Sonic The Hedgehog

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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    • Review (Sort of): Super Smash Bros.

      "The world looks mighty good to me, 'cause SEGA games are all I see... Whatever it is I think I see- becomes a SEGA game to me!" The wait is finally over, and SEGA's celebration of their decades-long heritage is finally here. Yep, Super Smash Bros. has finally arrived for both 3DS and Wii U. All of the great game modes and multiplayer action you expected are here in both vers ...

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    • SEGA Deals: Black Friday Edition

      It may not be the best time to be a SEGA Nerd, but it sure isn’t a bad time to be a video game fan. Case in point: Black Friday. Can you imagine what life would have been like in 1993 if Black Friday was as big a thing as it is now? I’m pretty sure I would have saved up all my summer lawn-mowing cash for this glorious day, snagging games like Phantasy Star III or Truxton at $10 a pop.

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  • Sega Trailer Looks At Sonic The Hedgehog Themes For Nintendo 3DS

    … Sega has released a new trailer that highlights the Sonic the Hedgehog themes for the Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu. The 3DS Theme Shop offers themes based on the new Sonic Boom franchise and several characters from the Sonic universe, including Shadow, Amy and the Chao species. Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is also available exclusively on Nintendo…

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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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  • The History Of Gaming Balloons In The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    … of their favorite cartoon characters. And while video games were big in the 1980s, it wasn't until 1993 that a character resonated enough with pop culture to achieve balloon status. That character was Sonic the Hedgehog. While money certainly plays a part in which balloons show up in the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade procession — as of 2006 the starting cost…

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  • I Can't Get Enough Video Game Banjo Music

    … Banjo Guy Ollie's quest to cover video game's greatest music has only just now reached the "Still Alive" stage, but then his choice of instrument isn't exactly cutting-edge. Don't worry, he's got a whole bunch of video game music under his banjo strap. I'm a huge fan of banjo music that goes beyond the "dueling" stage. It's a wonderfully…

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  • Dorkly – If Videogame Characters Could Break All the Rules (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 – Videogame Trick-or-Treating (NSFW) Dorkly – Smash Bros. Fatalities (NSFW) Dorkly – Peach’s Revenge (NSFW) Dorkly – Mario’s Horrifying Discovery (NSFW) …

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  • Hate Sonic's New Redesign? It Could've Looked Even More Different.

    … particular redesigns are the ones that caused "discomfort" to the members of the original Sonic Team but I, for one, kind of like Harris' Kricfalusi-esque take on Sonic. (The one without the clothes.) It sort of begs for a totally different game experience, something wackier than previous games in the character's long history. [via NeoGAF] …

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  • Preorder the third wave of Amiibos ⊟ Amazon has seven Amiibos...

    …Preorder the third wave of Amiibos ⊟ Amazon has seven Amiibos from the third set of figures up for preorder: Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Bowser, Toon Link, Ike, Sheik, and King Dedede. But wait, aren’t there 11 Amiibos in this wave? Yes; presumably those are exclusive to other retailers. The figures missing from Amazon include Shulk (GameStop exclusive), Rosalina and Luma, Lucario, and Meta Knight — we’re not sure yet where those last three will pop up. BUY Amiibos, Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS, upcoming releases …

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  • Sonic Amiibo now available to pre-order at Amazon

    … it might ships on Dec. 15, 2015. Oh, ho ho ho, of course that is a placeholder date … or is it?! As of now, the only game the Sonic Amiibo is confirmed to be compatible with is Super Smash Bros., but we totally plan on starting a rumor that he’ll be included in Mario Kart 8 because that would be awesome. But why stop at just the Sonic Amiibo…

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  • SEGA registers Sonic Runners domain

    … Yesterday, a rumor popped up was unearthed that SEGA’s next Sonic title would be named Sonic Runners. Today, the Sonic Stadium has learned that SEGA has registered the domain name for Sonic Runners, lending further credence to the initial rumor. The registrant is Sega Networks Corporation, and it looks like the domain was registered earlier…

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  • Nintendo confirms Sonic the Hedgehog Amiibo figure

    … We’ve long pondered whether Nintendo would produce a Sonic the Hedgehog Amiibo given the fact that the Blue Blur is playable in Super Smash Bros., and today Nintendo has confirmed he certainly will be. Though only confirmed for Japan at this point, the Sonic Amiibo will be joined by Mega Man, Bowser, Rosalina, Sheikh and Wind Waker Link…

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  • The Sonic Boom Cartoon Is Off To A Fine Start

    … While the jury's still out on Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the 3DS and Rise of Lyric for the Wii U, the first couple of episodes for the animated series aired on Cartoon Network over the weekend, and it's not half bad. I suppose it all depends on what you were looking for in a Sonic cartoon. If you wanted plot arches and serious business…

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