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
Logo-pdf.svg "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.
Logo-pdf.svg "Master System: Sonic"
Logo-pdf.svg "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.
Logo-pdf.svg "Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog"
A two-page French preview of the Master System version of the game.
Logo-pdf.svg "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.
Logo-pdf.svg "Super Sonic Shrunk Down!"
Short news article about the Game Gear version.
Logo-pdf.svg "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.
Logo-pdf.svg "Sega Master Pro Review: Sonic the Hedgehog"
SegaVisions US 07.pdf Logo-pdf.svg "Sega Game Gear: Sonic the Hedgehog"
Logo-pdf.svg "Master System 8 Bit: Sonic the Hedgehog"
Go UK 03.pdf Logo-pdf.svg "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 Logo-pdf.svg "Konsolen Spiele: Sonic the Hedgehog"
Logo-pdf.svg "Sonic the Hedgehog"
Logo-pdf.svg "Master System Test: Sonic - The Hedgehog"
Logo-pdf.svg "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.
Logo-pdf.svg "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.
Logo-pdf.svg "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.
Logo-pdf.svg "Tips: Sonic the Hedgehog"
Article explaining how to find the Chaos Emerald and three extra lives on Green Hill Zone.
Logo-pdf.svg "Lo Más Nuevo: Sonic"
Logo-pdf.svg "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.
Logo-pdf.svg "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.
Logo-pdf.svg "Tipstop: Sonic the Hedgehog"
Paragraph explaining how to easily beat the Bridge Zone boss.

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