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 Article type Title and comments Writer(s) Review score
CVG UK 141.pdf 1993-08 Computer and Video Games #141 News "Sweet Home Chicago: Sega"
Short article mentioning the game at Summer CES 1993.
MeanMachinesSega10UK.pdf MeanMachinesSega10UK.pdf 1993-08 Mean Machines Sega #10 News "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 1993-08 Sega Visions #14 Preview "Genesis Sneak Peak: Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball"
MegaForce FR 19.pdf 1993-08 Mega Force #19 News "The Sega Villiage: Sonic Spinball"
Brief coverage from Sonic Spinball's appearance at Summer CES 1993.
EGM US 049.pdf 1993-08 Electronic Gaming Monthly #49 Preview "Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball"
CVG UK 143.pdf 1993-10 Computer and Video Games #143 Preview "Preview: Sonic Spinball"
Two-page preview, estimating the game to be 65% complete.
SegaVisions US 15.pdf SegaVisions US 15.pdf 1993-10 Sega Visions #15 Review "Just Review It: Genesis"
MeanMachinesSega13UK.pdf 1993-11 Mean Machines Sega #13 Preview "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 1993-11 Mega Force #22 Review "Zapping: Sonic Spinball"
GamePro US 052.pdf GamePro US 052.pdf 1993-11 GamePro #52 Preview "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 1993-11 Game Players Volume 6 No. 11 Preview "Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball"
EGM US 052.pdf 1993-11 Electronic Gaming Monthly #52 Preview "Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball"
VideoGames US 58.pdf 1993-11 VideoGames #58 Preview "Video-Game Previews: Sonic Spinball"
CVG UK 145.pdf 1993-12 Computer & Video Games #145 Review "Review: Sonic Spinball"
Deniz Ahmet 73
MeanMachinesSega14UK.pdf 1993-12 Mean Machines Sega #14 Review "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.
Richard Leadbetter, Gus Swan 81
VideoGames DE 1993-12.pdf 1993-12 Video Games #1993-12 Review "ROM Test: Sonic Spinball"
Mega UK 16.pdf 1994-01 Mega #16 Review "Feature: Sonic Spinball"
EGM US 053.pdf 1993-03 Electronic Gaming Monthly #53 Review "Review Crew: Sonic Spinball"
SegaMagazine UK 01.pdf 1994-01 Sega Magazine (UK) #1 Review "Out Now: Sonic Spinball"
SonicMag FR 02.pdf 1994-05 Sonic Mag: B.D. & Jeux-Video! #2 Review "Round Test: Sonic Spinball"
MeanMachinesSega26UK.pdf 1994-12 Mean Machines Sega #26 Tips "Sonic Spinball: Billions of Points!"
Short paragraph explaining a cheat to gain extra points.
Paul Bufton
MeanMachinesSega30UK.pdf 1995-04 Mean Machines Sega #30 Tips "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.
Paul Bufton

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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Sonic's Back!

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

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