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Game Boy Advance
Sonic Team
UPC: 10086600407

Released: 11-14-06
Players: 1
Country Origin: US

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Anime / Manga

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Sonic the Hedgehog - Genesis Review by: Itachi9695 - 3.5/10

They screwed up a port?
I know what you're thinking. "Didn't you review Sonic the Hedgehog back in November? Why are you reviewing a port of this game?" I have two reasons. One; I needed to review another game for Sonic Rage Month (Or rather Months now). Two; THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE WORST EXCUSE FOR A PORT I'VE EVER LAID EYES ON! *ahem* Sorry about that, this "month" is centered around rage right? Anyway, welcome back to Sonic Rage Month, which has now become an event lasting far longer than a month. Let's take a look at how this game came to be. Back in 2006, there was a game that most people call "Sonic '06" released in "celebration" of Sonic's 15th Anniversary. But, as we all know, the game was very poorly received. However, there was another game released on the same day, this one. This game was released as a port of Sonic 1 on the Genesis, hence the title, but ended up being a poorly programmed mess of a game that I am now about to pick apart piece by painful piece.

     While the sprites are exactly the same as the original, the screen is not. The screen is zoomed in so far that you barely have enough time to react to an obstacle or enemy that just happens to show up. Why couldn't they have just made the screen smaller to compensate? The zoomed in screen makes it really difficult to see anything. What were carefully timed jumps in the original have become leaps of faith in this port. It's mind-boggling just how much they screwed up even in just this one section. Warning: My complaints are FAR from over.

     You know how most of the time I could just pass over this section in a heartbeat by saying "It's a Sonic the Hedgehog game"? Unfortunately, this is one scenario where I cannot do that. The music in this game is absolutely horrendous. Every zone got it's own little garbage remix. Well, Star Light Zone was o.k., but even that can't save this game's soundtrack. The sound effects have also been severely butchered and turned into ear-grating noise. Even the jumping noise is annoying. Now granted the Game Boy Advance doesn't necessarily have the greatest sound quality ever, but I've heard some pretty good mixes of Sonic 1 music in the Sonic Advance series. Basically, the sound quality is absolutely atrocious and isn't worthy of being called a Sonic soundtrack.

     The only time you'll be coming back to this game is maybe for a Let's Play or review. I don't have much to say here because this game is not addicting in the slightest. I really wish I had more to say here, but I don't so...moving on!

     The story is the exact same story as Sonic 1, I mean, it IS a "port". But for the few that don't know, there's a mad scientist named Dr. Eggman (or Robotnik, I really don't care) who decides to take over the world by kidnapping little woodland creatures and trapping them inside robots. Sonic finds out about this and sets of to find Eggman in order to stop his plans for world conquest. It's just enough for you to know what you're doing and why you're doing it. It's pretty basic, yet effective.

     I'll admit that this game has a bit more to offer than the original. You now have two game modes instead of one, Original and Anniversary. The Original Mode is just like what it sounds, it's the original Sonic 1, just not as awesome. Anniversary Mode is basically Original Mode with a spin dash. There's also a sound test available without the use of cheats, but why would you want to listen to this game's soundtrack? It's not much, but if it was done right, it would've been awesome.

Difficulty/Gameplay and Control
     Where do I begin? I guess the physics are first on this chopping block. The physics are terrible! Sonic's jump feels so awkward and even moving can be a pain. But I think the main reason for difficulty lies within this game's frame rate. There are maybe, MAYBE, a couple of times where the frame rate is similar to the original, but for the most part, it's up and down and all around. (Anyone get it?) There are times where the frame rate will be super slow, then immediately decide to go faster than the original. The Special Stages though, are something completely different. Sonic decides that he now wants to go through these pretty quickly AND speeds up the process of breaking the crystals surrounding the Chaos Emerald. The control has been butchered too, though mostly due to the terrible frame rate. I don't think I have to explain how to play a classic Sonic game at this point, so I'm going to stop here for now.

Overall, this is one game that only pure curiosity should ever make you pick up and play. It's a very bad port of a very good game, so it is definitely one of the absolute worst games in the Sonic franchise. Is it the worst? No. That title is reserved for next game I review that will wrap up Sonic Rage "Month". Until then, peace out!

  Graphics 5   Sound 3   Addictive 2   Depth 7   Story 7   Difficulty 9

Sonic the Hedgehog - Genesis Reviews

Overall 4.7    Graphics 5.9    Sound 3.7    Addictive 2.5    Story 5.5    Depth 4.5    Difficulty 7.8

Sonic Genesis (or the Unexpected Virtue of Incompetence)   TheBWoods15
   Man am I going to get a lot of heat for writing this review. But I believe I have a uni...
  Graphics 8   Sound 6   Addictive 3   Story 10   Depth 4   Difficulty 4

      Review Rating: 5/5     Submitted: 08-06-16     Review Replies: 3

Possibly the very first port to be made by monkeys!   Drweegee64
Sonic's first game was the first game I ever played. I love the original game and I would consider i...
  Graphics 6   Sound 2   Addictive 1   Story 5   Depth 5   Difficulty 10

      Review Rating: 4.5/5     Submitted: 08-06-12     Review Replies: 2

This must had been 1 sad anniversary. and a bad gift   SuperCrash64
warning bad experince coming your way when playing this port...
      Review Rating: 4.2/5     Submitted: 04-04-13     Updated: 07-15-13     Review Replies: 3

Sonic Genesis- Review (WHY? WHY? WHY?)   dazzsheil
WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY IN THE NAME OF GOD DOES THIS EXIST? Sonic the Hedgehog: Genesis is an at...
  Graphics 7   Sound 4   Addictive 2   Story 5   Depth 4   Difficulty 9

      Review Rating: 4.1/5     Submitted: 07-31-12     Updated: 04-06-13     Review Replies: 3

They Say That Lightning Never Strikes Twice...   acam
Sonic Genesis Review              ...
  Graphics 6   Sound 3   Addictive 1   Depth 5   Difficulty 8

      Review Rating: 4.1/5     Submitted: 03-24-13     Review Replies: 0

Sonic the Hedgehog-Genesis(Gameboy Advance) review   G@mehe@d
Not to be confused with the original Genesis classic. Sonic Genesis was a horrible port of the origi...
  Graphics 7   Sound 8   Addictive 3   Depth 8   Difficulty 8

      Review Rating: 3.7/5     Submitted: 06-21-13     Review Replies: 6

Sonic Genesis: Oh boy..   pacman1755
This game, though. Oh, man. This game I had to force myself to make a little review for. I wanted to...
  Graphics 7   Sound 2   Addictive 1   Story 5   Depth 4   Difficulty 10

      Review Rating: 3.5/5     Submitted: 07-25-14     Review Replies: 1

  Graphics 4   Sound 2   Addictive 1   Story 8   Depth 1   Difficulty 10

      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 07-16-12     Review Replies: 4

Sonic I am disappointed at thee for this horrid game.   Azul Fria
This is just going to be a quick review since my net has been shotty all month. You are playing as S...
  Graphics 3   Sound 1   Addictive 1   Story 3   Depth 3   Difficulty 8

      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 09-30-17     Review Replies: 2

Not of that games...please   ximex
Really does this thing has to exist there are too much ports even on the Genesis! Also it is a game ...
  Graphics 6   Sound 4   Addictive 2   Story 4   Depth 2   Difficulty 5

      Review Rating: 3/5     Submitted: 01-14-14     Updated: 02-07-14     Review Replies: 5

Sonic Genesis And Why I Think It's Actually A Good Game   gamergal9000
To be completely honest, I like this game. Bad sounds? Please, I've heard worse from E.T. for the At...
  Graphics 7   Sound 10   Addictive 8   Story 6   Depth 5   Difficulty 3

      Review Rating: 2.7/5     Submitted: 11-28-12     Review Replies: 2

This game = bad fail!   Stevie 764
How about remaking the classic sonic games from the genesis and remake onto the GBA? This stupid gam...
  Graphics 6   Sound 2   Addictive 3   Story 5   Depth 6   Difficulty 10

      Review Rating: 2.6/5     Submitted: 04-16-12     Updated: 04-16-12     Review Replies: 9

Unplayable Game!   luigi25
Sonic the Hedgehog was originally released for the Sega Genesis in 1991. It was a game I never got ...
  Graphics 3   Sound 1   Story 6   Depth 7   Difficulty 10

      Review Rating: 2.5/5     Submitted: 08-17-17     Updated: 03-05-19     Review Replies: 0

This Game Started The Dark Age Of Sonic   WaysideFan2002
November 2006,Sega decided to celebrate Sonic's 15th anniversery.They released 4 Sonic games in 2006...
  Graphics 6   Sound 3   Addictive 1   Depth 7   Difficulty 10

      Review Rating: 2.5/5     Submitted: 07-12-13     Review Replies: 6

They screwed up a port?   Itachi9695
I know what you're thinking. "Didn't you review Sonic the Hedgehog back in November? Why are you rev...
  Graphics 5   Sound 3   Addictive 2   Story 7   Depth 7   Difficulty 9

      Review Rating: 2.5/5     Submitted: 03-03-13     Updated: 03-05-13     Review Replies: 2

really not that good of game to a 15th anniversary of sonic   Thundergod99
Graphics  there nearly idecental to  the genesis original  only difference is the bac...
  Graphics 7   Sound 5   Addictive 4   Story 3   Depth 4   Difficulty 6

      Review Rating: 2/5     Submitted: 01-11-13     Review Replies: 1

Sonic At His Worst.   daryl96
Overall: 1 This is worst than Sonic 06. The game was made to try and undo the damage Sonic 06 did an...
  Graphics 7   Sound 2   Addictive 1   Story 1   Depth 2   Difficulty 7

      Review Rating: 2/5     Submitted: 05-10-15     Review Replies: 0

Sonic the Hedgehog- Genesis Review   Lexatom
Hey guys, welcome to another one of my reviews.  Now, let me just tell you that I love Sonic, I...
  Graphics 4   Sound 3   Addictive 4   Story 8   Depth 6   Difficulty 9

      Review Rating: 2/5     Submitted: 10-15-13     Review Replies: 2

Oh no! what happened here?   RedHotToddy
Ah...June 23rd 1991, this was a big day for all of us, cause this was the official debut of sonic ...
  Graphics 5   Sound 4   Addictive 3   Story 8   Depth 3   Difficulty 9

      Review Rating: 2/5     Submitted: 06-19-13     Updated: 07-17-13     Review Replies: 2

Good Game   Karmachameleon12
I know the game has some problem with the controls and all but it really needs to be given a better ...
  Graphics 7   Sound 8   Addictive 5   Story 5   Depth 7   Difficulty 5

      Review Rating: 1.5/5     Submitted: 08-24-12     Review Replies: 3

Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis review   Jynx
Sometimes a port of a game can be really good. This is not that kind of game. The game in question i...
  Graphics 8   Sound 4   Addictive 1   Depth 6   Difficulty 9

      Review Rating: 1/5     Submitted: 07-25-13     Review Replies: 1

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Completing the Juke Box, In when you first unlock the juke box only half of it to get the other half read below:

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jonathanzygorodi 06-08-15 - 12:50 AM
 if ljn made sonic the hedgehog
Dark sword Z 11-25-14 - 02:22 PM
 looks like sonic speed down from 50 km/h to 6 km/h
Pikachu Brace 10-14-14 - 11:10 AM
 Why does everyone say this game is so bad I think its a Great game
homelessgoomba64 09-10-14 - 05:30 PM
 this game is AWESOME!!!!!!!
darksonic12 08-23-14 - 10:21 AM
 yeah the frame rate is horrible, the game always slows down on me and the music how could sega mess sonic music I mean the sonic game series had fantastic music and these remixes are garbage and the physics are horrible.
darksonic12 08-22-14 - 06:50 PM
 this is one of the worst sonic games ever way to go sega to celebrate sonic 15th anniversary you made a crappy anniversary game. sonic 06 is probably the worst sonic game of all time. I mean how can you mess up the original 1991 hit like it makes no sense.
LordOfSapphire 08-03-14 - 04:41 PM
 When I first saw this game, I seriously thought it was a rom hack. I still can't believe this is an actual game.
supersonicracin.. 02-28-14 - 03:09 PM
 This isn't a horrible port. It's not good, but its playable, better then 06 because 06 was COMPLETELY RUSHED all the way and filled with glitches, this is not bad, not good.
UndergradMammal 01-02-14 - 03:12 PM
 Im just gonna buy it from the 3ds eshop P:
Aska1987 12-24-13 - 04:58 AM
 In Labyrinth Zone you can't drown :/
GamerPony2013 11-01-13 - 11:42 PM
 Also, does the anniversary mode do anything else besides just let sonic do a spindash?
GamerPony2013 11-01-13 - 11:39 PM
 I wish it did not take sonic 1,000,000 years to slow down when you let go of the left/right button
PkmnTrainerYoung 11-01-13 - 11:37 PM
 I think this Port is fine...
sonicbrandon 09-14-13 - 10:42 AM
 at the start hold a to go to labyrinth
SonicTailsSonAmy 07-21-13 - 06:15 PM
 lol. i found a bad sonic game.
satanos 05-20-13 - 11:21 AM
 sorry for double vid ... when you refresh the upload page it post it a second time
sonicfan&mariof.. 05-01-13 - 06:51 PM
 It's not actually as unplayable as I thought. This is pretty playable.
sonicfan&mariof.. 04-29-13 - 06:03 PM
 This game lies.
marioboy 03-31-13 - 06:15 AM
 I like this game because their add spin dash and anniversay mode:D
kanta 03-22-13 - 05:02 PM
 This game is awful it doesn't feel fast pace
Nicovaldez123 03-20-13 - 02:04 PM
SuperCrash64 03-03-13 - 06:57 PM
 but at least its not as bad as sonic labrinth for game gear. goodlord i would just puke on labyrinth shred and kill it. pretty much give it a falaity .
Nicovaldez123 02-18-13 - 01:18 PM
TheMasterLink10 02-03-13 - 03:30 PM
 @RetroGameNinja, There actually WAS and there IS a Sonic the Hedgehog port to the GBA made by Sega and licensed by Nintendo, it IS real. If you look on eBay or whatever you'll find copies of it, not bootlegged, REAL copies.
StealStealer 02-03-13 - 02:07 PM
 This is actually a good thing for a lot of us. Some, possible half, of the people who plays games on vizzed cant play games like the Sega Genesis because they have sucky computer. I can play all gb stuff and SNES but SNES sometimes crashes. So shush!

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