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Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic

Sonic the Hedgehog™ Classic

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Sonic The Hedgehog now free on mobile!

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4.2
280.6K+ Ratings
  1. 5
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  • Super Sonic Gameplay and Game Problems May 26, 2020

    By EvanZslayer
    This is one of my favorite sonic games and my favorite SEGA series for your games, I love it all but can you make it easier to turn into Super sonic? It would Score 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️ for me, To Add to this mess, I mean COME ON, Can you at least make it internet free so I can turn of these Stupid ads! Also anyone who saw this turn on airplane mode to Get rid of ads, but It turns of internet and You need that to play... I mean seriously 😒 One ad after another, I mean after a ad, I press start, and then another and another, Turn of the ads man, I mean it’s Better on XBOX, Peaceful, No ads, Make it like that, I’m a supporter and helper, I’m a kid and I gave ideas To managers of Businesses! If you want to make super sonic Transformation Easier, Then add a button! Then you need 50 rings like how it makes a giant ring and a button will Appear showing a emerald on it, Then When you press it Sonic jumps into the air and Turns into Super sonic! This transformation idea is almost the same as the LEGO dimensions game, Defeat Eggman on last part of level and battle chaos and Have the power to turn into super sonic, please take these ideas 💡 as a helper and add these, please it would make it so much More fun! One last thing, it’s not letting me play, I start is the app, and it shows the SEGA intro thing, but after The Christian whitehead thing, The Screen is just Stuck on the black screen, I can’t tell if I’ve been hacked or your game is broken.
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  • Need new update. Can’t finish zone. Mar 30, 2019

    By Brandonjw23/ Sonikku23
    What’s good sega and sonic team. I love you sonic games I have them all sonic 1 2 and cd even got two copies of sonic mania for the switch and ps4 plus sonic 4 ep 1and two (y’all need ep 3 just saying) but look in scrap brain zone act 2 at the end it have a glitch in it (again) where when you get done with the zone and moving in it the cut seen right before act 3 begin the camera movies all the way up where you can’t see it and when get to eggman where he jumps on the switch to drop you in to act 3 of scrap brain zone you automatically die and have to start the act all over again. And also when you get out of the game and goes back in or restart that act you lose a life and that’s a lil uncool so can y’all plz update this app again plz. Coming from a big sonic fan since the early 90’s the game need to fix its bugs fast. And also side note can y’all plz come on out with a mobile port of sonic3k plz that game is way to cool to just let it past yea I and everyone else know by that now that MJ made the songs for sonic 3 and not in for knuckles part of the game. But at least let us download part or the whole thing to our phones and tablets plz thanks much love from one of your fans of the sonic’s series.
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  • Apr 11, 2021

    By suddenllybah
    I guess this went FTP, while I wasn't looking. I think the store recognized my long time purchase, because I only get some sonic ads delivered to me if I click on the main menu, and airplane mode works fine. Still the great port it was.
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  • It’s Still Sonic 1 Feb 15, 2018

    By The Autman
    Christian Whiteheadand his team have provided the same classic Sonic game that kick-started SEGA’s mascot into the spotlight, and they have also made substancial improvements along the way. Widescreen gives you a much better view of what’s ahead and how to react, a stable framerate makes the controls buttery-smooth, and the inclusion of the spin dash makes certain sectiona a lot less of a hassle. The options to play as Tails and Knuckles are nice touches as well, allowing you to explore the levels in ways you never have before. All that said, while the game is still the classic Sonic 1, that means it has many of the downsides of the original that no remake can fix. Save for Green Hill, the overall level design leaves7 something to be desired (Marble and Labrinth are especially boring), the bosses are beyond easy to beat, and the special stages give me headaches from two angles; one comes from the constant spinning of the stage, and the other comes from how downfight frustrating they are. Overall, the downsides are mostly mostly mitigated by the touch-ups from mobile port, and it’s worth trying out if you haven’t played Sonic 1 before.
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  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Matt Wass
    Everybody whining about ( its not the same ). You can literally get an emulator and play the ( original ) and even compare the different versions if you're that die hard for nostalgia. This works fine on an s21 ultra. Game runs best with connected controller tho
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  • You can lose interest Nov 8, 2020

    By Thefutureisyours
    I am a Sonic fan and a Dragon Ball Z fan so when I first downloaded this game I was very excited. I was getting ready to go to somewhere (I think) and I was playing Green Hill Zone act 1 or 2 or 3. I played it for some time and, over that time I lost interest. I went to play SonicDash (I think I did) and later I uninstalled your Sonic 1 game. I would recommend that you do more things to keep this game interesting. You could add a Super Sonic and Hyper Sonic transformation and you could make it so that you, well if you don’t add Super Sonic or Hyper Sonic you can make Sonic invincible. When you get the invincibility power up you become Super Sonic. You can make a way to cheat and get all seven Chaos Emeralds without having to work to get one by adding a glitch that tells you how to do it. You can add Red Star Rings. You can add a way to get a Big Red Star Ring and when you jump into it you get a special stage where you can collect Big Emeralds. And when you turn Super Sonic the Rings turn into Red Star Rings that can help you go Hyper Sonic. I am only giving this game 2 stars because I lost interest pretty quickly. This is recommended for those who like to get bored 😐😑😐😑😐 pretty quickly. Other than that the game is pretty good. And also I am thinking about installing it again. Good job 👏🏾!
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  • Mar 13, 2021

    By K Funk
    It's okay. The first game I played was Sonic the hedgehog on the original Sega megadrive; so it's safe to say I have a soft spot for the franchise. T But this copy just doesn't feel right. The controls are fiddly and unintuitive, the levels that are available have a different feel and the amount of enemies spawning seems to have increased tenfold. It's okay, just not the same.
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  • The new update created more problems than it fixed Jun 20, 2018

    By Strikinggamer
    When I saw that Sonic 1 was receiving an update, I was excited as I thought that they would fix the glitch where the Game Center achievement “Beat the Clock” would not be distributed. However, after the update, I was shocked to see that it created more problems than fixes. Not only was the Game Center achievement still broken, but the update also added multiple new problems. The file select now shows 7 Chaos Emeralds, yet only 6 can be acquired through normal gameplay. And if the player goes into a Giant ring at the end of Act 1, after the special stage ends or they collect a Chaos Emerald, it takes the player to Act 3 and skips Act 2. Also, a completed file now says “Special Stage 1”, but selecting the file takes you to the “Stage Select” screen. To make matters worse, the Time Trial mode is completely broken. Each zone only contains 2 acts instead of the 3, and different zones will be merged with other zone selections (Ex: Green Hill zone Act 3 in the Marble zone selection). I am very disappointed with this update for Sonic 1, as I was hoping that things would improve much more as time went on. I hope that these issues are resolved as quickly as possible.
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  • Mar 26, 2021

    By Mark D60
    Installed it, played one game,finished level one. Second and third times I tried to play, all the game choices were locked and I couldn't play at all. Too bad for me. uninstalled. I used to have a little handheld device with Sonic on it. It was fun back in the early 90s.
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  • Mar 28, 2021

    By David Eagle
    Horrible ad placement. Was one of a few games I just kept on my phone in case my kids needed a diversion. Fired it up today and an ad for a very inappropriate game came on...really Sega? Things have gotten this bad for you? Uninstalled...guess I'll just get an emulator and play the classics
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  • Apr 11, 2021

    By suddenllybah
    I guess this went FTP, while I wasn't looking. I think the store recognized my long time purchase, because I only get some sonic ads delivered to me if I click on the main menu, and airplane mode works fine. Still the great port it was.
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  • Mar 27, 2021

    By Lary John
    It is the best. Once you get the hang of all the special stages and zones there is Infinite fun. It is funny how you made the so-called spike bug an option though you probably did that to fix the spike bug.
  • Mar 26, 2021

    By Stupid Pikachu With No Life
    Sonic 1 but it has widescreen for free. The ads do get a little annoying, probably the only time I would pay for No Ads, and because I had spare money I wouldn't give a flying cow about. Will get Sonic 2 after this and CD.
  • The game that started it all Jan 28, 2021

    By mario fan🥴
    This is the first of Sonic’s many adventures, and it’s a pretty good one, well, the original is good, this port is legendary! It adds two new characters, a savable game, the spindash, and more in this revamped adventure that started it all! It’s still sonic one, and it’s not the best sonic game, that title belongs to sonic mania. Some of the problems include: marble zone is very slow place and only has one route, spring yard zone has bummpers, labyrinth zone is, well, labyrinth zone, and the bombs in starlight zone are a bit annoying, and scrap brain zone has the worst music in the game. But it’s still sonic one, so its still a great game, some of the upsides are: green hill is huge and has many routes making it a great starting level, spring yard has bummpers, Labrinth zone in starlight zone have great music, and scrap brain is a pretty cool zone, I would recommend buying this, my only real complaint is the ads, but if you are willing to spend 99 cents, it’s not a problem at all! Would recommend buying!
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  • Time Attack Bug Jun 24, 2018

    By HyperSonic75
    So, ever since the new update, The time attack mode has been acting wonky. I ended up deleting my game, which is fine, then redownloading and THAT didn’t fix it. Here is the bug. Each Zone in time attack displays two levels which messes with EVERYTHING. Here is an example. Green Hill in Time Attack displays ONLY acts 1 and 2. But then, the problems arise. Marble Zone in Time Attack displays Green Hill Act 3 and Marble Act 1, see the problem? This means Spring Yard in Time Attack displays acts 2 and 3 of MARBLE Zone. Then Labyrinth in Time Attack displays the first two acts of SPRING YARD, Starlight in Time Attack displays Act 3 of Spring Yard and Act 1 of Labyrinth, Scrap Brain then displays The next 2 acts of Labyrinth. Final zone displays the first two acts of Starlight, and the special stage displays Act 3 of starlight and Act 1 of Scrap Brain. Meaning I can’t even access Scrap Brains Act 2 and 3, Final, or the Special stages in Time Attack, so please fix this! This game is amazing and I’d hate to see this bug ruin it!
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  • Super Sonic Gameplay and Game Problems May 26, 2020

    By EvanZslayer
    This is one of my favorite sonic games and my favorite SEGA series for your games, I love it all but can you make it easier to turn into Super sonic? It would Score 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️ for me, To Add to this mess, I mean COME ON, Can you at least make it internet free so I can turn of these Stupid ads! Also anyone who saw this turn on airplane mode to Get rid of ads, but It turns of internet and You need that to play... I mean seriously 😒 One ad after another, I mean after a ad, I press start, and then another and another, Turn of the ads man, I mean it’s Better on XBOX, Peaceful, No ads, Make it like that, I’m a supporter and helper, I’m a kid and I gave ideas To managers of Businesses! If you want to make super sonic Transformation Easier, Then add a button! Then you need 50 rings like how it makes a giant ring and a button will Appear showing a emerald on it, Then When you press it Sonic jumps into the air and Turns into Super sonic! This transformation idea is almost the same as the LEGO dimensions game, Defeat Eggman on last part of level and battle chaos and Have the power to turn into super sonic, please take these ideas 💡 as a helper and add these, please it would make it so much More fun! One last thing, it’s not letting me play, I start is the app, and it shows the SEGA intro thing, but after The Christian whitehead thing, The Screen is just Stuck on the black screen, I can’t tell if I’ve been hacked or your game is broken.
    more
  • Need new update. Can’t finish zone. Mar 30, 2019

    By Brandonjw23/ Sonikku23
    What’s good sega and sonic team. I love you sonic games I have them all sonic 1 2 and cd even got two copies of sonic mania for the switch and ps4 plus sonic 4 ep 1and two (y’all need ep 3 just saying) but look in scrap brain zone act 2 at the end it have a glitch in it (again) where when you get done with the zone and moving in it the cut seen right before act 3 begin the camera movies all the way up where you can’t see it and when get to eggman where he jumps on the switch to drop you in to act 3 of scrap brain zone you automatically die and have to start the act all over again. And also when you get out of the game and goes back in or restart that act you lose a life and that’s a lil uncool so can y’all plz update this app again plz. Coming from a big sonic fan since the early 90’s the game need to fix its bugs fast. And also side note can y’all plz come on out with a mobile port of sonic3k plz that game is way to cool to just let it past yea I and everyone else know by that now that MJ made the songs for sonic 3 and not in for knuckles part of the game. But at least let us download part or the whole thing to our phones and tablets plz thanks much love from one of your fans of the sonic’s series.
    more
  • It’s Still Sonic 1 Feb 15, 2018

    By The Autman
    Christian Whiteheadand his team have provided the same classic Sonic game that kick-started SEGA’s mascot into the spotlight, and they have also made substancial improvements along the way. Widescreen gives you a much better view of what’s ahead and how to react, a stable framerate makes the controls buttery-smooth, and the inclusion of the spin dash makes certain sectiona a lot less of a hassle. The options to play as Tails and Knuckles are nice touches as well, allowing you to explore the levels in ways you never have before. All that said, while the game is still the classic Sonic 1, that means it has many of the downsides of the original that no remake can fix. Save for Green Hill, the overall level design leaves7 something to be desired (Marble and Labrinth are especially boring), the bosses are beyond easy to beat, and the special stages give me headaches from two angles; one comes from the constant spinning of the stage, and the other comes from how downfight frustrating they are. Overall, the downsides are mostly mostly mitigated by the touch-ups from mobile port, and it’s worth trying out if you haven’t played Sonic 1 before.
    more
  • Apr 12, 2021

    By Matt Wass
    Everybody whining about ( its not the same ). You can literally get an emulator and play the ( original ) and even compare the different versions if you're that die hard for nostalgia. This works fine on an s21 ultra. Game runs best with connected controller tho
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  • Almost awesome Oct 26, 2018

    By Axis Destroyer
    Being the lame-o that I am, I’ve never played the original Sonic the Hedgehog, so seeing that there’s an app where it’s free to play made me excited! I did see the hit and miss reviews which kinda had me nervous, but I got it to see myself. The number one complaint I and the others have is the ads. My lord. Press start, ad. Start stage, ad. End stage, ad. It takes away from the experience. I get why you have ads and that’s fine, but it’s how much you get in so little time that’s aggravating. The other thing is the controls. Now I know it’s hard to take a game that had a controller and put it on mobile, but sometimes the run control can be iffy. It just doesn’t respond sometimes. But the ad thing is what’s got me most annoyed. Really other than that, it’s a cool game. For someone like me who hasn’t played it, I like it. It’s almost awesome. Just needs a few fixes. I’d download it and try it and see if you can take the ridiculous amount of ads and iffy controls. I mean the game itself is fun. Just little stuff that takes away from it.
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  • Needs to be available offline +better controls May 29, 2019

    By benryftg14
    I be wanting to play sonic or any sega game on my breaks at work but the problem is I don’t get any service in there and for some reason the game doesn’t work when offline. I’ve even tried buying the game without ads and I still can’t play offline. I cant really play a game I’ve paid for because I don’t get service for a game that doesn’t need internet to be played. You could at least make it to where if someone buys it they can play it offline or something. But then again I don’t just wanna keep buying these games when I can play for free. Also the left stick control doesn’t have much animation to it besides a small light and if I am not directly touching the button it doesn’t work. I wish there was a directional pad that is functional beyond the button a a joystick like button because it’s real frustration to operate it with my huge fingers
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  • Decent game Oct 6, 2018

    By whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat
    This game is a really good copy of the original, but there are a few downsides. First of all, cut down on the ads. There are so many. There is one ad that pops up and it has an x at the top, but whenever I click on the x, it takes me to the App Store. So I have to sit through this long ad waiting to get to play the game. Some of these ads are very inappropriate, too. I’m a Christian, and I do NOT want to see blood and half dressed women. Along with the complaint of the ads, there are so many ads that my game freezes up every ten seconds. The freeze also cancels out jumps. I was playing as tails and was fixing to defeat eggman, when the game froze, and I ended up hitting his wrecking ball. And since I had zero rings and lives, I died and got a game over. I was SOOOO mad. Overall it is actually a really good game, it just needs some improvements. P.S., I love the inclusion of tails and knuckles. Don’t get rid of that.
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  • You can lose interest Nov 8, 2020

    By Thefutureisyours
    I am a Sonic fan and a Dragon Ball Z fan so when I first downloaded this game I was very excited. I was getting ready to go to somewhere (I think) and I was playing Green Hill Zone act 1 or 2 or 3. I played it for some time and, over that time I lost interest. I went to play SonicDash (I think I did) and later I uninstalled your Sonic 1 game. I would recommend that you do more things to keep this game interesting. You could add a Super Sonic and Hyper Sonic transformation and you could make it so that you, well if you don’t add Super Sonic or Hyper Sonic you can make Sonic invincible. When you get the invincibility power up you become Super Sonic. You can make a way to cheat and get all seven Chaos Emeralds without having to work to get one by adding a glitch that tells you how to do it. You can add Red Star Rings. You can add a way to get a Big Red Star Ring and when you jump into it you get a special stage where you can collect Big Emeralds. And when you turn Super Sonic the Rings turn into Red Star Rings that can help you go Hyper Sonic. I am only giving this game 2 stars because I lost interest pretty quickly. This is recommended for those who like to get bored 😐😑😐😑😐 pretty quickly. Other than that the game is pretty good. And also I am thinking about installing it again. Good job 👏🏾!
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  • Mar 13, 2021

    By K Funk
    It's okay. The first game I played was Sonic the hedgehog on the original Sega megadrive; so it's safe to say I have a soft spot for the franchise. T But this copy just doesn't feel right. The controls are fiddly and unintuitive, the levels that are available have a different feel and the amount of enemies spawning seems to have increased tenfold. It's okay, just not the same.
    more
  • Mar 26, 2021

    By Qazeem Kolade
    This is my second review. You guys delete the first. I paid for the Ads free but the Ads still plays after every episode. Why collect my money when you know it's not Ads free???
  • The new update created more problems than it fixed Jun 20, 2018

    By Strikinggamer
    When I saw that Sonic 1 was receiving an update, I was excited as I thought that they would fix the glitch where the Game Center achievement “Beat the Clock” would not be distributed. However, after the update, I was shocked to see that it created more problems than fixes. Not only was the Game Center achievement still broken, but the update also added multiple new problems. The file select now shows 7 Chaos Emeralds, yet only 6 can be acquired through normal gameplay. And if the player goes into a Giant ring at the end of Act 1, after the special stage ends or they collect a Chaos Emerald, it takes the player to Act 3 and skips Act 2. Also, a completed file now says “Special Stage 1”, but selecting the file takes you to the “Stage Select” screen. To make matters worse, the Time Trial mode is completely broken. Each zone only contains 2 acts instead of the 3, and different zones will be merged with other zone selections (Ex: Green Hill zone Act 3 in the Marble zone selection). I am very disappointed with this update for Sonic 1, as I was hoping that things would improve much more as time went on. I hope that these issues are resolved as quickly as possible.
    more
  • Mar 26, 2021

    By Mark D60
    Installed it, played one game,finished level one. Second and third times I tried to play, all the game choices were locked and I couldn't play at all. Too bad for me. uninstalled. I used to have a little handheld device with Sonic on it. It was fun back in the early 90s.
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  • Mar 28, 2021

    By David Eagle
    Horrible ad placement. Was one of a few games I just kept on my phone in case my kids needed a diversion. Fired it up today and an ad for a very inappropriate game came on...really Sega? Things have gotten this bad for you? Uninstalled...guess I'll just get an emulator and play the classics
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  • Impossible glitch on iPhone XS Jan 10, 2019

    By R. Augustin A. Chenault
    There is a glitch in Spring Yard act 3 that makes it impossible to pass the act. After beating Robotnik and opening the animal capsule, Sonic runs off the right edge of the screen and dies while the animals are jumping out of the capsule. This was not a one time glitch. This happened three times in a row and I got a game over. I also noticed that you can see the edge of the game window during the end of special stage score screen. I believe the edge of the game window does not extend far enough on the iPhone XS screen, allowing Sonic to run past the edge of the game window and fall off the right edge of the level and die, or some similar behavior. A previous review addressed the same issue and the developer response was the dev tram was aware of the problem and working on it. That was 8 months ago and the problem is still present, despite a game patch coming out one month ago. As a software dev myself, I am embarrassed of such unprofessional work. Please patch this glitch so I may update my one-star review. Addendum: on iPhone SE, the game runs super-slow, like at 75% speed. What is with all these bugs?
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  • Game is great, the port is terrible Aug 7, 2019

    By Sonicaidanj Studios
    Sonic The Hedgehog is a great game. This port, however, is terrible. You can get all the way to Scrap Brain Act 2 and that’s it, due to a glitch that has been present for a long time, you’re not going anywhere but to an eventual “Game Over” screen. That’s only part of the big issue with this port. The game has been broken many times before, and what happens next? You wait forever for them to come out with an update to fix it. You may email SEGA informing about said glitch, and get the same automatic reply within a week. We finally get an update that I hoped would fix the glitch that makes it impossible to progress to the final boss. Still broken. SEGA, learn from your past mistakes and fix this. The fact it took so long for an update that ultimately didn’t fix the game like it did last time is unacceptable. If you want a classic Sonic game for your device, get Sonic The Hedgehog 2. If you want this game, pick a different platform (excluding the GBA, because, well, you know), this game is everywhere.
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