Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit) print advertisements

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The following are advertisements placed in various print media to promote the release of Sonic the Hedgehog.

United Kingdom

MeanMachines UK 09.pdfMeanMachines UK 09.pdf

Print advert in

Mean Machines (UK) #9: "June 1991" (1991-05-29)
also published in:

  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #116: "July 1991" (1991-06-15)[1]

  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #117: "August 1991" (1991-07-15)[2]

United States

EGM US 022.pdfEGM US 022.pdfEGM US 022.pdf

Print advert in

Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #22: "May 1991" (1991-xx-xx)


PlayerOne FR 011.pdfPlayerOne FR 011.pdf

Print advert in

Player One (FR) #11: "Juillet/Août 1991" (1991-xx-xx)

CVG UK 117.pdfCVG UK 117.pdf

Print advert in

Computer & Video Games (UK) #117: "August 1991" (1991-07-15)

Print Advertisements

Think Fast

This advertisement is similar to the below advertisements but is on a single page. There is a prototype image of Spring Yard Zone from when it was still Sparkling Zone.


Get Ready for the Sonic Boom

This is a three page advertisement which features Sonic running through the pages scattering images of the game about. Notably, the Marble Zone image features the famed UFO's.

Page 1
Page 2

Sega Limited Editions

This three page advertisement promotes Sega merchandise, mostly related to Sonic.

S1 Sega Visions Dec-Jan 1991 Advertisment Page08.jpg
S1 Sega Visions Dec-Jan 1991 Advertisment Page09.jpg
S1 Sega Visions Dec-Jan 1991 Advertisment Page10.jpg

Sega Hot Line

This is an advertisement for the Sega Hotline, a phone service which gives information on various Sega games.



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