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Sonic's Schoolhouse
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Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Windows PC
Genre: Educational game
Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code Rating
Windows PC
US
1996-10-18[1] $34.99[1] 85047
ESRB: Early Childhood
Windows PC
US
(Expert Software)
1997-09[2] $19.99[2] ?
ESRB: Early Childhood

Sonic's Schoolhouse is an educational computer game that teaches young learners mathematics, reading, and spelling. It was released for PCs running either Windows 3.1 or Windows 95 in 1997, and exclusively in North America.

Gameplay

Sonic the Hedgehog himself is not playable, but acts as the guide; instead, the player chooses from numerous animals as to what they want to play as. The entire game plays in a similar fashion to id Software's Wolfenstein 3D, in that the player moves about in a world that has no variation in height and is largely composed of right angles. The player picks up nearby answers (ranging from bouncing letters and numbers to balloons with various pictures on them) to shoot back at a blackboard so as to answer it (usually filling in the blank; in the reading section you match up pictures with their words instead), or otherwise recycle (much to Sonic's pleasure).

In addition, players can earn access to two mini-games (a collect-the-Rings game and a match-the-statues game) and a "field trip" section which gives them numerous facts on the various animals in the game. Dr. Eggman and his robots also show up to steal the player's answer, or in the Ring mini-game, to steal all the player's Rings.

The sprites used for Sonic come from the canceled Sonic X-Treme.

Unlockables

  • Reward certificate: Collect all the mini-game gumballs in the playground.
  • Field Trip Bus/Schoolyard: Complete one of the educational sections. (Reading, Math, etc.).

Versions

Also released on

Production credits

Orion Interactive / BAPI
  • Concept: Bruce Austin
  • Producers: Brad Krevoy, Steve Stabler, Jed Weintrob, Britton Jackson, Bruce Austin
  • Associate Producer: Jonathan D. Harris, Madhavi Rangachar
  • Designers: Bruce Austin, Britton Jackson, Jim O'Keane, Jed Weintrob
  • Programmers: Jim O'Keane, Jack Bowman
  • Graphic Artists: Jeremy Buttell, Mike Malloy
  • Additional Programming: Eric Hayashi
  • Video Design: Kurt Tiegs
  • Sound Design: Robert Francke
  • Pixel Master and General Tech Guy: Brian Austin
  • Voices: Meg Inglima
Source: Sonic's Schoolhouse US manualMedia:SonicsSchoolhouse PC US manual.pdf[3]


Manuals

Magazine articles

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Physical scans

PC, US
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Cover
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Disc
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Jewel Case
PC, US (Expert Software)
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Cover
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Manual

References


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Sonic games for the following systems
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 1996  Sonic the Hedgehog CD | Sonic the Hedgehog The Screen Saver | Sonic's Schoolhouse     1997  Sonic & Knuckles Collection | Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island     1998  Sonic R     2003  Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut     2004  Sonic Heroes     2006  Sonic Mega Collection Plus | Sonic Riders     2010  Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing     2011  Sonic Generations     2013  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed