Sonic the Hedgehog DLC brings blocky rings to Minecraft

Sonic Minecraft DLC artwork

Gotta mine fast

Sonic is still celebrating three decades of history, and now a new collaboration is bringing the Blue Blur to Minecraft. Today, Sonic the Hedgehog DLC rolls into the Minecraft Marketplace. Created in collaboration with Mojang and Sega, the Minecraft Sonic map was designed and brought to life by the dedicated team over at Gamemode One, Inc.

I was expecting just a skin pack, but as shown in the trailer, this appears to be an actual Sonic-styled addition, complete with ring-gathering, speeding through levels with loops and bounce pads, and even the spinning sign. Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and even Shadow all make an appearance, and there seem to be some secrets to find as well.

With areas like the Green Hill Zone and Chemical Plant included, it’s definitely reminding me of my earliest memories of playing Sonic the Hedgehog. Sega has been doing a lot to celebrate Sonic’s 30th, ranging from this DLC collab to the reveal of a Sonic Colors remaster and a tease for a new Sonic game. Seems like it’s an alright time to be a Sonic fan.

Eric Van Allen