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Sonic (universe)
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Developer(s) Sega
Sonic Team
Dimps
Traveller's Tales
SIMS Co. Ltd.
Backbone Entertainment
BioWare
Sumo Digital
Big Red Button Entertainment
Sanzaru Games
Christian Whitehead
Headcannon
PagodaWest Games
Publisher(s) Sega
Designer(s) Yuji Naka
Genre(s) Platformer
Racing
Puzzle
Sports
Party
Console of origin Sega Genesis
First installment Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
Latest installment Sonic Mania (2017)
Article on Wikipedia Sonic (universe)

The Sonic universe (ソニック, Sonic) refers to the Smash Bros. series' collection of characters, stages, and properties that hail from the world famous media franchise owned by Sega and centered on its company mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog. This had been easily the most anticipated new franchise for inclusion in the Nintendo-based fighting game series and is considered the biggest "rival" franchise to Mario. Its logo is a silhouette of Sonic's head, similar to the logo of Sonic Team.

Franchise description[edit]

By 1990, Sega had released its 16-bit successor to the Sega Master System, the Mega Drive, worldwide, and it was renamed the "Genesis" for its North American release (literally because Sega had been unable to secure legal rights to the Mega Drive name in North America). Nintendo's Mario franchise was at the height of its worldwide commercial success, with the recent release of Super Mario Bros. 3, and both the 1991 release of Nintendo's own 16-bit system, the Super Nintendo, and the launch title Super Mario World were coming up fast. Sega made a conscious effort to compete against Nintendo's powerful brand with a reliance on a new mascot for both the console and the company itself, one that would help sell systems, and began development of its own platformer in April 1990. The game placed an emphasis on horizontally-lengthy levels that could be navigated with a player-character that could run, roll, and bounce through at a high velocity, with movements that were dictated by elements of momentum-based physics. The screen famously scrolled as fast as it needed to keep up; it was a very technically difficult process to create the game's graphics engine so that it could allow this speed without sacrificing graphical clarity. The end result was the worldwide debut of the eponymous character Sonic the Hedgehog, whose game was released in mid-1991.

Sonic and his "console war" rival, Mario, as seen in Sonic's Brawl reveal trailer.

The game Sonic the Hedgehog was both a critical and commercial success, and greatly increased the popularity of the Sega Genesis in North America, especially when it replaced Altered Beast as the game bundled with the console. It was to the point that the Genesis outsold the Super Nintendo nearly two-to-one during the 1991 holiday season. The game, which would eventually sell 15 million copies and become the best-selling Genesis game in its lifespan, is credited as single-handedly changing the course of the 16-bit generation of video game consoles and providing a legitimate alternative to Mario in the eyes of many consumers, as well as influencing the development of various 2D video games in the following years (many of which were centered on their own mascots). For the first time since 1985, Nintendo was briefly overtaken as the leader in the console market. This subsequently gave way to one of the most endearing video game rivalries in the industry's history, the "Console Wars" of Nintendo's SNES versus Sega's Genesis, which were symbolized to some degree by the image of Mario versus Sonic. The stiff competition between the two 16-bit consoles arguably stimulated both companies' stables of video game franchises, and also spawned some famous historical pieces of marketing; the SNES was technically superior in every way except processing speed, and Sega capitalized on this by advertising how "Genesis does what Nintendon't" by having faster speeds in its games, but in place of reciting this technical difference in commercials, Sega marketed the Genesis' faster processing speed as "Blast Processing".

As would be expected, Sonic starred in many high-profile follow-ups, not just on Genesis, but on each of Sega's follow-up consoles and handhelds, in a similar pattern to Nintendo customarily releasing a game centered on or involving Mario at or near the launch of each of its own consoles or handhelds. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was received as a marked improvement over its predecessor and is regarded as one of the best games on the Genesis, while Sonic & Knuckles became the only Genesis game that could have another Genesis cartridge inserted onto the top of it (marketed as "Lock-On Technology"), and this was used to turn the game into a physical expansion of the previous game Sonic the Hedgehog 3 when that was inserted. Following the Genesis, however, Sega's fortunes as a competitor in the console market began to buckle in as the company began to make a series of questionable decisions for its future hardware plans - two expensive, separate add-ons for the Genesis, the Sega CD and 32X, failed to attain their own significant libraries and stretched the company's resources thin, and what was intended to be the appropriate next-generation follow-up, the Sega Saturn, was infamously released four months earlier than anyone anticipated, including other game developers, in an attempt to gain an "edge" over Sony and its recent PlayStation console. Despite Sonic continuing to star in games intended to sell these consoles, Sonic the Hedgehog CD for the Sega CD is debated to be one of the best Sonic games in the series' history. Sega had soured many on its own company brand.

Sega's final console to be released, the Dreamcast, was released in the West on September 9th, 1999. As the first console of the sixth generation of video game hardware, it was widely hailed as ahead of its time, both technically and for its pioneering of online console gaming, and is retrospectively agreed to have been a much better-thought-out and executed system by Sega. The launch title that became the undisputed killer app for the console was Sonic Adventure, the first game in the series to feature free-roaming three-dimensional gameplay. It received glowing reviews for its successful transition of the fast Sonic style into three dimensions and became the best-selling Dreamcast game. But despite this success, Sega was in dire financial straits because of its failed hardware plans the previous years, and when the other high-profile consoles for the sixth generation were unveiled - the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube - Sega discontinued the Dreamcast in the West early March 2001, a year and a half after its launch, and withdrew from the console hardware business altogether and restructured itself as a third-party developer.

As a third-party developer, Sega was now in a position to release its titles for consoles that were formerly its competitors. The first releases of Sonic games on systems owned by Nintendo, its former arch-rival, were widely publicized; these included ports of both Sonic Adventure and its sequel on the GameCube, as well as the Sonic Advance subseries on the Game Boy Advance. The Sonic franchise settled into a more stable release schedule, and the series continually branched out into a variety of genres for all of the competing platforms, though there were several releases that were met with notably mixed or negative reception; Sonic the Hedgehog, for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2006, was notorious for technical issues (resulting from it being rushed into the system's launch window), control problems, and a slant towards story and characterization that were negatively received as uncomfortably melodramatic, while Sonic Free Riders served to highlight control issues with the Kinect peripheral for Xbox 360. Nonetheless, there have also been commercially successful forays back into the series' platforming roots, such as with the episodic Sonic the Hedgehog 4 releases on modern consoles' downloadable services, as well as Sonic Generations for the Nintendo 3DS and other companies' consoles, which acknowledges the classic and modern design incarnations of Sonic and his games' 2D and 3D level design styles.

The legendary scenario of former video game arch-rivals Sonic and Mario crossing over in the same game was finally realized in late 2007 with the release of a game that pit the two against each other in a very unexpected scenario: a sports party game titled Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, where selectable characters from both the Sonic and Mario franchises compete against each other in all of the sporting competitions associated with the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, China. This became a subseries - developed by Sega, published by Nintendo, and officially licensed by the International Olympics Committee - that would regularly release new installments for both Nintendo's consoles and handhelds at a biennial rate to correspond to each of the subsequent Olympic seasons - the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver, British Columbia; the 2012 Summer Olympics held in London, England; the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia; and the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Meanwhile, Sonic was chosen as one of the first two third-party characters to co-star alongside Mario and many other Nintendo characters in the Super Smash Bros. fighting game series, in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Sonic the Hedgehog games are set in an Earth-like world populated by wildly anthropomorphized, colorful animal characters, but unlike Star Fox, humans are a feature in this world as well. The main character is Sonic, a blue hedgehog with an attitude and a pair of striped shoes as his only articles of clothing, and he has the capacity to run extremely fast and curl up into a rolling sphere. In a format similar to both Mario and Mega Man, Sonic's most persistent adversary is a mad human scientist bent on world domination named Dr. Ivo Robotnik (most commonly called "Eggman"), and Sonic speeds his way through levels to defeat him in his various combat machines and free innocent animals that have been transformed into robots by Eggman. Powerful jewels called Chaos Emeralds are both what Eggman covets for his schemes and what Sonic must collect to temporarily transform into an invincible "Super" mode that can help him defeat Eggman. Over the chronology of the Sonic games, Sonic has encountered a vastly-expanded cast of side characters, allies, rivals, and enemies, and has battled even greater threats to the world than Eggman himself in narratives that have become increasingly involved. Meanwhile, Sonic has starred in several animated TV series, an upcoming movie series distributed by Columbia Pictures, and an expanded alternate universe for Sonic has been the focus of a long-running comic book continuity published by Archie Comics, which holds the Guinness World Record for being the longest-running comic book based on a video game character.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

It has been verified that nothing to do with Sonic or anything from his franchise exists in Melee at all, in spite of the infamous rumor detailed below. However, when Yuji Naka was asked if Sonic had appeared in Melee in an interview with Edge Magazine, he stated that "It was very close, but time constraints did not allow us to continue with the idea."

Sonic & Tails Rumor[edit]

In the April 2002 edition of the video game magazine EGM (Electronic Gaming Monthly), an Aprils Fool's claim was that Sonic and Tails, the two biggest mascots of the game company Sega, could be unlocked as playable characters in the game Super Smash Bros. Melee by defeating 20 or more Fighting Wire Frames in Cruel Melee.

The picture that came along with the EGM Sonic and Tails article.

Players have proven this rumor false both in premise and in practice. It would be highly unlikely that Sega (which, during Melee's development, was not yet a full-fledged third-party company, and thus was in competition with Nintendo) would sell its characters for use in a Nintendo game. There are no provisions to include Sonic and Tails in Melee's All-Star Mode (which showcases every playable character in the game), and an in-game message also indicates that Mr. Game & Watch is the last unlockable character (or whoever the player unlocks last). In addition, another message tells the player that they have unlocked every trophy. As beating single-player modes with Sonic and Tails would yield new trophies, this is impossible. Along with all of this, analyzing the game data reveals absolutely nothing of Sonic or Tails existing in the game.

Additionally, during an interview with someone at the head of SEGA claimed that they had talked to Sakurai about Sonic appearing in Super Smash Bros. Melee, but had ultimately decided not to put him in the game because the game was near complete in development and Sonic had no existing games on any Nintendo system at the current time, although Sonic Adventure 2: Battle was currently in development.

Additionally, Cruel Melee strategies showed very quickly that Sonic and Tails did not appear after obtaining 20 KOs - in particular, a video of a Japanese player KO'ing 565 Wire Frames with Pikachu, along with an older video of a Danish player getting 10,000 KOs with Samus disproved the rumor spectacularly. They can be seen here and here.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

The Sonic franchise makes a sensational debut in the Smash Bros. series in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Character[edit]

  • SonicIcon(SSBB).png
    Sonic: The eponymous star of the franchise was the most anticipated and requested third-party character for Brawl. His appearance is based of the "modern" Sonic appearance in the later Sonic games, such as Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Heroes, Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and Sonic Unleashed. Seemingly as expected, he is a character who emphasizes speed, and has been compared to Fox and Falco in Melee. His Final Smash is Super Sonic which utilizes the seven Chaos Emeralds to transform him and fly around the stage, ramming into opponents at high speeds.


On the final character select screen (after all characters are unlocked), Sonic occupies the ninth column (miscellaneous characters) along with Mr. Game & Watch, Snake, and the random option.

Assist Trophy[edit]

  • Shadow the Hedgehog: Shadow uses Chaos Control on the battlefield, which causes the movement of opponents to slow down in a more extreme way than the Timer, but it lasts shorter.

Stage[edit]

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    Green Hill Zone: Based on the first level of Sonic the Hedgehog. The stage is based almost entirely around a huge crater-like formation at the center. The bottom areas of the dip are destructible and break away in squares. A checkpoint Star Post appears at certain places in random intervals which can be struck to make it spin, damaging enemies who touch it, other than the one that attacked it, unless it's a team battle, then it applies for all teammates. Also, Tails, Silver, and Knuckles make a cameo in the background of this stage.

Music[edit]

  • Green Hill Zone - The theme of the actual level from Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis. It is the theme of the Green Hill Zone stage.
  • Angel Island Zone: The theme of Angel Island Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog 3, completely redone by Jun Senoue, the composer of the music for the Sonic Adventure titles. It is used in the Green Hill Zone stage. This is the only Sonic the Hedgehog remix made for Brawl.
  • Scrap Brain Zone - The theme of the last level of Sonic the Hedgehog, Scrap Brain Zone. It is used in the Green Hill Zone stage.
  • Emerald Hill Zone - The theme of the first level of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Emerald Hill Zone. It is used in the Green Hill Zone stage.
  • Sonic Boom - The main theme of the US version of Sonic the Hedgehog CD, which played during the opening movie, this song is taken directly from said game performed by Pastiche. It is used in the Green Hill Zone stage.
  • Super Sonic Racing - The music and main theme taken directly from the lesser known Sonic racing game Sonic R performed by T.J. Davis. It is used in the Green Hill Zone stage.
  • Open Your Heart - The main theme of Sonic Adventure, this is a looped version of the very same song from said game performed by Crush 40. It is used in the Green Hill Zone stage.
  • Live & Learn - The main theme of Sonic Adventure 2, it was performed by Crush 40, the same duo who performed Open Your Heart. It is used in the Green Hill Zone stage.
  • Sonic Heroes - Also performed by the same band as the above two songs, this was the main theme of said game. It is used in the Green Hill Zone stage.
  • Right There, Ride On - The music that plays in the first level of the Sonic DS title Sonic Rush, this is the music for the Leaf Storm level. It is used in the Green Hill Zone stage.
  • HIS WORLD (Instrumental) - An instrumental version of Sonic's theme from the next generation Sonic the Hedgehog title for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It is used in the Green Hill Zone stage. It is unlocked by playing in the Green Hill Zone stage 10 times.
  • Seven Rings in Hand - Taken directly from Sonic's first Wii title Sonic and the Secret Rings, this was the main theme of that game. It is used in the Green Hill Zone stage. This song also plays during Sonic's Classic Mode credits.
  • Sonic's victory theme - Sonic's victory fanfare is an orchestration of the one from various Sonic the Hedgehog titles, with it originating in Sonic the Hedgehog 3. This version is taken directly from the next generation Sonic the Hedgehog for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, making it the only victory music directly imported from another game.

Trophy[edit]

Stickers[edit]

  • Amy Rose
  • Big the Cat
  • Blaze the Cat
  • Charmy Bee
  • Chaos
  • Chao
  • Classic Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog JP Ver.)
  • Classic Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog US Ver.)
  • Cream the Rabbit and Cheese the Chao
  • Dr. Eggman
  • Emerl
  • Erazor Djiin
  • Espio the Chameleon
  • Gamma (E-102)
  • Jet the Hawk
  • Knuckles the Echidna
  • Metal Sonic
  • Omega (E-123)
  • Rouge the Bat
  • Shadow the Hedgehog
  • Shahra the Genie
  • Silver the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Storm the Albatross
  • Super Sonic
  • Tails
  • Tikal the Echidna
  • Vector the Crocodile
  • Wave the Swallow

Note: With the exception of the Classic Sonic stickers, Sharhra the Genie and Erazor Djiin stickers, all the sticker art is character artwork that originates from Sonic Channel, the official Japanese website for the Sonic franchise.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The Sonic series returns for Super Smash Bros. 4, bringing the same character and a new stage. This makes it the first third party franchise to appear in multiple installments of the Super Smash Bros. series.

Character[edit]

  • SonicIcon(SSB4-U).png
    Sonic: Sonic returns in Super Smash Bros. 4, using the same special moves from Brawl, as well as his Final Smash. In addition, Sonic has a new down smash and his dash attack was slightly changed: for his down smash he performs a split-kick, and for his dash attack he performs a scissor-kick at the end. His appearance is now based on his refined appearance that debuted in Sonic Unleashed and recently Sonic Lost World, which in turn is based on official 2D and CGI artworks.

Common Enemies[edit]

  • Eggrobo: Eggrobos appear as enemies in Smash Run in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. They act similar to how they did in their original appearance in Sonic & Knuckles.

Assist Trophy[edit]

  • Shadow the Hedgehog: Shadow the Hedgehog returns as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. 4, and his action remains unchanged from Brawl.

Trophies[edit]

These are all of the known trophies from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

  • Sonic
  • Tails
  • Knuckles
  • Dr. Eggman
  • Shadow the Hedgehog
  • Silver the Hedgehog
  • Big the Cat
  • Vector the Crocodile
  • Espio the Chameleon
  • Charmy Bee
  • Amy Rose
  • Cream the Rabbit
  • Blaze the Cat
  • Metal Sonic
  • Rouge the Bat
  • Eggrobo
  • Chao
  • Omega

Stages[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

  • WindyHillZoneIconSSB4-U.png
    Windy Hill Zone: The first level of Sonic Lost World, Windy Hill, appears as a stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. It boasts many platforms, and slanted surfaces. Seven members of the Animal Friends (Flicky, Pecky, Picky, Pocky, Cucky, Ricky, and Rocky) also make an appearance on this stage.

Music[edit]

  • Wonder World - The title theme of Sonic Lost World. It plays in Windy Hill Zone.
  • Windy Hill - Zone 1 - Act 1 theme of Windy Hill in Sonic Lost World. It plays in Windy Hill Zone.
  • Sonic Heroes - The main theme of Sonic Heroes performed by Crush 40. It plays in Windy Hill Zone. Additionally, this track played in Sonic's reveal trailer and during the announcement for the Mii Fighter costumes for Tails and Knuckles in the final video presentation.
  • Open Your Heart - The main theme of Sonic Adventure performed by Crush 40. It plays in Windy Hill Zone.
  • Reach for the Stars - The main theme of Sonic Colors performed by Jean Paul Makhlouf from Cash Cash. It plays in Windy Hill Zone.
  • Green Hill Zone - The theme of the first level of Sonic the Hedgehog, Green Hill Zone. It plays in Green Hill Zone in the Nintendo 3DS version and Windy Hill Zone in the Wii U version.
  • Angel Island Zone - A remix of the music for Angel Island Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 3. It plays in Windy Hill Zone.
  • Escape from the City - The theme of the City Escape stage from Sonic Adventure 2. It plays in Windy Hill Zone.
  • Live & Learn - The main theme of Sonic Adventure 2, performed by Crush 40. It plays in Green Hill Zone in the Nintendo 3DS version and Windy Hill Zone in the Wii U version.
  • Right There, Ride On - The theme of the first level in Sonic Rush, Leaf Storm. It plays in Windy Hill Zone. Unlockable by CD.
  • His World (Instrumental) - An instrumental version of Sonic's theme for the next generation title Sonic the Hedgehog. It plays in Windy Hill Zone.
  • Seven Rings in Hand - The main theme of Sonic and the Secret Rings. It plays in Windy Hill Zone.
  • Knight of the Wind - The theme of Sonic and the Black Knight, performed by Crush 40. It plays in Windy Hill Zone. Unlockable by CD.
  • Rooftop Run - The theme of the Rooftop Run stage in Sonic Generations. It plays in Windy Hill Zone.
  • Victory! Sonic the Hedgehog - Taken directly from Brawl, an orchestrated version of the Act Clear theme taken from the 2006 Sonic the Hedgehog game.


Games with elements from or in Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Sonic the Hedgehog[edit]

Green Hill Zone makes an appearance, along with its music, as well as Sonic himself. Dr. Eggman, who originated in this game, appears as a trophy and a sticker. Animals, creatures who originated in this game, appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Scrap Brain Zone's theme is featured in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Sonic's up special, Spring Jump, originated in this game.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2[edit]

Tails, who originated in this title, appears in the background of Green Hill Zone. Tails also appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and a trophy in that game and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Additionally, Tails appears as a downloadable costume for the Mii Gunners. Emerald Hill Zone's theme is present, unaltered, in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Super Sonic, Sonic's Final Smash, made its first appearance here. Sonic's side special, Spin Dash, originated in this game. Sonic's down special, Spin Charge, also originated in this game.

Sonic the Hedgehog CD[edit]

The Super Peel Out makes an appearance as Sonic's running animation, as well as his side taunt. The main theme "Sonic Boom" performed by Pastiche appears. Amy Rose and Metal Sonic, both who debuted in this game, appear as stickers in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Amy Rose appears as a trophy in this game and Super Smash Bros. 4.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3[edit]

A remix of Angel Island Zone's theme appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Knuckles the Echidna, who originated in this game, appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS in the background of Green Hill Zone. He also appears as a trophy in both games. Additionally, Knuckles appears as a downloadable costume for the Mii Brawlers. Eggrobo, who debuted in this game, appears as an enemy in Smash Run and a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Knuckles' Chaotix[edit]

Vector the Crocodile, Espio the Chameleon and Charmy the Bee, all who originated in this game, appear as stickers in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. These characters also appear as trophies in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Sonic R[edit]

The song "Super Sonic Racing" appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Sonic the Fighters[edit]

Many elements from this game are used for Sonic in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

  • Sonic's Neutral attacks are based on the "punch, punch, kick" (or "PPK" as Sakurai called it) move he used in this game.
  • Sonic's Dash attack is based on a similar move from this game in which the player has to run and attack.
  • All of Sonic's tilts are based on moves he used in this game.
  • Sonic's Neutral, Forward, and Down aerial attacks are based on moves he used in this game.
  • Sonic's Forward smash is based on a move he used in this game.
  • Sonic's Down smash is based on a move he used in this game.
  • Sonic's Down throw is based on a move he used in this game.
  • Sonic first wall-jumped in this game; thus, that ability is given to him in Brawl.

Sonic Adventure[edit]

"Open Your Heart", the game's main theme performed by Crush 40, appears as a song in SSBB and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in the stages Green Hill Zone and Windy Hill Zone, respectively. Big the Cat, Tikal, Chaos, Chao and E-102 Gamma, all who originated in this game, appear as stickers in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Chao appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Sonic's neutral special, Homing Attack, originated in this game.

Sonic Adventure 2[edit]

The songs "Live and Learn", the main theme, and "Escape from the City" from the City Escape stage appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Shadow the Hedgehog, who originated in this game, appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He also appears as an Assist Trophy and a trophy in this game and Super Smash Bros. 4. Rouge the Bat appears as a trophy and a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Sonic Advance 2[edit]

Cream the Rabbit, along with her Chao friend Cheese, who debuted in this game, appear as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Cream also appears as a trophy in this game and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Sonic Battle[edit]

Emerl, who originated in this game, appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Sonic Heroes[edit]

"Sonic Heroes", the main theme performed by Crush 40, appears as a song in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, in the stages Green Hill Zone and Windy Hill Zone, respectively. E-123 Omega, a character introduced in this game, appears as a sticker in Brawl and a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Sonic Rush[edit]

The theme "Right There, Ride On" appears in both Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Blaze the Cat, who originated in this game, appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and a trophy in this game and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)[edit]

The main theme "His World (Instrumental)" appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in the stages Green Hill Zone and Windy Hill Zone, respectively. Sonic's victory theme comes from this game, which itself is a remix of the fanfare played when Sonic passed an Act in Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Silver the Hedgehog, who originated in this game, appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS in the background of Green Hill Zone. Also, Silver the Hedgehog appears as a sticker and a trophy. He also appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Shadow's official artwork and trophy model for Brawl resembles his official artwork for Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).

Sonic and the Secret Rings[edit]

The main theme "Seven Rings in Hand" appears in both Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Shahra and Erazor Djinn appear as stickers in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Sonic Unleashed[edit]

Sonic's down tilt, Foot Sweep, returns from this game. His air dodge animation is based on his animation while jumping from one grind rail to another in this game. Also, one of Sonic's custom moves, the Stomp, is a reference to a move of the same name from this game.

Sonic and the Black Knight[edit]

"Knight of the Wind", the main theme written and performed by Crush 40, appears as a song in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, in the stage Windy Hill Zone.

Sonic Riders[edit]

Jet the Hawk appears as a trophy and a sticker. Wave the Swallow and Storm the Albatross also appear as stickers.

Sonic Colors[edit]

The main theme "Reach for the Stars" is present in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Roger Craig Smith played the voice of Sonic for the first time in this game.

Sonic Generations[edit]

The music "Rooftop Run" appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Sonic's air dodge animation is based on his animation while jumping from one grind rail to another in this game. One of Sonic's custom moves, the Stomp, is a reference to a move of the same name he uses in this game.

Sonic Lost World[edit]

The first level in the game, Windy Hill Zone, appears as a stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, along with its music and the title screen music. A trophy of the Deadly Six appears in the game. Sonic's air dodge animation is based on his animation while jumping from one grind rail to another in this game.

Other games[edit]

The SSBB version of "Angel Island Zone" was included in a compilation album titled True Blue: The Best of Sonic the Hedgehog. This version also appears in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Sonic's artwork for Super Smash Bros. Brawl is reused three times in the Sonic series:

  • In Sonic and the Black Knight, Sonic uses an oil canvas version on the character selection screen.
  • In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, a Sonic snow statue appears in the same pose.
  • In Sonic Generations, when clearing a level with a B rank as Classic Sonic, he will pose like his artwork.

In a similar way, the pose for Sonic's artwork in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U is used in a figurine of Sonic in the Sonic Boom episode "Eggheads" (albeit modified for his redesign).

Trivia[edit]

  • Brawl refers to the Sonic the Hedgehog universe completely in capital letters, for example, naming the musical category SONIC THE HEDGEHOG in the Sound Test. This is likely a reference to most Sonic the Hedgehog games being capitalized in full.
    • This is a similar case to how SSB4 refers to the "Final Fantasy VII" universe being completely in capital letters in both the trophies gallery and in the stage builder music selection.


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