Sonic the Hedgehog is a popular video games franchise that features the titular character Sonic, a blue anthropomorphic hedgehog, as the protagonist. The franchise was created by Sega and first released in 1991.
Sonic games typically feature fast-paced platforming gameplay, where the player controls Sonic as he runs, jumps, and spins through various levels while collecting rings and defeating enemies. The franchise has expanded over the years to include various spin-off titles and adaptations for different platforms.
In addition to the traditional platforming games, the Sonic franchise also includes racing games, fighting games, role-playing games, and puzzle games. The series has been well-received by both critics and fans and is considered one of the classic video game franchises of all time.
The stories in Sonic games often revolve around Sonic's adventures to save the world from the evil plans of his arch-nemesis, Dr. Eggman. The games have been set in a variety of locations, including futuristic cities, ancient ruins, and sprawling green hills.
Sonic games have been released for various platforms. The franchise continues to be popular and continues to receive new releases to this day.