Sonic the Hedgehog (XBLA)

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Sonic the Hedgehog
Basic Information
Video Game
Backbone Entertainment
Sonic the Hedgehog
Digital Download
Xbox 360 Wired Controller, Xbox 360 Wireless Controller
Xbox 360
Xbox Live Arcade
Retail Features
This title has been rated E10+ by the ESRB
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Xbox Live Arcade
August 112007
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Sonic the Hedgehog is a remake of the original game, developed by Backbone Entertainment for the Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Arcade. The game was released on August 11, 2007 for 400 Microsoft Points.

The game features an almost exact conversion of the original 1991 game as well as an option to play it in an enhanced HD 3D mode. It also has the standard Xbox Live Arcade features such as Leaderboards and Achievements.

Reception[edit | edit source]

As Sega's response to the ubiquity of Mario, Sonic was a success specifically because of how unlike your usual Super Mario Bros. experience it was. It was still a run-to-the-right platformer set in a colorful and detail-rich fantasy world, but the focus on speed over intricate platform-jumping and hordes of enemies gave it a flavor of its own, one that Sega has been mining with varying degrees of success for the past 16 years. Sega has rereleased the original Sonic the Hedgehog many times over, with last year's appearance on the Wii Virtual Console being its most recent. And now it's arrived on Xbox Live Arcade.

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