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Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Pico
Genre: Educational
Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code Rating
Sega Pico
JP
1994-08 ¥? ?
Sega Pico
US
1996-11 $39.99[1] ?
ESRB: Early Childhood
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Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld (ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ・ゲームワールド) is an early childhood educational "storyware" cartridge for the Sega Pico system. The cart is one of two Sonic-related games for the system, the other being Tails and the Music Maker. Gameworld was released in August 1994 in Japan and November 1995 in North America.

Gameplay

Children interact with the game by the use of a "magic pen," the stylus used with the Pico system. After choosing to have either one or two players and an easy or hard difficulty, the game opens up with a simple story—Dr. Robotnik has hidden a Chaos Emerald on each floor of the Gameworld, an amusement park-like tower. Sonic, Tails and Amy must beat all the minigames on each level and find the Emeralds.

To start a game, the child would move the stylus over to an area marking an activity, where an icon would appear showing whether the magic pen, direction pad or red button would be used in the minigame. The scoring of each game is determined by the performance in each task.

Floors

The first floor/area has a sports focus, with games on the floor being Car Race, Sonic-Ball, Hoops and Tree Climb.

Manuals

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Production credits

QA
Aspect Credits
Programming
Art
Music
Other Credits
  • Product Manager: Mike Fischer
  • Educational Consultant: P.J. Robinson
  • Manual Copy & Design: Martin Productions
  • Special Thanks (Sega): Susan Reeves, Andrea Scarnecchia
Source: In-game credits


Physical scans

Sega Pico, US
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Cover
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Cart
SonicGameworld Pico US manual.pdf
Manual
Sega Pico, JP
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Cover
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Cart
SonicGameworld Pico JP manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Pico
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
Cartridge (US)
Sega Pico
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
Cartridge (JP)
Sega Pico
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
512KB 1996-07-01 CD-R disc[2]
Sega Pico
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
512KB 1996-07-19 CD-R disc[3]
Sega Pico
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
512KB 1996-08-02 CD-R disc[4]
Sega Pico
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
512KB 1996-08-08 CD-R disc[5]

References


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Prereleases: 1996-07-01 | 1996-07-19 | 1996-08-02 | 1996-08-08

Sonic games for the following systems
Sega Pico
 1994  Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld     1995  Tails and the Music Maker    
 Unreleased  Sonic Jr.