Sonic the Hedgehog (Japanese: ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ, Hepburn: Sonikku za Hejjihoggu), trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, four animated shows, and an animated OVA. The first game was released on June 23, 1991, to provide Sega with a mascot to rival Nintendo's flagship character Mario (see 1991 in video gaming). Since then, Sonic has become one of the world's best-known video game characters, with his series selling more than 80 million copies. In 2005, Sonic was one of the first game character inductees into the Walk of Game, alongside Mario and Link.
Posts about Sonic
  • Early Big Red Button Sonic CryEngine Test Scene Found

    … I’ve spoken quite in length of the development of Sonic Boom and how Sega were apparently really impressed with what Big Red Button were doing with regards to the CryEngine & Sonic. Now, we’re not sure if this was one of those experiments, tests, concepts which were shown to Sega, but what we do know is that this was made by someone…

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  • An Open Letter to Nintendo Fans

    … here? Why is this posted to a SEGA fan site? Because it’s a warning for you, SEGA nerds. Sure, we may be delusional, over-nostalgic saps who are perpetually living in the past and foolishly wishing for a future that includes a Dreamcast 2, Shenmue 3 and consistently good Sonic games, but at least we’re not subhuman, stain-on-the-Earth f&ck…

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  • Weekend NintyBeats Triple Feature [12th December ’14]

    … on by the resident shark, Snacker… just try to think of all those Jiggies you could get your paws on! [get your brain out the gutter!] Frozen Factory – Zone 1 ~ Sonic Lost World ~ Nintendo Wii U/Nintendo 3DS (2013) Now, I hope you have a warm coat on as we’ll be delving into some Wintery tunes for… well, Winter! This first one is from Sonic Lost World…

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  • Review (Sort of): Super Smash Bros.

    …… Unfortunately, I couldn’t even tell you what SEGA games the other characters hail from, which is really frustrating. For those of you who played Project X Zone, a game littered with several Japan-only characters, I suspect something similar might have happened with Smash Bros. As far as I can tell, Wii Fit Trainer is somehow associated with Rez, Wonderdog…

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  • PN Review: Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

    … If you’ve come here from my Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric review, then welcome! If not, I’ll leave a link for you right HERE. So much like Sonic Lost World, the newest Sonic title also comes with a 3DS counterpart. This one is a bit different though when comparing it to its console sibling. If you’ve read my Rise of Lyric review, then you already…

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  • PN Review: Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric

    … Ever since Sonic’s debut into the 3D World, its always been “hit or miss” when it comes to the overall success of the blue blur. We’ve seen the good, the bad and the beyond ugly. When I first saw the reveal of Sonic Boom, mainly the character redesigns, I didn’t know what to think. Yes I know the redesign for Knuckles was…different. But I wasn’t…

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  • Euro eShop: Four Sonic And Two Christmas 3DS Home Menu Themes Arrive This Friday

    … Euro eShop: Four Sonic And Two Christmas 3DS Home Menu Themes Arrive This Friday Nintendo of Europe has offered up six more 3DS home menu themes which are set to arrive on the eShop later this week. From Friday, December 5, 3DS users can grab all four Sonic themes -previously issued in North America last weekend – which features the blue blur…

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  • The 1994 Sonic Super Hedgehog Russian TV Quiz

    … I don’t know all the details on this one. But back in 1994, there was a Russian TV Quiz show about Sonic the Hedgehog, no idea if it was a special one off or a regular thing, but one thing is clear… it’s hilarious. For starters, it begins with this very dodgy animation in which Sonic is seen escaping a road traffic accident, before hitching…

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  • Honest Game Trailer – Super Smash Bros. (NSFW)

    … Warning: The following video may contain content inappropriate for younger audiences or some work environments. The video is provided for entertainment purposes and should be viewed at your own risk. Related posts: Dorkly – Smash Bros. Fatalities (NSFW) Dorkly – The Problem With Smash Bros. (NSFW) Dorkly – If Super Mario Bros. Had…

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  • Sound of The Sonic Stadium 2014 Available Now

    … “Sound of The Sonic Stadium”, a collaborative project lead by :: DJ EAR :: which we reported on a couple of weeks back, has finally arrived for your downloading pleasure. Featuring over two hours of fantastic remixes by the community at the SSMB, this hopefully won’t be the last we see of SoTSS, and next year we’ll see it grow even bigger…

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