Sonic the Hedgehog game is considered by many gamers to be one of the best Oldschool games. That is not surprising, knowing the fact that the first year it came out for SEGA, it had over 15 million sales. That number was never seen before, it was truly one of a kind game that quickly became extremely popular among younger and older users.

The first version of the game came out in 1991 for only Sega Genesis and some other add-on devices. This first version of the game was the most popular game at the time, and SEGA gained a lot of new users and popularity thanks to this game. The second version of the game was called Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and it was also only made for the SEGA systems. Until 1998 Sonic the Hedgehog was only available for SEGA consoles, in 1998 came out the first Sonic for Dreamcast platform that was a huge success. Therefore, after that release, they have been releasing the game for other more popular platforms such as PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, Wii, Game Cube and even made a mobile version of the game.

The game gained a lot of popularity very fast and that was quite unusual for a video game back in 1991. There have been many theories why was this game so popular, and the best one is the fact that the actual gameplay was unique and fun to play. It is just one of those games that you can play whenever you want with your entire family, it is not age restricted and even the elder people can have fun playing it. One thing that stands out in this game is the soundtrack, that is also one of the things that made this game so desirable. It has all the necessary things implemented such as the speed.