Your old Sonic the Hedgehog games could be worth hundreds

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 1:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 1:35 pm
Rare editions of Sonic the Hedgehog can sell for as much as £550 online (Shutterstock)

Twenty-nine years on from Sonic the Hedgehog's first appearance as a 2-dimensional Sega mascot, the blue anthropomorphic hedgehog is spinning his way onto the big screen.

Starring Jim Carrey and James Marsden, the Sonic the Hedgehog film will likely see a resurgence in the popularity of the iconic video game character.

And with some editions of the game selling for hundreds of pounds on Ebay, veteran gamers could be sitting on a small fortune.

Here's how much your dusty Sega Mega drive cartridges could be worth.

SEGA 32X Knuckles Chaotix, £550

Knuckles the Echidna was introduced to the Sonic franchise in 1994 proving an instant hit with his breakneck speed and power-punching.

The Knuckles Chaotix themed Sega 32X, an expansion to the Mega Drive console, has sold on two occasions in recent months for hundreds of pounds, fetching £550 in November 2019.

Sega Mega Drive 48 games master system, £310

Avid collectors of Sega Mega drive games could enjoy a surprise windfall if they sell their cartridges as one package.

A Sega Mega Drive paired with a 48 game bundle recently sold for £310.

Games including Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic and Knuckles and Sonic Spinball were part of the bundle, as were Sega Mega Drive classics Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter 2.

Tails Adventure, £120

Tails the Fox, the best friend of Sonic the Hedgehog, was another hugely popular addition to the Sega franchise franchise, earning his own title Tails Adventure in 1995.

Despite being slow-paced compared to previous Sonic games, Tails Adventure still proved a hit with gamers and original editions of the game can auction for as much as £120 online.

Sonic Adventure 2 (Dreamcast), £92.71

It's not just Sega Mega Drive editions of the game that can fetch a high price - Dreamcast adaptations of the game can also earn sellers close to £100.

A mint condition copy of Sonic Adventure 2 - which features Shadow the Hedgehog - sold for £92.71 in recent months

Sonic The Hedgehog classic collection, £80

A bundle of Sonic the Hedgehog classics for the handheld Nintendo DS recently sold for £80.

Released in 2010 the classic collection features adapted versions of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, and Sonic & Knuckles.

Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble, £69.99

Sequels to the original Sonics came thick and fast in the early 90s with Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble the sixth release in just three years.

The game was widely praised for its graphics when released in 1994 and still proves popular today with good conditions selling for £69.99 in recent weeks.