Top 10 Most Unoriginal Sonic Games

This list is somewhat inspired by darthvadern's "Most Unoriginal Mario Games" list. With that being said, let's get started and get this over with. I'll be excluding Sonic games like Sonic 06, and Sonic Forces for this list because they offer a different and cool story.

The Top Ten

1 Sonic Shuffle Sonic Shuffle Product Image

SEGA tried to make a series that was more well selling than Mario Party. - iliekpiez

A bad Mario Party clone... that sucks at being fun or something even worth coming back to.

Because the Dreamcast failed :( It was an ok system... and this is a horrible game. - LightningStrike

2 Sonic Dash Sonic Dash Product Image

Subway Surfers

Temple Run with Sonic.

Temple run

A mobile app game, that suffers from the same clichés you'd expect and offers nothing interesting at all.

3 Sonic Jump Sonic Jump Product Image

Almost as bad as Sonic Dash... and again not very interesting or original at all.

Doodle jump with Sonic.

4 Sonic R Sonic R Product Image

A bland racing game that lacks originality.

Wait until you play the modern version on mobile.

I watched Nathaniel Bandy play this backwards and it looked just plain horrrible

I don't think it's unoriginal(Sonic Drift is more unoriginal in my eyes), but it still sucked regardless.

5 Sonic's Schoolhouse Sonic's Schoolhouse Product Image

Welcome to sonic's schoolhouse in education and learning. That's me! - LightningStrike

Aka one of the original Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning, without the jump scares and fourth wall breaks. - IceFoxPlayz

I only know of this because of Nathaniel Bandy's Baldi's Basics triggered video - darthvadern

6 Sonic Forces Sonic Forces Product Image

Not to mention this game had the Sonic movie event multiple times.

This game is basically Sonic R 2.

You mean Sonic Forces Speed Battle. The scoring system is horrible though.

It's about as original as a average mobile game... AKA not original at all.

The actual version is better

7 Sonic Labyrinth Sonic Labyrinth Product Image

It's basically just another Sonic Pinball game with a different title...

8 Team Sonic Racing Team Sonic Racing Product Image

Calling any racing sonic game a mario kart ripoff is like saying Call of Duty is a wolfenstein ripoff. - B1ueNew

It's literally a Mario Kart rip off... for Christ's sake.

Not out yet. But I will say I'm not so interested as I was SART. - Drawbox

Hey look it’s another Mario Kart rip-off! - Randomator

9 Shadow the Hedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog Product Image

Other than being edgy, it doesn't really play that different a average Sonic game... also it's not really that original to be honest.

More like shadOW THE hEDGEhog. - Drawbox

10 Sonic the Hedgehog (Gameboy Advance)

The Contenders

11 Sonic Pinball Party Sonic Pinball Party Product Image

Who the hell thought that a Sonic pinball game was a good idea?! And it's not any different from your average pinball game... but honestly Peggle is way more worth your time than this trite garbage.

12 Sonic the Fighters

A fighting game that lacks any originality at all... also who the hell is Bean?

How dare u

13 Sonic Pinball Sonic Pinball Product Image

Wait... there's a game gear version? Seriously? - LightningStrike

*Facepalms* JUST WHY?

14 Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Product Image

It feels a bit too similar to Dr. Mario for my liking...

15 Sonic Drift 2 Sonic Drift 2 Product Image
16 Sonic Sega All Stars Racing Sonic Sega All Stars Racing Product Image

For a Mario Kart ripoff its actually pretty good. - egnomac

This game looks great! - B1ueNew

Also a bad Mario Kart rip off...

Actually, Mario kind of ripped of the whole "crossover" concept in MK8. This game is actually pretty good, even if it takes inspiration from Mario. - Drawbox

17 Sonic Lost World Sonic Lost World Product Image

This happened

Oh - iliekpiez

One part Super Mario Galaxy, one part Sonic X-Treme, with world themes copied from the New Super Mario Bros games (at least games like Sonic 06 tried to have their own identity with the levels). - SuperSonic17

18 Sonic Drift Sonic Drift Product Image

This is an ACTUAL Mario clone, not even SSASR was this unoriginal. - Drawbox

I tried to add that to the list but it wouldn't let me for some reason, when I was making the original draft.

19 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II Product Image

If Episode 1 was okay, then this game is horrible. - Drawbox

20 Sonic Colors Sonic Colors Product Image

I don't like it but it's not unoriginal - iliekpiez

What's unoriginal about it?

This is a good game. - B1ueNew

21 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I Product Image

Copies gameplay from the first 2 games... and feels rather stale.

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