Sonic the Hedgehog The Screen Saver is a 1997 program by Sega for the PC featuring Sonic artwork, music, and icons for customizing the user's Windows environment. The program is bundled into North American and European copies of Sonic & Knuckles Collection, though it was sold as a stand-alone product in Japan and in the U.S.
The screen saver features original Sonic, Tails and Knuckles sprites that animate between Sonic pictures. If the user chooses, they can play music from Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic & Knuckles and the Japanese version of Sonic the Hedgehog CD (although the last only features music from the present and past versions of each level).
A large portion of the pictures in from this Screen Saver were included in the artwork for Sonic Jam and all of them were included in the Museum of Sonic Gems Collection. The images not included in Sonic Jam were the ones taken from box artwork and character artwork from previous Sonic games.