Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic

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About this game

The classic Sonic arcade game that started it all is now optimized for mobile devices! If you love classic SEGA games, you’ll love playing Sonic the Hedgehog!

Race at lightning speed as Sonic the Hedgehog! Run through loop-de-loops as you collect rings. Rediscover the thrill of racing through all seven of classic Sonic the Hedgehog game zones! Help Sonic and his friends defeat the evil Mr. Eggman!

Sonic the Hedgehog joins the SEGA Forever classic arcade games collection, a treasure trove of free SEGA console classic games brought to life on mobile for the first time!

- Sonic is Now Optimized for Mobile. Sonic The Hedgehog now plays in widescreen at a smooth 60FPS offering unrivaled performance and the game’s legendary soundtrack has been fully re-mastered.
- Gotta Go Fast! Challenge yourself with the all-new Time Attack game mode.
- New Playable Characters! Play as Sonic’s friends Tails and Knuckles for the first time. Use their unique abilities to fly, climb, and glide around levels offering exciting new ways to explore.
- Classic Arcade Games. If you love classic games from the 90’s, you’ll have a blast playing Sonic the Hedgehog. The classic SEGA game, remastered for mobile devices brings you the best classic gameplay and optimizes the arcade experience!
- Video Game Controller Support. Sonic The Hedgehog on Android offers exclusive support for the Power A Moga, Nyko, XBOX, and all HID controllers.

Play the original Sonic the Hedgehog arcade game from SEGA! The fun classic arcade game that started it all is back for your mobile device! Run, jump and race through fun courses and levels. Unlock Sonic’s friends, including Tails and Knuckles!

- Sonic Jam contained the first release of Sonic The Hedgehog that gave Sonic his spin dash move, which returns again in this mobile game remake!
- Sonic The Hedgehog was released in video game arcades on SEGA's Mega-Tech and Mega Play systems.
- While "Eggman" is Dr. Robotnik's nickname in the West, “Eggman” is his actual name in Japan.

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Sonic The Hedgehog Classic is ad-supported and no in-app purchases are required to progress; ad-free play is available with an in-app purchase.

Other than for users known to be under 13, this game may include "Interest Based Ads" and may collect "Precise Location Data". Please see our privacy policy for more information.

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Updated on
Nov 17, 2022

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317K reviews
Garrick Bone
February 5, 2023
I really, really wanted to love this. As a kid, playing this on a Sega Genesis was awesome! The creators of this app did a great job of recreating a nostalgic legend, but the controls make it unplayable for me. The joystick is sluggish and make any switching of directions a pain. If it had a D-pad option I think it would offer better control of motion.
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January 18, 2023
The movement controls no longer work like they used to a year or so ago which makes all these games unplayable for me. Now, if you want to go let's say left, and move your finger a bit away from the controller, the player stops going left which makes you make a ton of mistakes. It used to be possible to keep the command pressed and move to the right or left of the controller as much as you want, and the command would still work, so long you have it pressed.
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JJ Parsons
January 29, 2023
It's a faithful recreation of the original 1991 platformer, but it's littered with ads, it runs slow (when I'm using my phone's recorder, it runs just fine without it actually), for some reason I can't play the multiplayer, get the achievements, etc. However, it has a ton of redeeming qualities: you can play as Tails & Knuckles officially, you can turn super, elemental shields are added, it DOES only cost like $3 to get rid of the ads, etc. I'd recommend giving it a buy and playing it at least.
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What's new

Bug fixes and refinements