Sonic The Hedgehog was another Sega Genesis game that was brought to me by one of my worker. It didn’t come with a manual. Only the box and cartridge was present. I looked at my copy of the game and the box and cartridge had a not for resale printed in it. I looked it up on the Internet and found out that a game like this for the Genesis meant that it was bundled with the console. I thought that it was rare to have a copy like this. The box and the cartridge was still in very good condition and if I ever own a Genesis Console this is one of the first game that I will try out.
Sonic The Hedgehog is a platform video game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive console. It was released in North America, europe, and Australia on June 23, 1991 and in Japan on July 26. The game basically stars Sonic the Hedgehog in his quest in trying to stop the evil scientist Dr. Robotnik who has imprisoned animals inside robots and stolen the Chaos Emeralds. the game basically involves collecting rings for health and when the ring count reaches zero it means your character is dead and you need to try again. Attacks and jumping is controlled by just a single button and you just basically jump over the head of the enemies to kill them. At first the game only had marginal success in Japan but in other countries like for North America and Europe that game became a sensation and solidified Sega as one of the best console makers and game makers at that time.
Sonic The Hedgehog was made in order for Sega to have a kind of like a mascot just like what Mario was for Nintendo. After the game was released Sonic did became Sega’s mascot and the name of Sonic The Hedgehog now comes hand in hand with Sega. The game was forst developed in 1990. It was also very well received by critics. They praised the game’s visuals and its sense of speed. And thus is allowed Sega Genesis to compete with Nintendo and their Super Nintendo console in the 16-bit era of gaming.