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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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  • 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.
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Richard Compton
    This was a great mobile version to a classic game, everything ran smoothly, and didn't mind the ads. The only minor problem I had was with the controls, I feel like it'd be better to have some old-school controls on the screen, d-pad on one side and a jump button on the other.
  • 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.
  • Jul 23, 2021

    By Dissappointed Frogmouth
    Seriously a top tier mobile port. I recommend going into setting and adjusting the controls. -1☆ For insane amount of permissions & adverts every time you pause the game. Would of taken off more for those if this port wasn't so incredibly good. I hope the team who made this got their proper recognition.
  • 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.
  • Jul 30, 2021

    By Ads Wilks
    Aahh memories.its odd cuz I don't remember the last time I ever played this.mustv been no later than 1997.part of me thinks sum visual upgrade wud be nice but then we wudnt have the nostalgia.takes me back to a happier time when my dad still lived n before the world wrecked my spirit, confidence n love of life 😞.I almost had tears when I first played this...don't forget...up,down,left,right A,B,C n Start 😉.can't believe still remember that
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Sean Redmond
    The game is brilliant. Many ads but the no as purchase is worth it. Some people may have issues on a note 10. Gem of a game. My only complaint is that the ad before in pausing is a bit unfair. Maybe just after levels would be better
  • 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.
  • Jun 3, 2021

    By Flandy C
    This here was my first video game ever back when I was four and I had this game on the Genesis. And this is the best version I've seen of it since the Mega Collection for PS2. Highly recommend for anyone wondering what made Sonic a big deal in the first place. This is where it began, and Christian Whitehead knows how a 2D Sonic game should be.
  • The game’s great but... May 18, 2020

    By Samtendo64
    I love Sonic the Hedgehog. He’s my favorite video game character of all time ( under Mario) and I would’nt have known who Sonic was if it weren’t for these games. I love these games but here are a few thing to fix. 1: remove the amount of ads. I know there’s nothing wrong with a couple ads but you if I have to watch an ad before the game starts, I think there’s a problem. In fact, sometimes the game will crash because of an ad. If you can fix the amount of ads in the game, that’d be great(and yes I know I can play the game with no ads) 2: bring back debug mode and level select. Ok so this one’s is jabbed at Sonic 1 and 2 like the other but don’t question why I didn’t mention Sonic 2 on the other one because you should’ve implied that. Anyway, one of the fun thing about Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 is the level select. It was one of the things that got me going back to the game was the level select. Which is why I was mad when it was removed. I loved goofing of in the game. I didn’t know why you guys removed it, so if you’re reading this, please bring back the level select. So that was all the things that need to be fixed or come back . Like I said, Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 isn’t bad, it’s just missing stuff like a multiplayer mode ( I know I didn’t mention that but I thought I mention it here), and besides you’re the people that made Sonic rom hacks that were amazing, so I believe in you guys so please keep supporting Sonic 1 and 2.
  • 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.
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Richard Compton
    This was a great mobile version to a classic game, everything ran smoothly, and didn't mind the ads. The only minor problem I had was with the controls, I feel like it'd be better to have some old-school controls on the screen, d-pad on one side and a jump button on the other.
  • 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.
  • Jul 23, 2021

    By Dissappointed Frogmouth
    Seriously a top tier mobile port. I recommend going into setting and adjusting the controls. -1☆ For insane amount of permissions & adverts every time you pause the game. Would of taken off more for those if this port wasn't so incredibly good. I hope the team who made this got their proper recognition.
  • 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.
  • Jul 30, 2021

    By Ads Wilks
    Aahh memories.its odd cuz I don't remember the last time I ever played this.mustv been no later than 1997.part of me thinks sum visual upgrade wud be nice but then we wudnt have the nostalgia.takes me back to a happier time when my dad still lived n before the world wrecked my spirit, confidence n love of life 😞.I almost had tears when I first played this...don't forget...up,down,left,right A,B,C n Start 😉.can't believe still remember that
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Sean Redmond
    The game is brilliant. Many ads but the no as purchase is worth it. Some people may have issues on a note 10. Gem of a game. My only complaint is that the ad before in pausing is a bit unfair. Maybe just after levels would be better
  • 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.
  • Jun 3, 2021

    By Flandy C
    This here was my first video game ever back when I was four and I had this game on the Genesis. And this is the best version I've seen of it since the Mega Collection for PS2. Highly recommend for anyone wondering what made Sonic a big deal in the first place. This is where it began, and Christian Whitehead knows how a 2D Sonic game should be.
  • The game’s great but... May 18, 2020

    By Samtendo64
    I love Sonic the Hedgehog. He’s my favorite video game character of all time ( under Mario) and I would’nt have known who Sonic was if it weren’t for these games. I love these games but here are a few thing to fix. 1: remove the amount of ads. I know there’s nothing wrong with a couple ads but you if I have to watch an ad before the game starts, I think there’s a problem. In fact, sometimes the game will crash because of an ad. If you can fix the amount of ads in the game, that’d be great(and yes I know I can play the game with no ads) 2: bring back debug mode and level select. Ok so this one’s is jabbed at Sonic 1 and 2 like the other but don’t question why I didn’t mention Sonic 2 on the other one because you should’ve implied that. Anyway, one of the fun thing about Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 is the level select. It was one of the things that got me going back to the game was the level select. Which is why I was mad when it was removed. I loved goofing of in the game. I didn’t know why you guys removed it, so if you’re reading this, please bring back the level select. So that was all the things that need to be fixed or come back . Like I said, Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 isn’t bad, it’s just missing stuff like a multiplayer mode ( I know I didn’t mention that but I thought I mention it here), and besides you’re the people that made Sonic rom hacks that were amazing, so I believe in you guys so please keep supporting Sonic 1 and 2.
  • 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.
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Lord Nord
    I'm rating 1 star in disgust, Sonic was made back in the 90s when games never required an internet connection, when I saw this game in the store I got really excited to play a childhood classic only to be kicked in the teeth while out and about playing. This game needs a constant Internet connection, why?! This is a classic game that never needed the Internet so why now?!
  • Jul 4, 2021

    By Hayro Estrada
    It won't restore my purchase I bought this years ago add-free. Now.. when I hit " restore purchase" it leads me to the Sonic 2 download app vs Sonic 1. It's an infinite loop.
  • 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?
  • Simply Terrible Nov 25, 2017

    By Anython
    I would enjoy this game a lot, if I actually got to play the game! There are so many ads it literally crashes my game before I even reach the "Start Game" button. I can hardly complete a stage, because whenever I try I always crash and have to restart my game. It's so bad that if an ad is over 10 seconds long it goes right back to the starting screen. Like seriously SEGA and Christian Whitehead you can do much better than this. I managed to beat the game, but I no longer want to play it ever again yet alone put my hands on this game ever again when all I know I'll be getting is ads all over the place. Also why does anyone need to pay to get no ads, I wouldn't mind the ads if they didn't ruin the game and the overall gameplay experience, but buying no ads in this game seems almost mandatory with the fact that there are ads everywhere. Honestly, if ads are ever used in games it should be done correctly and should never affect the gaming experience, and this is a perfect example of how not to use ads in games.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Nathen Fredrick
    Paid for the game, now they've gone "free to play" so I have to endure the adverts again and no option to go ad free again. Disgraceful cash grab.
  • 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.
  • Jun 23, 2021

    By Sckewi
    Can't play offline, which means have to use credit to play when out and about, ruining the whole thing. Otherwise would be 5 Star. It doesn't say if purchasing ad removal enables offline play. If it did I would do that!

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  • Jul 30, 2021

    By Ads Wilks
    Aahh memories.its odd cuz I don't remember the last time I ever played this.mustv been no later than 1997.part of me thinks sum visual upgrade wud be nice but then we wudnt have the nostalgia.takes me back to a happier time when my dad still lived n before the world wrecked my spirit, confidence n love of life 😞.I almost had tears when I first played this...don't forget...up,down,left,right A,B,C n Start 😉.can't believe still remember that
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Sean Redmond
    The game is brilliant. Many ads but the no as purchase is worth it. Some people may have issues on a note 10. Gem of a game. My only complaint is that the ad before in pausing is a bit unfair. Maybe just after levels would be better
  • Jun 3, 2021

    By Flandy C
    This here was my first video game ever back when I was four and I had this game on the Genesis. And this is the best version I've seen of it since the Mega Collection for PS2. Highly recommend for anyone wondering what made Sonic a big deal in the first place. This is where it began, and Christian Whitehead knows how a 2D Sonic game should be.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By Melissa Day
    I love how you can how you can actually do it with different characters and there's a lot of worlds to explore and beat Doctor Eggman and then you won the game when you beat all the bosses of Doctor Eggman they also have different kind of stuff like different kind of like different kind of like physics that are with his little fingy flies in
  • Jun 18, 2021

    By Adam Younis
    the game is amazing but i wish that i could play offline so i could play anywhere same thing with 2 and cd. and also that when i activate debug mode and go into a stage there are so many ads and they really bug me but and all in all it is amazing. AND PLEASE MAKE A MOBILE PORT OF SONIC 3 AND KNUCKLES.
  • Amazing super sonic gameplay Jun 18, 2020

    By alansalker
    I love this I can play this for hours this is just like on the Sega genesis I recommend this game to all Sega has improved this little speedy hedgehog in many ways including his modern form and classic form this hedgehog is amazing this is a great game with height speed gameplay o recommend this to all Sega is amazing and in my book sonic is wayyyy better then Mario Sega has put more effort in there games then Nintendo sonic is amazing since it’s not on mobile anyone can play this high speed game anywhere including ur car a plane or even a boat this game is the best thank u Sega for all the great games u have provided us u are amazing I don’t know how u created such a great game I have played ur games since I was 5 and I still play it u are amazing Sega keep up the amazing work good job Sega make sure to provide amazing content 👍
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Squweego the second
    Outstanding, works surprisingly well on mobile, great remaster with new modes and hub. Definitely needs a console port though. Would kill to play this on Switch! 😃
  • I LOVE SEGA Aug 30, 2018

    By AOFRSF-Z
    I love the speedy games with sonic or captain Falcon (More than Mario). But theirs a game that I played 11 years ago I’m really requesting for cause of my childhood (I’m still a kid though) and that game is knuckles choatix. This game made me realize that I just grew up with f-zero (Nintendo) I also grew up with knuckles chaotix (SEGA). knuckles was my all time favorite sonic character even when I never knew I grew up with him ( I figured I grew with him because of sonic paradox after seeing realistic characters of chaotix but what what really jumped me was the music cause SEGA is mostly known for great music, blast progressing, and speed, so I did some research and after seeing the gameplay I gave me some flash backs. I lost the game because I broke it with f-zero and super mario world but I don’t know how I break the game though) but THANKS FOR MAKING THE ORIGINAL SONIC😃😄😁
  • 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.
  • Jul 5, 2021

    By Richard Compton
    This was a great mobile version to a classic game, everything ran smoothly, and didn't mind the ads. The only minor problem I had was with the controls, I feel like it'd be better to have some old-school controls on the screen, d-pad on one side and a jump button on the other.
  • 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.
  • Jul 23, 2021

    By Dissappointed Frogmouth
    Seriously a top tier mobile port. I recommend going into setting and adjusting the controls. -1☆ For insane amount of permissions & adverts every time you pause the game. Would of taken off more for those if this port wasn't so incredibly good. I hope the team who made this got their proper recognition.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The game’s great but... May 18, 2020

    By Samtendo64
    I love Sonic the Hedgehog. He’s my favorite video game character of all time ( under Mario) and I would’nt have known who Sonic was if it weren’t for these games. I love these games but here are a few thing to fix. 1: remove the amount of ads. I know there’s nothing wrong with a couple ads but you if I have to watch an ad before the game starts, I think there’s a problem. In fact, sometimes the game will crash because of an ad. If you can fix the amount of ads in the game, that’d be great(and yes I know I can play the game with no ads) 2: bring back debug mode and level select. Ok so this one’s is jabbed at Sonic 1 and 2 like the other but don’t question why I didn’t mention Sonic 2 on the other one because you should’ve implied that. Anyway, one of the fun thing about Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 is the level select. It was one of the things that got me going back to the game was the level select. Which is why I was mad when it was removed. I loved goofing of in the game. I didn’t know why you guys removed it, so if you’re reading this, please bring back the level select. So that was all the things that need to be fixed or come back . Like I said, Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 isn’t bad, it’s just missing stuff like a multiplayer mode ( I know I didn’t mention that but I thought I mention it here), and besides you’re the people that made Sonic rom hacks that were amazing, so I believe in you guys so please keep supporting Sonic 1 and 2.
  • Jul 4, 2021

    By A Google user
    In terms of being a port/remaster its fine, wish it had more options to tinker with like putting on the drop dash or super peel out, changing the music from the original to the demo versions, or letting us play as super sonic and use different item boxes without going into no save mode. Maybe add these features in if u pay for the full game. Either way still a great game, sonic 1 rocks.
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By Leo O`Callaghan
    This is really good but labyrinth zone just sucks.So does marble zone,but the rest is great! I recommend. I saw reviews about the adds but it's a free game! They still need to make money you know.
  • A Blast To The The Genesis Era Dec 8, 2020

    By why is this taken :(
    Disclaimer: I played this game on iPad so I don’t know if the iPhone is harder to play on Right off the bat, this game is a ton of fun. It is challenging and the frustration only comes in a few places (Marble Zone). Another cool addition is an addition of 2 characters that weren’t in the original. Tails and Knuckles. I find it really cool that you can tackle the game in a fresh new experience. The characters need to be unlocked, which adds to the replay value. The save system also helps, so if you die, you don’t go back to the first ever level. There is one glaring issue though, and that is ads. If your anything like me, I don’t like in app purchases. I would have much rather had payed for the game, with no ads, instead of having to pay to get rid of ads, after downloading the game. Otherwise this was a great game, that I had a ton of fun with.
  • 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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  • 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.
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Lord Nord
    I'm rating 1 star in disgust, Sonic was made back in the 90s when games never required an internet connection, when I saw this game in the store I got really excited to play a childhood classic only to be kicked in the teeth while out and about playing. This game needs a constant Internet connection, why?! This is a classic game that never needed the Internet so why now?!
  • Jul 4, 2021

    By Hayro Estrada
    It won't restore my purchase I bought this years ago add-free. Now.. when I hit " restore purchase" it leads me to the Sonic 2 download app vs Sonic 1. It's an infinite loop.
  • 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?
  • Simply Terrible Nov 25, 2017

    By Anython
    I would enjoy this game a lot, if I actually got to play the game! There are so many ads it literally crashes my game before I even reach the "Start Game" button. I can hardly complete a stage, because whenever I try I always crash and have to restart my game. It's so bad that if an ad is over 10 seconds long it goes right back to the starting screen. Like seriously SEGA and Christian Whitehead you can do much better than this. I managed to beat the game, but I no longer want to play it ever again yet alone put my hands on this game ever again when all I know I'll be getting is ads all over the place. Also why does anyone need to pay to get no ads, I wouldn't mind the ads if they didn't ruin the game and the overall gameplay experience, but buying no ads in this game seems almost mandatory with the fact that there are ads everywhere. Honestly, if ads are ever used in games it should be done correctly and should never affect the gaming experience, and this is a perfect example of how not to use ads in games.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Nathen Fredrick
    Paid for the game, now they've gone "free to play" so I have to endure the adverts again and no option to go ad free again. Disgraceful cash grab.
  • 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.
  • Jun 23, 2021

    By Sckewi
    Can't play offline, which means have to use credit to play when out and about, ruining the whole thing. Otherwise would be 5 Star. It doesn't say if purchasing ad removal enables offline play. If it did I would do that!

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