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

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

Subway Surfers - Not_A_Weeaboo

Temple run

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

3 Sonic Jump

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

4 Sonic R

NO! IT HAS TAILS DOLL! - Ilovestephanie

A bland racing game that lacks originality.

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

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

5 Sonic's Schoolhouse

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

The actual version is better

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

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

Pretty boring honestly. - TheDarkOne_221b

7 Sonic Labyrinth

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

8 Team Sonic Racing

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

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

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 Sonic the Fighters

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

How dare u

13 Sonic Pinball

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

*Facepalms* JUST WHY?

14 Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

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

15 Sonic Drift 2
16 Sonic Sega All Stars Racing

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

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17 Sonic Lost World

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

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

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

20 Sonic Colors

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

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

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Top Remixes

1. Sonic Dash
2. Sonic Jump
3. Sonic Forces
1. Sonic Shuffle
2. Sonic Dash
3. Sonic Jump


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