Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
Sonic The Hedgehog is a game made to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Sonic franchise. The game shares it's name with the Genesis original, however this is a different game, not a port or remake. To differentiate it's name from the original game, it's often referred to as Sonic The Hedgehog 2006 or Sonic 2006.
This game introduces Silver the Hedgehog for the first time.
In Soleanna the Festival of the Sun is going on, only to be interrupted by Dr. Eggman who attempts to both kidnap Princess Elise and the Chaos Emerald she has in her possession. Sonic intervenes but is unable to prevent Eggman making off with Elise, but before she is kidnapped, she throws Sonic the emerald. Sonic then sets off to rescue her.
Meanwhile Shadow and Rouge are working together, having taken the Sceptre of Darkness, an artefact they stole from Eggman's base. But the pair accidentally drop the sceptre and release Mephiles the Dark who claims that Shadow sealed him within the sceptre 10 years previously then opens a wormhole, sending Shadow and Rouge into the future.
In the future, Blaze and Silver live in a post-apocalyptic time causes by something known as the Iblis Trigger. They run into Mephiles who tells them that the Iblis Trigger is actually Sonic, he then sends the pair into the past where they go after Sonic.
There are 3 main characters in Sonic 2006; Sonic, Shadow, and Silver, and 6 amigo characters; Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Blaze, Rouge, and E-123 Omega. During gameplay, one of the main characters might switch to an amigo character. Sonic has Tails and Knuckles, Shadow has Rouge and Omega, and Silver has Amy and Blaze. Each of the characters control differently, but they all have the same goal of getting to the end of the stage.
 Playable Characters
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Miles "Tails" Prower
- Knuckles The Echidna
- Shadow the Hedgehog
- Rouge The Bat
- E-123 Omega
- Silver the Hedgehog
- Amy Rose
- Blaze the Cat
 Non-playable Characters
There are two multiplayer modes included in the game:
- Tag - A two player game controlling either Sonic, Shadow or Silver as they search levels for Chaos Emeralds.
- Battle - A versus mode that has two players racing to the end of the goal.
Music from the game features in the following CD soundtracks:
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