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A series of games starring Sonic the Hedgehog, starting in 1991 with 'Sonic the Hedgehog' on the Sega Genesis (Mega Drive). Use this tag for questions about the series in general.

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Is there a game called Sonic: The Next Level?

I've been watching the docuseries "High Score" on Netflix, and in episode 4, the Sega episode, there are several clips that refer to something called "Sonic: The Next Level" and a ...
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Why do rings prevent Sonic from dying?

Sonic is a hedgehog that collects... rings. Having at least a single ring is what prevents Sonic from dying. Is there a backstory or reason given that explains why the rings prevent Sonic from dying?...
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What value of surface gravity does Möbius have in the Sonic games (esp. w.r.t. ver. 1991)?

I'm trying to compare/contrast the surface gravity of Sonic's Möbius with that of Marioworld. There's an excellent article [1] that analyzed Marioworld's surface gravity across several games, wherein ...
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What is this metal launcher that appears in airship levels of both Sonic and Kirby games?

I've seen the following metal object in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic & Knuckles, and Kirby Super Star. When the player character steps over it, they become attached to the object, the object ...
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What are all of Sonic the Hedgehog's transformations?

Originally, I know Sonic could go Super Sonic whenever you collected the Chaos Emeralds in most of the Sonic the Hedgehog games. However, I've seen Sonic in quite a few other altered states. An ...
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Looking for an unofficial Sonic game

I remember playing one unofficial (i.e. not affiliated with Sega) Sonic game as a kid on Windows, but I can't find it any more. However, I've recovered a screenshot of it (I hope it is it). Anyone ...
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Iron Sonic? Can’t find character or name

I know about Metal Sonic; it’s not who I’m talking about. I remember in the first 2D games seeing another Sonic-like enemy with a metallic appearance, coloured grey. Unlike Metal Sonic, that character ...
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What is the difference between Dr. Robotnik and Eggman?

Are they the same, or alter egos? Does "Eggman" refer to a specific persona with unique characteristics compared to "Dr. Robotnik"? Does the name change based on between the 3D/2D game perspective, or ...
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In Sonic, why aren't the Chaos *Emeralds* all green? [closed]

I'm just curious because I always thought an "emerald" was green...
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