Struck by some kind of insanity in mid 2017, I decided that I was going to play every Sonic the Hedgehog game ever released, in order. The plan is to play each unique game in the series, which includes both versions of games that have different content but the same name such as the original Sonic the Hedgehog or Sonic Colours for example.

I’m not playing each remake or re-release of any title however, and will choose the most accessible version. In the case of the Mega Drive titles this will be the Steam SEGA Classics emulated release – I’m aware these versions don’t have the best sound emulation but simply playing and streaming from Steam is much less hassle than capturing from the Xbox 360 versions, and I’m avoiding unofficial emulation wherever that is feasible – while I do have the original hardware and games for the vast majority of the list it’s not exactly HD friendly. I’ll be playing the Master System version of any 8-bit game where possible simply because of the higher resolution image.

There are some games later down the list that I may have trouble playing due to accessibility – Sonic Runners is the biggest one as the servers were shut down last year. Not on this list, but that I’m aware of and thinking of trying to cover, are the huge array of minigames released in Japan as part of the Sonic Club service. I don’t personally consider these to be full games worthy of individual entries on the list but will if at all possible try and have a general look at all of them if I can find them and emulate the phones they ran on. Sonic Eraser could arguably be eliminated on the same criteria, but at least it’s just one of a small number of games that came out that year instead of a service with over 20 games.

Currently the below are just the list of games that I’ll be playing, each year that I finish will get a write up page and updated links to section for each game including a YouTuble video of the playthrough.

1991 – Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)
1991 – Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit)
1991 – Sonic Eraser
1991 – Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car
1992 – Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)
1992 – Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit)
1993 – SegaSonic the Hedgehog
1993 – Sonic the Hedgehog CD
1993 – Sonic Chaos
1993 – Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball
1993 – Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
1993 – SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter
1993 – Sega Sonic Popcorn Shop
1994 – Sonic the Hedgehog 3
1994 – Sonic Drift
1994 – Wacky Worlds Creativity Studio
1994 – Tails and the Music Maker
1994 – Sonic the Hedgehog’s Gameworld
1994 – Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (8-bit)
1994 – Sonic & Knuckles
1994 – Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble
1995 – Sonic Drift 2
1995 – Knuckles’ Chaotix
1995 – Tails’ Skypatrol
1995 – Tails Adventure
1995 – Sonic Labyrinth
1996 – Sonic the Fighters
1996 – Sonic’s Schoolhouse
1996 – Sonic 3D Blast
1996 – Sonic Blast
1997 – Sonic Jam
1997 – Sonic R
1998 – Sonic Jam (Game.com)
1998 – Sonic Adventure
1999 – Sonic Pocket Adventure
2000 – Sonic Shuffle
2001 – Sonic Adventure 2
2001 – Sonic Advance
2002 – Sonic Advance 2
2003 – Sonic Pinball Party
2003 – Sonic Battle
2003 – Sonic Heroes
2004 – Sonic Advance 3
2004 – Sega Superstars
2005 – Shadow the Hedgehog
2005 – Sonic Jump
2005 – Sonic Rush
2006 – Sonic Riders
2006 – Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic ’06)
2006 – Sonic Rivals
2007 – Sonic and the Secret Rings
2007 – Sonic Rush Adventure
2007 – Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
2007 – Sonic Rivals 2
2007 – Sonic X
2008 – Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
2008 – Sega Superstars Tennis
2008 – Sonic at the Olympic Games
2008 – Sonic Jump 2
2008 – Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
2008 – Sonic Unleashed (360)
2008 – Sonic Unleashed (Wii)
2009 – Sonic and the Black Knight
2009 – Sonic Unleashed (mobile)
2009 – Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
2009 – Sonic Bowling
2010 – Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
2010 – Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
2010 – Sonic Golf DX
2010 – Sonic the Sketchhog
2010 – Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I
2010 – Sonic Free Riders
2010 – Sonic Colors
2010 – Sonic Colors (DS)
2011 – Sonic Generations
2011 – Sonic Generations (3DS)
2011 – Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
2011 – Sonic Cricket
2012 – Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II
2012 – Sonic Jump (2012)
2012 – Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
2013 – Sonic Athletics
2013 – Sonic Ghost Shooting
2013 – Sonic Dash
2013 – Sonic Lost World
2013 – Sonic Lost World (3DS)
2013 – Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
2014 – Sonic Dash S/Club
2014 – Sonic Jump Fever
2014 – Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
2014 – Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal
2015 – Sonic Runners
2015 – Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom
2016 – Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice
2016 – Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
2016 – Sonic Dimensions (LEGO Dimensions)
2017 – Sonic Runners Adventure
2017 – Sonic Mania
2017 – Sonic Forces: Speed Battle
2017 – Sonic Forces

Current list total: 100 Games