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Sonic the Hedgehog (JP) is a video game series that features Sonic the Hedgehog, a popular and iconic character that has the ability to run at super speed.

Sonic the Hedgehog was created by Sega and originally began life on the Sega Genesis. As the mascot for Sega and their consoles, Sonic was seen as a rival to Nintendo's Mario.

However, in the late 90's Sega's hardware sales struggled and in 2001 Sega pulled itself out of the console business. Sega continues to be a popular game publisher and developer; Sonic games alone have been on nearly every possible gaming platform, with several games on Nintendo systems.

The first Sonic game to be released on a Nintendo handheld is Sonic Advance for the Game Boy Advance, while The first Sonic game to be released on a Nintendo console is Sonic Adventure 2: Battle on the Nintendo GameCube.

Sonic and friends A picture of the main characters.

As the series has grown, many sidekicks and friends have helped Sonic in his adventures, including Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Shadow, Cream, Blaze and Big the Cat. All of these characters have not only been active in the main series but have participated in spinoffs and party-style games, as well. Outside of platforming, the series has also enjoyed racing, fighting, puzzle solving and RPG gaming.

Sonic the Hedgehog Nintendo Switch games

Title Release
Sonic Colors: Ultimate 2021
Sonic Forces 2017
Sonic Frontiers 2022
Sonic Mania 2017
Sonic Origins 2022
Sonic the Hedgehog 2018
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 2020
Team Sonic Racing 2019
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