Video Game Spotlight – Sonic the Hedgehog

Looking Back at Sonic the Hedgehog

At Game Music Town we feature some of the best video games of all time. Games that left a mark in a generation of gamers that up to this day still carry a fond memory of what it felt to play those games. There are an innumerable amount of games that fall under this category not only for some of us, but to you as well.

We want to share our thoughts and memories from those games that once made an impact, and bring that magic to a new generation of gamers that will surely enjoy them. And for those of you who have already experience some of these games, to take the time and give them another go. We understand they might not be as good as you remember them, but they will surely bring you a smile or two nonetheless.

Video Game Spotlight – Sonic the Hedgehog

I still remember when I first got my Sega Genesis. It was on the day of my birthday and what an incredible day it was!

Sonic the Hedgehog was the game that came with the sega genesis for those who purchased their Sega Genesis months after it’s release. It originally came with “Altered Beast”, but SEGA soon brought our little blue hedgehog friend to all the new Sega Bundles ready to be opened and played by millions across the world.

The worlds were filled with vibrant colors and the graphics were superp for its time. Playing Sonic was an incredible experience, the controls were easy to master and even though the game was fast, and I mean fast! The gameplay was smooth and fresh.

Saving the world from the evil Dr. “Eggman” Robotnik was your mission, and collecting rings while jumping on springs and running though loops at high speeds was your bread and butter. It was a well made platformer, and one that definitely changed history in the 16-bit era.

Sonic the Hedgehog screenshot

As you progessed through the game, you had the chance to get “Chaos emeralds”, secret emeralds found on a bonus stage at the end of each stage that would give you a special ending to the game if you collected all 7 of them. In addition to all the running, dashing, jumping and stomping, you had to keep your eyes open for special pathways that would lead you to secret rooms where you could find tons of rings, extra lives or even a protective shield.

I still remember one of the hardest stages in the game. World 4, known as Labyrinth Zone, was mainly a water level, where you had to constantly check your oxygen levels to stay alive and beat the level.

Sonic the Hedgehog screenshot Labyrinth

If you had not played this game, please give a try, you’ll enjoy it. If you have played it, then this is a reminder of a great game you can replay and enjoy that will take you back in time and make you a fan once again.

Have fun!


* All the artwork used on this post belongs to SEGA.