Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit)
- This is for the Master System / Game Gear release of Sonic the Hedgehog. For the Mega Drive / Genesis release, see Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit).
Overview[edit | edit source]
Sonic the Hedgehog (ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ) is an 8-bit version of the popular Genesis/Mega Drive game Sonic the Hedgehog released with just a 3 month gap. It was also built into several Master System II systems in Europe. It was also the last game released for the Master System in North America.
The Master System version of the game saw a re-release on both the Wii and Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console platforms. The Game Gear version makes an appearance in Sonic Adventure DX - Director's Cut as an unlockable game, as well as being included in the compilation discs Sonic Mega Collection and Sonic Mega Collection Plus.
Plot[edit | edit source]
The plot mostly remains unchanged from its Genesis/Mega Drive counterpart; Sonic has to travel through the South Island in order to take it back from Dr. Robotnik. He can also collect hidden Chaos Emeralds throughout the levels. An alternate ending is unlocked when all of them have been collected.