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For more than 20 years, Amy was the main female of the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series.


First generation (1993–1998)Edit

Title Console Release date(s) Notes
Sonic the Hedgehog CD Sega Mega CD September 23, 1993
  • This was Amy's first appearance ever.
  • In this game, Amy was depicted as an 8 to 11 year old, and she wore a green sweater, an orange skirt, and purple sneakers. Amy was a minor damsel-in-distress character, as she was kidnapped by Metal Sonic.
Sonic the Comic Comic book March 18, 1994
  • Published by Fleetway Publications, Sonic the Comic was a comic book series that ran for 223 volumes in nine years, from 1993 to 2002. Amy's first appearance was in Issue #21, released on the date shown to the left.
  • In the original volumes, Amy looked virtually the same as in Sonic CD, but in later volumes, she wore a white T-shirt with a red heart on it and a green plaid skirt.
Sonic Drift Sega Game Gear March 17, 1995
  • Amy became a playable character starting with this game.
  • This was the first time Amy appeared with Knuckles in the same video game.
  • Like in the first Sonic Drift, Amy's vehicle is called the Breeze (a pun to Breezie from Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog), and Amy have the ability to throw small Hearts that slow her opponent racers down and reverse their controls, kind of like how Peach does it in Super Mario Kart.
Sonic the Hedgehog Comic book June 1995–December 1999
  • Published by Archie Comics for readers in all of North America, the first volume was released in May 1993, before the Fleetway comic book series. Amy's first appearance here was in Issue #25, which came out on the date shown to the left. And believe it or not, Sally Acorn is indeed in this comic series, along with all the other characters that appeared in the ABC TV series.
  • Amy's design was not exactly the same as the one in the games or in the Fleetway comics. Here, she wore a green and white sweater, a yellow skirt, and red or blue tennis shoes. This design remained through December 1999 with Issue 79, whereas in the next issue (Issue 80), also from December 1999, she'd have new design from Sonic Adventure.
Sonic the Hedgehog CD PC (Windows 95) August 9, 1996
  • This is a re-release of the original 1993 video game for PC users. Not many changes to the game itself.
Sonic R Sega Saturn October 31, 1997
  • This game marked the last appearance of Amy's classic design within the Sonic games.
  • The Sega Saturn is actually the Sega counterpart of the Nintendo 64, even though it existed before that console. All Sega Saturn games, including Sonic R, as well as the console itself, were discontinued on August 10, 1998.
  • Re-released for the PC in November 1998, three months after the unveiling of the next generation of Sonic the Hedgehog in Japan, but almost a year before the release in North America.

Second generation (1998–2004)Edit

Title Console Release date(s) Notes Description from manual
Sonic Adventure Dreamcast December 23, 1998
  • This game is the first to feature Amy's current design, and the first appearance of Tikal the Echidna, the second female Sonic character in the series.
  • In this game, it starts when Amy take a stroll in Station Square, remembering the good old days, when the Egg Carrier shadows the city, and a bird falls from the sky. Amy was to rescue this bird, since Sonic refused to do it for her. The first stage you would play if you chose Amy in is Twinkle Park.
  • Amy's new design, as well as Amy's Japanese voice (provided by Taeko Kawata), were first unveiled on August 22, 1998 from some beta gameplay footage of Sonic Adventure. The game itself came out at the beginning of the sixth generation of video game consoles.
  • In North America, the game was released on September 9, 1999.
"Always bright and cheerful, Amy is the self-appointed girlfriend of Sonic. Possessing a strong competitive streak, she is second to none when in control of her Piko Piko Hammer. With many fond memories of her Sonic-chasing days, she's thrilled when their two worlds collide again with the sudden appearance of a huge spaceship one fine day..."
Sonic the Hedgehog Comic book December 1999-present
  • As the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series continues with Issue 80, released in December 1999, Amy got her new design in this volume upon wishing on the Ring of Acorns. This design still remains in use throughout the entire series, even with Sally Acorn's 2013 design also present.
  • As of today, the Archie comic book series has lasted for more than 250 volumes.
Sonic Shuffle Dreamcast November 13, 2000
  • Amy was voiced by Emi Motoi in this game, instead of her usual voice actress, Taeko Kawata.
  • In this game, Amy and her friends are in a world called Maginary World. Amy has two special abilities -- Hammer Jump and Revolving Hammer Attack.
Sonic Adventure 2 Dreamcast June 19, 2001
  • First appearances of Shadow the Hedgehog and Rouge the Bat, the third female Sonic character in the series.
  • Amy was a non-playable character and therefore only appeared in the storylines. However, she was playable in multiplayer mode, but would have to be unlocked first, by beating all of Sonic's levels with an "A" rank.
"A cheerful girl full of passion who loves to chase after Sonic wherever he goes. Learning that Sonic was arrested by the military troops, she comes to Prison Island alone. She has a strong sense of intuition and a pure heart."
Sonic Advance Game Boy Advance December 20, 2001
  • This was Amy's first appearance ever on a Nintendo console.
"Amy is a cheerful and peppy hedgehog who has decided she is Sonic's girlfriend. She may be cute, but her Piko Piko Hammer also makes her a formidable foe."
Sonic Advance 2 Game Boy Advance December 19, 2002
  • First appearance of Cream the Rabbit, the fourth female Sonic character in the series.
  • Amy was actually an unlockable character in this game. But to make matters worse, it is VERY HARD to unlock her. You would have to have Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Cream collect all seven Chaos Emeralds and beat the game. Other than that, Amy have two new abilities here -- Spin Attack and Spin Dash.
Same as in the Sonic Advance instruction manual.
Sonic X Analog/digital over-the-air TV April 6, 2003
  • From June 13, 2009 to September 27, 2014, Sonic X mostly only aired in HDTV (1080i) quality on The CW-affiliated television stations.
  • Only Seasons 1 and 2 take place during the second generation of the Sonic series.
Sonic Adventure DX GameCube June 17, 2003
  • This Director's Cut re-release of Sonic Adventure includes a Mission Mode with 60 missions to complete in the Adventure Fields and Action Stages, as well as an unlockable compilation with 12 Sega Game Gear games from the past.
  • First Sonic game for the GameCube.
"Amy Rose is an intriguing mix of grace and power. She flips through the air with carefree ease, only to land hammer-first on some unsuspecting Beat. Most of Amy's missions, like Tails's, require speed, even though she's not always on the clock. Instead of racing opponents like her twin-tailed friend, Amy is usually chased through her Action Stages by Zero, the often invincible robot."
Sonic Heroes GameCube December 30, 2003
  • In this game, Amy was the head of Team Rose, and its Team Blast attack used was the Flower Festival.
  • Also available for PlayStation 2 and Xbox.
"An overly cheerful and a slightly erratic girl that poor Sonic just can't seem to shake off. Amy uses her natural initiative and positive attitude to pull the team together, and her weapon of choice, the Piko Piko Hammer, helps her to maintain authority. Despite her clearly defined goal to one day marry Sonic, he treats her as little more than an annoyance. In his heart he probably doesn't dislike her that much."
Sonic Advance 3 Game Boy Advance June 7, 2004
  • This was the last game in which Amy was voiced by Jennifer Douillard.
  • To unlock Amy in this game is much easier than in Sonic Advance 2. All you would have to do is beat Toy Kingdom Act 3.
"Sonic's self professed girlfriend that he can't seem to escape from. She never leaves home without her trademark Piko Piko Hammer."
Sonic Heroes PC (Windows 98/Me/XP) November 17, 2004
  • Re-release from the original GameCube version.
  • This was the last second generation Sonic game in the series.

Third generation (2005–2013)Edit

Title Console Release date(s) Notes
Sonic X (Season 3) Analog/digital over-the-air TV March 12, 2005
  • Premiered in France on the date seen to the left; on 4Kids TV, it premiered on September 10, 2005.
  • This new season of Sonic X marks the beginning of the third generation of the Sonic series.
  • Never released in Japan, despite production taking place in that country.
  • Cosmo the Seedrian, the TV counterpart of Blaze the Cat, makes her only appearance in this season.
Shadow the Hedgehog GameCube November 15, 2005
  • At the beginning of this era, the 4Kids cast's voices are used for all of the characters (including mine, done by Lisa Ortiz).
  • Blaze the Cat is introduced in a Nintendo DS video game released on the same date -- Sonic Rush.
Sonic Riders GameCube February 21, 2006
  • Though Amy wasn't part of the storyline in this game, she was a Speed Type character, like Sonic, of course.
  • Last Sonic game for the GameCube.
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) PS3/Xbox 360
  • November 14, 2006 (Xbox 360)
  • January 30, 2007 (PS3)
  • In this game, Amy mistakes Silver for Sonic, just like she mistaked Shadow for him in Sonic Adventure 2 and in one episode of Sonic X.
Sonic and the Secret Rings Wii February 20, 2007
  • First Wii game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
  • Amy is only playable in Party Mode, along with Tails and Knuckles as default characters.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Wii/Nintendo DS
  • November 6, 2007 (Wii)
  • January 22, 2008 (Nintendo 3DS)
  • This was the first Mario game that Amy appeared in.
  • In this game, Amy is the "all around" skill type, indicating that she is middleweight.
  • First appearance of the Sonic characters in a Wii game and a Nintendo DS game.
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity Wii January 8, 2008
  • Only Wii game in the Sonic Riders trilogy.
Sonic Chronicles Nintendo DS September 30, 2008
  • Description from the manual: "Amy is a pink hedgehog with a big heart and an unrelenting yearning for Sonic's affection on her own terms. Though generally good natured, she gets hot-headed when riled, and her weapon of choice, the Piko-Piko Hammer, can always be relied upon to make her feelings clear. She missed Sonic while he was away, but a lot can change over time..."
Sonic Unleashed Wii November 18, 2008
  • Amy was in this game, but Knuckles, Shadow and Rouge weren't.
Sonic and the Black Knight Wii March 3, 2009
  • In this game, Amy plays Nimue, the Lady of the Lake.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Wii/Nintendo DS October 13, 2009
  • Just like in the previous game from 2007, Amy was once again the middleweight "all around" type.
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Wii February 23, 2010
  • Last game to feature the 4Kids voices for the Sonic characters.
  • In this game, Amy drives the Pink Cabriolet, which is an old-fashioned pink buggy with a spare tire cover etched with "AMY".
Sonic Free Riders Xbox 360 November 4, 2010
  • This is the first game to feature Studiopolis's voices for the Sonic characters. Currently, Amy's voice actress is Cindy Robinson.
  • In this game, Amy is the leader of Team Rose, which now comprises of herself, Cream, and Vector.
  • Unveiled along with Kirby's Epic Yarn during the E3 2010 conference.
Sonic Generations Xbox 360/Nintendo 3DS November 1, 2011
  • First Sonic platformer video game with Amy voiced by Cindy Robinson.
  • Oddly, in this game, in one scene, it appears that Amy is somehow stronger than Knuckles.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Wii/Nintendo 3DS
  • November 15, 2011 (Wii)
  • February 14, 2012 (Nintendo 3DS)
  • This is the third game of the Mario & Sonic series. It is also the Sonic characters' last Wii game and first Nintendo 3DS game.
  • In this game, Amy's stats are all above average, unlike Sonic's stamina, Tails's power, and Knuckles's technique. However, all of this only applies to the Wii version.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Wii U/Nintendo 3DS
  • November 18, 2012 (Wii U)
  • February 12, 2013 (Nintendo 3DS)
  • A new rounded vesrion of Amy's Pink Cabriolet is seen in this game.
Sonic Lost World Wii U/Nintendo 3DS

October 22, 2013

  • There is one cutscene in this game where Knuckles and Amy made an appearance together. This cutscene was unveiled on October 4, 2013. Nonetheless, Sonic is the only playable character here.

Fourth generation (2014–present)Edit

Title Console Release date(s) Notes
Sonic Boom Digital cable and satellite TV November 8, 2014–November 14, 2015
  • First unveiled in February 2014, Sonic Boom has the characters redesigned for western audiences. Sticks the Jungle Badger is also added as a new chararacter and may potentially be Cream the Rabbit's replacement.
  • Originally broadcast on Cartoon Network HD.
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric Wii U November 11, 2014
  • This game was Amy's most recent one in which she is a playable character.
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Nintendo 3DS November 11, 2014
  • In this game, Sticks and Amy swap roles, and here, Amy takes the role of the "damsel in distress", much like Princess Peach in many Super Mario games.
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Nintendo 3DS February 18, 2016
  • Amy is a Balance type in this game.

GalleryEdit

Main article: Amy Rose#Gallery

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