Just how fast is Sonic?

Tap to find out if Sonic the Hedgehog can outrun a 747.

Sonic Runners Adventure

The Action Platformer Legend


We all know Sonic the Hedgehog is really, really fast. Since his debut on the SEGA Genesis in 1991, the blue blur has zoomed through giant pinball machines, run Olympic races against his ’90s rival Mario and sped through Hydrocity battling some of our favourite bosses.

But how does he compare to the fastest things on Earth? Could Sonic outrun a bullet train? A 747?

We ran the numbers and the results are in:

27 mph
Fastest human (Usain Bolt)

75 mph
Fastest land animal (cheetah)

268 mph
Fastest car (Bugatti Veyron Super Sport)

614 mph
Fastest commercial aeroplane (Boeing 747)

763 mph
Current land speed world record

767 mph
Sonic the Hedgehog
At that speed, he could run around the world in less than a day!

Also 767 mph
Speed of sound at 20 degrees celsius.

1,700 mph
A bullet

18,000 mph
Space shuttle launch

186,000 mps
Speed of light

Sonic may be able to run at the speed of sound, but it’s still fun to try to keep up. Do your best with Sonic Runners Adventure, a side-scrolling Sonic game that features familiar faces and incredible speed.

    Sonic Runners Adventure

    The Action Platformer Legend