Sonic the Hedgehog Level Creator

From Sonic Retro


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Sonic the Hedgehog Level Creator
Publisher: Sega
Release Date RRP Code Rating
Shockwave/Adobe Flash
2009  ? ?

The Sonic the Hedgehog Level Creator was an official flash Sonic game on the PlaySEGA Website.


While anyone could play created levels, only VIP Members could create new ones. Using its built-in level editor, Members could place level chunks and objects, like Rings and Badniks, into a level grid. The only required object in the editor was the signpost to end the level; anything else is up to the user to make.

Once the user has finished editing the level, the level would be uploaded to the pool of levels on PlaySEGA to let anyone play them.[1] The freedom to create allowed for different types of levels, including speedy ones with many hills and loops, thinking levels with only one way to the goal, or even levels filled with Rings and Speed Shoes just to rack up points. However, there was only one Zone theme the player could use, which was somewhat limiting. Strangely enough, the files indicate this is the 7th Zone in Sonic 1, as there are the other Zones' tilesets in the files. The object names in the files are actually very strange. (Examples: Hachi for the Buzz Bomber and Kani for the Crabmeat.)

Unfortunately, the site is offline. It is currently unknown if someone has downloaded the Level Editor page.


For the first time, you can create and design your very own Sonic the Hedgehog levels! Using a simple and versatile level creator tool, build your own level structure from scratch by piecing together sections from a wide range of tile designs. Then, add iconic objects from the classic Sonic the Hedgehog games, including rings, various power ups, springs and moving platforms. You can even choose from a selection of nasty Badniks created by the evil Dr. Eggman! Once you have perfected your masterpiece, you can publish it to the website and show off your level design skills to the whole world.

— Description from PlaySEGA