NFG Summary:Sonic the Hedgehog Arcade on Xbox Live Arcade brings the classic 1991 console adventure to life with enhanced graphics and all-new achievements. Race through loops, lava, and waterfalls as you gather rings and thwart Dr. Robotnik’s world domination schemes. Test your skills and climb the leaderboards in this thrilling update of Sonic’s iconic adventures.

Categories: 2D, Platformer
Meta Score: 77
User Score: 84.0
Platform: 3DS, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS (iPhone/iPad), Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Game Boy Advance
Publisher Names: Sega
Support Language: English
Publish Date: 2007-07-11

PC Requirements:


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 or DirectX 9.0c
  • Storage: 500 MB available space


[Xbox Live Arcade] Sonic, the fastest blue hedgehog on earth, rocket through hair-raising loop-de-loops and take dizzying dives past bubbling lava, waterfalls and more in Sonic the Hedgehog Arcade. Gather up the rings and stop Dr.Eggman’s (aka Dr. Robotnik) schemes for world domination. Enhanced version: Newly enhanced graphics bring this 1991 console classic to life as never before. Once again, you can thrill to Sonic’s adventures, but this time in an updated environment.Leaderboards: Top Score leaderboards are there to keep track of your progress. All new achievements: Twelve new achievements, range from simple such as clearing the Green Hill Zone or collecting one hundred rings, to more challenging, such as trying to complete the game without losing a life. [Microsoft]

Positive Comment(s)

the first game I ever beat the game that made me the tall, handsome, charismatic, gigachad, smart, sexy, kind and loving man I am today100LittleSticker
For your 400 points you get an absolute nailed-down classic that is, in many respects, just as much fun today as it was back when it was released.90Eurogamer
With the added bells and whistles of achievements and an online leader board it’s an attractive offer for Sonic fans and people interested in platformers alike.90Thunderbolt
Super fast, Still beautiful.89Console Monster
For 400 points the game’s a steal – it’s an enjoyable blast of a bygone era that we’ll never see again. [Sept 2007, p.110]80Official Xbox Magazine UK
A timeless classic for everyone to remember. My only complaint is that some levels just don’t feel that great to play.90Criti-Wise
This is platform bliss, pure and simple. [Issue#24, p.100]80X-ONE Magazine UK
And The Buggest Mascot Rivalry Began This Game Is An Undeniable Classic That Lives Up Even To This Day.100JPK
Sonic has defined the company for so long – for better or for worse. Drop the 400 points and see where Sonic came from…back when he starred in good games.80GamesRadar+

Negative Comment(s)

Though this re-release lacks any of the nifty extras you might be hoping for, you’re paying a mere five bucks for a perfect port of an undeniably classic. [Oct 2007, p.78]75Official Xbox Magazine
great gameplay and soundtrack but with poor level design that makes a few levels a chore to replay60fuyuyuki
It’s still Sonic the Hedgehog, and though it’s not quite the quintessential Sonic experience, it’s still a classic.70GameSpot
The most bare-bones port imagineable. [Oct 2007, p.96]60Xbox World 360 Magazine UK

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