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Lightning the Hedgehog is the second game that Lightning the Hedgehog appears in. Other than Sonic the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog, and Miles "Tails" Prower, Lightning the Hedgehog is the only other Sonic series character that has his own game. This game is the very last complete 2D game, right before the release of Sonic 3D Blast (this game being released also in 1996), and was released on the Sega Genesis.

Lightning the Hedgehog (video game)

Early sketch of the cover-art.


Lightning is enjoying the day when suddenly Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik comes into the scene and ruins it. Eggman had created what he called "The Ultimate Badnik," and again yelled out that he was going to rule the world. Lightning follows Dr. Eggman by speeding through many treacherous zones with some of Lightning's friends, and finally stopping Dr. Eggman from taking over the planet once again.


Much like other Sonic games before this one, this is a side-scrolling 2D game. Unlike earlier Sonic games (other than Sonic and Knuckles), no other character follows behind Lightning. Lightning is not the only playable character, though; Sonic/Tails are playable, and so is Knuckles. Amy Rose tags along, but is not a playable character. This is also one of the first Sonic games where more than two characters (not including Tails following behind Sonic) are playable. Other things like checkpoints and giant rings come back again (if more than 50 rings are collected when passing a checkpoint, you can enter the bonus stage; if you have more than 60 rings at the end of a zone, you can enter the giant ring which is a special stage), like that of Sonic 3 and Sonic and Knuckles. There are 8 zones in this game, and you can save the data.
Lightning special stage

Special Stage in the game.


Sunset Hill Zone is the first stage in the game and has a tropical cliche. The stage obviously has a beautiful sunset in the background, and many tropical trees in more of the foreground. Also in the background is orange hued water (from the lightning of the sunset). But although a pretty sight, many badniks have attacked, and Lightning and his friends must stop them. There are 3 acts in this zone, and third one having a boss.

Lava Sprinkler Zone is the second stage/zone, and is a very dangerous zone. Sunset Hill Zone was a quick zone, so this one is supposed to slow down Lightning and his friends, as they must dodge and think of strategies on how to get through obstacles. Lava sprays out everywhere, so be careful! And just to make things harder... badniks have decided to intrude this stage/zone too! This must stop! There are 3 acts in this zone, and the third one having a boss.

Burning Factory Zone is the third stage/zone and is a dangerous factory that is overheating! Lightning and his friends must get out in time to escape being burnt to death! As the factory turns to fire, you must also stop Dr. Eggman's badniks as they try to defeat you again! Be careful!

Lightning in Sunset Hill Zone

Lightning in Sunset Hill Zone. Early sketch.

more stages/zones coming soon!





  • Dr. Eggman (not playable)
  • The Ultimate Badnik (not playable)
  • All the other badniks (obviously not playable)
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