Which version of Sonic is the best version of Sonic?

At first, he was a blue hedgehog sprite with feet that blurred because he ran so fast. But that was 18 years ago (yeah, where's the time gone?) and he's been redrawn over and over again to fit new technology. In fact, unbelievably, Sonic the Hedgehog has appeared on our screens in some 50 guises. Don't believe us? Take a look down there! 

But it's not enough to just show you them all. The internet needs to know which is best. It's purely subjective opinion, of course, but we'll show you our least liked immediately over the page, followed by our favourites and the ultimate version of Sonic. Which will it be?

That's a lot of Sonics, huh? Some of them are great, others... well, let's have a look at the ones that went wrong...


  • killerhi5 - August 9, 2010 1:34 a.m.

    my fav sonic for some reason is the sonic battle one i think his image is a mix of the original and the newer graphics..... i know no one agrees but i sorta like the were-hog, not the gameplay but his look and the idea of him is pretty cool
  • jnewco81 - December 14, 2009 8:28 p.m.

    Sonic Jam! The newer 3D Sonics have long, curved spines, which doesn't look quite right. Sonic Jam got the angles spot on in my opinion
  • oufour - December 5, 2009 1:38 a.m.

    no game will take the place of sonic 2... but sonic CD looked way better.
  • jackthemenace - September 13, 2009 9:20 a.m.

    people need to make more 2D games. Pixelmation FTW. 'nuff said.
  • ParagonFury - September 9, 2009 11:17 p.m.

    I'd have to say that the Brawl, Unleashed (Normal) and Sonic 2006 look the best.
  • waffledragon33 - July 7, 2009 1:44 a.m.

  • SPIKEtheHEDGEHOG - May 6, 2009 10:04 p.m.

    Although the Werehog idea is quite stupid, i have to admit he looks kind of cool. sorry :\
  • AuthorityFigure - April 24, 2009 5:17 a.m.

    I like the idea of comparing the sprites of yesteryear.
  • Jokebox231 - April 13, 2009 8:39 p.m.

    I agree with animeman, the SSBB sonic looked the best to me, but yeah, werehog was messed up!
  • reyalejandro13 - April 10, 2009 4:40 p.m.

    From the 2D Sonics, yeah, Sonic 2 FTW. Though Sonic SSBB is also one of my favorites, especially for the 2.5D perspective. My favotire 3D Sonic has to be Sonic Adventure 2 Battle when you have all the items. I just think he looks so awesome when he's all blinged out like that. That's also the First sonic game i've ever played.
  • Robertnevis10 - April 7, 2009 7 p.m.

    i hav to say sonic heroes. childhood memories
  • tysr36 - April 3, 2009 10:25 p.m.

    Any Sonic not in 3D is fine.
  • Tidy-Trooper - April 3, 2009 8:21 p.m.

    wheres the Sonic from the Sonic and Knuckles game on Mega Drive?
  • Savannah1994 - April 3, 2009 2:35 p.m.

    You are going to hate me now , but i loooove the were-hog , but Unleashed does suck....
  • kennym - April 3, 2009 11:44 a.m.

    I think sonic unleashed or sonic adventure 2 version are the best.
  • Harmon20 - April 2, 2009 9:13 p.m.

    I agree that the Sonic 2 one is the best. Once again: here's my solution to "Sonic's speed taking up too much time to create levels" problem: You're capable of fancy visual effects with today's systems, right? Well, make it LOOK like he's going faster than he really is (no, don't blur everything.) What I mean is, use the speed Sonic ran at in the Genesis games but use some sort of other effect to show he's going fast. problem solved.
  • stopandstare - April 2, 2009 8:43 p.m.

    I have to say Sonic Racing. That raped.
  • dafreak2 - April 2, 2009 1:51 p.m.

    awww cmon wer is sonic from ssbb xD
  • DongheetheDonkey - April 2, 2009 1:19 p.m.

    Sonic CD is teh best.. me so h00rney
  • Finklemeyer - April 2, 2009 5:54 a.m.

    Am i the only one who likes the Sonic Adventure 2 version. And wtf is up with the feet on the Sonic Riders one.

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