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Also, the series has a page for being unintentionally hilarious.

  • Beating Sonic the Hedgehog with all Chaos Emeralds results in an ending in which Robotnik angrily stomps on the "END" logo repeatedly. Even if you fail to collect them all, watching Eggman delightfully juggling the remaining emeralds is pretty funny, too.
  • The Japan version of Metallic Madness' Bad Future theme in Sonic CD can be this, albeit likely very unintentionally. Between what sounds like edited clips of the Heavy Weapons Guy throughout it, the downright silly evil laughter, and the robotic voice's words being far less threatening than they're likely meant to and ending up sounding like comical insults and taunting thanks to the monotone and mostly being spoken during a less dire-sounding part of the melody ("YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING, SO DON'T EVEN TRY. GET SOME HELP." and "DON'T DO WHAT SONIC DOES.", to be exact), and it's really not difficult to see why the music could be hilarious for some people.
    • The same soundtrack's equivalent for the present version of the level's theme counts as well, thanks to its hilariously cheesy rapping.
  • The American manual of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 warns of the dangers of going too fast, refering to certain bugs/quirks that result in trapping the player as "Dr. Robotnik's diabolical speed traps". Yes. It's one of the most amusing ways of reinforcing the Doctor's character while handwaving some of the, ah, technical difficulties that arise from Sonic actually being fast enough to literally run headlong into minor gamebreaking bugs.
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  • Shadow's LV. 2 attack in the first Sonic Riders involves him roundhouse kicking anyone he comes close to... yes, even Cream. Try it sometime.
  • The opponent related throws in Sonic the Fighters.
    • For Amy's, the character takes her hammer and smacks her over the head with it.
      • The way all the characters' heads look when flattened are hilarious.
    • The character yanks back Espio's tongue and releases it, causing it to smack him in his face like a rubber band.
      • Depicted in fanart here.
    • The character steals Fang's popgun from his holster, causing him to panic before shooting him in the face with it.
    • The character takes a bomb from Bean, shoves it in his mouth, and ducks in cover for a few seconds while Bean makes hilarious faces and the bomb explodes.
    • Several of the attacks in general are funny. The game is practically Sonic the Hedgehog meets Looney Tunes meets Virtua Fighter.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 had a promotion where you could receive it for free with the purchase of any Sega Genesis that came with Sonic 1. The commercial, however, didn't stop there.
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    • And then Sega did it again with the trailer for the Sonic Mania Collector's Edition. And they went even further.
  • Meta example: Locked-on Sonic & Knuckles cartridge x 30 = glitchy craziness.
  • In all of the 16-bit games, the expression on Robotnik's face whenever you hit him is priceless and makes one grateful that he shows up in every level. His Aside Glance when he enters play or hits you is also pretty funny.
  • Also in the 16-bit games, if you're playing as Sonic with the AI controlling Tails, any time Tails delivers the final blow to Robotnik's machine in a boss fight.
  • For April Fools' Day 2016, the Sonic social media guys gave the world Big's Big Fishing Adventure 3.
  • From the Game Mod (of Sonic 1 and 2) Sonic Classic Heroes, you can switch between Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles if playing on Team Hero. In the infamous Labyrinth Zone boss, if you get the idea to swim your way to the top as Tails, leaving Sonic and Knuckles to drown, what will happen instead most of the time is one or both of them will desperately grab onto the swimming Tails, hoping to escape. But Tails can't carry anyone while swimming, so instead, he will tire out instantly and fall down with the other two. Possibly the funniest unintentional use of Video Game Cruelty Punishment.
  • The 25th-anniversary celebration video starts off as nothing more than descriptions of various Sonic games, each with an image of Sonic from those games. However...
  • In the same vein as the Joker singing "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells", Eggman sings about his hated nemesis to the tune of Frosty the Snowman.
  • The April Fools' 2019 post involves a game called "Sonic Royale", complete with a QR code to scan for the demo. If you scan the code... well, you deserve what's coming to you.note 


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