Sonic the Hedgehog, an iconic platform game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis, was first released in North America on June 23, 1991 and in PAL regions / Japan the following month. It starred none other than the an human-like hedgehog named Sonic in a quest to defeat the Dr. Robotnik, a villainous scientist who imprisoned animals in robots and stolen the powerful Chaos Emeralds. Players had to collect rings as a form of health using a simple control scheme that involved jumping and attacking controlled by a single button.
Just a few of the differences in the prototype include no “SEGAAA!”chant when the logo appears, a rolling wrecking ball that almost runs Sonic over at the beginning of Green Hill Zone Act 1, UFOs hovering in the background of Marble Zone, and no bosses appeared at the end of several zones. Plus, you can gain extra lives by simply collecting 50 Rings instead of 100, and Sonic jumps up with a excitable fist pump after blazing through the goal post.
- The iconic SEGA Genesis console that defined a generation of gaming returns in a slick, miniaturized unit.
- The SEGA Genesis Mini console is loaded with 42 legendary games and is plug and play ready right out of the box!
- Box contents: Sega Genesis Mini console and 2 wired controllers, 40 games + 2 bonus games, power cable and USB adapter, and HDMI cable.