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Preview (August 1990)

A preview with early prototype screenshots.


Title: Sonic the Hedgehog

Sega/Release Date Unknown/Price Unknown/ACT

Subtitle: “Could it be another Alex Kidd?”

“They are trying to create a new original character with this “Sonic the Hedgehog”. Please stay tuned for further details.”

Main text: “For release next Spring comes an original character action game from Sega.

“We don’t have details on what sort of game this will turn out to be but judging from screens it looks quite different from anything we’ve seen to date from Sega. We think the colorful and bright graphics could turn out to be popular.

“It remains to be seen whether this will turn into another Alex Kidd Osaaru for Sega!”

Left picture caption: “The title screen. Will this become another popular original character for Sega?”

Right picture caption: “Will it be cute character graphics with whimsical action?”

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Electronic Gaming Monthly

Overview (November 1992)

This magazine gives a small overview of the game.

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Games TM


This clip from "Games TM" features a retrospective of Eggman and dwells on what makes him a memorable villian.


Mega Play

Press Start (Jan/Feb 1991)


May/June 1991


Sega Magazine

Deleted Features

This clip from United Kingdom's Sega Magazine (which later became Sega Saturn magazine) discusses things which were deleted from the final version of Sonic the Hedgehog, including his air punch end of level animation, the Marble Zone UFOs, and the rolling ball from Green Hill Zone.



Sonic Comic


Sonic Comic

Unknown Magazine


This clip details Sega's business strategy around 1991. It also makes mention of Sonic's scrapped love interest in the original Sonic the Hedgehog, called Madonna. Images of her can be found in the Game Development/Development section.


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