This month, the iconic video game character Sonic the Hedgehog turns 25. Throughout the remainder of the month of June, I’ll be taking a look back at various games, animated series, and more based on and around the “fastest thing alive.”
Sonic Spinball, developed by Sega Technical Institute and published by Sega, was released for the Sega Genesis (or Sega Mega Drive) across the world during the month of November 1993.
The game differs from the 2D platformers of other Sonic games and instead places Sonic in pinball-like levels. In those levels, Sonic is bounced around with flippers, plungers and other pinball-like elements in a quest to defeat Dr. Robotnik. There are even boss battles with a pinball-like spin to them. Bonus levels between stages are of a more traditional pinball style.
The game has since been re-released as part of many Sonic and Sega compilations, as well as digital downloads for various video game consoles.