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Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball magazine articles

From Sonic Retro

The following is a list of magazine articles for Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball.

File Date Source Title and comments
CVG UK 141.pdf "Sweet Home Chicago: Sega"
Short article mentioning the game at Summer CES 1993.
MeanMachinesSega10UK.pdf MeanMachinesSega10UK.pdf "It's Sonic-Mania in Sonic Spinball!"
Two-page article describing Sonic Spinball's appearance at the Summer CES 1993. It is said to be inspired by Sonic 2's Casino Night Zone, and can have up to four players, although when released was in fact a single-player game. Its launch date is expected on "Segamania Day", in November 1993.
SegaVisions US 14.pdf "Genesis Sneak Peak: Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball"
MegaForce FR 19.pdf "The Sega Villiage: Sonic Spinball"
Brief coverage from Sonic Spinball's appearance at Summer CES 1993.
EGM US 049.pdf "Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball"
CVG UK 143.pdf "Preview: Sonic Spinball"
Two-page preview, estimating the game to be 65% complete.
SegaVisions US 15.pdf SegaVisions US 15.pdf "Just Review It: Genesis"
MeanMachinesSega13UK.pdf "Preview: Sonic Spinball"
Single-page preview of the game, again mentioning its connection to Casino Night Zone, as well as the Veg-O-Fortress. The game is said to be 70% complete with an expected November release.
MegaForce FR 22.pdf MegaForce FR 22.pdf "Zapping: Sonic Spinball"
GamePro US 052.pdf GamePro US 052.pdf "Genesis Preview: Sonic Spinball: Robotnik's Pinball Revenge"
US magazine GamePro's preview of the game, including maps of the first three levels.
GamePlayers US 0611.pdf "Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball"
EGM US 052.pdf "Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball"
VideoGames US 58.pdf "Video-Game Previews: Sonic Spinball"
CVG UK 145.pdf "Review: Sonic Spinball"
MeanMachinesSega14UK.pdf "Review: Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball"
Three-page review, covering the game's story, first three levels and gameplay mechanics. The writers describe the game as fun, but with average graphics and music. They also complain that the game is too short.
VideoGames DE 1993-12.pdf "ROM Test: Sonic Spinball"
Mega UK 16.pdf "Feature: Sonic Spinball"
EGM US 053.pdf "Review Crew: Sonic Spinball"
SegaMagazine UK 01.pdf "Out Now: Sonic Spinball"
SonicMag FR 02.pdf "Round Test: Sonic Spinball"
MeanMachinesSega26UK.pdf "Sonic Spinball: Billions of Points!"
Short paragraph explaining a cheat to gain extra points.
MeanMachinesSega30UK.pdf "The Complete Sonic Tips Guide"
Single paragraph explaining a way to get extra points. Part of a retrospective of codes on Mega Drive Sonic games.


Full-length articles

Sonic the Comic

Sonic's Triple Whammy

This clip covers 3 Sonic games, one of which is Sonic Spinball.

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MegaTech

Sonic's Back!

A short article talking about Sonic Spinball being the next game in the Sonic series.

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