Sonic the Hedgehog (iPhone)

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Sonic the Hedgehog
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System(s): iPhone, iPod Touch
Publisher: Sega
Release Date RRP Code Rating
2009-05-20[1] $5.99[2] ?
2009-05-20[3] €? ?
2009-05-20[4] £? ?
2009-05-20[5] ¥667 (700)[5] ?

Sonic the Hedgehog (ソニック ザ ヘッジホッグ) is a game for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It is a version of the original Sonic the Hedgehog for the Mega Drive. Rather than being ported to run on iOS itself, the game consists of a ROM running on an emulator named iGenesis. The ROM used is the "JP2" version found on Sonic Mega Collection with revised spike damage behavior.

The game is controlled by a directional pad and a button which are overlaid on the screen. It is possible to shrink the screen so that using the controls will not block the view. This moves the start button between the buttons rather than at the top-right in full screen mode. A game save option is available and allows a game to be resumed after being turned off.

In 2013, the game was replaced with a new version (referred to as "2.0" in the version history), which was created from scratch without the need for emulation.


Version history

Sonic Retro emblem.svg Main article: Sonic the Hedgehog (iPhone)/Changelog
System Version Size Date Comment Ref Icon
0000010000030000000000000000001.3 201211082012-11-08 [6]
0000010000020000060000000000001.2.6 4MB 201007202010-07-20 [7]
0000010000010000000000000000001.1 2.7MB 200911232009-11-23 [8]
0000010000000000000000000000001.0 200905202009-05-20 [6]


Production credits

  • iGenesis: Created by Stephen Broumley on 1/7/09. Copyright 2009 Sega. All rights reserved.
  • Original Game developed by SEGA
  • Developed for iPhone by Smashing Studios
  • Genesis Emulation: Stephen Broumley

SEGA of America

  • CEO: Naoya Tsurumi
  • President & COO: Simon Jeffery
  • Executive VP of Corporate Planning: Hitoshi Okuno
  • Executive VP of Digital Business Planning: Haruki Satomi
  • VP of Marketing: Sean Ratcliffe
  • Senior VP of Sales: Sue Hughes-Taigen
  • VP Creative: John Whitmore
  • Director A&R: Brian Schorr
  • Director Digital Content: Paxton Lazar
  • Senior Producer: Chris Johnson
  • Assistant Producer: Joshua Lanada
  • Senior Brand Manager: Erica Mason
  • Additional Art: Joshua Lanada
  • QA Lead: Teressa Guest
  • QA Assistant Lead: Rick Ramey, Lacey Canton
  • QA Testers: Dane Day, Matt Girard, Jason Lam, Rishad Virgin, Jason Yee
  • Additional Programming: Otávio Good

SEGA Europe

  • Head of Mobile: Mayra San Martin
  • Executive Producer: Agostino Simonetta
  • Producer: Max Brode
  • Localisation Manager: Marta Lois Gonzalez
  • Localisation Project Supervisor: Giuseppe Rizzo
Translation & Q&A
  • Translators: Antonio Catanese, Antonella Marras, Jesus Alvarez, Luis J. Paredes, Daniela Kaynert, Jay Bannmuller, Carole Kunzelmann, Jean-Loup Lansac
  • Language QA Coordinator: Alessandro Irranca
  • Language QA Team Lead: Pedro Ortega
  • Language QA Testers: Benjamin Hall, Tina Ferraro, Maribel González, David Klemm
  • Senior Mastering Tech: John Hegarty

SEGA Corporate

  • Character Supervisor: Takashi Iizuka, Eitaro Toyoda
  • Mobile Production Director, Quality Supervisor: Daisuke Mori
  • Overseas Consumer Business: Satomi Okuma
Special Thanks
  • Special Thanks: SpritesMind community, Charles MacDonald, Jane Broumley, Paris and London Broumley
Source: In-game credits

External links

  • Sonic the Hedgehog on iTunes: JP, US, UK (replaced with 2013 version)


Sonic the Hedgehog games for the following systems
 2007  Sonic the Hedgehog (iPod)     2009  Sonic the Hedgehog (iPhone)     2010  Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | Sonic Spinball | Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I | Sonic Comics     2011  Sonic 20th Anniversary | Sonic the Sketchhog | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing | Sonic the Hedgehog CD     2012  Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II | Sonic the Hedgehog Skins | Sonic Jump     2013  Sonic Dash | Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed     2014  Sonic Jump Fever     2015  Sonic Runners | Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom     2017  Sonic Forces: Speed Battle | Sonic Runners Adventure     2019  Sonic Racing     2020  Sonic at the Olympic Games     2022  Sonic Speed Simulator     2023  Sonic Prime Dash | Sonic Dream Team    
 Unreleased  Sonic Central | Sonic Demo