Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit) print advertisements

From Sonic Retro

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)


Supergame BR 04.pdfSupergame BR 04.pdf

Print advert in

Supergame (BR) #4: "Novembro 1991" (1991-11-xx)

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 Hot Line

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



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