Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit) magazine articles

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The following is a list of magazine articles for the Sega Master System and Game Gear versions of Sonic the Hedgehog.

File Date Source Title and comments
MeanMachines UK 11.pdf "Pick it 'n' Flick it"
Short paragraph answering a letter about the future release of Sonic the Hedgehog on Master System, which the writer expected later that year.
MegaForce FR 02.pdf "Master System: Sonic"
MeanMachines UK 13.pdf "Sonic the Hedgehog: The Best Game Ever... is Now on the Master System!"
Short article announcing the upcoming Master System version of Sonic, with a single screenshot from an early prototype of the game.
ConsolesPlus FR 003.pdf "Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog"
A two-page French preview of the Master System version of the game.
CVG UK 121.pdf "Review: Sonic the Hedgehog"
Three-page review of the Master System version. The review is very positive, with the writers giving acclaim to the game's speed and graphical detail. The gameplay is also well-received, although one reviewer suggests the game is too easy.
Go UK 02.pdf "Super Sonic Shrunk Down!"
Short news article about the Game Gear version.
MeanMachines UK 15.pdf "Review: Sonic the Hedgehog"
Three-page review of the Master System version. The review is positive overall, with praise given to the game's graphics and speed, although the reviewers criticise it as being too easy. The game is compared favourably to the Mega Drive version.
GamePro US 029.pdf "Sega Master Pro Review: Sonic the Hedgehog"
SegaVisions US 07.pdf SegaVisions US 07.pdf "Sega Game Gear: Sonic the Hedgehog"
SegaVisions US 07.pdf "Master System 8 Bit: Sonic the Hedgehog"
Go UK 03.pdf Go UK 03.pdf "Review: Sonic the Hedgehog"
Two-page review of the Game Gear version. The writers praise the game's graphics and speed, giving it a highly positive review.
PlayTime DE 1992-01.pdf PlayTime DE 1992-01.pdf "Konsolen Spiele: Sonic the Hedgehog"
AcaoGames BR 009.pdf "Sonic the Hedgehog"
Gamers DE 1992-01.pdf "Master System Test: Sonic - The Hedgehog"
GamePro US 031.pdf "Game Gear Pro Review"
A review of the Game Gear version by "Rigor Mortis" in the February 1992 issue of American gaming magazine GamePro. The game was given a 5 out of 5 rating in graphics, sound, gameplay and fun factor and 4 out of 5 in challenge.
ACE UK 54.pdf "Reviews Directory: Sonic the Hedgehog"
Short review of the Game Gear version. The writer suggest the game is a good approximation of the Mega Drive version, but complains about poor visibility due to the size of the screen, and that the game is too short.
CVG UK 124.pdf "Cheat Mode: Sonic the Hedgehog"
Paragraph describing the level select code in the Master System version. This code is false however; the game contains no level select.
MeanMachines UK 18.pdf "Tips: Sonic the Hedgehog"
Article explaining how to find the Chaos Emerald and three extra lives on Green Hill Zone.
HobbyConsolas ES 006.pdf "Lo Más Nuevo: Sonic"
AcaoGames BR 012.pdf "Estratégia: Sonic"
A three-page strategy guide for the Sega Master System version in the April 1992 issue (#12) of Brazilian magazine Ação Games. It covers each act up to Jungle Zone act 1. The guide is continued in the next issue.
Go UK 06.pdf "The Go! Top Ten: Sonic the Hedgehog"
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed as one of the ten best Game Gear games. The article mentions the game running 17% faster than its Master System equivalent, due to the handheld system running at 60Hz instead of the normal PAL 50Hz.
Go UK 11.pdf "Tipstop: Sonic the Hedgehog"
Paragraph explaining how to easily beat the Bridge Zone boss.

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