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Aside from Sonic's 60+ games, 4 cartoon series and 500+ comics, Sonic has made a number of cameo appearances and references in movies, television shows and other non-Sonic media.

Video games

Game Information
Description and Cameo(s)
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Rad Mobile (1991)
Arcade
A cross-country racing game similar to OutRun, and Sega's first game on the System 32 hardware. Rad Mobile was actually released several months before the original Sonic 1.
There's a Sonic ornament hanging from the rear-view mirror, making this Sonic's first cameo appearance as well as his first ever appearance in a video game.
Radmobile
Sports Talk Baseball (1991)
Sega Mega Drive
A Baseball game from Sega.
Hit the ball high enough and you can catch a glimpse of Sonic on the billboards above the stadium.
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Joe Montana II: Sports Talk Football (1991)
Sega Mega Drive
A football game with copious amounts of digitized speech. The sequel to Joe Montana Football.
Sonic occasionally appears on the megatron after a touchdown is scored.
JoeMontana
Art Alive (1991)
Sega Mega Drive
A SEGA digital art game similar to Wacky Worlds Creativity Studio.
Sonic appears in three poses as "paste" graphics.
Art Alive Sonic
Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP II (1992)
Sega Mega Drive
A Monaco GP racing game featuring the name and likeness of six time winner Ayrton Senna. The sequel to Super Monaco Grand Prix.
In the world championship mode, Sonic runs across the bottom of the screen at the rival select menu.
Senna
OutRunners (1992)
Sega Mega Drive
The third iteration of Yu Suzuki's seminal 1986 racing game, OutRun. The game was released in a dual cabinet that could be linked with up to 3 others for a total of 8 players. Two years later, the game was ported to the Mega Drive.
Giant Sonic billboards line the side of the track in the first area. In the Sega Mega Drive version, Sonic and Tails fly by in a pair of Tornados and sprinkle the Sega logo onto the screen.
Outrunners
Sega GamePack 4 in 1 (1992)
Sega Game Gear
A collection of 4 sports-themed minigames. Only released in Europe.
Sonic plays referee in the tennis game.
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F1 (1993)
Sega Master System
An F1 racing game from Domark. Only released in Europe.
Sonic billboards line the sides of the Imola track.
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Wimbledon Championship Tennis (1993)
Sega Mega Drive
A sports title based on the most famous tennis event in the world.
Sonic advertisements can be seen on the court borders.
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Tom & Jerry: The Movie (1993)
Sega Master System,
Sega Game Gear
A platform action game based on the Tom and Jerry animated movie.
An ad for Sonic appears on the windows of a bookstore in the background of level 2.
Tom&jerry
Ultimate Soccer (1993)
Sega Mega Drive,
Sega Game Gear,
Sega Master System
A soccer game from Rage Software. Only released in Europe.
Sonic appears in several icon graphics in the main menu. He also appears alongside the SEGA logo at the beginning of the game.
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J.League Pro Striker (1993)
Sega Mega Drive
A soccer game from Sega. One of the first slew of titles to sport the J.League license, which had only just been established.
At the splash screen, a soccer-kicking Sonic messes with the Sega logo. Incidentally, when Sega sponsored J. League team JEF United Ichihara (from the Chiba Prefecture, currently in Division 2), they used that same Sonic logo on the shirt.[1]
Prostriker
Shining Force II (1993)
Sega Mega Drive
The second in Sega's strategy RPG series. The original Shining Force was developed by Climax, but the next two sequels fell into the hands of Sonic! Software Planning which later changed their name to Camelot because they were often mistaken for Sonic Team.
After the final battle has been won and the credits have rolled, let the game sit on the closing scene for about 5 minutes. This accesses a secret, super difficult hidden battle. Bring up the map to see that the arena is in the shape of Sonic as he appears in the Sonic! Software Planning logo.
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Popful Mail (1993)
Sega Mega-CD
Falcom's comical action RPG where the rambunctious Mail and her companions wreak havoc, hunt treasure, and eventually save the world.
In an early cut-scene, the heroine, Mail, examines a bulletin board which features a tiny Sonic drawing in the top-right corner.
Popfulmail
Secret of Mana (1993)
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
An RPG created by Squaresoft (now known as Square Enix).
An animal enemy in the game named "Pebbler" is most likely based off of Sonic as it has blue quil-like features and red feet. It also attacks by spinning into a ball, like Sonic.
Pebbler official art
Formula One World Championship 1993 (1994)
Sega Mega-CD
An F1 racing simulator from Sega.
The game features a reproduction of the Donington Park Circuit from 1993 (the year of Sega's sponsorship). Sonic and Tails billboards can be spotted in the background of the Donington Park and Sega Park tracks.
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Sega Channel (1994)
Sega Mega Drive
A short-lived cable service where you had unlimited access to old and new games for the Genesis.
Sonic would appear in the intro while booting up the Genesis with a Sega Channel Adaptor plugged in.
Segachannel
Crusader of Centy (1994)
Sega Mega Drive
An action RPG that is very openly similar to Nintendo's Legend of Zelda Games.
Stroll along the Anemone Beach area in the early part of the game to encounter Sonic catching some rays on a lounge chair. Talk to Sonic and he says: "Tsk, tsk. I'm a gallant hedgehog. Touch and you'll get burned."
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Daytona USA (1994)
Arcade, PC,
Sega Saturn, Dreamcast
A popular Sega racing game, noted for its soundtrack.
Sonic is carved into the side of a mountain on the Three-Seven Speedway track. He turns into Super Sonic on the replay.
Daytona
The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (1994)
Sega Mega-CD
This is a port of the original Sega Mega Drive action game of the same title, except this version has enhanced music and added full motion videos.
In the game's FMV ending, a carving of Sonic's head can be spotted on a cave in the background.
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Wacky Worlds Creativity Studio (1994)
Sega Mega Drive
A simple cut & paste storybook game by SEGA.
Sonic and Tails grace the game's cover, Sonic acts as your guide through the various scenes, and Tails is thrown in as a "paste" graphic in the jungle area.
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Phantasy Star IV (1994)
Sega Mega Drive
Finale to the Phantasy Star saga created by SEGA and Sonic Team.
In the game the player can find a book about a running Hedgehog, a clear reference to Sonic.
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Gale Racer (1994)
Sega Saturn
A Japanese port of the Arcade game Rad Mobile.
There's a Sonic ornament hanging from the rear-view mirror, just like in Rad Mobile. However in this Sega Saturn version, the ornament changes after every 100 races: Sonic is default, followed in order by Tails, Mighty, Eggman, Silver Sonic, Ray, Amy, Metal Sonic, Knuckles and Super Sonic.
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Virtua Striker (1994)
Arcade
The first installment of Sega's popular arcade soccer series.
The game's match ball, designed after the Adidas Questra (the 1994 World Cup ball), has Sonic drawn in its black triskelions.
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Jazz Jackrabbit (1994)
PC
A mascot driven Platform game.
In the game's instruction booklet, Jazz wishes he could be like other easy video games that defeat enemies by just jumping on them. Sonic then appears behind him threatening to call his lawyer.
Jjsonic
Mickey Mania (1994)
Sega Mega Drive,
Sega Mega-CD,
Super Nintendo
A 16-bit platformer starring Disney's popular mascot, Mickey Mouse.
Both Sonic and Tails' names are featured in the game's credits as nicknames for Tony Parks and Phil Snape.
Mickey Mania
Mega Turrican (beta) (1994)
Sega Mega Drive
A 16-bit shooter game.
In the Beta version, Sonic and Mario are in the background tiles of the first stage. These tiles were never used in the actual game.
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Streets of Rage 3 (beta) (1994)
Sega Mega Drive
A Sega brawler game. The 3rd and final installment of the Streets of Rage series.
In the Beta version, Sonic appears on a SEGA billboard in the background. However this was cut out of the final product for unknown reasons.
Sor3
Premier Manager (1995)
Sega Mega Drive
A soccer management sim from Gremlin. Only released in Europe.
You can decorate your stadium with Chaotix logos.
Premiermanager
Bug! (1995)
Sega Saturn
A rail-based 3D platformer created for Sega by Realtime Associates.
One of the bonus rounds in stage 2, Reptilia, has the game's hero, Bug, racing head-to-head against Sonic.
Bug
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)
Super Nintendo
Sequel to Rare's hugely popular Donkey Kong Country, a platform action game.
In Cranky's Video Game Hero awards, under a sign reading "NO HOPERS" lies an unmistakable pair of red shoes.
Sonic-Shoes
Bugs Bunny Double Trouble (1995)
Sega Mega Drive
A Basic platforming game starring cartoon icon, Bugs Bunny.
In a level of the game, Bugs will come across Sonic's red sneakers which seem to have been abandoned. The shoes have laces which are untied.
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Virtua Fighter 2 (1995)
Sega Saturn
The sequel to AM2's 3D Fighter game, Virtual Fighrter.
In the Sega Saturn version, pit Jacky Bryant against Sarah Bryant (or vice versa) to access a hidden stage called Chicago. There's a brick wall in the background with graffiti all over it, including a doodle of Sonic.
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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
An adventure game centering around the Yoshis trying to help Baby Mario.
One of the enemies is named "Harry Hedgehog", who is a fast moving, blue hedgehog, much like Sonic. When Yoshi gets to close, Harry Hedgehog will swell up and become impossible to swallow. Harry Hedgehog could be Nintendo's response to Sega's constant insults toward them.
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Uniracers (1995)
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Unicycle racing video game.
Entering Sonic's name into the name selection screen causes the game to call your choice "Not Cool Enough". This is due to Nintendo's rivalry with SEGA at the time.
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Cool Riders (1995)
Arcade
A 2-D/3-D racing game from Sega that uses digitized sprites made popular in American arcade games such as the Cruis'n series and Mortal Kombat series, both by Midway.
When a player finishes a race and reaches the high score table, there are mini-Sonic and Tails head icons that can be used for a player's initials.
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Super Mario RPG (1996)
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
A 3D RPG with Mario collecting seven Star Pieces.
In Booster Tower, one of the pictures looks somewhat like Eggman, even sporting his famous pince-nez glasses and long red-brown mustache, but has a hat. That picture is on the far left.
SMRPG BoosterElders
Premier Manager 97 (1996)
Sega Mega Drive
The follow-up to Gremlin's soccer management sim. Only released in Europe.
You can decorate your stadium with Sonic & Knuckles logos.
Premiermanager97
Neko Daisuki! (1996)
Sega Game Gear
A virtual pet sim where players raise a kitten into cathood. Only released in Japan.
The player, cat character has decorated his/her room with a poster of Sonic.
Nekodaisuki
Last Bronx (1996)
Sega Saturn, PlayStation 2, Arcade
A 3D weapons-based fighting game from AM3.
In Tommy's stage (Cross Street), you can see a poster of Sonic on one of the buildings in the background.
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Sega Ski Super G (1996)
Arcade
A skiing game from Sega.
On the first round of the Standard Course (White Forest), a giant Sonic snow sculpture looms over the track.
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WaveRunner (1996)
Arcade
A jet ski game from Sega.
The player character sports a stylized Sonic insignia on the back of his life jacket.
Waverunner
Christmas NiGHTS (1996)
Sega Saturn
A holiday-themed demo version of Sonic Team's Sega Saturn game, NiGHTS into Dreams.
One of the unlockable bonus features puts the player in control of Sonic in a Spring Valley time attack. The boss, Puffy, is replaced with a giant rubbery Dr. Robotnik, along with the Sonic CD final boss music.
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Fighters Vipers (1996)
Sega Saturn
A fast paced 3D fighting game.
In the opening movie of the Sega Saturn version, Sanman's pile of toys sports a model of the Lunar Fox, the spaceship Tails built to reach the Death Egg in Sonic the Fighters. (Also in the pile is a toy Mirror version of Honey the Cat, character from Sonic the Fighters).
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Sega Super GT (1996)
Arcade
A SEGA Racing game, similar to Daytona USA.
In the Dolphin Tennul Race Course, right before entering a tunnel, you see a billboard on your left. This billboard depicts Sonic and Tails in a race car, one of the images found in Sonic the Screen Saver.
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Fighters Mega Mix (1996)
Sega Saturn
A 3D fighting game featuring characters from AM2's Virtua Fighter 2 and Fighting Vipers. A slew of more obscure Sega series is also represented.
Bark the Polarbear and Bean the Dynamite from Sonic the Fighters appear as hidden characters, along with the South Island and Aurora Icefield arenas. (Strangely, Aurora Icefield sports the BGM of Flying Carpet.) Bark's alternate costume is a Santa Claus outfit, while Bean's is the original Bin from Dynamite Dux.
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Virtua Striker 2 (1997)
Arcade
The second in Sega's popular arcade soccer series.
At the team select screen, press: down-right, start, down, left, start, right, start, right, down-left, start, down, start, start, start. This accesses the secret MVP Yuki Chan team, which includes Bean the Dynamite from Sonic the Fighters.
Bean Soccer
Harley-Davidson & L.A. Riders (1997)
Arcade
A motorcycle game based off of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The objective is to ride to checkpoints around Los Angeles under a time limit.
Around the Beverly Hills gate, there is a block featuring a carved Sonic.
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Spike Out (1998)
Arcade
A 3-D fighting game for up to 4 players. It was never released in the US or ported to any home consoles. It has had a few sequels and spinoffs.
Sonic stands near an elevator in one of the levels.
Spike out sonic cameo
Dirt Devils (1998)
Arcade
A 3-D off-road racing game that was never released for any home consoles.
Sonic's head is seen on the "Agile, But Tricky" machine, the Euro-Prototype.
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L.A. Machineguns: Rage of the Machines (1998)
Arcade
Follow-up to Gunblade NY. A light gun shooting game with machine guns.
Sonic appears along with the Sonic Adventure logo in the form of a neon sign in the Las Vegas stage.
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SEGA Bass Fishing (1999)
Dreamcast, Arcade, Wii
A virtual fishing game with a rod & reel controller. A rod & reel peripheral was released specifically for the Dreamcast version. Many years later, the game was released for Nintendo Wii.
Complete all 5 tournaments in consumer mode to unlock the Sonic lure.
Sega-bass-fishing
NBA 2K (1999)
Dreamcast
The first in Visual Concepts' (current 2K Games) popular basketball series.
Players can create a team called the "Hedgehogs." The logo features Sonic holding a basketball, and the home court has a giant Sonic textured onto the floor.
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ChuChu Rocket! (1999)
Dreamcast
A fast-paced puzzle game from Sonic Team.
Clear all 25 puzzles in the Stage Challenge mode, and you can have the normal Chu-chu's replaced with Chao.
Chaochaorocket
Shenmue (1999)
Dreamcast
Players control Ryo Hazuki in his continent-spanning search for the man who killed his father. A very unique and richly detailed adventure game in which traditional mechanics take a backseat to exploration.
Scattered around Yokosuka's three major areas you'll find gashapon machines which contain various toys based on Sega lore. In Sakuragaoka in front of Abe's Store you'll find the Sonic machine, where you can obtain figures based on Sonic the Fighters. The series includes two models of Sonic along with one of Dr. Robotnik and the other playable characters such as Tails, Fang, Amy Rose, Knuckles, Bark and Bean. Win fourth prize on the Dobuita Tomato store raffle and you could score the rare Super Sonic or Metal Sonic figurines. In front of the You Arcade in Dobuita and also in the New Yokosuka Harbor Tomato store lounge, you can find the Wakuwaku Sega World machines, which contain figurines from all eras of Sega history. Among the toys in this machine are NiGHTS (two models), as well as a Chao set.
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Jet Set Radio/Jet Grind Radio (2000)
Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance
An in-line skating game in which the player starts a graffiti gang of "rudies" called the GG's. They fight for turf with rival gangs in Tokyo-to by tagging their territory with graffiti, all while trying to evade the city's police force.
Players can tag with stock art of the characters (Sonic, Dr. Eggman, Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose, E-102 Gamma, Big and Chao) from Sonic Adventure via Internet download. Sonic also appears on a billboard in the game's ending cutscene.
Sonic in JGR
Phantasy Star Online (2000)
Dreamcast, GameCube, Xbox, PC
A network action RPG from Sonic Team.
With a rare item called the "Chao soul", Mags can be raised to look like a Chao or Omochao. A rare weapon called the "Sonic Knuckle", when equipped, looks just like Knuckles' gloves. Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Eggman have made cameo appearances in the online lobbies on several occasions, and there have also been downloadable quests in which you interact with the heroic trio.
Sonic Fantasy Star
Spyro Year of the Dragon (2000)
PlayStation

In the level Crystal islands, the character Moneybags will say he's a magician and will open the bridge behind him. If you decline his offer, he will say not to anger a magician or he will "turn you into a blue hedgehog or something."
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Jet Grind Radio (2000)
Dreamcast
A rollerskating game with rebellious teenagers who use graffiti to express themselves.
In SEGA's other game Jet Grind Radio, one of the characters, Garam wears a necklace with a skull on it. In an interview with the art director of that game Ryuta Ueda, stated that it's Sonic's skull.
Garam
Illbleed (2001)
Dreamcast
Survival horror with a unique premise that emphasizes scripted traps over actual fighting.
One of the game's bosses, named "Zodick the Hellhog", is a big blue beast that bears more than a passing resemblance to Sonic. He spouts gold rings when he takes damage. After his defeat, it is revealed he is a robot, and one of the scientists controlling him is voiced by Ryan Drummond.
Illbleed
Segagaga (2001)
Dreamcast
A funny sim/RPG in which players manage the affairs of a struggling videogame company called Sega.
Sonic appears with some other well-known Sega mascots in the opening, such as Alex Kidd and Amigo and among the possible tasks in the game is the development of a title called "Sonic the Hedgehog.". At one point, Sonic appears with Tails in the air, when he drops down, he takes the player on a wild run. He also appears when Alex Kidd was telling his story about being replaced by the blue hedgehog. At one point, the player also fights Sonic.
Segagaga
Alien Front Online (2001)
Dreamcast
Dreamcast game originally released for the console in 2001. In the game, players use armored vehicles to fight tense battles staged in large, interactive arenas.
A Sonic Billboard can be spotted during gameplay.
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Shenmue II (2001)
Dreamcast, Xbox
The return of Ryo Hazuki where he goes out of Japanese suburbia and into the city of Hong Kong in search of Lan Di, his father's killer.
The same Sonic the Fighters gashapon machines (Sonic, Dr. Robotnik, Tails, Fang, Amy Rose, Knuckles, Bark and Bean) are back: the first is located in front of the Tomato convenience store in Wan Chai's Golden Qr. Two more can be found in Kowloon: the first right outside Ren's Hideout on Dragon St., and the second is in Dimsum Qr. at the entrance to Thunder House. The rare Super Sonic and Metal Sonic figures can now be acquired as prizes in the potato chips, chocolates, or caramels you can purchase at grocery stores.
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Beach Spikers (2001)
GameCube, Arcade
An all-girl volleyball game from AM2.
The final stadium in the arcade mode features a giant, volleyball-bearing Sonic statue looming in one corner of the field.
Bspikers
Virtua Striker 3 (2001)
Arcade, GameCube
The third iteration of Amusement Vision's popular soccer series.
The "F.C. Sonic" team, one of several hidden teams in the game, stars Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Eggman (who serves as the team's goalkeeper) and a group of Chao as players while a polygonal Yuji Naka watches from the sidelines as the team's manager. In the Ver. 2002 update (and console conversion), the Chao group includes a Hero and a Dark Chao (the other four Chao are Neutral).
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Virtua Cop 3 (2001)
Arcade
The third iteration of AM2's popular light gun shooting series.
Sonic appears on the tutorial screen.
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Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (2003)
GameCube, PC
An egg-rolling platform game from Sonic Team.
A number of Sonic Team stars feature as hidden egg animals, including Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and a Chao. Amigo, Kapu-Kapu and NiGHTS also appear as egg animals.
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Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution (2003)
PlayStation 2
SEGA's own 2D Fighting game, sequel to Virtua Fighter 4.
Various pictures of Sonic are featured on SEGA World Arcades.
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Virtua Quest (2004)
PlayStation 2, Gamecube
A spin-off of the Virtua Fighters series. While still a fighting game it is mostly an RPG.
On the Twin Axis server there is a golden statue of Sonic just after meeting Toka. Bit will say the statue has a secret and after hitting a sequence of buttons, the statue will become Super Sonic and drop a Hunters Badge.
Virtua Quest Statue
Feel the Magic (2004)
Nintendo DS
An offbeat collection of minigames from Sonic Team, played through the eyes of a nameless helmeted hero as he struggles to win the affections of a shapely silhouette girl.
Start the game with either Sonic Advance or Sonic Advance 2, Sonic Advance 3, Sonic Pinball Party or Sonic Battle in the Game Boy Advance slot to unlock a Sonic hat or Chao hat for the game's unnamed female lead. The hat can also be unlocked by clearing Hell mode, the hardest difficulty setting.
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Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission Las Vegum (2005)
PlayStation 2, PC, PSP
An action adventure game from Atari based on the popular French comic series Astérix le Gaulois.
Mission Las Vegum is rife with videogame parodies of all manner, including several Sonic spoofs. One faction of Roman warriors wears blue headgear that resembles Sonic spines, along with Sonic's trademark red shoes. They carry gold rings.
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OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast (2006)
PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC, PSP
An enhanced port of AM2's coin-op OutRun 2.
A golden Sonic statue and billboards featuring Sonic can be seen in the background of the Casino Town stage.
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Phantasy Star Universe (2006)
PlayStation 2, Xbox 360,PC
The sequel to Sonic Team's Phantasy Star Online.
Lobbies are decorated yearly to coincide with Sonic's birthday (June 23) with cameos by Sonic and Tails. Giant statues of Sonic, Tails, Amy Rose and Knuckles also appear.
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Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary (2006)
PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, Wii, PSP
The 15th anniversary addition of the Puyo Puyo series.
Once "Sonic style puyo" is unlocked, the puyo will resemble the heads of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose, Silver and Chao.
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Sega Rally Revo (2007)
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC
An offroad racing video game, the 4th installment of the Sega Rally series.
A Shadow the Hedgehog car can be made available in the game. The design seems to be based on Shadow the Hedgehog (game), but oddly, the artwork is from Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).
Shadow race car
The Simpsons Game (2007)
PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP
A video game based on the popular TV show, The Simpsons. Throughout the game there are a number of references and parodies to popular video games.
Sonic appears in the Simpsons Game in the level Enter the Cheatrix as a washed up has been, walking on a hamster wheel. He says many funny lines such as "I miss the 90's, everybody loved me then" and "I forget why I hated Eggman so much" or even "That Shadow version of me. Nicest guy in the world. Completely misunderstood". Towards the end of the game, the Simpsons escape the video game world and Mario, Sonic and others go with them, back to Springfield.
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Sega Splash Golf (2008)
PC
An online golf game from Sega.
Sonic and Tails cameo as caddies along with a Green Hill course and a set of clubs modeled after Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Dr. Eggman.
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Samba de Amigo Wii (2008)
Wii
The musical rhythm game Samba De Amigo was also worked on by Sonic Team.
In Career mode, after beating normal mode you unlock hard mode. The first set of Songs in hard mode is called "Sonic's challenge". Sonic's challenge consists of the songs "Mambo #5", "Low Rider" and "Un Aguardiente". All three songs take place in green hill zone and have Sonic dancing alongside Amigo. The Chao appear in multiple other levels sometimes driving flying saucers. There is also a set of Sonic dance sounds that can be unlocked if you clear the song "Jump in the Line" in Amigo's Challenge.
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The Incredible Hulk (2008)
PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii, Nintendo DS
A 3D platform adventure game based on the 2008 movie The Incredible Hulk.
Since the game is copyrighted by Sega, if the player jumps to random buildings, they can view a special Sonic the Hedgehog billboard featuring him in poses from Sonic Channel and Sonic and the Secret Rings.
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LittleBigPlanet (2008)
PlayStation 3
A puzzle platformer video game, centered around user-generated content. Compatible with LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Vita, LittleBigPlanet Karting, LittleBigPlanet 3, and the upcoming Free-to-Play LittleBigPlanet HUB (decals, however, are only compatible with LittleBigPlanet 2 and LittleBigPlanet 3).
There are many add on skins that players can use to customize their sackboy in this game. Five skins from the Sonic the Hedgehog series have been made available to download in Japan in 2009. The five skins are Sonic, Sonic the Werehog, Knuckles, Tails and Dr. Robotnik. These skins along with a set of Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) decals were released in the US and Europe in 2010.
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Taiko no Tatsujin (2008)
Mobile phones
A series of rhythm games created by Namco.
One of the games is set in Splash Hill Zone with Sonic, Dr. Eggman and a some Motobug, Burrobot and Shellcracker Badniks to go with the beat with.
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Destroy All Humans!: Path of the Furon (2008)
PlayStation 3 (PAL region only), Xbox 360
A third person shooter that is the third installment of the Destroy All Humans! which lets you play as an alien who came to Earth to cause massive destruction and havoc in 5 open worlds set during the 1970s.
After the end of the 23rd mission, Crypto and Pox begin coming up with video game ideas. One of the ideas Crypto suggests is a video game about "A hedgehog who can run really fast and... uh...", but Pox rejects all his ideas telling him to leave video game ideas to him (Crypto's other ideas references Super Mario Brothers and Halo).
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Bayonetta (2010)
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
An action game where you play as a witch who fights angels, that contains references to other games, mainly Sega games.
The game starts at a funeral of a man named "Eggman the Destroyer". Due to amount of game references in the game, this is most likely a reference to Dr. Eggman. However, according to an interview with the game's creator, Hideki Kamiya, he stated that it was completely random and he didn't even know that Sonic's enemy was called Eggman. The game's currency, Halos, bear a striking resemblance to Gold Rings. When Enzo is explaining about the jewels known as the Eyes of the World, a gem that looks a great deal like the grey Chaos Emerald is shown.
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Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World: The Game (2010)
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
A side-scrolling beat-'em-up game based on the popular comic book series and film.
One of the power ups in the game is a game called Speedy the Porcupine, the description reads: Blast through seven zones at high speed. As with the book, Ramona's 4th ex, Roxie explodes into a flurry of woodland creatures, there is also a cheat that makes the same thing happen when any enemy is defeated. Said cheat is the same code for level select in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (up, up, down, down, up, up, up, up).
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Virtua Tennis 4 (2010)
PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Wii, Microsoft Windows
The third sequel to Sega's tennis game franchise, Virtua Tennis. It is known as Sega Professional Tennis: Power Smash 4 in Japan.
You can unlock a tennis racket the shape of Sonic's head.
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Poker Night at the Inventory (November 22, 2010)
Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
A poker Game with 4 great game icons playing with the player himself.
Strong Bad comments on Tycho's hair being "a greasy hedgehog" quickly saying it is not associated with any video game license, this was liable to be a Sonic reference because he said something about a "video game license."
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Wario Land: the Shake Dimension (2008)
Wii
A Nintendo game in 2008 starring Wario.
Enemies called Bandineros wear shoes that resemble Sonic's shoes.
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Farm Hokkorina
Mobile phones
A farm game in which you take care of animals, plots, food and such other casual activities.
In it's upgrade, a Sonic version is playable for 2012. As Sonic, you can run around and even take a nap. You can get the entry ticket to the hotel in the game without any work.
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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Extend
PSP
A rhythm game published by Sega, featuring Vocaloid character Hatsune Miku.
In celebration of Sonic's 20th Anniversary, The Blue Bombshell sports a Blue Blur costume.
On an album that was given to those who pre-oredered the game, Miku sings Live and Learn, the theme song of Sonic Adventure 2, to also celebrate Sonic's 20th anniversary.
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Spiral Knights
PC
An MMO created by SEGA and Three Rings where players defeat enemies as robotic knights.
Metal Sonic appears as a costume for those who purchased a copy of Sonic CD on Steam before January 31st, 2012. The costume was also available for in-game purchase in that time. Tails' tails also appeared as a wearable accessory, but were only available through in-game purchase.
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Fun Run
iOS, Android
A multiplayer racing game where players can race friends as various animals.
Players can purchase an item called "Sanik" that looks like Sonic's shoes.
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Game Dev Tycoon
PC
A business simulation game which begins in the 80s where the player manages a video game development company.
The words written on the whiteboard resembles Sonic's characteristics; "cool", "edgy" and "hedgehog" (strikethrough).
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Crash of the Titans
Mobile Phone, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Nintendo Wii, PSP, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
A platform game in which the player controls Crash Bandicoot, whose main objective is to rescue his sister, Coco, and save his home, the Wumpa Islands, from being destroyed by the main antagonist's gigantic robot.
The Ratnicians sometimes make a reference to Sonic, when they say: "You'd think he was a moving fast blue hedgehog or something." Note: This reference re-appears in Crash: Mind Over Mutant.
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Gran Turismo 6 (2013)
PlayStation 3
The sixth installment of the popular racing simulator franchise that features over 1,000 licensed cars, realistic world circuits, city locations and car physics.
On the modern Fuji Speedway tracks (F, GT), there is a Sonic advertisement on the billboard bridge next to the SEGA logo right after the start/finish line.
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Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (2014)
Arcade, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
A crossover 2D fighting game developed by Ecole/French Bread, known creator of the games Melty Blood and Under Night In-Birth in collaboration between Sega and light novel Dengeki Bunko as part of 20th anniversary, which is also part of Virtua Fighter 20th anniversary. It features Green Hill Stage.
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Goat Simulator (2014)
PC, Xbox One, Android, iOS
A third-person perspective simulation game where you play as a goat. You can choose and unlock a variety of goats. A goat known as the Blue Streak has the ability to move fast, with R to charge blue and run at great speeds.
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Monster Hunter 4G (2014/2015)
Nintendo 3DS

An upcoming DLC for the  3DS Game. The Felyn dress up as Sonic and wield the Excalibur from Sonic & the Black Knight


Also announced was a Guild Card themed of  Sonic.

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Television

Show title Character(s) making cameo Sonic Relation Image
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (25 November 1993) Sonic made history as the first video game character to star in the famed Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1993. He was the only game character to fly the skies until Nintendo commissioned the Pikachu float in 1999. In addition to being the first video game character, the float was also one of the larger ones at its debut. Unfortunately, the balloon crashed into a lamppost at Columbus Circle and injured a child and an off-duty NYPD Police Officer. This balloon was one of two that crashed that year, the other being Rex from We're Back: A Dinosaur's Story. Macys
Honey Nut Cheerios TV Ad (1994) A commercial where Buzz (the Honey Bee mascot) jumps into his Sega Genesis and races Sonic through Emerald Hill Zone for a box of Honey Nut Cheerios. Buzz challenging Sonic
McDonald's TV Ad (1994) In a commercial for a McDonald's Happy Train set for their anniversary, Sonic is featured (along with other non-McDonald's characters such as Barbie) helping Ronald McDonald decorate for a party. Another commercial included Buster and Babs Bunny from Tiny Toon Adventures. Sonic-mcdonalds
Super Nintendo TV Ad (1994) Smack in the middle of the great console wars of the 1990s, there was an American Super Nintendo commercial which was in promotion of Super Mario All-Stars. In this commercial, a fast talking teacher quizzes his class on what system is better to buy, SNES which comes with 4 games (referring to the Super Mario All-Stars compilation) or a SEGA (he does not say the name of any specific SEGA system). In the middle of the class is an un-groomed deadbeat kid wearing a Sonic shirt who does not know how to answer any of the questions. Nintendo-commercial
Are You Afraid of the Dark? - Season 3, Ep. 12 "The Tale of the Crimson Clown" (9 April 1994) A Sonic the Hedgehog 2 poster can be seen in the boy's room right above his desk. Half of the poster is cut-off, hiding Tails, and only Sonic's silhouette can be seen. AYAotD Sonic cameo
Seinfeld - Season 6 ep. 5, The Couch (27 October 1994) When George attempts to rent the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's instead of reading the book, multiple rows of SEGA Genesis games can be spotted behind him in the video rental store. Amongst these games are Sonic Spinball, Sonic 3 and Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. Seinfeld-the-couch
Space Ghost Coast to Coast - Season 1 ep. 10 "Gum, Disease" (11 November 1994) After the commercial break, Space Ghost is playing Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles on his guest monitor. The Sonic & Knuckles main theme plays while Space Ghost controls Sonic through Hidden Palace Zone with Tails following behind. Space Ghost has Sonic walk into Knuckles causing him to lose all his rings. Right before he turns the game off, Knuckles' theme starts to play. Due to legal reasons with Sega about the scene, this episode was left out of the DVD releases of the show. SG-plays-Sonic

The X-Files - Season 3, ep. 3 "D.P.O." (6 October 1995)

During some scenes set inside an arcade, the theme music from the Green Hill Zone can be heard.
(Coincidentally, an actor named Jason Griffith played a paramedic in this episode. However, he is not the same Jason Griffith who would do the voice of Sonic eight years later.)
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The Simpsons - Season 7, ep. 11 "Marge Be Not Proud" (17 December 1995) There was a scene in this episode where Bart is tempted to steal a video game. In his head Bart is visited by Luigi, Mario, Donkey Kong and Sonic who all try to justify Bart stealing the game. Sonic simpsons

Touched by an Angel - Season 3, ep. 18 "Clipped Wings" (16 February 1997)

In one scene, it would inside an arcade played by an angel but with the theme music from the Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine title screen on the Genesis. Image needed
The Rosie O'Donell Show - (1999) An American daytime television talk show hosted and produced by actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell. In promotion of the Dreamcast a man in a large fluffy Sonic costume ran on stage and delivered to Rosie a Dreamcast and a Sonic stuffed animal. Tv sonicrosie
Malcolm in the Middle - Season 2, ep. 4, "Dinner Out" (15 November 2000) In one scene Malcolm and Stevie are in Stevie's room playing Sonic R. Malcolm is playing as Sonic. Stevie who is confined to a wheel chair is playing as Amy Rose who is the only character in Sonic R that is on wheels. Malcolm-Sonic-r
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger TV Ad (2002) In the Commercial for this new video game, there is a hospital with three individuals completely covered in bandages. The third one is clearly Sonic, his bed is labeled "Hedgehog" and he has a boomerang (Ty`s weapon) lodged in his foot. The other two are Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot. The style is done similar to that of the "guerilla marketing" done by SEGA during the console wars. Ty-the-tiger
Megas XLR - Season 2 ep. 5 "Thanksgiving Throwdown" (27 November 2004) While Coop, Kiva, and Jamie are watching floats (all of which are spoofs of other characters like the Super Mario Bros.) at a Thanksgiving Day parade, one of the balloons that can be seen is of a character called "Auggie the Adorable Aardvark", a spoof of Sonic with spiky blue hair and red shoes. Strangely enough, this is the float in which an alien spore fuses with to fight Coop in his Megas (a giant mech). During the fight, Auggie uses a move exactly like the Spin Dash. Auggie The Aardvark
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi - Season 2 ep. 19, "Uninvited/Camping Caper/Cell Block Rock" (26 August 2005) In Camping Caper, as Yumi goes to save Ami from Big Foot, she sees her journey to that of a video game. One of the locations she must pass is down a hill followed by a loop-de-loop, the earth with a checkered pattern. Yumi was also running similar to Sonic. HiHiPuffyAmiYumi
Robot Chicken - Season 3 ep. 5 "Shoe" (9 September 2007) Robot Chicken is a show on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim that does parody segments on anything and everything you can think of using stop motion animation. Sure enough they did a Sonic parody where Sonic spins over the speed limit in Green Hill Zone making two cops stop him using a spike strip. Sonic is portrayed by a modified ReSaurus Sonic Adventure action figure. G4
The Simpsons - Season 19 ep. 11, "That 90's Show" (27 January 2008) There is a scene in this episode where "Wait until you're married" message is parodied by Homer and Marge. They then see a billboard with Sonic on it. The billboard says "Sonic the Hedgehog Says: wait until Marriage." Then it shows Sonic proposing to Amy Rose. MarrySonicSimpsons
Tosh.0 - Season 2 ep. 16 "WoW Freakout (Investigation)" (14 July 2010) Comedian, Daniel Tosh showcased a speed run of Emerald Hill Zone on Tosh.0, his stand-up/web video show on Comedy Central. After he shows the video, Tosh then told (and showed) everyone that he does a speed run in real life every day. In another episode, a clip showing a high school women's basketball game, Sonic is painted in a wall, holding a basketball. That pose is clearly taken from the Sonic Adventure 2 pose. In yet another episode, Tosh is explaining "Parkouring" (aka Free-Running) and says that Sonic died while going through a triple corkscrew, with a screenshot of Sonic running through that "triple corkscrew" in Splash Hill Zone. Sonic2Tosh0
WWE SmackDown (2010) CM Punk, a pro-wrestler is seen wearing a Sonic T-shirt in the ring. However, this episode was never shown on television, as at that time SmackDown was doing house shows in Europe. Wweapril2010111
Jeopardy - (14 February 2011) A new twist is added to this long running trivia game show. An IBM Supercomputer called "Watson" competes against the show's two highest earning contestants. The way it works is after the question is asked, all three contestants are given 3 answers to choose from. As an example, 3 games were shown on screen, the 2nd one being Sonic the Hedgehog. Jeopardy
MAD - Season 1 ep. 16 "The Straight A-Team/Gaming's Next Top Princess" (28 February 2011) An animated parody show based on the ever popular MAD Magazine which pokes fun at anything and everything that is the least bit popular. In this episode they had a parody of America's Next Top Model called Gaming's Next Top Princess. Amongst the candidates is Amy Rose (probably a reference to Sonic CD where she's named Princess Sally in the Western Manuals) MAD-cameo
MAD - Season 1 ep. 23 "TwiGH School Musical/Avenger Time" (30 May 2011) In this episode they had an ad parody of Sonic Brand Sneakers. MAD-sonic-sneakers
MAD - Season 3 ep. 1 "The Iron Giant Lady/Raising a New Hope" (28 May 2012) When a look is taken at what a lady version of what The Iron Giant would look like, the success of other lady robots is briefly looked at. Bunnie is included in this, defeating Chuck Norris as a martial arts tournament. However, this is somewhat inaccurate, as Bunnie is a cyborg. 123445793
MAD - Season 3 ep. 2 "Yawn Carter/Franklin & Crash" (4 June 2012) During Franklin & Crash, a parody of Franklin & Bash, at the trial, prosecutor Sonic the Hedgehog presents compelling video evidence showing the Prince of All Cosmos in the process of creating various katamaris. Sonic in MAD
MAD - Season 3 ep. 11 "Diary of a Wimpy Kid Icarus/Adjustment Burro" (27 September 2012) During Diary of a Wimpy Kid Icarus, a parody of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Sonic the Hedgehog and Dr. Robotnik can be seen as students at Video Game School. MAD-Ep60-SonicMAD-Ep60-DrEggman
All Worked Up - episode 34 (2011) In All Worked Up, a midget, who is very upset, enters Lizard Lick Towing Company asking where his car is because he was repossessed and told to come and get his car. Once Ron and Bobby walk in and greet the midget, the midget asks Bobby, “What do you want, Sonic the Hedgehog?” as if he was trying to insult him even though Bobby is taller than him. image needed

truTV Presents: World's Dumbest... - Season 11, ep. 3 "World's Dumbest Thrill-Seekers 2" (16 June 2011)

In one segment, a teenager does a live action video of Sonic the Hedgehog by running and doing flips over things while the special effects make it look like he is collecting rings as he is doing these stunts. image needed
Jeopardy - (8 July 2011) In the annual kids week of the popular trivia show Jeopardy!, a category came up during Double Jeopardy called "Cute and Cuddly". The $800 question said Tails is the large-eyed friend of this hedgehog. A contestant instantly ringed in and said "Who is Sonic?" winning the $800. image needed

Breaking Bad - Season 4, ep. 4 "Bullet Points" (7 August 2011)

In the fourth season of this popular AMC drama, there is a scene where Jesse takes a woman upstairs to his bedroom. The two of them sit on his bed and start playing video games. The scene cuts to the TV screen where we see they are playing Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. They are playing as Sonic and Amy. You can hear multiple soundbites from the game including Sonic yelling "Gotcha". image needed

Breaking Bad - Season 4, ep. 11 "Crawl Space" (25 September 2011)

Again a Sonic game is seen being played in the fourth season of drama series. There is a scene where Jesse and Brock are playing against each other in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) on the Xbox 360. There are multiple shots of the tv during their split screen race as Sonic and Shadow running through Wave Ocean. Breaking-bad-2
Ben-To - Ep. 2 "Mackerel Boiled in Miso Bento 674kcal" (16 October 2011) Sonic The anime Ben-to, is about a teenager named Sato who has to fight every night at the convenience store for half-priced Ben-to meals. After he finally gets one, he receives a message on his phone which has wallpaper of Sonic. image needed
Parks and Recreation - Season 4 ep. 5 "Meet 'n' Greet" (27 October 2011) Rob Swanson is disgusted as he searches through a homemade tool kit which contains many random items. One item he pulls out is Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) for the Sega Genesis. He says "Some cartridge. It says 'Sonic' and 'Hedgehog'." He holds the game up. Parks-and-recreation
The Simpsons - Season 23 ep. 5 "The Food Wife" (13 November 2011) The Simpson family attend "E4" (a parody of "E3" the world's largest annual video game convention). In the background of a shot, a very Sonic looking character can be seen in the background that almost looks like a fusion between Sonic and Blaze. Sonic-in-The-Simpsons
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - (24 November 2011 – November 28, 2013) Sonic makes his triumphic return to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to celebrate his 20th Anniversary. During the broadcast, music from Splash Hill Zone from the Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I was played while the announcers described the Sonic balloon (that music was played again in 2012). He has since been in the Parade since 2011, although in 2012, the people holding the balloon also wore a Red Cross Pin to honor the victims of Hurricane Sandy, which hit the New York City Area a month before the Parade. He made his last appearance on November 28, 2013 after SEGA announced on August 26, 2014 that the balloon will not appear at the 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.[1] Balloon 2012
iPod Touch Commercial (December 2011) Apple released a new television commercial for their iPod Touch. The new commercial shows teenagers communicating with friends, playing games, and just having fun. One shot in the commercial is of Sonic racing Dr. Eggman in the iPod version of Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. Ipod-touch-commercial
Jeopardy - (7 December 2011)
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In one category, named "Urban Dictionary Lingo", the first question was "Drop one letter off the species Sonic is, and you'll get a word". image needed
Progressive commercial (6 January 2012) Sonic runs around the Progressive store while Flo and another worker watch. The commercial uses two soundtracks from Sonic the Hedgehog 3. The invincibility music plays as he runs and the extra life music plays after Flo tells him about their price compare. Sonic Progressive
News 2 This Morning on WKRN - (15 June 2012)
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On WKRN, (a news show that only airs in and around Nashville, Kentucky) a video of a white hedgehog was shown having trouble getting out of a sink with shallow water. Female reporter, Heather Jensen, commented that the hedgehog will need Tails to get out. She later commented that he should curl into a ball and press C.

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Gravity Falls - Season 1 ep. 10, "Fight Fighters" (14 September 2012) In the episode, one of the main characters, Dipper, mentions Gold Rings when talking about normal power-ups to a video game character.

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Breaking Bad - Season 5 ep. 3, "Hazard Pay" (31 July 2012) Once again Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is shown being played in this series. Again the characters being used are Sonic and Amy Rose. This time Jesse is watching as Brock and his mother play against each other. Breaking-bad-3
World War Blue (20 October 2012 – present) The main character Gear is obviously based on Sonic due to his blue hair and clothes, desire to run and his incredible "Killer Power" speed. In fact, the entire series is based on the Console Wars. Gear joins the Segua Army after the loss of his best friend Til who was killed by Ninteldo soldiers. Til being based on Tails is blond, wears yellow (with slight orange/brown tinge) yet has blue eyes and refers to Gear as his brother. His reputation in the war earned him the name "Blue Sonic".

During the credits, sparkling gold rings can be seen with Gear standing by a checkered background.

His name is also a reference to the Sega Game Gear .

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"Impractical Jokers" (14 January 2013) In the season 2 episode, "Love Expert" the Jokers, Sal, Q, Murr, and Joe are in Times Square trying to give away free tickets to a broadway play. In the explanation, a person in a Sonic The Hedgehog costume can be seen in the background chatting with onlookers in multiple shots. image needed
The Big Bang Theory - Season 7 ep. 2, "The Deception Verification" (26 September 2013) In the bottom left corner of the screen as Sheldon is buying an Aquaman statue, you can slightly see the Shadow and Rouge Jazwares figures. image needed
Teen Titans Go! - Season 1 ep. 29, "Starfire the Terrible" (16 October 2013) When Robin tries restyling his hair in one part of the Episode, one of the Hairstyles resemble Sonic's quills. Sonic Fan..
Trust Me, I'm a Gameshow Host - Season 1 ep. 5, "Patricia Canale" (19 November 2013) One of the hosts, comedian Michael Ian Black, told the contestant, Patricia, this fact: "President Bill Clinton was an inspiration for the video game character Sonic the Hedgehog". She ended up "trusting" the other host, comedian D.L. Hughley, who was actually lying about his fact about Pizza Hut being the only pizzeria allowed to deliver to the White House. She ended up losing the round as a result. image needed
Steven Universe - Season 1 ep. 16, "Steven the Sword Fighter" (April 9 2014) Steven was showing HoloPearl how to behave like Pearl by organising his toys. The set of figurines placed bear resemblance to Pikachu (with a head-antenna like that of a Moogle), Gitaroo Man, Sonic (who bares resemblence to the "Gotta Go Fast/Sanic" fan picture) and Cloud Strife. Steven Universe Sanic
Animation Domination High-Def - (July 28, 2014) As part of the Scientifically Accurate series which is part of the TV Block, the short shows Sonic as if he's more of a normal hedgehog rather than in the actual series along with others such as Blaze, Cream, Rouge, Tails, Knuckles, and Flying Frog. SA Sonic 01SA Sonic 02

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Movies

Movie title Character(s) making cameo Sonic Relation Image
Wayne's World (1992) Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) In the movie Wayne's World, near the beginning, there is an advertisement for an arcade. In the background, you can clearly see that a pre-release version of Sonic 1 is being played. You can see the "Score Time and Rings" display in the upper corner, as well as a few rings and the Marble Zone background. WaynesWorldSonicTime
Hocus Pocus (1993) Sonic In one scene, a trick-or-treater walks past the three witches wearing a Sonic Halloween costume. Hocus-pocus
Jingle All the Way (1996) Sonic Towards the end of this family Christmas film, there is a scene with a large parade of famous cartoon characters and mascots. Sonic can be seen in a few shots, marching in the parade. Jingle-all-the-way
"Adeus, Pai" (1996) Sonic At the beginning of the movie, Filipe is seen playing Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit) for the Sega Game Gear. Sonic in Adeus Pai
Hitch (2005) Sonic In one scene near the beginning of the film, there is an ice cream truck with a very clear picture of a Sonic ice cream bar on the side. Other recognizable characters include: Mario, Dora the Explorer, Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Incredible Hulk. Sonic in Hitch
Drillbit Taylor: Budget Bodyguard (2008) Knuckles In the opening scene of Drillbit Taylor, when the kids are talking, you can see a Toy Island Knuckles action figure above one of the kids' beds. KnucklesDrillbitT
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Classic Sonic sound effects This movie has hundreds of references and sound effects from different video games. Twice in the movie, when a caption for an item or character appears, the sound effect of a ring being collected plays. When Scott finally "gets it" and realizes that Roxy is Ramona's ex-girlfriend, the "Final Result" (from the 2D games when the player is graded) sound effect plays. Also, after Ramona pulls her mallet from her purse (using Hammerspace) the "Warping to the Special Stage" sound effect from Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles plays. During a close-up of Roxy's face, when she's raising her eyebrows, the same ring sound effect can be heard. And when Matthew Patel (Ramona's first evil ex) bursts into the room, the sound of a character performing a Spin Dash can be heard when the split-screen with Scott, Stephen and Kim changes to just Scott. Hammer scott pilgrim
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Wreck-It Ralph features cameo appearances by Doctor Eggman and a number of licensed video game characters. Eggman is part of a villain's support group called Bad-Anon. This is in a manner similar to Disney's 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. When the Arcade Games are going through the years, if you look very closing right before Sugar Rush pops up, you can see Sonic the Fighters. You can see gameplay and Sonic,Tails,and Knuckles. Sonic also makes a cameo in the movie when he makes a PSA, stating that if a game character dies outside of his/her own game, there's no regenerating, ever. Sonic also appears a third time, in the background of a party at the home of Fix-It Felix, Jr., as well as on two of the film's posters. There is also a picture of Sonic's head in the Tapper Bar as well as pictures of Tails and Doctor Eggman. In addition, Sonic is shown talking to a turtle with Eggman walking close by, and Sonic also gets hit by a ship that Ralph pilots, making him lose rings in the process. One of Vanellope von Schweetz' nicknames for Ralph is "Knuckles", possibly a reference to the character, as both are similar in personality. Sonic is also seen attending Felix and Calhoun's wedding, staring at the Hero's Duty soldiers aiming their guns at the window. The last time any of the characters are seen is in the credits, where Sonic is fighting Eggman in 16-bit graphics in Chemical Plant from Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Oddly enough, he is fighting the Flame Mobile from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (& Knuckles), and Sonic's sprite is used from the original Sonic the Hedgehog sprite. The scene finishes with Rings being a "fade" effect. Also, all playable characters from Sonic the Fighters are seen on the arcade cabinet of same game, which was featured in beginning of the film. Sonic games and characters make an appearance of 14 times total as seen by this video.

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Comics

Comic Title and Number Publisher Character(s)/Game(s) making cameo Comic Description Sonic Relation Image
Archie and Friends: A Halloween Tale Mini Comic (1998) Archie Comics 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 promotional giveaway starring the Archie crew and others from the same publishing company. Sabrina the Teenage Witch is picking up Sonic comics for her cat, Salem. She accidentally casts a spell which puts her in the comic, where she meets Sonic and Knuckles, who are in the middle of a battle with Dr. Robotnik. She transports herself out of there, but accidentally takes Sonic and Knuckles back to her world with her. She takes them to a costume party, where characters from other Archie comics are celebrating Halloween. Archie's friend, Jughead, wears a Robotnik costume at the party. Thinking he is the real Robotnik, Sonic and Knuckles beat up Jughead. Halloween
Sabrina the Teenage Witch no. 28 Archie Comics A popular Archie Comic about a teenage Witch growing up in a normal world. A full cross-over storyline between Sonic and Sabrina. Enchantra wants to get revenge on Sabrina, so she gazes into alternate realities and finds Sonic. Enchantra teleports Sonic to her world through a supernatural portal and takes control of him. Sonic then heads to Sabrina's house where Salem and Sabrina are. Sally and NICOLE have also arrived in their world through the portal, and all of them are about to be attacked by a possessed Sonic. After Sabrina #28, the story continues into Archie Sonic Super Special Issue 10. Sabrina 28 with Sonic
Scott Pilgrim Series Oni Press A popular comic book about a 23-year-old who must defeat his girlfriend's 7 evil exes. In Volume 1, Scott can be seen wearing a shirt with the Sonic and Knuckles logo on it. In Volume 2, in a flashback, Scott can be seen playing Sonic & Knuckles. The same flashback shows that Scott's band during high school was actually called Sonic & Knuckles. Later on in the book, Scott phones up Wallace, his gay room-mate, to ask if he knows the cheat code for Sonic 3. In Volume 3, Ramona mentions she went to The University of Carolina in the Sky, where she met and dated Roxie. The University looks similar to the Little Planet from Sonic CD as it is chained to a mountain. The splash page of Volume 4 is based off of the title screen of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, with Scott and Ramona replacing Sonic and Tails. After Scott defeats Roxie (Ramona's 4th evil ex-boyfriend), she explodes into a cascade of small woodland creatures. 04 pilgrim 2
Bittersweet Candy Bowl Volume 1 Veronica Vera A "dramedy" about five friends, going through the emotional struggles of High School. In chapter 2, after Lucy kicked Yashy off her for riding her like a horse, Mike says that they can play "Sonic Ride You", a clear mispronunciation of "Sonic Riders". On the following page, Chirpy imagines Sonic giving Mike a piggyback ride. At the start of chapter 10, Yashy tries to follow Lucy and Mike to the movies, saying "Here I come! Ruffer den duh rest offem", which are the first lines of Knuckles' theme from Sonic Adventure, Unknown from M.E.. In chapter 27, Yashy, Chirpy and Blur are playing Pokémon in real-life, with Lily pretending to be Shaymin and rocks acting as Master Balls. After being pelted with rocks, she loses her temper and spin dashes into them (with a line above her that says "lol spin dash"), but she only hits Blur. In chapter 36, David easily passes up Paulo during swim class; while Paulo asks "WHERE'D YOU COME FROM, YOU RAT!!". David responds "I'm not a rat, I'm a hedgehog!", referencing Erazor Djinn from Sonic and the Secret Rings (who always refers to Sonic as a "rat"), but quickly wonders where he got that line from. On the two pages signifying the reader is entering the "Bonus Content" section, the "Stage" next to "Bonus" is crossed out and replaced with "Content". On the same pages, Lucy is holding Amy's Piko Piko Hammer and David is jumping into a Giant Ring. image needed
Clamp School Detectives (Volume 3) Mystery DX Manga series about the adventures of the Elementary School Student Board from Clamp School in their attempt to better the lives of the female population of Clamp School by forming a detective agency. In the omake at the end of Volume 3, the authors of Clamp, personified as chibi characters, talk about their favourite consoles and games mentioning that they have a Sega Mega Drive and a Mega CD with Puyo Puyo and Sonic CD, in some of the panels many falling Puyos can be seen, Sonic appears in one panel and in another one he appears with Amy and Metal Sonic, all of them drawed in "humanized" forms. Clamp School Detectives Volume 3 omakeSonic Amy Metal Sonic by Clamp

Music

Song Title and year Musician/ Band and Album Character(s) making cameo Sonic Relation Image/media
"Wonderman" (1993) Right Said Fred
  • Sex and Travel
  • Wonderman (single)
Sonic 3 appearing multiple times, a blue blur speeds by 24 seconds into the music video, the line "Attitude and Power Sneakers", the line "If you take a nap, he'll spin attack", the lines "Speedy Gonzales" and "Z-z-zoom Sonic Boom", at times like through a pipe a first person view has someone running through the pipes (the borders look like Sonic's eyes), a sign that says Hydrocity Zone is seen, and near the end, a witness says "He's just a flippin' hedgehog okay?!" Sonic also appears on the cover. In the music video, it shows some clips from the gameplay from Sonic 3, also, the song was made as a tribute to Sonic 3 being released in England. Wonderman single
"Tripod Baby" (2005) M-Flo
  • Beat Space Nine
Shadow and scenes from his video game were featured in a music video of a remixed version of Tripod Baby by M-Flo. In it CGI scenes from Shadow the Hedgehog can be seen along with Shadow himself trying to capture the video's singers in his own ship, along with him flying through space via Chaos Control, dancing and finally trapping the three singers at the end of the video. M-flo-video
"Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny" (2005) Lemon Demon
  • Dinosaurchestra
Sonic makes a small cameo in the music video for The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny (sometimes shortened as Ultimate Showdown), in which he is in a slap fight with Mario. This a clear reference to the rivalry between Sonic and Mario. Oddly, neither Sonic's nor Mario's bodies are seen when the final winner is decided. SonicMarioSlapfight
"Abiura di me" (2008) Caparezza
  • Le dimensioni del mio caos
It is a song of the Italian rapper Caparezza that citing and refers to many video games, including Sonic ("I'm closed like a Hedgehog more than Sonic") Abiura di me
"Dr Robotnik" (2008) Intercontinental Music lab
  • Superheroes of Science
The 4th song on this album is titled "Dr Robotnik". The lyrics throughout the song revolve around Dr. Robotnik and pretty much just how pathetic he is for failing time and again because of one little Hedgehog. Super heroes of science
"You Be Tails, I'll Be Sonic" (2010) A Day To Remember
  • What Separates Me from You
The song is titled "You Be Tails, I'll Be Sonic". The lyrics, however, have no references of Sonic or Tails, only the title. A Day To Remember - What Separates Me From You -2010-
"Sonic Doesn't Need a Story" (2010)

Alex Day

  • 117% Complete

In 2010, this British indie singer-songwriter released a novelty EP of three songs expressing his discontent with the more recent installments of popular video game series (the other two being "I Hate Mario Kart Wii" and "Pokémon, What Happened to You?"). The song begins as a memoir of the singer's childhood happily spent playing Sonic the Hedgehog (1991), but quickly turns into a roast of each consecutive game and character included in SEGA canon (most notably Shadow toward the end of the song), arguing that the introduction of storyline is what killed the series for his generation. Specific lines in the song are criticisms of specific games. "Chaotix started to push my patience" is a reference to Knuckles' Chaotix, and likewise "Keep you Princesses" is Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), "Flickies took some time, but they were cute" is Sonic 3D Blast, "Don't make me play as him or tell me more about his dead grandfather" (Talking about Eggman) is Sonic Adventure 2, "Half a Werewolf" is Sonic Unleashed, "Race car driver" is Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, "Keep your Olympic Games" is Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.

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"Person of Interest" (2011)

Rebecca Black
  • TBA
  • Amy (Music video only)
In the music video of her third single, Rebecca Black dances in an arcade with a skee ball game in the background. On top of it, among other toys, is a large Amy Rose plush, which can be only seen in the behind-the-scenes video. Rebecca-black-video

"Robot Bar Fight" (2011)

Your Favorite Martian

The song is about a bar fight breaking out at a club made exclusively for robots. At one point in the song, Dr. Robotnik is seen attempting to sneak attack Bender, and is later shot by RoboCop. It is likely Ray William Johnson was unaware that Robotnik himself is not a robot, or is referencing the Robo-Robotnik of the Archie Comics.

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