From Sonic Retro
|System(s): Sega Master System|
|Publisher: U.S. Gold, Sega|
|Number of players: 1|
Sonic's Edusoft is an unreleased educational game for the Sega Master System developed in 1991 by Tiertex. The unofficially licensed game had been unknown until a Wikipedia page was created in September 2006. This page has since been removed from Wikipedia.
In March 2007, "the programmer" replied to an SMS Power topic concerning the Wikipedia page, revealing more details about the game. On April 27th, 2008 the ROM was finally brought to the attention of the Sonic Retro community. The game will only run on certain emulators.
This is the Hub which is used to select the Options screen (represented by a question mark), Levels or minigames. There are some interactive areas, such as cliffs that require jumping over, and also two rideable helicopters and a hot air balloon.
There are over 15 levels in the game. All of them involve problem solving and for every problem solved your character will move forward eventually reaching the end of the screen and clearing the stage. Your opponent varies depending on the speed setting set at the options screen. For example, if you choose Snail you will race a Moto Bug, but when hare is selected you will race a much faster Rabbit, and the time limit is decreased.
Most of the levels involve find the word puzzles where you have to spell out a word using the available letters. These levels are sometimes interrupted by a match the letters segment, where you must find a certain amount of matching letters among the available letters shown onscreen. The match the letters segment is somewhat broken because sometimes no matching letters are ever shown, or actually matching the letters may give a wrong answer anyway. In those cases you have to select the wrong answer to get the right answer.
Other levels involve solving mathematical equations: addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication.
There are also 3 minigames available. All of them have a time limit and score counter.
|Main article: Sonic's Edusoft/Hidden content|
GerbilSoft has created a hacked version of Sonic's Edusoft that should work in most emulators. The hacked version is available for download below.
Download Sonic's Edusoft
Sonic's Edusoft (117 kB) (info)
ROM dump status
- Unreleased Tiertex Game? (Sonic's Edusoft) - thread from SMS Power
- Sonic Retro discussion thread (September 2006)
- Sonic Retro discussion thread (April 2008)
|Sonic the Hedgehog games for the following systems|
| 1991 Sonic the Hedgehog 1992 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 1993 Sonic Chaos | Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine 1994 Sonic Drift | Sonic Spinball | Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble 1995 Sonic Drift 2 | Tails' Skypatrol | Tails Adventures | Sonic Labyrinth | Sonic 2 in 1 1996 Sonic Blast |
Prototypes Sonic the Hedgehog (Game Gear prototype) | Sonic Chaos prereleases | Sonic Spinball (8-bit) prereleases | Sonic Triple Trouble prereleases | Sonic Blast prereleases
Unreleased Sonic's Edusoft
|Unreleased Sonic the Hedgehog games|
|Sonic's Edusoft | Sonic the Hedgehog (home computers) | Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 CD | SegaSonic Bros. | Sister Sonic | Treasure Tails | Pre-May 1993 Sonic arcade games | Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Limited Edition | Sonic Sports | Sonic Ride | Sonic Saturn | Sonic X: Chaos Emerald Chaos | Sonic DS | Sonic the Hedgehog Extreme | Sonic Riders | Sonic the Hedgehog: Awakening | Sonic Central | Sonic Demo|
|Sonic X-treme incarnations|
|Sonic-16 | Untitled Isometric game | Sonic Mars | Sonic X-treme (Point Of View | Project Condor)|