Sega Sonic the Hedgehog

Sega Sonic the Hedgehog
Japan Release: 1993

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This is an arcade game released only in Japan in June 1993. It would have seen a worldwide release in 2005's Sonic Gems Collection, but the idea was dropped as the trackball-style controls were difficult to replicate on home consoles.

First Sonic game to use voice acting.
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said at 12:10 PM on Tue Aug 18 2015
I think the first Sonic game that had voice acting was actually either Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car or SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter. Yes they had (some) actual gameplay.
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said at 2:57 PM on Tue Aug 18 2015
@TeridaxXD001 Did they really? Looking them up apparently they did.

I'd heard of those games long ago but didn't know they had VO. Doesn't help that they were pretty rare and obscure with little documented info until recently.
said at 3:03 PM on Tue Aug 18 2015
@NCZ The other problem is that we don't know who voiced Sonic in them. They haven't been dumped either, so that greatly reduces the amount of info on them.
said at 3:06 PM on Tue Aug 18 2015
@NCZ AND turns out SegaSonic Popcorn Shop also had voices:
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said at 9:46 PM on Tue Aug 18 2015
@TeridaxXD001 Not sure where they've got it from, but Japanese wikipedia claims that Toshio Furukawa voiced Sonic in those early games as well as in a commercial for the original game (the very end of this one:, with Kusao taking over for SegaSonic and the Popcorn machine. I'm going to have to look into that later, though.

Funny thing is I remember reading a thread on NeoGAF a while ago where someone wanted to get ahold of the WakuWaku ROM so they could dump it. Guess nothing became of that, huh?
said at 2:22 PM on Wed Aug 19 2015
@NCZ There's an entire Undumped Wiki, and it has contact with several dumpers. I think they take donations and buy rare games with them, then obviously dump them.

I HAVE seen at least one of the kiddie ride Sonic games on the Chinese-run arcade shopping site Coinopexpress, but it's not there anymore.
said at 2:45 PM on Sun Sep 6 2015
@TeridaxXD001 I take that back. SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter is currently listed for $1811.52.
said at 6:28 AM on Sat Nov 7 2015
@NCZ Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car and SegaSonic Popcorn Shop are now dumped and readily available. Maybe there's something in the ROMs that will help identify the voices. They probably don't have credits, but sometimes developers hide their names in the data.
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said at 7:40 PM on Sat Nov 7 2015
@TeridaxXD001 Ah, I'd heard people finally got ahold of them. Great news. I'll keep that in mind for the future.
said at 6:28 AM on Thu Dec 18 2014
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I may be the only one to say this but i wouldn't mind if they release it as Downloadable game on PSN, XBLA, Steam & NeS (Acronym for Nintendo eShop) if they rework with the fully titled: Sega Sonic the Hedgehog: Escape from Environmental Techno-Prison.

Complete with full on English voice acting:

Sonic: Jaleel White

Ray the Flying Squirrel: Zachary Gordon

Mighty the Armadillo: Zack Shada

Dr. Robotnik: Jim Ward

A new multiple controllers with the Trackball-Style in control stick that works on every 4 platformers (Referring to PS4, Wii U, XOne & Steam)

Returning and New Stages:


Volcanic Vault

Icy Isle

Desert Dodge

Trap Tower

Landslide Limbo

Wild Waterway

New: Frantic Forest (A new stage addition for the remake of the downloadable title)

Robotnik's Refuge (Eggman's Edifice in Japan) (Also a new addition to come along way for new robotnik's security guard robots to halt them for battle and after that they may reach him as a final boss)

More boss battles

New Phases to expand the game longer

New abilities

New obstacles

Revamped bonus stages

Everything else it should be the same as it is except for some tweaks.

And that's just pretty much it for me.
said at 11:16 PM on Wed Jun 24 2015
@SteelEthlan Or it should be called in short: Sega Sonic Digital Arcade or Sonic Digital Arcade which I think that it should be suited better and the setting, Robotnik's Environment Techno-Prison.
said at 10:19 AM on Wed Dec 2 2015
@SteelEthlan Discarding some other ideas i had in mind like releasing it on PS4, Wii U, XB-One & Steam and the trackball controls for said consoles.

I would like to think that Sonic Arcadia: Escape from Techno-Environmental Prison would make it seem like a better title.

And for me, i think that it would be released on Steam exclusively, no question about it.
said at 5:56 PM on Fri Nov 15 2013
If I could pick the classic Sonic voice cast, here is how it would go:
Jaleel White as Sonic
Kate Higgins as Tails
Bryce Papenbrook as Knuckles
Ariel Winter as Amy
Mona Marshall as Ray
Crispin Freeman as Mighty
Keith Silverstein as Vector
Troy Baker as Espio
Colleen O' Shaughnessey as Charmy
Kimberly Brooks as Honwy the Cat
James Arnold Taylor as Fang
Brian Beacock as Bean
Steven Blum as Bark
Josh Keaton as Metal Sonic
Mike Pollock as Robotnik
said at 8:40 PM on Sat May 23 2015
@TrueMyriad Interesting dream classic sonic cast you have here. For my personal classic sonic voice cast i may go with:

Cast #1: Jaleel White as Sonic

Cast #2: Logan Grove as Tails

Cast #3: Christopher Kromer as Knuckles

Cast #4: Lynn Harris as Amy

Cast #5: Zachary Gordon as Mighty

Cast #6: Zack Shada as Ray

Cast #7: Billy Bob Thompson as Espio

Cast #8: Lauren Tom as Charmy

Cast #9: Tom Hiddleston as Vector

Cast #10: GK Bowes as Tiara (Possibly)

Cast #11: Emmanuelle Chriqui as Honey (Possibly)

Cast #12: Josh Meyer as Bean

Cast #13: Keith David as Bark

Cast #14: Greg Ellis as Fang

Cast #15: Josh Meyer as Metal Sonic

Cast #16: Dr. Robotnik as Jim Ward
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