Sonic Generations

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Sonic Generations
Publisher: Sega
System(s): Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC
Genre: Action


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Sonic Generations, called Sonic Generations: Shiro no Jikuu (ソニック ジェネレーションズ 白の時空) in Japan, is a platformer commemorating Sonic the Hedgehog's 20th Anniversary. Developed by Sonic Team for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC, the game allows players to experience both "classic" and "modern" Sonic gameplay styles. Classic gameplay in Generations is reminiscent of the side-scrolling platforming first introduced in the original 1991 title Sonic the Hedgehog, while the modern side of Generations sees the forward-moving gameplay of the 2006 title Sonic the Hedgehog and other recent titles. Sonic Generations for the Nintendo 3DS was developed by Dimps alongside this title.

Sonic Generations allows players to control both the pre-Sonic Adventure and post-Adventure designs for Sonic the Hedgehog and features remastered levels from Sonic's previous adventures. The game is divided into three eras: the Classic Era (pre-1998), the Dreamcast Era (1998-2005), and the Modern Era (2005 onwards) - "Classic Sonic" playing through the levels from a 2D (or 2.5D) "classic" perspective, "Modern Sonic" tackling them in a 2D/3D perspective, similar to Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colours.

The game was first announced in a teaser video posted by Sega on April 7, 2011 on Sonic's official Facebook page. The game was announced for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and was scheduled for a 2011 release. An announcement of Sonic Generations for the Nintendo 3DS later appeared in an issue of the Nintendo Power magazine, paired with a November 2011 release date for all platforms. At E3 2011, SEGA revealed a trailer revealing City Escape from Sonic Adventure 2, with a further trailer appearing in mid-August detailing other levels. On October 11, 2011, Sega confirmed that Sonic Generations will also appear on the Steam platform for PC; Sega of Japan has yet to announce a Japanese release of this version (if one is even planned).

A fourteen-day demo was released to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consumers on June 23, 2011, the official date of Sonic's 20th anniversary. A second demo was released October 18 on Xbox Live, October 19 on the European Playstation Network, and October 25 for the Playstation Network in North America.

The original Sonic the Hedgehog is included as a bonus game. (X360/PS3) [1]


The gameplay is split into two separate gameplay styles, separated by the character used.

The Classic gameplay style is strictly 2.5D. Sonic controls more like his Mega Drive/Genesis counterpart, using the Spin Dash and Spin Attack to hit enemies.

The Modern gameplay style takes place in 3D with transitions to 2.5D. This gameplay style represents Sonic's more recent titles Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colors, where you use the Sonic Boost and the Homing Attack to advance.

Homages to Past Games

Each level and boss in Sonic Generations is reminiscent of one previously appearing in the Sonic series.

Sonic Generations Original Game
Green Hill Green Hill Zone Sonic the Hedgehog
Chemical Plant Chemical Plant Zone Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sky Sanctuary Sky Sanctuary Zone Sonic & Knuckles
Speed Highway Speed Highway Sonic Adventure
City Escape City Escape Sonic Adventure 2
Seaside Hill Seaside Hill Sonic Heroes
Crisis City Crisis City Sonic the Hedgehog
Rooftop Run Rooftop Run Sonic Unleashed
Planet Wisp Planet Wisp Sonic Colours
Casino Night Zone DLC Casino Night Zone Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Metal Sonic Metal Sonic boss Sonic CD
Shadow the Hedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog Sonic Adventure 2
Silver the Hedgehog Silver the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog
Death Egg Robot Giant Mech Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Perfect Chaos Perfect Chaos Sonic Adventure
Egg Dragoon Egg Dragoon Sonic Unleashed

Physical Scans

Xbox 360 Version

Xbox 360, US
Xbox 360, EU
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Xbox 360, EU
Xbox 360, EU (Collectors' Edition)
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Xbox 360, DE
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Xbox 360, KR
Xbox 360, KR (Limited Edition)
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PlayStation 3 Version

PlayStation 3, US
PlayStation 3, EU (Collectors' Edition)
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PlayStation 3, DE
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PC Version



20th Anniversary artwork

Early Screenshots


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Sonic games for the following systems
Sony PlayStation 3
 2006  Sonic the Hedgehog     2008  Sonic Unleashed     2009  Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection     2010  Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing     2011  Sonic Generations     2012  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed    
 Prototypes  Sonic Generations (Demo 1/2)
Microsoft Xbox 360
 2006  Sonic the Hedgehog     2008  Sonic Unleashed     2009  Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection     2010  Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing | Sonic Free Riders     2011  Sonic Generations     2012  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed    
 2010  Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic Spinball | Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine | Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing     2011  Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles | Sonic Adventure | Sonic Generations     2012  Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I | Sonic the Hedgehog CD | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II | Sonic Adventure 2     2013  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed     2015  Sonic Lost World     2017  Sonic Mania | Sonic Forces