soaked in sweat. We went inside to their house and cooled off with the Sega Genesis – particularly Sonic 2. My newfound friends were absolute masters at this game… could handily beat the game in one sitting, and always got Perfect on the bonus levels. It was just incredible to watch and I never got quite as good or fast as them with Sonic 2. We lost touch over the years but when they planned to visit, I bought a Genesis off of eBay and Sonic 2… they still crushed at the game, and I was still just average.

  100. I loved playing this game every Saturday with my little brothers, countless hours!

  101. I remember I played Sonic a lot when I was a kid. And I actually remember the first time I saw a picture of a real hedgehog.. I was so confused, because I thought it would look more like.. you know, more like Sonic!

  102. I didn’t get a console until the PS2 when I was in High School, but I remember going to my best friend’s house in elementary school and watching her play Sonic and being so jealous that I couldn’t play myself.
    I still spend my time watching other people play games, but now at least I have a say in what’s played :P

  103. WOOOW,This is AMAZING !!! so many Android&Me readers are Sonic fans !!!! xD

  104. my first sonic experience was on gamecube. loved that game!

  105. oh man i can honestly say that when i was little i didnt get my first console till i was 9 and it was a Super Nintendo. my neighbor though he had a Sega Genesis and i i always wanted to go to his house and play although he never actually let me play the game i would just enjoy watching sonic run through all these stages it must have been the nostalgia. with that said… Gotta go fast. Gotta go fast. Gotta go faster
    faster faster faster faster. Movin’ at the speed of sound. Quickest hedgehog
    around. Got ourselves a situation. Stuck in a new location with out a-ny
    ex-plan-a-tion. NO TIME FOR RELAXATION.Don’t,don’t, do-do-don’t blink,
    don’t think, just go go go go g-g-g-g-go go :D

  106. I was absolutely obsessed with Sonic as a kid!! Had all the Mega Drive/Genesis games and the Game Gear ones, watched the cartoon show religiously, and here in the UK we even had “Sonic The Comic” magazine of which I begged my dad to buy me every issue as soon as they came out!

    Trips to the supermarket every couple of weeks with so much anticipation for a new issue! Sadly, they all got destroyed in a flood when we moved house :( :( :(

    But my favorite recollection is making up my own Michael Jackson style song lyrics to the game instrumental tracks of “Sonic 3″ and singing them as I played the game, because as a keen MJ fan, I could tell the music was done in his style. It was only years and years later that we discovered that yes, Michael actually DID do some of the music for Sonic 3 and went uncredited for it!

  107. I used to play sonic as a kid and it was one of the first games that really had me hooked. Sonic was and always will remain a great classic.

  108. Mine was the first time I saw the knuckles cartridge and saw him in game. I thought no bigger bad ass existed

  109. My favorite Sonic memory was trying to enable the debug mode in Sonic 3, which required you to run Sonic 2 and then remove the cartridge without the console resetting. Quite a frustrating but rewarding experience. :)

  110. When I was in like 5th grade, I remember going over to my neighbors house because he had a Sega Genesis, the first gen, the big one. And we’d play Sonic 1 for like hours on end. Then I moved away and missed it badly. Finally got a job when I was in high school and bought my own Genesis and got all the Sonic games, I think they were up to Sonic 3 and Sonic/Kuckles by then. I still play the hell outta Sonic on my phone, bought Sonic CD and Sonic 4 Episode 1. Looking forward to playing Episode 2, and it wouldn’t hurt to have a Transformer tablet to play it on.

  111. staying up late and playing the original Sonic the Hedgehog, I remember how much I loved playing that game. Good timestimes

  112. My fondest memory of playing soni the hedgehog was actually my first. I got the Sonic Mega Collection Plus for PS2. I have no Idea how long I played it. All I can remember is that afterward, I was really hungry. I think it may have been 1 or 2 days since I last slept

  113. I played sonic in all flavors, on a variety of platforms, but i always kept going back to the genesis cartridge versions. Best memory should definitely be locking-on sonic 3 & knuckles, and getting all 14 emeralds for hyper sonic. The music was exquisite, immersive, but i always felt like the game was too short. You could finish a stage in less than a minute.

  114. Sonic on my dreamcast rocked.

  115. My all time favorite memory is racing against Metal Sonic in Sonic CD!

  116. No sure if this is my favorite, but it’s definitely the one I remember the best: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yw5jkAHgME

  117. We didn’t have a Sega and I never got to play Sonic, but I watched the cartoon on TV!

  118. My favorite memory is playing Sonic on my Sega GameGear.

  119. My cousin and I played sonic on his Sega every weekend and he always made it further than me in 1 life. Then one day I beat him. That’s my best Sonic memory EVER!My cousin and I played sonic on his Sega every weekend and he always made it further than me in 1 life. Then one day I beat him. That’s my best Sonic memory EVER!

  120. I used to play this game with my little brother a lot. We were 7 and 5 and spending whole days trying to beat Sonic II (like our older brothers did). Back then you didn’t mind the lack of a save-function or anything.

    Here comes the story:
    On one faithful day, I started playing Sonic without my little brother, and I found a piece of paper in the game’s box. I read it and was astounded! This piece of paper held untold power! I started playing the game and followed the instructions as written. It took me freaking ages to get all the Chaos Emeralds but, I did. And there I was, on the big airplane level (as we used to call it), obtaining 50 rings, and jumping, SUPER SONIC was born!!!!

    Of course, I wasn’t used to Sonic’s increased speed and agility causing me to miss the zipline I jumped for and plunge to my death. It’s a story of hope and sadness :’(

  121. I remember when I went to a barber shop and once I was done getting a hair cut, I would play Sonic 2.

  122. I remember being able to turn Sonic into ‘Super Saiyan’ mode and he would have mad power-ups, that was the best!

  123. Playing all night Sonic fests with friends growing up as preteens.

  124. Jamming with my younger brother to the Sonic CD intro music, that broomstick was a guitar in my eyes!

  125. My favorite sonic moment was when, I was actually able to play as Tails on my Game Gear. Awesome Sauce!!!

  126. Sonic and Knuckles! It didn’t have to be the best game, but it was like 3 games in one. It added characters to the 2 previous games! It was the first console expansion, but it was it’s own game too! Completely blew my mind as a kid.

  127. For me, the best part of Sonic was the music. The SEGA Genesis had the coolest FM synth and the composers really made excellent use of the limited resources. These themes were memorable – so much that I created a video game cover band and one of the first things we learned was the “Green Hill Zone” music. Here we are performing that music after 10 years together as a band at a festival in early 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpSraYfz9Hg

  128. When they added Tails!

  129. My first introduction to the sega genesis. I’d only had a nintendo ’til then. I was blown away by the new twist on the mario-style gameplay that sonic the hedgehog had. Collecting the rings, the innovative sound effects and forward motion of gameplay had me on the edge of my seat.

  130. Exactly right, I had a Sega, everyone else had a Super Nintendo. They got Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, I got Sonic and Tails. Needless to say, Sonic and Tails was an awesome duo and I definitely loved playing and collecting those coins!

  131. As a child during christmas time I asked santa almost every day for a sega genesis, Finally christmas came and my brother got a sega genesis and a sega cd, while me? I got a Power rangers for the SNES…. We didn’t even have an SNES….

  132. Soo, I guess I’m not old enough to have had a Genesis, but I do remember me and my brother huddled up in front of my dads old computer, playing Sonic. All I remember really is the sound the game made when sonic bounced on one of the big red springs.

  133. I used to run next door to play sonic at the Montgomery Ward’s. I didn’t have a Sega console at home

  134. Sonic was the first handheld colored game I played, and the fact that I could play it anywhere + I love the music in the game was awesome. That gaming device + this game was ahead of it’s time!

  135. The sounds effects! Sonic was da bomb!!

  136. I did have a mario sucks button that came with sega power, walking around school with that…..

  137. My siblings & I received a Sega for Christmas with a few games. Sonic 2 was our favorite, and we would play it for HOURS on end. Still my favorite game! :)

  138. Boy oh boy do I remember playing sonic as a child. I had an original model 1 genesis and sega cd combo and it was awesome (obviously at the time it was oh so awesome). I sometimes wish I still had the genesis to bust out some of the older sonic games and, of course, altered beast.

  139. The original 2D Sonic games were by far my favourite as a kid, they just appealed to me far more than the Mario games. I spent a stupid amount of time playing and perfecting them.

    That said, I was stuck on Sonic 3 for YEARS. That one bit in the carnival level where you have to make the bouncy platform move up and down? Yeah, I didn’t figure that out until about 6 or 7 years after I first played the game, and it was such a revelation that I went back and played them all again. So that was probably my favourite moment.

  140. I was the one with the Nintendo and the neighbors had the Sega Genesis….Man do I remember walking over after I had finished my homework and play Sonic for hours with the neighbor and his sister….well that’s another story…lol. Love Middle school memories.

  141. My memory revolves around playing Sonic at my best friend’s house. I had the SNES and he the Sega. I recall that I loved playing the casino stage, and would spend exorbitant amounts of time on the “slot machine”, dieing many times due to time limits and still going back trying to win my rings. He would constantly be yelling at me to, “keep going Jason, keep moving on!”…

    Fast forward to my life now, living as a 25 yr old destitue on the streets of Las Vegas. But I will still keep going, still keep moving on as I am still on a quest for my rings. Someday I will find them… someday.

  142. 1 of my favorites games, killed many hours on it….

  143. I was a Nintendo kid but I always loved playing Sonic on a friends’ Genesis. That said, I’m not sure it required much skill then other than just pushing right. I now have a Sonic game on my PS3 and it’s quite different!

  144. Im always late to these things

  145. My favorite Sonic Moment was watching my wife(gf at the time) try to play the game. It is funny to watch females play video games for the first time.

  146. My most favourite Sonic memory was the very first time I played it at my friend’s house. I used to only play Super Mario bros. and Contra till I saw Sonic and at that time it was like a breath of fresh air!

  147. My moment was when I dressed up as Sonic in a Halloween party and danced with Wonder Woman. Nice.

  148. I remember when most of my friends had the Nintendo while only my cousin and I had the Sega Genesis. I loved playing Sonic the Hedgehog. I think my favorite one is the one where Tails was with the game and I could switch and fly with her. I remember also playing it on the good ‘ol Sega Gamegear. It was even in color way before Gameboy was in color! I don’t know why the Gamegear never really took off. Such a great gadget.

  149. The first videogame I owned was the original Sonic. The 3 MegaDrive games left an everlasting impression, and I still regularly play them to this day.

  150. I remember saving up money from my paper route to buy a genesis and it came with Sonic 2. I remember uusing tails on the second controller to lift sonic to those hard to reach areas (and just enjoying flying arouond with tails). I also ended up owning the Dreamcast and its Sonic games.

    But my favorite one was Sonic 3 (with or without Sonic and Knuckles pllugged in). I remember how much of an upgrade in graphics it was over Sonic 2 and how I thought it was just gorgeous how the parallax layers in the trees in the first levels added such a sense of depth to the 2D game.

    And yeah, I was the only one with a genesis. But although I enoyed playing mario on friends’ consoles, I enjoyed Sonic sooo much more.

  151. My greatest Sonic memory is being 8 or 9, struggling to get all of the Chaos Emeralds. Those special stages were rough sometimes!

  152. I always loved the sound the game makes when Sonic collects the rings :D

  153. i used to play sonic with my cousin. we played for hours everyday.!!! sweet memories

  154. I remember preordering Sonic 2 and getting a shirt for Sonic 2sday. Man that was a great game for the Genesis.

  155. I got a sega Genesis dfor my 5th birthday and sonic was always my favorite game. I still play sonic till this day on my android devices and from xbla.

  156. around when i was 7 years old , my dad bought me this Nintendo gameoy Sp, and i as so happy , bought sonic in like a month , loved it more than pokemon , played all the time !!

  157. Sonic was the fastest, most exhilarating platformer I have ever played!

  158. I never had a sega but my cousin did. Sonic was by far my favorite game to play when i was a kid

  159. I never had Sega, but I always envied those who did. Sonic was definitely the game to remember from the Genesis. I just remember being blown away at the colors and speed. Coming from Nintendo, I’d never saw anything like it before.

    By the way, thanks for the chance to win, you guys are great!

  160. Its December the 25th 1991, and to mine and my little brother Garreth surprise we had the all mighty sega mega drive complete with the first sonic the hedgehog and one controller. We was both doing well on the game and as we fished the first 3 levels my proud mum and Dad that brought the consul (I mean Santa really) come up to our bed room to show my uncle (uncle Bill) what they had got us. And to our shock uncle Bill wanted to have ago, “we was in mid game at the time” we shouted “nooooo” as he would more than likely end up killing sonic in the game. Then we was forced to hand over the one and only control and after no less than 10 seconds poor little sonic was dead. And my self and Garreth was very very very upset………

  161. best sonic memory was fighting over who got to be sonic since tails never died and was basically sonic’s pack mule for carrying him to places he couldn’t normally reach

  162. Finishing Sonic on the old MegaDrive when I was a kid. Still one of the proudest achievements in my life!!

  163. I remember importing a Dreamcast and Sonic Adventure from Japan in 1999 when the system launched there. I was totally blown away. The system and game were way ahead of its time. It still works to this day! And I still have my imported Sonic Adventure to play whenever nostalgia gets the better of me!

    • Have you played Shenmue ? Also way a head of its time, and pretty much the best game ever created IMO. I am so pumped for the HD re-released :D!! of 1 and 2

  164. On PC. I am not a big game guy but I liked this one.

  165. man i remember back in the day i had a “friend” who i exploited to play sonic. hahah I’m so evil! but sonic was worth every moment

  166. Didn’t own the system but been playing since I was a kid.

  167. I remember spending countless hours playing Sonic 2 when I was a Kid! Beating Metal Sonic and Dr.Robotnik at the end of the game is stil one of my greatest video game moment ever. Video Games are awesome now; beautiful graphics, deep storyline, awesome gameplay. But I’m missing the days where characters in video game where only able to walk/run, jump and spin.

  168. I was never a Sega system fan, and never had one. But Sonic always a major itch for me to get Sega. I was so happy when Sega decided to stop making systems and switched to a software only company. Sega!

  169. Sonic 2 was the first game I actually owned. It came in a bundle with the Sega Genesis that my parents had given me for my first Christmas in Indiana. We had just moved to Indianapolis and I felt alone. Not only did Sonic 2 get me through a nasty winter, it also provided a segue for making new friends by inviting them over to play.

    Great memories.

  170. I still remember clearly the first time I played the first Sonic. I got a Mega Drive for Christmas and was captivated immediately.

  171. My first encounter with sonic was on a sega handheld from a friend, an i was just amazed by the speed of it. Soooo fast!!!

  172. I think my favorite sonic moment was on the Sega Genesis, it was my first time ever playing a non-nintendo console. I think I still called it a nintendo anyway, just because I was so young >_<

  173. My favorite moment was when I saw Sonic go through a 360 loop. Mario never did that kind of stuff!

  174. I’ve not a favourite memory, I loved and love all Sonic games, because I loved Sonic all my childhood, I growed up with it!

  175. no need to read my worthless opinion, just give me the prime!!!

  176. I remember coming to Megadrive from a Commodore Amiga, and being amazed at the speed and colours of Sonic. There was nothing like it for the Amiga. Mario was a bit too slow and boring for me – Sonic was just fun, simple as that.

  177. Ha.. all I remember is dreaming Sonic after playing. Could get pretty surreal!

  178. My favorite Sonic memory is winning the Sonic Tablet contest on Android And Me so I could download and play the new Sonic. Wait.. that hasn’t happened yet…or maybe it has….

  179. My Fav memory is the noise of the rings being collected on my brothers new stereo system, and doing the Loop was awesome!

  180. Getting Sonic 2006 for the first was my favourite memory. Would have been a good game for me, if not for the load times. I’m okay with a few bugs in my games.

  181. When I was in grade school, I played that game constantly. I couldn’t wait until school was finished so I could run home to tackle another level. I would have to agree the sounds of collected rings will be imbedded in my mind forever. I would have to say that I loved playing Sonic when Knuckles was a useable character. I remember when my mother bought me the next new Sonic game for my birthday I would be ecstatic. I wouldn’t stop playing until my mom yelled at me. From time to time I like to relive the memories of my youth. I would love to have a transformer prime so I can play Sonic on an Android device. Please bring me tears of happiness once again. I don’t play many things that make me happy now a days. This would be one of those moments.

  182. my fav memory is playing it all weekend and wondering what the heck happened… where did my weekend go?

  183. I remember playing sonic and tails with my little brother. I would play sonic and he would play tails. I would spend more time trying to make him fall off, get squished or get stuck then actually playing the game!

    We also had a lot of fun playing vs. mode in the casino level. We liked to see how many rings we could amass.

  184. Definitely, I’d say when I was at a cousin’s and he’d shown me the Sonic R on Sega…

  185. I played it once as a kid, but that was only for a few minutes before my older cousin came and picked up his controller again..

  186. Now THIS! This is what i call a game! Totally cool, with sweet music! :D My favorite game as a kid.

  187. The TV shows and Comics were what I remember the most :-D.

  188. As a kid I had 2 friends that would come over and play, and each time one of us died we would have to pass the controller to the next person. Sucked sitting there for so long sometimes so we would try to distract the one playing sometimes.

  189. I remember always running over my friends house after school and we would play it for hours and my mom always had to call there house to get me to come home.

  190. Plugging in my brand new Sega Genesis on Christmas morning and playing Sonic the Hedgehog for 6 hours only stopping for food, water and bathroom breaks!

  191. I remember first playing sonic as a kid in the summer vacations when I visited my aunts place. They had just bought a console. 6 of us kids sitting in a line on the bed waiting for their chance to play sonic! Just to see who scores more our can go the fastest in circles in sonic.
    How the hours used to pass by!
    Fond memories,I am 35 now! Still crystal clear. I am smiling as I write this. (:

  192. The greatest Sonic memory I have is having the SegaCD and playing Sonic CD for hours and hours. My brothers and I would play all day, watch the intro over and over and even take the game and put it in the stereo just to listen to the soundtrack. We found codes that allowed you to go Super Sonic and edit the levels. It was so much fun. I just got the Galaxy Tab 2 and bought Sonic CD and downloaded Wiimote Controller to play while I’m on the road. I love the series and can’t wait to play more Sonic games!

  193. I remember playing the original sonic(as well as sonic 2 and 3) since I was like 5 years old. My older brother had a dreamcast and I would take every opportunity to play. Cant wait to try it out again and relive the good times.

  194. Good stuff!

  195. I never really played Sonic, but it would be cool to try it out.

  196. Playing all night long with parents yelling at us.

  197. Since I can’t shake the habbit of trying to achieve 100%, I had a hard time with Sonic. I remember trying the first level over and over until I finally gave in being just content to pass through. Then it was somewhat fun, for a while – I still prefer slower, more “manageable” JnRs.

  198. I played it on my neighbors SEGA Mega Drive and I was totally blown away! Never got a Mega Drive, but now I have a android phone at least! :)

  199. I have played Sonic on Sega Mega Drive II only once or twice in “the own place” of one friend of my brother – it was garage. I thought that it has insane speed that I will never overcome

  200. My first ever video game was Sonic so I will always love the Hedgehog!

  201. I was the only kid with a sega on my street me and the neighbor kids played sonic and knuckles till the system actually died it was a sad day after the sega died all us kids chipped in and mowed lawns to buy another one and we sure enough did and we where back to playing sonic in no time good memories

  202. One of my first games…played sonic for months when I was in middle school….ahhhh…good times!

  203. besides zelda i used to love this game my friend had it first and i was always bumming his sega to play sonic. i can’t remember how many times i conquered it :)

  204. My Favorite Sonic moment, gettting Super Sonic in Sonic 2 for the 1st time. A jaw dropping moment as a kid as I wasn’t expecting it.

  205. One of my first games i had. I loved this game and exited about this android release

  206. I loved this game and exited about this android release

  207. I was never very good at Sonic as a kid, so I often watched my brother and sister play for hours and hours – it wasn’t until my late teens I played for myself. I decided to break out the ol’ Megadrive II and play some Golden Axe. then after getting bored, I stuck Sonic in and ended up playing for three hours solid until I completed it. I think since then I’ve completed it about 20 times just to prove to people that I can, and it goes down as the greatest platformer I’ve ever played.

  208. My favorite memory of Sonic is being able to play it on my GameGear on the long trips going to visit my Dad for the summer.

  209. My favorite memory of Sonic was going to my friend’s house as a kid to watch it, because my parents didn’t like it very much. We had so much fun watching the cartoon.

  210. Favorite Sonic Memory has to be going to my cozen’s house and never sleeping just playing sonic

  211. I took sonic and tails with me to college to help relieve stress during finals week! My dorm room was the most popular hang out spot :)

  212. Playing all night long and then sleeping during the day to try to catch up

  213. My favorite Sonic memory was when you put the game into a Sonic & Knuckles cartridge, and it allowed you to play the Sonic levels with Knuckles. Also, playing with a friend when one of you is tails was awesome. The person with Tails could grab the other player and go flying.

  214. My favorite memory is the music – “City Escape” from Sonic Adventure 2 really locked me into this franchise – it’s a catchy song and fits perfect with the level. “Rollin’ around at the speed of sooounnd!!”. Awesome.

  215. Playing the first level in Sonic Adventure! Remember how scenic that beach resort looked? How white the sand was, and how refreshing that water looked? Not to mention the music! AND THE WHALE! Fondest memory of Sonic, his transition to 3D!

  216. What is your best Sonic game guys,reply under this comment,my favorite was Sonic Adventure 2.

  217. playing all the time and not doing my homework

  218. I love Sonic, but my favorite memory is to be announced. Starting college next week, so I imagine it involves hanging out between classes playing it on my new Transformer Prime for all to see and envy.

  219. Hours of playing with my brothers

  220. i had good times with sonic on my play station 2

    it was my only way to pass the time i played many versions of the game

    i was the only one who played that game in my family

    i think my best version of sonic was Sonic Unleashed

    thanks

  221. Awesome….Thank you!!!!!

  222. playing for tons of hours and not getting to my homework

  223. I’ve played most of the Sonic games but the one game I probably spent the most time with and have the most memories from is Sonic Spinball. All the games were a blast though.

  224. I remember the first time i booted up my sega. it quickly made the NES go to the wayside

  225. Sonic, it was the best cartoon of my childhood…… From the very first moment I loved every character of this crazy cool cartoon. So as a game it make me my interest bigger. I like to play it so much because it it always with something interesting. It is my no1 game ever!!!