Sonic the Hedgehog Level Pack (also referred to as 71244 Sonic the Hedgehog Level Pack or 71244 Level Pack) is a Sonic the Hedgehog themed level pack for Lego Dimensions which was released on 18 November 2016.
The product includes three Lego toys set on pedestals which allows compatibility with the game Lego Dimensions. When the figures are placed on the Toy Pad, the game will receive data from the toys and unlock content based on the toys in the game.
- A Lego minifigure version of Sonic the Hedgehog. While his body is shaped as a default minifigure, his head is more closely based after himself. As a playable character, in the game Sonic is able to perform such moves as Spin Jump (default jumping), Spin Dash, Stomp, Homing Attack, Spinning Needle Attack, and a few other moves as well. After collecting enough Studs, he can transform into Super Sonic for a short amount of time. He can refill his Super meter by collecting more Studs.
In Lego Dimensions
When the Sonic the Hedgehog figure is used in the game, it unlocks a playable version of the figure in the game along with Sonic the Hedgehog World, a Lego Adventure World based after various locations from Sonic games and a level that features seperate levels, and a Battle Arena based on Carnival Night Zone. The world and level have Lego versions of Badniks that not only harm the player but also makes them lose collected studs/rings in the same manner as the Sonic games.
he story starts with Sonic in Green Hill Zone, destroying many of Dr. Eggman's robots in the process. He eventually reaches a Goal Post with a Special Stage ring through it. He goes on through the ring and goes through a Sonic the Hedgehog 2 styled Special Stage. After collecting the Chaos Emerald, he heads back to Tails' Workshop in hopes of getting there before Dr. Eggman. Unfortunately, the doctor was able to reach the workshop before him, tying up Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Amy Rose, Shadow the Hedgehog, and Big the Cat, in an attempt to make Sonic give up the last Chaos Emerald, which would give him possession of all seven Emeralds. He also reveals his new Keystone Device, which allows him to access any dimension and summon anything he wants to in order to take over the universe. This ambush plan fails however, as Sonic distracts him long enough (by complimenting his mustache), which gives him time to rescue Tails and the others, aside from Amy, who seems to have gone missing. Eggman's Keystone Device starts to malfunction for unknown reasons, automatically activating multiple portals to other dimensions, which suck up Knuckles, Shadow, and Big. Sonic tells Tails to come up with a plan while he goes through one of the portals to rescue his friends and find Eggman.
When he comes out of the portal, Sonic ends up in Emerald Coast, and before he can recall where he is, a killer whale starts to chase him. He manages to outrun it, and finds the instructions to build his car, the Sonic Speedster. He uses it to jump on ramps he builds to get from island to island, until he finally reaches Eggman at the end of the coast. He manages to stop the doctor with his new vehicle, but Eggman escapes into another portal. Sonic jumps through it and enters another Special Stage. He obtains another Chaos Emerald, and meets up with Eggman in what appears to be the Death Egg.
Eggman reminds Sonic that he can summon any enemy he wants to, including his past Metal counterparts. He summons Robo Sonic, Mecha Sonic, and the finally Robo Sonic. Sonic manages to defeat all three, much to Eggman's dismay, but the victory is short lived, as the Keystone Device malfunctions once again, creating more portals to other dimensions. Eggman escapes, and Sonic soon follows, however one more portal opens once Sonic leaves, revealing a familiar water monster has come to the Death Egg.
Sonic goes through another Special Stage and obtains the third Emerald, then reaches his new destination: Metropolis Zone. After going through the base to find Eggman, he manages to get in communications with Tails, who helps Sonic destroy some security robots, and sends over the parts and instructions for building the Tornado. After building it, Sonic and Tails use it to shoot down Eggman, who is flying above Metropolis looking out for the hedgehog. He manages to escape before any real damage to his Egg Mobile is done, and goes through another portal. Sonic follows through, goes into another Special Stage, collects the fourth Emerald, and heads on into Marble Zone. He meets up with Omochao, much to his distaste, and goes through solving the puzzles in Marble to find a way out. While Omochao tries to help out, he eventually gets lost somewhere, then catches up with Sonic before he finds Eggman again. They duke it out once more, Eggman escapes, Sonic follows, he enters another Special Stage, and retrieves the fifth Emerald.
While in the dimensional rift, Sonic catches up the Eggman and tears off the Keystone Device from his Egg Mobile. He uses it to send Eggman into another dimension, and to create some terrain from Green Hill for him and Omochao land on, as well as finally teleport Knuckles, Shadow, and Big back. Sonic lets everyone know he obtained the device, and Knuckles suggests that Sonic would be best to sort out the mess Eggman has done, before tossing Shadow's gun into the dimensional rift. Sonic reminds him however that there are still two Chaos Emeralds somewhere. Big then remembers that he saw one at what he describes to be the Labyrinth Zone. Shocked about the idea of going back there, he reluctantly agrees to go and obtain the sixth Emerald.
He goes through the Labyrinth and manages to find another Special Stage ring, he enters it and collects the sixth Emerald. He meets up with his friends, and lets them know he got the Emerald. Tails then shows up in the Tornado 2 letting them know Eggman rebuilt the Death Egg. Sonic goes along with Tails to go and finally finish off the doctor. Once Sonic arrives on the Death Egg, Eggman appears in his Death Egg Robot, containing the last emerald inside. Sonic is easily able to beat the robot, but Eggman quickly retreats after what Sonic thought to be fear. But as Eggman points out, Chaos, who was teleported here earlier from the Mecha Sonic fight, has come to try and cause trouble once more. Chaos takes the Keystone Device that Tails was keeping safe from Eggman and gains the Elemental Powers it holds from the main game's story. Eggman appears on an intercom telling Sonic to destroy Chaos, but when asked to give Sonic the Emerald to turn into Super Sonic, he refuses. Sonic does not manage to do much damage to Chaos, until Amy finally shows up to smack Eggman aside with her Piko Piko Hammer, take the final Emerald, and give it to Sonic. Sonic then goes into his Super form, easily defeating Chaos and then teleporting him into another dimension. With the damages done to the Death Egg because of Sonic's fight with Chaos, it starts to fall apart, and Amy unfortunately starts to fall off as well. Super Sonic manages to create a portal for Amy to go back home before she falls to her doom, leaving Eggman behind to plan his revenge once again. Sonic thanks Tails for his help, and they go through the portal.
The adventure world is a floating island (similar to most Adventure Worlds in the game) that features many locations from the Sonic series. Throughout the Zones, there are races, quests from characters and rebuildable objects. A Star Post also appears that once punched, open a portal to the special stage, similar to Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The locations featured include:
- Aquatic Ruin Zone (from Sonic the Hedgehog 2)
- Carnival Night Zone (also Battle Arena) (from Sonic the Hedgehog 3)
- Chemical Plant Zone (from Sonic the Hedgehog 2)
- Death Egg Zone
- Emerald Altar (from Sonic Adventure)
- Green Hill Zone (from Sonic the Hedgehog)
- Ice Cap Zone (from Sonic the Hedgehog 2)
- Lava Reef Zone (from Sonic & Knuckles)
- Sandopolis Zone (from Sonic & Knuckles)
- A Floral Dilemma (given by Shadow the Hedgehog)
- Big's Big Fishing Adventure 4 (given by Big the Cat)
- Eggman's Master Plan (given by Dr. Eggman)
- LEGO Dimensions & Knuckles (given by Knuckles the Echidna)
- Rose to the Rescue (given by Amy Rose)
- Tale of Tails (given by Miles "Tails" Prower)
Within the Adventure World are six renovations the player can make. In exchange for Studs, the player can create attractions to make the world look nicer, or unlock new missions for even more Gold Bricks.
- Restore the Big and Froggy Turrets
- Unlock the jukebox
- Restore Tails' Workshop
- Restore the Eggmobile ride
- Restore the Chao Balloon
- Restore the Snowboard Hut
Within every Adventure World is a robot that carry a Red Brick around. If the player catches this robot and collect its Red Brick, they can unlock one of the keys to getting a Red Brick cheat. This cheat can be unlocked by paying a certain amounts of Studs. If the player collects the one in the Sonic the Hedgehog Adventure World, they will be able to have access the following cheat:
- Ring-A-Ding-Ding! (100,000 Studs) - Turns all Studs into Rings
Sonic Dimensions (Level)
The level is titled Sonic Dimensions. It features Sonic going through several locations from the series' history in order to obtain the Chaos Emeralds. At one point, the Breakfast Kingdom from Adventure Time appears as a hidden area.
- Green Hill Zone (from Sonic the Hedgehog)
- Emerald Coast (from Sonic Adventure)
- Metropolis Zone (from Sonic the Hedgehog 2)
- Marble Zone (from Sonic the Hedgehog)
- Labyrinth Zone (from Sonic the Hedgehog)
- Breakfast Kingdom (from Adventure Time)
- Death Egg Zone (from Sonic the Hedgehog 2)
Mentions and references
- The first Sonic cutscene for the game is based on the title screen for the first game, but with Sonic waving a ring rather than his finger due to not having one.
- When Sonic interacts with Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time, he will say "Lumpy Space Princess, huh? Last time I met a princess, I...we...you know, I don't quite remember, never mind!" This likely references the notable negative reception that the game Sonic the Hedgehog received after the infamous scene where Princess Elise kisses Sonic.
- When Sonic interacts with Marceline the Vampire Queen from Adventure Time, Sonic will say "Hey. Vampire Lady. Did I hear that you turn into a wolf sometimes? I sure know that feeling". This is a reference to Sonic Unleashed where Sonic transforms into a werehog after night falls.
- When Sonic interacts with Bart Simpson from The Simpsons, Sonic will tell him if he sees a gold brick, that he should "just take it! Take it, take it, take it, take it! Take it!". This is a reference to a cameo of Sonic that appeared in the episode "Marge Be Not Proud" from The Simpsons.
- One of Sonic's lines when entering the game is "Oh yeah! This is happening... That sounded better in my head." This is a reference to Sonic Adventure as the first line Sonic said in it was "Oh yeah! This is happening!"
- When Sonic enters the game, he will say "Gotta go fast!" That quote is the name of the Sonic X English theme song, "Gotta Go Fast."
- Sonic also uses a variation of this phrase: "Gotta build fast!", during the Metropolis level.
- E.T. the Extra Terrestrial and Bubbles will also use this line when entering the Sonic Speedster in which E.T would say "Got... to... go... fast." and Bubbles would say "Gotta go fast!".
- When Sonic enters a boss fight, he will occasionally say "It's not over yet. Let's show 'em what we're made of!" This is the same quote said by Super Sonic during the boss fight with Metal Overlord in Sonic Heroes.
- When Sonic encounters an object he cannot interact with, he will occasionally say "Shoot! Not my day." This is the same quote said by Sonic when he gets an E Rank in Sonic Heroes
- Sonic will sometimes say "I can really feel the sunshine. It's brightening up my day!" while running around the Sonic the Hedgehog Adventure World. This is a reference to the song "Can You Feel the Sunshine" from Sonic R.
- When Sonic interacts with Peter Venkman he will say "Hey, a Ghostbuster! I saw this creepy doll that kinda looks like my friend Tails. Think you could take a look?" This is an reference to Tails Doll, a character that appeared in Sonic R and how numerous fan-made ghost stories and "creepypastas" have been made about it.
- When there are two Sonic figures on the toy pad, Sonic will occasionally say "I've found you, Faker!" This is the same line Sonic said in Sonic Adventure 2 when he meets Shadow the Hedgehog for the second time.
- When there are two Sonic figures on the toy pad, Sonic will occasionally say "I'll make you eat those words!" This is the same line Sonic said in Sonic Adventure 2 when he meets Shadow the Hedgehog for the second time.
- When there are two Sonic figures on the toy pad, Sonic will occasionally say "I'll make you eat those words!" This is the same line Sonic said in Sonic Heroes when he meets Shadow the Hedgehog for the first time in the game.
- When Sonic encounters an object he cannot interact with, he will occasionally say "Another puzzle? This isn't gonna be like that bouncing barrel from Carnival Night Zone, is it?" This is a reference to the infamous "Barrel of Doom" (a term given by the fanbase) from the Carnival Night Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 3.
- In the Marble Zone, the infamous "Barrel of Doom" appears. Omochao even refers to it by the name given to it by the fans and references the players' frustrations with it.
- When Sonic is removed from the toy pad, he will occasionally say "I'm outta here!". This is a reference to Sonic the Hedgehog CD, as if the player left Sonic waiting for too long, Sonic would exclaim "I'm outta here!" and jump off the stage.
- When Sonic interacts with Green Arrow, the latter will say "Sonic, you ever thought about changing the name from "Green Hill Zone" to...wait for it..."Green ARROW Zone"? Huh? Huh? Or how about "Emerald ARCHER Zone"? Huh? Better? How about this: "Mystic ARROW Cave"? Heh heh...I have, like, twelve more of these." These are references to the Green Hill Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog (1991), and Emerald Hill Zone and Mystic Cave Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
- When Hermione Granger hops into the Tornado, she will say "This is wonderful! I'm floating around at the speed of sound! Who needs broomsticks, anyway?" This is a reference to the opening lyrics to "Escape from the City".
- When approaching Dr. Eggman in the Sonic the Hedgehog Adventure World, he will say "Hohoho, YOSH! This time I'm sure to catch that heinous hedgehog!". The world "Yosh" is a reference to Dr. Eggman's repeating line in Sonic Adventure 2 when he pets with a Chao.
- Dr. Eggman repeatedly says "Get a load of this!" in some of his dialogue. This is a reference to the Egg Walker boss battle in Sonic Adventure, in which the line is repeated excessively.
- When riding the Egg Mobile in the Death Egg Zone in the Sonic the Hedgehog Adventure World, Dr. Eggman will occasionally say "You know what they say, the more the merrier!". This is a reference to a repeating line during the Egg Breaker boss battle in Shadow the Hedgehog.
- When riding the Egg Mobile in the Death Egg Zone in the Sonic the Hedgehog Adventure World, Dr. Eggman will occasionally say "It's no use! Give up!". This is a reference to a repeating line during the Egg Walker boss battle in Sonic Adventure.
- When riding the Egg Mobile in the Death Egg Zone in the Sonic the Hedgehog Adventure World, Dr. Eggman will occasionally say "Yosh". The world "Yosh" is a reference to Dr. Eggman's repeating line in Sonic Adventure 2 when he pets with a Chao.
- During the "Eggman's Master Plan" quest, Eggman will say "I see you've found a chili dog! Hmmm, this one appears to contain some really mean beans... Oh, fun fact: I used to have a machine that made those! It was a rather, uh...niche market." This is a reference to the video game Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.
- During the "Eggman's Master Plan" quest, Eggman will say "No way! I can't believe this! Orbot just unfriended me on Eggbook. He's not going to get away with this! What? You found a chili dog? Yes, yes, good job...now, how do I send a thumbs down on this thing?" The line "No way! I can't believe this!" and "He's not going to get away with this!" are the same ones used by Dr. Eggman during the Egg Walker boss fight in Sonic Adventure.
- Whilst fighting the Death Egg Robot in the level pack, Sonic mentions it's "the fourth time [Eggman's] used it". This is a reference to the Death Egg Robot boss battles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, and Sonic Generations.
- After completing the "A Floral Dilemma" quest, Shadow will say "It all starts with this... An arrangement containing the ultimate flowers!" This is a reference to his line in Sonic Adventure 2: "It all starts with this... A jewel containing the ultimate power!"
- Knuckles' quest itself is called "Lego Dimensions & Knuckles". This is a reference to the famous "& Knuckles" meme within the fanbase, spawning from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles.
- During the "Lego Dimensions & Knuckles" quest, Knuckles' raps songs that are played in his stages from Sonic Adventure 2, namely "Kick the Rock!" (Wild Canyon), "A Ghost's Pumpkin Soup" (Pumpkin Hill), "Dive into the Mellow" (Aquatic Mine), "Deeper" (Death Chamber), and "Space Trip Steps" (Meteor Herd), as well as his theme song, "Unknown from M.E.".
- This is supposed to reference the fact that the raps are actually Knuckles telling his story through the stages.
- During the "Lego Dimensions & Knuckles" quest, Knuckles may mention that he might need a bandage if he gets hit by one of the Badniks. This is most likely a reference to the highly divisive sports tape-heavy character designs in Sonic Boom.
- When Sonic encounters an object he can interact with, he will occasionally say "All right! Bring it on!" This is one of Sonic's lines from when starting a race in Sonic Riders.
- During a cutscene, a Sega Genesis can been seen falling out of a wormhole.
- Upon entering the Vortex for the first time, Sonic says “Whoah! Where am I? A Special Stage? Where are the rings? There's usually Rings!” This is a reference as to how the Special Stages in the Sonic games usually have rings to collect.
- At one point in the game, Shadow bears a gun and Knuckles quickly throws it away. This is a likely reference to some of the backlash that the video game Shadow the Hedgehog received regarding Shadow's use of firearms.
- When the player completes Big the Cat's mission, he may remark that he's receiving a call from somebody named "Sanic", a reference to how Sonic's name is frequently (and usually intentionally) misspelled by some fans and as a meme.
- In one of the levels, Eggman almost calls himself "Dr. Robotnik", but stops himself and calls himself Eggman. This is a reference to the inconsistency of Eggman's name early on in the series, with "Eggman" being his native name in Japan and "Robotnik" being his name in Western territories. This still remains a subject of dispute in the fanbase.
- During one of the boss battles, Eggman calls Sonic "Needlemouse," which is a reference to Sonic's original name "Mr. Needlemouse".
- In the second cutscene, Dr. Eggman can be seen juggling the Chaos Emeralds similarly to how he does for the bad ending screen of the original Sonic the Hedgehog.
- Dr. Eggman mentioned that he and Sonic have been arch-enemies for 25 years. This was a reference that it was the Sonic series' 25th anniversary upon the release of this pack.
- The boat Sonic uses the pieces of to build the Sonic Speedster resembles the Speed Star's boat form in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.
- During the first boss fight against Dr. Eggman, Sonic will claim his mustache is fake, referencing an unused line from Omochao in Sonic Adventure 2.
- Sonic calls Eggman "Baldy McNosehair" like in Sonic Colors and Sonic Lost World.
- In the cutscene when Big mentions the details of Labyrinth Zone, Sonic briefly flashes back to a 16-bit version of himself drowning, a reference to how many players found the level difficult to complete without drowning.
- When teamed up with Cragger from Legends of Chima (who is crocodile), Sonic will momentarily mistake him for Vector.
- Whilst fighting Chaos, Sonic will exclaim "I'm taking you down like it's 1999." This is a reference to the American and European release dates of Sonic Adventure and Chaos's introduction into the series.
- Big's mission is titled "Big's Big Fishing Adventure 4". This is a reference to the commissioned fan game Big's Big Fishing Adventure 3 considering this quest as a "sequel".
- Tails' Lab is modeled after its design in Sonic the Fighters.
- The Tornado's appearance is based on its appearance in Sonic Adventure. Upgrading it allows its design to be replaced with the design for the Tornado Racer, the Tornado 2 and the Tornado from the Genesis games. The Tornado 2 design also appears in the level and Tails' Lab.
- The Sonic Speedster has three recolors based on Metal Sonic, Shadow the Hedgehog, and Super Sonic.
- The robot teleporters (referred to as "robot generators") from Sonic the Hedgehog CD make an appearance during Tails' quest. Tails even mentions how it was used by Eggman to spread Badniks. Additionally, destroying such machines causes a Little Planet flower to blossom.
- When interacting with Amy in the Adventure World and during the "Rose to the Rescue" quest, Amy will mention some of her past adventures. These include Metal Sonic's kidnapping of her in Sonic the Hedgehog CD, her quest to reunite a birdie with its family in Sonic Adventure, how she broke Sonic out of Prison Island in Sonic Adventure 2, and her infiltration of the Egg Fleet to save Froggy and Chocola in Sonic Heroes.
- During his quest, Tails mentions Roboticization (spelled as "roboticisation") in conjunction with the robot generators. The context in which it is used however, is slightly wrong: Roboticization is the process where organic beings are turned into machines, and the animals in LEGO Dimensions are just used as organic batteries for the robots rather than being converted into robots.
- During the quest "A Floral Dilemma", Shadow mentions that Maria wanted him to "bring hope to humanity". In Sonic Battle, these were the exact same words Maria was said to have said before she died.
- During the quest "A Floral Dilemma", Shadow will say "Hmm. Perfect!" This is the same quote said by Shadow when he gets an A Rank in Shadow the Hedgehog.
- During the "Big's Big Fishing Adventure 4" quest, Big says that whenever Froggy goes missing he always gets in trouble. This is a reference to how Froggy ran away from him in multiple times in Sonic Adventure and how Metal Sonic kidnapped him in Sonic Heroes.
- When riding the Sonic Speedster, Supergirl will quip that the song "Super Sonic Racing" should be changed to "Super Girl Racing".
- If a character who normally dies in water (e.g. the Wicked Witch of the West or Gizmo) is active during the Labyrinth Zone level, they'll receive an Aqua Shield whenever they enter the water.
- Throughout the Marble Zone level, Omochao will appear and keep telling Sonic what he would need to do in order to progress, despite it being obvious. This is a reference as to how players would find it annoying in games as to how Omochao will provide information despite it being blatantly obvious.
- Due to legal rights, no music from the Sega Genesis Sonic titles appear in this game (with one exception). Instead, music from the two Sonic Adventure titles and the two episodes of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 are used. Also, all of the music are playable in the jukebox in any Adventure World.
- The Drowning music from the original game plays during a cutscene and when remaining underwater for too long in the Level. It cannot be played in the jukebox.
- The Act 1 theme for Lost Labyrinth Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I plays in Labyrinth Zone instead of the actual theme.
- The theme of the Special Stage in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II is used in the Adventure World version of the Special Stage.
- "Azure Blue World ...for Emerald Coast": The theme of Emerald Coast.
- "Fight for My Own Way ...Boss: Event": The rival battle theme from Sonic Adventure. Plays when enemy waves appear in Sonic the Hedgehog World.
- "Theme of Dr. EGGMAN": Dr. Eggman's theme from Sonic Adventure. Plays in cutscenes, the first boss battle against the Eggmoblie, Sonic's metal copies, and the Eggman Parade Float in the Ghostbusters level.
- "ZERO the Chase Master ...Boss: Eggman Robot ZERO": The theme of ZERO. Plays during the second battle against the Egg Mobile.
- "Egg Mobile ...Boss: Egg Hornet": The theme of the Egg Hornet. Plays during the last Egg Mobile boss fight, the Death Egg Robot fight and cutscenes.
- "Boss: CHAOS ver.0, 2, 4": The theme of Chaos. Plays during the first part of the Chaos boss fight.
- "Be Cool, Be Wild, and Be Groovy ...for Ice Cap": The theme of the third area in Ice Cap from Sonic Adventure. Plays during the Snowboard race in the Adventure World.
- "Open Your Heart ...Main Theme of SONIC ADVENTURE" - instrumental: Plays during the second part of the Chaos boss fight and on the level results screen.
- "It Doesn't Matter ...Theme of SONIC" - instrumental: The Sonic Speedster's "Speaker" upgrade allows it to play this song on command, forcing nearby enemies and allies to dance (first version).
- "Believe In Myself ...Theme of TAILS" - instrumental: Plays when talking to Tails in the Adventure World, when building the Tornado, and when entering an air race in the Sonic world (first version).
- "Unknown from M.E. ...Theme of KNUCKLES" - instrumental: Plays when talking to Knuckles in the Adventure World (first version).
- "My Sweet Passion ...Theme of AMY" - instrumental: Plays when talking to Amy in the Adventure World.
- "Lazy Days (Livin' in Paradise) ...Theme of BIG" - instrumental: Plays when talking to Big in the Adventure World and when playing a special minigame in Carnival Night Zone.
- "Event: Let's Make It!": The music for the first cutscene of the Hero story of Sonic Adventure 2. Plays during underwater races in the Sonic Adventure World.
- "Chasing Drive ...for Route 101 & 280": Plays during land races in the Sonic Adventure World.
- "Unstable World ...for Crazy Gadget": The theme of Crazy Gadget. Plays in the Death Egg sub-area in the Adventure World.
- "Throw It All Away ...Theme of SHADOW" - instrumental: Plays when talking to Shadow in the Adventure World.
- "E.G.G.M.A.N. ...Theme of Dr. EGGMAN" - instrumental: Plays when talking to Dr. Eggman in the Adventure World.
- The slogan of the Level Pack is a reference to one of Sonic's victory quotes he used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
- When Sonic rides K.I.T.T., the car will state that Shadow tried to buy him and that K.I.T.T. must be his type of vehicle. This is likely a reference to the cars Shadow rides in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed, which bear a slight resemblance to K.I.T.T..
- One of Sonic's idle animations features him taking a nap and dreaming about his 16-bit Genesis form.
- If Doctor Who is there, Sonic will say "Hey, you're THE Doctor, right? I heard you named a screwdriver after me! How cool is that?!" This is a reference to the Sonic Screwdriver the Doctor uses in his franchise.
- When speaking to Gollum, Sonic will say "So, you're into collecting rings too, huh? Yeah, they're pretty precious." This is a reference to Gollum's obsession with the One Ring in the Lord of the Rings franchise and how he kept referring to it as his "precious."
The level pack got positive reviews from critics. Chris Carter from Destructoid praised how Sonic is well migrated with the game's engine, being as fast as in a Genesis game with elements of Sonic Adventure in the 2D old school legacy, although he criticized the strain on framerate on the Xbox One version, and the soundtrack being of replications rather than like in the original games. Similarly, Doctor MK from Sonic Stadium remarked the framerate drops on the Wii U version and the repetition of story progression and missions in addition to that, but also admired the "incredible attention to details".
The UK site Metro gave the level pack 8 of 10, commending the sense of speed that is put into the game, and the hub world of it being "a thing of beauty".
- LEGO Dimensions have Studs as the game's form of currency. The studs are replaced with rings similar to those used in the Lord of the Rings sets. They even sound like rings when Sonic collects them.
- Getting hit by Badniks will make you lose studs, similar to being defeated if the health gauge is empty, and these lost studs will have the same gameplay logic from studs found from breaking scenery objects in Adventure Worlds making it possible to recollect them before they vanish.
- The enemy LEGO Buzz Bombers come in two colors, purple and yellow. This is because they are based on the Buzz Bombers from Sonic Generations which come in these colors.
- The yellow Buzz Bombers are based after the Buzzers, the successor Badniks to the Buzz Bombers.
- Sonic appears in the 2016 Ghostbusters Adventure World as a parade balloon. Likewise, a ghost parade balloon version of Dr. Eggman is a boss in the Story Pack alongside ghost versions of Buzz Bombers and Moto Bugs as minor enemies.
- Although non-canon, this is the first time that Mecha Sonic and the Super Emeralds have appeared in a game in years (not counting remakes).
- In-game, due to Sonic's inability to swim, he wears a life jacket and swims using the backstroke. However, Super Sonic wears shades and does not wear a life jacket, making the water hot.
- This is his second time as a toy that can be used in games, the first time being an amiibo made for the Super Smash Bros. series.
- Another idle animation has Sonic looking at his wrist, and stamping his foot. This is a reference to the original idle animations in the original 1991 game.
- Sonic currently has the least abilities of any year 2 level pack character.
- Sonic is one of the only playable characters that's fast enough to run on water so far.
- When Knuckles prepares to throw away Shadow's gun, he removes one of his gloves, revealing a smaller glove.
- Two robots that look like a Guard Robo and E-104 Epsilon appear as generic robots that Sonic must disable in Metropolis Zone.
- A breakable statue of Aquaman appears in Labyrinth Zone.
- In a promotional LEGO Dimensions advertisement, entitled "Meet That Hero", Sonic introduces the viewer to Michael Knight and K.I.T.T. of the Knight Rider franchise.
- Textures related to Espio the Chameleon and Charmy Bee were found in the game's files, but neither character has appeared anywhere in-game as of the release of the final wave of Year 2 content in September 2017.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 LEGO Dimensions on Twitter. Twitter (16 October 2016). Retrieved on 16 October 2016. “Okay, let's get this party started. Save the date: November 18th, 2016.
- ↑ Gene Fujimori on Twitter. Twitter (17 November 2016). Retrieved on 17 November 2016. “Gene Fujimori: none of us, I'm afraid. Someone on the Lego team is evidently a fan”
- ↑ Carter, Chris (3 December 2016). LEGO Dimensions' Sonic pack is better than some recent Sonic games. Destructoid.com. Retrieved on 8 December 2016.
- ↑ TSS Review: LEGO Dimensions Sonic the Hedgehog Level Pack. sonicstadium.org (22 November 2016). Retrieved on 8 December 2016.
- ↑ Lego Dimensions Sonic The Hedgehog Level Pack review – plus Fantastic Beasts, Adventure Time, and more. http://metro.co.uk+(1 December 2016). Retrieved on 8 December 2016.