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.
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  • Super Smash Bros Wii U Custom Moves Guide For Sonic

    … Widgets Looking for a basic tutorial on how to play Sonic in Super Smash Bros for the Wii U (also known as Super Smash Bros. 4)? Well, there aren’t many guides out there for the little blue hedgehog for some reason, but there’s a few videos out there to help you get a handle on Sonic. There are two videos that help give you a good…

    One Angry Gamer- 2 readers -
  • Jazwares Removes All Trace of Sonic Toys… Sorta.

    … So about a year ago, I made a lengthy article about how it seemed like Jazwares had cancelled it’s entire 2014 Sonic toyline, I was forced to retract that a few months later when about a month later they actually released a Metal Sonic plush, and life was good. However, it seems I might have been about 10 months early with my original article…

    The Sonic Stadium- 1 readers -

  • Guy Lands Great Smash Attack Right After Announcer Teases Him About It

    …." Or, at least, it can be a powerful attack. What makes it tricky is that after Game & Watch whips out a hammer to bop his opponent, a number between one and nine appears above his head, each with a different effect. Landing a "9 Hammer," as its popularly known, is a surefire way to get an instant KO. But since the numbers are randomized, you never…

    Yannick Lejacq/ Kotaku- 6 readers -
  • The SEGA Nerds Holiday Gift List!

    … manufactured by Alphamax. Both can be preordered on AmiAmi and ship worldwide! Won Piron over here, and Aldra over here. 12) JINX SEGA TEES Sonic, Golden Axe, Altered Beast… do we need to say more? Oh! Yes we do, all of them with an attractive %OFF. Get them all here for just $9.99!! 11) BAYONETTA ANNIVERSARY FIGURE OK, this might be expensive…

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  • Super Smash Academy – How To Install Project M

    Download It Here! Subscribe to Super Smash Academy! Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Song Used: Other ...

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  • 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…

    The Sonic Stadium- 2 readers -
  • An Open Letter to Nintendo Fans

    … very well still make more. Do you really need an 80-dollar Marth? Do you want it so much that you are creating an environment where you will have to throw down 50 to 100 dollars for Mega Man, Zero Suit Samus, or Ike? Because that is the world you’re creating. Knock it off. Happy now? Of course you are, because you’re crazy Nintendo fans, and I’ll…

    The Requiem/ SEGA Nerds- 3 readers -
  • Sonic Riders Was Once Planned For The Game Boy Advance

    … The poorly received 2006 racing game Sonic Riders was actually in development for the beloved Game Boy Advance. However, development on the game was cancelled as Sega Japan saw the game in action and requested that the team make it more 3D. The team refused as it would have required a complete overhaul of the game’s engine, so the game never came into fruition. Thanks, Jerry B Filed under: Nintendo Tagged: gba, sega, sonic, sonic riders…

    My Nintendo News- 5 readers -
  • Weekend NintyBeats Triple Feature [12th December ’14]

    … to the multiplayer maps? Life in the Mines Returns ~ Donkey Kong Country Returns ~ Nintendo Wii (2010) It looks like it’s another factory themed song, but this time it’s not as hectic or tense. This played in several levels of the seventh Factory world in Donkey Kong Country returns, and it’s actually a remix of a song of the same name from the original Donkey…

    Leon Fletcher/ NintyBuzz- 5 readers -
  • Review (Sort of): Super Smash Bros.

    … Channel 5? Bayonetta? Joe Musashi from Shinobi? Blaaaaaze Fiiiieeelding from Streets of Rage? How about other Sonic the Hedgehog characters like Tails or Knuckles? If you’re R.O.B., just showing up in the background of “F-Zero AX” is enough to land you a spot in Smash Bros. The answer is “No” on ALL counts, my friends. It really is a shocking…

    The Requiem/ SEGA Nerdsin Reviews- 2 readers -

  • PN Review: Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

    … know my thoughts on that particular title. Let’s not waste anytime as we jump into Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. Our story starts off with Amy deciphering some ancient texts that tell of a crystal of unimaginable power. Eager to get his claws on the crystal, is our antagonist, Lyric. After a short battle with Amy, Lyric places a mind control device…

    Pure Nintendoin Reviews- 4 readers -
  • PN Review: Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric

    … interact with other citizens who at times, may have a side mission for you that can reward players with power glyphs that give special abilities such as more rings from defeated enemies, bigger explosions, etc. When you’re not running, you’re jogging. Yup, jogging…in a Sonic game. I remember when reviewing Sonic Lost World, I mentioned that while Sonic…

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