Sega Forever: Sonic the Hedgehog Review | Sonic Retro Games

Sega Forever: Sonic the Hedgehog Review | Sonic Retro Games

12th July 2017 Off By Bagwag82

Sonic the Hedgehog review, you spin me right round baby.

Recently Sega announced that it has started releasing its classic games for Android and iOS. So I thought I review them for you guys and girls. I reviewed that game using a Samsung Galaxy S8.

Back to the Old School with Sonic the Hedgehog

I have fond memories of Sonic the Hedgehog from when I was a child. It was one of the first games I ever played on the Sega Master System, second to Alex the Kid in Miricle World of course.

I remember how fast and fun the game was with memorable worlds and characters to draw you in. Not to mention the infamous musical score.

How does Sonic the Hedgehog play?

My initial thoughts were that games that are meant to be played with a controller are never going to work on a mobile device, but you guessed it I was wrong.

I mean, I’m going, to be honest here I don’t think you can beat picking up a physical controller to play these games but what Sega have managed to do is pretty good indeed.

Once you boot the game up and start Greenhill Zone Act 1 the two thumbstick controls appear in the bottom corners of the screen as to be as least intrusive as possible.

I managed to play the Greenhill Zone Act 1, Act 2 and Act 3 with ease. Although at times I did feel very conscious of the controls.

To Pay or not to Pay, that is the Question

There are two versions of the game, a free version that contains ads at the menu screens and a paid for version where the ads are removed. The game costs ## so isn’t that much of a price to pay to play advert free.

On the other hand, the adverts are not that intrusive either so you can still enjoy the game on the free version.


The game is still fast and fun to play. It still has the charm of when it was originally released. It also reminds you that the best Sonic the Hedgehog games are those in the 2D format.

Let’s hope that Sonic Mania can live up to the hype. In the meantime I would recommend giving Sega Forever – Sonic the Hedgehog ago even if it’s just the free version.