Sonic the Hedgehog The Screen Saver

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Sonic the Hedgehog The Screen Saver
Publisher: Sega
System(s): Windows
Genre: Screen Saver/Art Compilation
Release Date RRP Code
Windows PC
1996-08-09 ¥3,800 HCJ-0102


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Sonic the Hedgehog The Screen Saver (ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ・ザ・スクリーンセーバー) is a 1996 program by Sega for the PC featuring Sonic art, music and icons for customizing the user's Windows environment. The program is bundled with the North American and European copies of Sonic & Knuckles Collection and sold as a stand-alone product in Japan.

The screen saver features Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Eggman sprites that animate between Sonic pictures. If the user chooses, they can play music from Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic & Knuckles and the Japanese version of Sonic CD, though the latter only features music from the present and past versions of each level. Some versions of the North American version may also contain music from the Good and Bad Future levels.


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Shared Art

The following is a collection of the art packaged with Sonic the Screen Saver, that is also included on Sonic Jam: These images originate from Sega's internal magazine, Harmony.

Exclusive Artwork

Below is artwork which is not featured in Sonic Jam:


These are the icons that can be found on the CD, in the \SONICSS\ICON folder (as they appear in Windows Explorer):

Physical Scans

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External Links

Sonic games for Microsoft Windows
Sonic the Hedgehog CD (1996) | Sonic the Hedgehog The Screen Saver (1996) | Sonic's Schoolhouse (1996) | Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island (1997) | Sonic R (1997) | Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (2003) | Sonic Heroes (2004) | Sonic Riders (2006) | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (2010) | Sonic Adventure (2011) | Sonic Generations (2011) | Sonic the Hedgehog CD (2011) | Sonic Adventure 2 (2012) | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (2013) | Sonic Lost World (2015) | Sonic Mania (2017) | Sonic Forces (2017)