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  • Title: Sonic The Hedgehog
  • System Console: Sega Game Gear, Sega Master System
  • Developer: Sega of Japan
  • Latin American Release Date: October 25, 1991
  • Japan Release Date: December 28, 1991
  • US Release Date: December 1991
  • European Release Date: December 1991
  • Genre: 2D Platformer
  • Cart Size: 2 megabits?
  • First Appearances: Sonic The Hedgehog, Doctor Robotnik/Eggman, Animal Friends
  • First Appearances: Sonic (on Game Gear), Robotnik (on Game Gear), The Sky Base (Robotnik's Second Base)

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    Welcome to the first Sonic the Hedgehog video game for the Game Gear, Sega's 8-bit color hand held. Much like its Genesis counterpart, you play as Sonic as you try to go up against the evil tyrant dictator Robotnik. While it is the most graphically blunt of most of the GG Sonic games - it is a rather fun gem in its own right, well made out in the earlier limitations of the Game Gear. The emeralds in this game are hidden throughout the acts (1 emerald per zone). A few months after it was released on Game Gear, this game was ported to the Sega Master System. This game consists of The Green Hill Zone, Bridge Zone, Jungle Zone, Labyrinth Zone, Scrap Brain Zone, and Sky Base Zone - the final battle against Robotnik...


    Doctor Robotnik has returned and this time he's up to his old tricks, adding a little bit more! South Island is under attack, and one by one more and more animals are dissapearing. High in the mountain areas, Doctor Robotnik has set up a sky base, and equipped with a giant cannon, he's poised to take it over once and for all! Looks like it's up to Sonic The Hedgehog to stop him!


    Zone Menu
    South Island

    Level Select / Sound Test
    At the START GAME screen, hold Button 1 until you hear a coin sound, then press START to select your level.

    The Extra Life Trick
    At the end of any level, if you have less than 50 rings and therefore cannot get to the bonus level, run through the turnstile and then stop and jump straight into the air. If the turnstile is off the screen, when is stops spinning, you come down and it should show a picture of Sonic and therefore give you an extra life. THIS IS NOT EASY TO DO.