Game Club #1: Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)


Today, we are announcing a new feature to Source Gaming — Game Club!

Game Club is where we invite our fans to play the same game over the course of the month. Think of it like a book club…but more fun. At the end of the month, we will host write ups, poetry artwork, reviews….anything that you would like to submit as long as it fits the theme!


For the month of July, we would like to invite people to play Sonic the Hedgehog. The original game from 1991! Even if you don’t own a Sega Genesis, there are multiple legal ways you can play this classic.


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For write ups/ reviews, please indicate which version you are using.

After you have something, please submit it either to, or via a DM to our Twitter, @AllSourceGaming.

Fans who are participating in the event, may join the Game Club sub-channel on the Source Gaming Discord. Please send us a message if you are taking part in this event (and read the rules!).

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  1. I’d definitely like to be a part of this. I think I’ll have to break out my old XBox to play on the mega collection, unless I want to buy it again for a different system. It’s a real shame I missed that Humble Bundle though, I’d have loved to get it.

  2. This is an interesting idea for a monthly activity. I just might write up a review for this game after replaying it.

    Push, you should also mention that Sonic 1 is included within Sonic Generations via the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Controller, which is bought from the Skill Shop.

    Ew, never play Sonic Genesis. That is the definitive worst version of Sonic 1. It’s a “remake” of Sonic 1 for the GBA that released the same day as Sonic 06. Rather than simply porting the game like other SNES/Genesis games, Sonic Genesis runs on the Sonic Advance engine, which is quite different from older games’. As a result of this different engine and shoddy programming, the game has an incredibly unstable framerate, collision issues, and bugged physics. Additionally, the GBA screen cuts off your view and the camera now always has Sonic at the center, which is disorienting and possibly nauseating with the choppy framerate. Finally, the sound effects are inaccurate and the new music is ear-grating. Literally the only good things in this game are Anniversary Mode, which enables the Spin Dash, a save feature, and a level select not locked behind a cheat code.

  3. Sonic 1…the most memorable thing of my childhood memories…and the starting point of me becoming a Sonic fan. I remember playing this game on my old Sega Genesis, not until I had fun using those Stage Select cheat that I always went straight to Final Zone. (lol) I couldn’t get all the Chaos Emeralds so I couldn’t watch the true ending, which was shameful to me that I had no confidence on taking challenges.

    I do wish to play it again someday. It’s really hard to get now these days, but I may rely on my old Wii to get that Virtual Console if possible.

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