Sonic the Hedgehog (arcade game)
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|Sonic the Hedgehog|
|System(s): Mega-Tech and Mega Play|
|Developer: Sonic Team|
|Genre: Action, Racing|
|Number of players: 1|
Sonic the Hedgehog was one of the games adapted for release in arcades for both the Mega-Tech and Mega Play hardware.
The Mega-Tech version is essentially the same as the Sega Mega Drive game. The first two revisions of Sonic the Hedgehog have been used in various machines and cheat codes still work. Also, like all Mega-Tech games there is a time limit on how long the game can be played and a high score table is displayed on the top screen. The time limit can be increased by inserting credits.
Mega Play version
The Mega Play version has a large number of differences from the Mega Drive game. First of all the second revision is used so the scrolling clouds in Green Hill Zone are present. However, cheat codes cannot be used. The player only has three lives to complete the game, and extra lives cannot be earned; breaking a 1-Up monitor will award 5,000 points instead. Continues are increased by inserting credits after a Game Over.
There are also only four Zones: Green Hill Zone, Spring Yard Zone, Star Light Zone, and Scrap Brain Zone (which is missing its third Act). Special Stages are also missing and jumping into the Giant Rings only cause Sonic to disappear, therefore the player cannot collect any Chaos Emeralds. The credit roll is not used. The player can also enter their initials on a High Score screen displayed after the game ends, either by running out of lives or finishing the game. There is also a strictly enforced time limit unique to each level. If the level isn't completed by that time, the player will lose a life and the timer will be reset.
The Mega Play version was later released on the Nintendo Switch as part of Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog.
The time limits for each level vary depending on the DIP switch configuration. Listed below are the time limits for each difficulty.
|Green Hill Zone||Act 1||1:00||0:50||0:40||0:35|
|Spring Yard Zone||Act 1||2:20||2:10||2:00||1:55|
|Star Light Zone||Act 1||2:10||2:00||1:50||1:45|
|Scrap Brain Zone||Act 1||3:10||3:00||2:50||2:45|
|Main article: sega:Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive)/Magazine articles#Arcade version|
ROM dump status
|Sonic the Hedgehog games for the following systems|
| 1991 Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car 1993 Sonic the Hedgehog | SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | SegaSonic the Hedgehog 1996 Sonic the Fighters 2011 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Arcade 2015 Sonic Dash Extreme 2016 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition 2020 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Arcade Edition |
Prototypes SegaSonic the Hedgehog (revision A)
Unreleased SegaSonic Bros. | Sonic Ride | Pre-May 1993 Sonic arcade games
| 1992 UFO Mini: SegaSonic 1993 Sonic the Hedgehog | SegaSonic Popcorn Shop 1994 Sonic no Space Tours 1997 Sonic the Hedgehog AWP 2002 Sonic & Tails Spinner 2003 CR Sonic 2007 Sonic Spinner 2008 Sonic Live! 2009 Sonic Hopper! 2010 Sonic Sports Basketball 2012 Sonic Sports Air Hockey 2013 Sonic Athletics | Sonic Ghost Shooting | Sonic Brain Ranking 2016 Sonic Blast Ball |
Unknown date Sonic Sports Kids Basketball (201x)