Sonic The Hedgehog for Android – Review

On June 4, 2013

App Type: Android

Sonic The Hedgehog for Android – Review

Our rating:

By: SEGA of America

Version #: 1.0.0

Date Released:

Developer: SEGA of America

Price: 2.99

User Rating:

I can remember it like it was yesterday: blowing into the Sonic The Hedgehog cartridge and popping it into my SEGA. Now, the necessity for cartridges has since vanished, and SEGA has created an optimized mobile version of the game for the Android platform.

The Good

The UI for Sonic The Hedgehog looks great and is functional without flaw. Navigating around in the app is quick and painless. You can save your game by using one of the four save game slots, so that you can have a game going, as well as other members of your family.  Everything about the mobile version of Sonic The Hedgehog is exactly the same as its console counterpart: the graphics, the sound, and the gameplay. You can change the size and position of the on screen D-Pad controls.  If you loved Sonic the Hedgehog on SEGA, you’ll love Sonic the Hedgehog on Android.

The Bad

The only flaw with Sonic The Hedgehog for Android is the onscreen controls. The controls aren’t as responsive as they should be. While you can change the size and position, you can’t change the sensitivity of the controls. Using this with a MOGA or other Android gamepad is the way it should be played for the most enjoyment.

The Ugly Truth

The Sonic the Hedgehog app is a proper ode to its SEGA Genesis counterpart. The graphics and sounds are exactly the same as you would find on the SEGA game, but the controls are a little wonky at times. Overall, it’s a great port of the original game, and I highly recommend spending your $2.99, as the Genesis cartridge will cost you $8-$15 on eBay.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes.

Learning Curve:N/A

Who Is It For:Sonic the Hedgehog fans.

What I Like:The graphics and sounds are exactly the same as the original game.

What I Don't Like:Controls can be a little hard to use.

Final Statement:Sonic the Hedgehog for Android is a great port of the original game.

Read the Developer's Notes:
The Sonic game which started it all is now optimized for mobile devices!

Race at lightning speeds across seven classic zones as Sonic the Hedgehog. Run and spin through loop-de-loops as you collect rings and defeat enemies on your mission to save the world from the evil Dr. Eggman.

This re-mastered mobile version of the SEGA Genesis classic features the full “Sonic The Hedgehog” game, plus these EXCLUSIVE features:

Play as Sonic’s friends Tails & Knuckles for the first time. Use their unique abilities to fly, climb, and glide around levels offering exciting new ways to explore.

Sonic The Hedgehog now plays in widescreen at a smooth 60FPS offering unrivalled performance and the game’s legendary soundtrack has been fully re-mastered.

Challenge yourself with an all-new Time Attack Mode!

Sonic The Hedgehog on Android offers exclusive support for the Power A Moga, Nyko, XBOX, and all HID controllers.

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