The (Simplified) Sonic The Hedgehog Timeline | The Leaderboard

13 sep 2019
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Sonic The Hedgehog is a gaming icon, with so many hit games and even a Sonic movie on the way there is no slowing down for this blue hedgehog. So join The Leaderboard as we run through all it in The complete Sonic timeline.
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Sonic The Hedgehog is one of gamings biggest icon and has a legacy of amazing games from the original Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic Adventures 1 and Sonic Adventure 2, plus so many more. Sonic is even speeding his way on to the big screen in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. So join The Leaderboard as we bring you the complete Sonic timeline. We will explore Sonic the Hedgehog 1 through 3, both Sonic Adventure games, Sonic Heros, Sonic 06, Sonic Generations, and Sonic forces.
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  • For those of you wondering where certain game are, we explain it at 25:43! If you wanna see a deeper dive into the Sonic Timeline, we can definitely piece together an absolutely complete version, including all of Sonic Team's games! Let us know in the comments below. Also, what do you guys prefer 2D or 3D Sonic?

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    • Mania is cannon

      Matthew123coolgamer NinjaGuyAwesomeMatthew123coolgamer NinjaGuyAwesome17 dagar sedan
    • Sonic cd is cannon it was referenced in adventure and some more sonic games

      Julian JonesJulian Jones29 dagar sedan
    • This video needs to be redone IMO.

      Kizashi WellnessKizashi WellnessMånad sedan
    • You forgot knuckles chaotix and Sonic CD

      Stratus 944Stratus 944Månad sedan
    • Add plays when me press

      Russell’s Planet LEGORussell’s Planet LEGOMånad sedan

    Brian JohnBrian John2 dagar sedan
  • all i need to say is, YOU FORGOT SONIC CD

    Brian JohnBrian John2 dagar sedan
  • After 3&K CD,4 and R happen. After Adventure 2, Advance 1+2 happen. After Heroes Battle and Advance 3 happen. After Shadow, Rush 1 and 2 happen. After '06, Rivals 1+2 and Sonic+the secret rings happens. Colors DS is also canon and happens at the same time as the Wii version, which only covers Sonic and Tails. Generations happen for Modern after colors and for Classic after R, but both Classic and Modern experienced everything that took place from R and back. After Generations Lost World happens for Modern and Mania (Mania Mode) happens for Classic. They meet again in Forces and after they part ways Team Sonic Racing happens for Modern and Mania's Encore Mode happens for Classic.

    Adri345Adri3453 dagar sedan
  • Wait wasn't there something about rings and Sonic having a sword some time after the werehog thing?

    Wesley BrownWesley Brown4 dagar sedan
  • My Classic Sonic Timeline SegaSonic the Hedgehog Sonic 1 8-Bit Sonic 1 16-Bit Tails Adventure Sonic 2 8-Bit Sonic 2 16-Bit Sonic 3 & Knuckles Sonic the Hedgehog OVA Sonic CD Sonic Chaos Sonic Triple Trouble Sonic Spinball Knuckles Chaotix Sonic Labyrinth Sonic Blast Sonic 3D Blast Sonic Generations Sonic Mania Sonic Forces

    VV5 dagar sedan
  • Classic Eggman is Robotnik

    EVAN PEREZEVAN PEREZ5 dagar sedan
  • Yo Sonic's so legendary that he can change eye color in between two timelines.

    BLAM!BLAM!5 dagar sedan
  • Hi

    Sasha DiazSasha Diaz6 dagar sedan
  • Sooooo apparently sonic rush didn’t happen😔😔

    NothingNess X5NothingNess X57 dagar sedan
  • I'm pretty sure that Sonic CD is after Sonic 1 but before Sonic 2 due to Tails not appearing and the spin dash is different. During Sonic CD, Sonic must have experimented with the spin dash thus the completely different spin dash. Sonic Mania takes place after Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Sonic Generations takes place after Sonic CD but before Sonic 2. He probably meets Tails in Generations. Classic Sonic's attempt at the Homing Attack is probably the insta-shield in Sonic 3 & Knuckles. A bit of a stretch here but a few months after Generations, Classic Eggman and Modern Eggman escapes the limbo. Classic Eggman goes to Sonic 2 while Modern Eggman goes to Sonic: Lost World. Classic Sonic forgets about the insta-shield but remembers it and uses it during Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

    BLAM!BLAM!8 dagar sedan
  • 99.9%?

    David BuckDavid Buck8 dagar sedan
  • 17:35 why sonic should never keep the emralds

    Francisque EdmondFrancisque Edmond9 dagar sedan
  • He grew up

    Asher WilliamsAsher Williams9 dagar sedan
  • FBI

    Tail GamerTail Gamer9 dagar sedan
  • After the events of Sonic CD, its obvious that Sonic Generations happens, after that, some Sonic spinoffs happens like Sonic 3D Blast, Knuckles Chaotix, and then Sonic Mania happens, and in the ending, Sonic Forces happens and when Classic Sonic is back to his timeline, Sonic Mania Plus happens

    Lanie VerderLanie Verder9 dagar sedan
  • At 2:42 His name is Silver Sonic, not Mecha Sonic who is from S3&K. Also, at 9:26 Gerald was not killed in the ARK he was Put on execution in Prison Island.

    Volt 9Volt 910 dagar sedan
  • Since win scratcher and grounder wasn’t this video

    EVAN PEREZEVAN PEREZ11 dagar sedan
  • It means grandpa’s name Is evil what’s that zero I meant the dad is evil and grandpa

    EVAN PEREZEVAN PEREZ11 dagar sedan
  • Excuse me Chaos is made out of water

    EVAN PEREZEVAN PEREZ11 dagar sedan
  • I love how you're trying to not lose it.

    DynoSkrimisherDynoSkrimisher11 dagar sedan
  • Main sonic timeline: Sonic the hedgehog Sonic CD Sonic the hedgehog 2 Sonic 3 and knuckles (super form endings) Sonic 3 and knuckles (way knuckles) Knuckles chaotix Sonic adventure Sonic adventure 2 Sonic heroes Shadow the hedgehog Sonic 2006 Sonic and the secret rings Sonic and the black Knight Sonic unleashed Sonic colors Sonic generations(modern sonic) Sonic lost world New timeline: Sonic CD Sonic generations(classic sonic) Segasonic the hedgehog Sonic the hedgehog 4 episode 1 Sonic the hedgehog 4 episode metal Sonic the hedgehog 4 episode 2 Sonic mania Sonic forces(separate universe, not canon) Sonic mania adventurers

    иван мальцевиван мальцев13 dagar sedan
  • I thought the Sonic 2 robot was called "Silver Sonic".

    Everyone Hates JerryEveryone Hates Jerry18 dagar sedan
  • Ikr where's sonic CD

    Joseph DiazJoseph Diaz18 dagar sedan
  • What about Sonic CD for the classic timeline

    Holden WalkerHolden Walker20 dagar sedan
  • Actually, before forces there is sonic mania.

    ErRoRr DeLeTeErRoRr DeLeTe21 dag sedan
  • 15:35 HAHA HA, ONE!

    dedekingdedeking25 dagar sedan
  • 10:58 Acapella Zelda theme

    Hero of the MinishHero of the Minish27 dagar sedan
  • Your name is Mario when you're talking about Sonic

    Greyson Edwards-JamesGreyson Edwards-James28 dagar sedan
  • sonic cd... never mind

    J4yTheNinj4J4yTheNinj428 dagar sedan
  • S*** Count: 4 F*** Count: 2 A** Count: 3 G** Da** Count: 1

    Tyler AguiarTyler Aguiar29 dagar sedan
  • Sonic Adventures 2 = Sonic X

    Tyler AguiarTyler Aguiar29 dagar sedan
  • Sonic team Know how to make good Sonic Stories, Does they?😏

    SONICFESONICFE29 dagar sedan
  • In the 90s we never called him Eggman ever

    Clifftonic StudiosClifftonic Studios29 dagar sedan
  • Hidden Palace is in Sonic 2

    Clifftonic StudiosClifftonic Studios29 dagar sedan
  • interesting video i really enjoyed it!

    Cartoon FriendsCartoon Friends29 dagar sedan
  • And the reason why I’m saying this because sonic mania and sonic forces are the same timeline it’s just that they collided because of the phantom ruby

    dionne tolbertdionne tolbertMånad sedan
  • You forgot sonic mania

    dionne tolbertdionne tolbertMånad sedan
  • Sonic Forces sounds like a Half-LIfe 2

    Ludwig TanuecozLudwig TanuecozMånad sedan
    • actually it's like Endgame

      Ludwig TanuecozLudwig TanuecozMånad sedan
  • I’m so going to regret doing this well not really I just want to see how the sonic fan community reacts so I’m gonna try and name all of the canon games oh man Sonic’s 1 2 CD 3 and knuckles sonic 3-D blast sonic 4 episodes 1-2 sonic adventures 1-2 the sonic advance trilogy Sonic heroes sonic rush and rush adventure sonic 06 the storybook games sonic unleashed Sonic colors Sonic generations and the timeline ends at sonic lost world because I think they said that sonic forces is supposed to be a reboot and sonic mania takes place in a completely different universe

    Monkey D. JamieMonkey D. JamieMånad sedan
  • You forgot Sonic mania

    preston owenspreston owensMånad sedan
  • Um there back on mobius they have there own moon

    dark tails studios dark void gamesdark tails studios dark void gamesMånad sedan
  • did he miss sonic cd?

    PandaplayzgamesPandaplayzgamesMånad sedan
  • But what about 8bit Sonic 1,2 Chaos, Triple Trouble and Blast( not to be confused with 3d blast) on Sega Master System an GameGear?

    Stefan Alexandru PostolacheStefan Alexandru PostolacheMånad sedan
  • Yo the host here is hilarious lmao. Great video

    HowSway 92HowSway 92Månad sedan
  • I want Scourge The Hedgehog to have his own game with his team

    Ace CardAce CardMånad sedan
  • So basically Sonic The Hedgehog (2006) ends up with a time crash meaning the whole thing was a loose canon

    SouthCrossWritingSouthCrossWritingMånad sedan
  • Sonic CD

    Team AbieraTeam AbieraMånad sedan

    Dave TimothyDave TimothyMånad sedan
  • You missed sonic cd

    Sain9411's channelSain9411's channelMånad sedan
  • btw hyper sonic cant drown

    zairen angeleszairen angelesMånad sedan
  • It is called silver sonic

    Ruchelle MillerRuchelle MillerMånad sedan
  • Looking back on the mainstream games, sonic games are actually all really good

    Trashy Meme GuyTrashy Meme GuyMånad sedan
  • Technically they fixed the moon in the Shadow the Hedgehog intro, but it's never shown in the games.

    Rishi HiremathRishi HiremathMånad sedan
    • I kid you not when saying this, but the moon just simply magically rotated around. The moon was never actually fixed in the Segaverse continuity.

      Tidepool ClipperTidepool ClipperMånad sedan
  • Sonic cd, sonic triple trouble, you missed these.

    Aaron ColemanAaron ColemanMånad sedan
  • are you on durgs

    Marie DoricinMarie DoricinMånad sedan
  • I wish the lore in these games were translate better, because after playing the (English Captioned) Japanese version, I realized how much was actually left out of these games, for whatever reason. And, ironically, it's ESPECIALLY AGRIGEOUS during the parts where they don't have to worry about dialog lip-syncing. Bruh.

    Jay MontgomeryJay MontgomeryMånad sedan
  • This is my opinion but does everyone think that Sonic Forces is kinda of a rip off version of Dragon Ball XV? Cuz the way how I see it makes it seems so

    BrayanPerez65BrayanPerez65Månad sedan
  • dude you forgot sonic mania plus after the events of sonic forces

    Lesley FelicianoLesley FelicianoMånad sedan
  • Wegman was the good guy

    Coby PriestCoby PriestMånad sedan
  • Where is Sonic CD I don't really play the game that much of quartz Squadron

    Samuel MullinaxSamuel MullinaxMånad sedan
  • Timeline Classic era Sonic 1 Sonic 2 Sonic CD Sonic 3&K Knuckles Chatiox Sonic 3d Blast Sonic Mania Aventure era Sonic Aventure 1 Sonic Aventure 2 Sonic Heroes Shadow the Hegehog Modern era Sonic 06 Sonic Unleashed Sonic Colors Sonic Generation Sonic Lost World Sonic Forces

    Mario fan and Sonic fanMario fan and Sonic fanMånad sedan
  • 16:12 The Leaderboard: Surprise! Its a trap!! Me: What the flames of hell?! [Every The Leaderboard says bad word] Me: The curse of the Werehog! Why he's saying all 13 bad words?! (Note: sorry for my rages, I'm actually mild autism)

    lukman ibrahimlukman ibrahimMånad sedan
  • Sonic cd

    sonic and mariosonic and marioMånad sedan
  • 19:18 my favourite ds game Opppssss

    madhusmita mahapatramadhusmita mahapatraMånad sedan
  • 12:49 there just on a mission to pay the rent. Seems legit 😂😂😂😂😂

    Nickolas MaytonNickolas MaytonMånad sedan
  • Whers sonic cd?

    Joseph DiazJoseph DiazMånad sedan
  • And Dr. Egg man's mean bean machine

    Robin's fantastic WorldRobin's fantastic WorldMånad sedan
  • And sonic chaos

    Robin's fantastic WorldRobin's fantastic WorldMånad sedan
  • You forgot sonic 3

    Robin's fantastic WorldRobin's fantastic WorldMånad sedan
  • You forgot sonic 1, and 2, for the game gear

    Robin's fantastic WorldRobin's fantastic WorldMånad sedan
    • Okey dokey

      Robin's fantastic WorldRobin's fantastic WorldMånad sedan
    • They're not canon on the main timeline.

      『Ʀ4dıc4l.Ʀuby』『Ʀ4dıc4l.Ʀuby』Månad sedan
  • *sonic 3d flickies island will remember this*

    Vladdimmir Cruz AmayaVladdimmir Cruz AmayaMånad sedan
  • Sonic cd is not canon

    Jose ZembenicoJose ZembenicoMånad sedan
  • Mario the stunt double for Prince.

    Peter PandaPeter PandaMånad sedan
  • And then they all got super pregnant

    Hillbilly HungHillbilly HungMånad sedan
  • Wait was sonic battle not canon at all?

    Ken RosemaryKen RosemaryMånad sedan
  • Were the hell's CD?

    Michael MadnessMichael MadnessMånad sedan
  • Sonic cd comes before sonic two

    Icey FreezeIcey FreezeMånad sedan
  • So a guy called mario is reviewing the sonic timeline, that’s ironic.

    TuneyTuneyMånad sedan
  • This timeline makes more sense: Normal Sonic Timeline Sonic 1 Sonic CD Sonic 2 Sonic 3 and Knuckles Mania is another Timeline. A timeline that is PARRELEL to Modern Sonic's past. Knuckles Chaotix Sonic Pocket Adventure Sonic 4 Sonic Adventure Sonic Advance Sonic Advance 2 Sonic Adventure 2 Sonic Heroes Shadow the Hedgehog Sonic Battle Sonic Advance 3 Sonic '06 Sonic Rush Series I'll skip to Unleashed so I'll make things easier. Sonic Unleashed Sonic Colors Sonic Generations Sonic Lost World Sonic Forces Mania Timeline SegaSonic Sonic 1 Sonic CD Sonic 2 Sonic 3 and Knuckles Sonic Generations Sonic Mania Sonic Forces Sonic Mania Adventures.

    Super Mario Michael 2Super Mario Michael 2Månad sedan
    • Normal

      иван мальцевиван мальцевMånad sedan
  • the part at 17:02

    Sora The heartless hunterSora The heartless hunterMånad sedan
  • So I guess metal sonic and Amy just appeared out of no where since according to this timeline sonic cd isn’t canon

    MegaShinyGuardian Gallade5MegaShinyGuardian Gallade52 månader sedan
  • What about sonic mania the leaderboard

    Zachary SwartwoodZachary Swartwood2 månader sedan
    • ya

      Zachary SwartwoodZachary Swartwood2 månader sedan
  • btw : sonic cd takes place sonic 1 and sonic 2 and knuckles chaotix is after sonic mania and the second last game in the classic timeline is sonic mania

    MetaFox POWERMetaFox POWER2 månader sedan
  • 2 people and a giant machine getting their ass beat nice

    RobloxelitefighterRobloxelitefighter2 månader sedan
  • Really disappointed that Sonic CD wasn't mentioned. It's my favourite game, plus it's canon

    OrganictictacsOrganictictacs2 månader sedan
  • Hey no GD!

    Keegan StallardKeegan Stallard2 månader sedan
  • you forgot sonic cd. which is canon and happnes in betwwen sonic 1 and 2

    Cosmo GamingCosmo Gaming2 månader sedan
  • sonic60😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

    nicolas contreranicolas contrera2 månader sedan
  • 😼😼😼😼😼😼sonic.

    nicolas contreranicolas contrera2 månader sedan
  • Sonic cd is importen in the sonic's timeline

    Jose ZembenicoJose Zembenico2 månader sedan
  • Ok, who is supporting Eggman? How the hell is he able to *make* all his doomsday weapons, a multiple planet amusement park, an army of robots, and huge ass space ships? On a side not, it must be really interesting to live on the modern sonic earth. The world seems to be ending every other year, and you have to rely on a bunch of anthropomorphic animals to save you.

    General AlduinGeneral Alduin2 månader sedan
  • Come on everyone keeps getting all the sonics wrong the metal sonic wrong it sliver metal sonic for Pete’s sake‘s good lord every Time

    Svetlana HobbieSvetlana Hobbie2 månader sedan
  • 2:41 it's not mecha its silver sonic

    Classic TailsClassic Tails2 månader sedan
  • What happened to sonic cd

    LAURA VELALAURA VELA2 månader sedan
    • 25:41

      Super Mario Michael 2Super Mario Michael 22 månader sedan
  • There's no real timeline here though, I'm pretty sure

    Kazi Ashfaqul HuqKazi Ashfaqul Huq2 månader sedan
  • no everybody is colorblind

    Samuel Turcios RosalesSamuel Turcios Rosales2 månader sedan
  • So about the story book games its actually confirmed in canon if you remember a scene in sonic generations sonic talks to tails about the worlds in the void (towards the beginning of the game) he metions how this wasnt like old adventures in which one of them he mentions a genie which lightly confirms he fought erazor djinn which as you know is the bad guy in the secret rings which also confirms the black knight game to be canon seeing as how satbk is the sequel to satsr

    Richard TurnerRichard Turner2 månader sedan
  • the people that know iblis is islam's devil 🙃

    alamalam2 månader sedan
  • It's ok how you feel about Sonic 06 Sega Rendered it Not canon too