Sonic the Hedgehog The Screen Saver

From Sonic Retro


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Sonic the Hedgehog The Screen Saver
System(s): Windows PC
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Screen saver[1]
Release Date RRP Code Rating
Windows PC
1996-08-09[1] ¥3,800 (3,990)[1] HCJ-0102
Sega Rating: All Ages

Sonic the Hedgehog The Screen Saver (ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ・ザ・スクリーンセーバー) is a 1996 program by Sega for the PC featuring Sonic series art, music and icons for customizing the user's Windows environment. The program is bundled with the North American and European copies of Sonic & Knuckles Collection and sold as a stand-alone product in Japan.

The screen saver features Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Eggman sprites that animate between Sonic pictures. If the user chooses, they can play music from Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic & Knuckles and the Japanese version of Sonic CD, though the latter only features music from the present and past versions of each level. Some versions of the North American version may also contain music from the Good and Bad Future levels.



Screen savers

The following is a collection of the art packaged with Sonic the Hedghehog The Screen Saver, that is also included on Sonic Jam: These images originate from various printed media such as calendars and Sega's internal magazine, Harmony.

Exclusive screen savers

Below is artwork which is not featured in Sonic Jam:


These are the icons that can be found on the CD, in the \SONICSS\ICON folder (as they appear in Windows Explorer):


Since the lists of the audio files are quite long, they are listed on a separate subpage:

Sonic Retro emblem.svg Main article: Sonic the Hedgehog The Screen Saver/Sound

Physical scans

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): PC
  • Sprite rips of Sonic, Knuckles, Tails, and Eggman from the program's animations.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 (Wayback Machine: 2001-11-02 15:34)

Sonic the Hedgehog games for the following systems
Windows PC
 1996  Sonic the Hedgehog CD | Sonic the Hedgehog The Screen Saver | Sonic's Schoolhouse     1997  Sonic & Knuckles Collection | Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island     1998  Sonic R     2003  Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut     2004  Sonic Heroes     2006  Sonic Mega Collection Plus | Sonic Riders     2010  Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing     2011  Sonic Generations     2013  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed     2022  Sonic Speed Simulator