Sega’s hit franchise

Retro gaming: Sonic the Hedgehog

This week’s game is Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s one of Sega’s most recognizable characters and shows up in many of their other games.

I never owned a console which could play this game, but I did rent a console every now and then at the local Videoland – like Blockbuster, also dead. I think it was the Sega Mega Drive which I rented. You could choose a few games as part of the rental package. I didn’t play this game a lot, but when I played I did, it was in short intense burst.

This game franchise has sold a staggering 123 million copies across 23 releases plus there are 7 TV series featuring Sonic in the lead.

The objective of the game is simple. You run and jump, avoid other animals (some shoot!) and collect as many rings you can.

Here’s the long play:

I chose the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the Mega Drive. Version 2 has faster and longer game play than the first version. I am very impressed by the quality of emulator version. It is flawless in both Chrome on MacOS and Safari on IOS.


  • ENTER = Start
  • LEFT / RIGHT = move
  • X = Jump

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