The Original Sonic The Hedgehog Finally Comes To Android


The original Sonic the Hedgehog, which first made its debut on the Sega Genesis back in 1991, is finally available on Android, four years after coming to the iPhone. The title is largely identical to the 1991 release, but it’s been optimized for modern, touch-based devices and offers some exclusive content only available on mobile.

“This release gives fans a whole new look at Sonic’s world, optimized with widescreen support and exclusive features for mobile phones,” Sega said in its press release today. “Additionally, the all-new update allows gamers to unlock Sonic’s pals Tails and Knuckles as playable characters on mobile for the very first time.”

In addition to these improvements, players can enjoy a remastered soundtrack, new leaderboards and achievements, and an all-new Time Attack mode. The title is a must-have for fans of the Sonic series — particularly the original 2D platform titles — and it promises to be “better than ever before.”

Sonic the Hedgehog will be available to download from Google Play later today (it’s not quite there at the time of writing this) and it’ll be priced at $2.99/£1.99/€2.69/AUD$2.99.