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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
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1991-07-27














Mean Machines (UK) #11: "August 1991"
"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.
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1991-xx-xx














Mega Force (FR) #2: "Septembre/Octobre 1991"
"Master System: Sonic"
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1991-09-27














Mean Machines (UK) #13: "October 1991"
"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.
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1991-xx-xx














Consoles + (FR) #3: "Novembre 1991"
"Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog"
A two-page French preview of the Master System version of the game.
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1991-11-xx














Supergame (BR) #4: "Novembro 1991"
"O sucesso de Mega Drive agora para Master System. Você vai delirar!"
A single-page Brazilian preview of the Master System game.
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1991-11-15














Computer & Video Games (UK) #121: "December 1991"
"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.
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Computer & Video Games (UK)
"Super Sonic Shrunk Down!"
Short news article about the Game Gear version.
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1991-11-28














Mean Machines (UK) #15: "December 1991"
"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.
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1991-xx-xx














GamePro (US) #29: "December 1991"
"Sega Master Pro Review: Sonic the Hedgehog"
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1991-xx-xx














Sega Visions (US) #7: "Winter 1991/1992"
"Sega Game Gear: Sonic the Hedgehog"
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1991-xx-xx














Sega Visions (US) #7: "Winter 1991/1992"
"Master System 8 Bit: Sonic the Hedgehog"
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Computer & Video Games (UK)
"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.
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Play Time (DE) #1/92
"Konsolen Spiele: Sonic the Hedgehog"
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1992-01-xx














Ação Games (BR) #9: "Janeiro 1992"
"Sonic the Hedgehog"
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1992-04-xx














Supergame (BR) #9: "Abril 1992"
"Especial Mega"
A complete guide for the Master System game, mistakenly titled as if it was for the Mega Drive version.
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1992-xx-xx














Gamers (DE) #1/92: "Februar/März 1992"
"Master System Test: Sonic - The Hedgehog"
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GamePro (US) #31: "February 1992"
"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.
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1992-02-08














ACE (UK) #54: "March 1992"
"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.
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1992-02-15














Computer & Video Games (UK) #124: "March 1992"
"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.
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1992-02-27














Mean Machines (UK) #18: "March 1992"
"Tips: Sonic the Hedgehog"
Article explaining how to find the Chaos Emerald and three extra lives on Green Hill Zone.
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1992-xx-xx














Hobby Consolas (ES) #6: "Marzo 1992"
"Lo Más Nuevo: Sonic"
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1992-04-xx














Ação Games (BR) #12: "Abril 1992"
"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.
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Computer & Video Games (UK)
"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.
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Computer & Video Games (UK)
"Tipstop: Sonic the Hedgehog"
Paragraph explaining how to easily beat the Bridge Zone boss.


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