In this post I show a timeline of Sonic the Hedgehog from the Sega Genesis debut to the modern era to Sonic Boom and to the upcoming 2018 Sonic movie. Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) This is the game where Sonic the Hedgehog made his video game debut. The gameplay is simple run, jump and collect rings in order to defeat Dr. Eggman(Dr. Robotnik at the time). Also this game is still popular today and Classic Sonic appeared alongside Modern Sonic in Sonic: Generations as well as a remastered Green Hill. Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) was a very well received game with fast-paced 2D gameplay, the only trouble I had with the game was going to fast and falling off cliffs every 5 seconds (although that’s because of the 2D side-scrolling you can’t see any incoming hazards), but still makes for a fun and addictive 2D classic. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992) The sequal to the best selling video game Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2. This game introduced a new playable character, Tails. Players have a choice to play as both Sonic and Tails individualy or together, the game also introduces a 2-player mode. Sonic can now use the spin dash as well as break open boxes for power-ups like shields, speed-up or invincibility. Dr. Eggman’s Death Egg Robot is also introduced in this game and it would go on to be featured in other Sonic games such as Sonic: Generations and the Lego: Dimensions Sonic the Hedgehog level Pack. The Chemical Plant level was remastered for both Modern and Classic Sonic in Sonic: Generations. Sonic: CD (1993) Sonic the Hedgehog: CD( or Sonic: CD) was released in 1993 for Sega CD. This game introduced two new characters Amy Rose and Metal Sonic, both of which would appear in other Sonic games and media. The Stardust Speedway level and Metal Sonic boss battle were remastered for Sonic: Generations. Sonic 3 and Knuckles (1994) Sonic 3 and Knuckles are actually 2 separate games (Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic and Knuckles) both game were both released in 1994 on the Sega Genesis. These two games introduced Knuckles the Echidna and also allowed players to play as Knuckles in an alternate story mode. Knuckles also had abilities that Sonic could not do like climbing up walls. The Sky Sanctuary level was remastered in Sonic: Generations for both Modern and Classic Sonic. Check back soon for Sonic the Hedgehog: 25 years of a video game icon Part 2 and updates from SXSW 2017 Gotta Go Fast: The Official Panel of Sonic The Hedgehog.