Sonic the Hedgehog (Amiga)

From Sonic Retro

Not to be confused with Sonic Attack.

TheGamesMachineItalian Issue34 September1991 Title.JPG
Sonic the Hedgehog
Genre: 2D Platform


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Sonic the Hedgehog (Amiga) is a canceled port of Sonic the Hedgehog. From the few screens released the "port" seems to be along the lines of the 8-bit game and have original level design. The graphics seem to be redrawn also.

The Games Machine Article Translation

Recently, Sega decided to port Sonic to arcades (it’s not usual to see a home console title ported to coin-op!) and to grant the license to US GOLD for the creation of [Sonic 1] in various computer formats. I doubt that on computer (except for the PC) they will achieve the same levels of speed that you can see on console, however, judging from the photos that arrived in the office, it seems that they’re doing very well!


Magazine articles

File Date Source Title and comments
ACE UK 45.pdf "Games News: Sonic is Seized"
Short article explaining how US Gold acquired the home computer rights to Sonic the Hedgehog.
CVG UK 115.pdf "Sonic Spectrums?"
Paragraph announcing US Gold's home computer versions of Sonic, ostensibly on Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, C64 and Spectrum.
TheGamesMachine IT 034.pdf "Magicamigamente Sonic!"
Currently the most significant article - the Italian The Games Machine devotes the back-end of a Mega Drive Sonic the Hedgehog review to the Amiga version, and even provides screenshots.

Unreleased Sonic the Hedgehog Games

Sonic's Edusoft (Master System)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Amiga) (Amiga)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega-CD)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 CD (Mega-CD)
SegaSonic Bros. (Sega System C2)
Sister Sonic (Mega Drive)
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Limited Edition (Mega Drive)
Sonic Jr. (Pico)


Sonic Sports (Sega 32X)
Sonic Ride (Arcade)
Sonic Saturn (Saturn)
Sonic X: Chaos Emerald Chaos (Gameboy Advance)
Sonic DS (Nintendo DS)
Sonic the Hedgehog Extreme (Xbox)
Sonic the Hedgehog: Awakening (Platform unknown)

Sonic X-treme incarnations:

Untitled Isometric Game (Mega Drive)
Sonic-16 (Mega Drive)
Sonic Mars (32X)
Sonic X-treme (Saturn)