Including the rubbish games, of course
The 12-year-old me would get all the Chaos Emeralds
With Sonic Mania just a day away at the time of publication, the lid is being lifted on review embargoes. Our chums at Push Square have published a review, but there's one simple reason we're posting this feature instead - we've been playing it on PS4. SEGA America offered us PS4 / Xbox...
Gotta go fast
Maker of high-end collectibles First 4 Figures has again gone above and beyond creating its latest piece to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's 25th Anniversary. Partnering with Sega to celebrate the occasion, the figure returns to Sonic's original outing on the Genesis. Sprinting across Green Hill Zone and passing the goal plate (which...
Save up to 60 percent on select titles
Sonic turns 25 this year and Nintendo is marking the occasion with a sale on selected Sonic the Hedgehog titles, no doubt inspired by the Black Friday madness which is currently gripping the planet. The titles - all digital versions, of course - are: 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (3DS) - $2.99 (no
Including the rubbish games, of course
As regular readers have no doubt noticed, we're fans of the somewhat anarchic but always self-aware Sonic the Hedgehog social media accounts. Yet it's not all memes, Sanic and fan-art, as it's been announced that the social team will run a 25 hour live stream (not 24, because the clocks go back in North...
The Sonic social team strikes again
It's well known that the social team behind the official Sonic the Hedgehog accounts is more than happy to go crazy with in-jokes and memes. After all, this is the group that recreated a Sonic storyline using toys and a dog in a hat, just because it could. Now it's released a quirky trailer for Sonic Boom: Fire...
Runs for free
When it comes to Sonic games, we're rooting for them. After all, the mascot's recent form is often unfairly portrayed as terrible, when in reality there was one awful game - the game that shall not be named on Wii U - in recent times, but the past couple of generations has delivered games that range from ok to rather good. The slump...
Perfect for lazy days
In about a month Sonic The Hedgehog will arrive in LEGO Dimensions, as long as you're willing to pay out for the Sonic Level Pack. If you've been sitting on the fence, considering whether to splash out on plastic LEGO figures and a bit of gameplay, SEGA and TT Games have a big selling point to tempt you in. Yep, that's...
All gearing up for a reveal (hopefully) on 22nd July
For Sonic the Hedgehog fans there's hopefully some excitement around the corner - a celebratory Anniversary event in San Diego on 22nd July looks likely to reveal a new Sonic game for 2017. The event is even getting streamed online, so we'll be giving it the full live blog and stream treatment in...
In just a few weeks we should get a look at the next major Sonic game, with a live stream promised of a 25th Anniversary event in San Diego on 22nd July. After quite a bit of waiting fans will no doubt be pinning their hopes on a return to form for the series. The official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube channel has been warming up with a few...
For Nintendo, in particular, changing the game remains a key task
In the past week we celebrated the 25th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog and the 20th anniversary of Super Mario 64, two games that were hugely influential alongside their iconic systems. They were notable when they first launched not just for being excellent games, but for their...
July San Diego event will be streamed online
There's been a lot of chat around Sonic the Hedgehog this week, but we appear to finally have the real confirmation that we've been waiting for. At a 25th Anniversary bash in Tokyo Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka confirmed that a new Sonic game is coming in 2017, and also showed off the following artwork /...
Happy Birthday old chum
Sonic the Hedgehog is 25 years old, with the original game coming out on SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive in North America on 23rd June 1991, kicking off one of gaming's most iconic early rivalries. The 'Bit Wars' between SEGA and Nintendo, Sonic and Mario, were integral to many childhoods of gamers that are now typically over 30...
Well, that's interesting
While we wait (im)patiently for Nintendo to get its E3 party started, we stumbled across an interesting broadcast in our YouTube subscriber feed. So intriguing that we may just have to cover it live. On 15th June at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern / 7pm UK / 8pm CET the SEGA Europe team will be streaming live from E3. Its...
Pokémon Red & Green miss out this time
In 2015 Super Mario Bros. and Tetris were among the first games to be inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. A "committee of journalists, scholars and video game industry members" takes on the annual task of choosing games "recognized for their iconic status, longevity, geographical reach and...
They know what everyone says about Sonic...
You know a franchise and a company have a unique ability to exasperate fans when a 'special reveal' at a live panel turns out to be for an event in San Diego. A Sonic the Hedgehog panel at SXSW did just that, ending what was actually a relatively fun panel not with a mic drop, but an atmosphere where you...
Yo, Sonic, let's kick it!
Not so long ago Sega of America was rather silly - it arranged a panel at SXSW that was streamed online and promised a 'special reveal'. To say that fans were unimpressed at the end would be an understatement. In addition to announcing a Sonic 25th Anniversary Event in San Diego on 22nd July, it was also confirmed that...
"We can’t talk about it yet!"
We know that Sega has a year of celebrations planned to mark Sonic the Hedgehog's 25th birthday, but aside from merchandising deals and the like, it's still unknown if we'll be getting a fresh Sonic video game to mark the momentous occasion (an
An account that opts to laugh, rather than cry
It's not easy being Sonic the Hedgehog - hot stuff in his youth, he's now on an iffy run of releases that earn shoulder shrugs or ridicule. Sure, there have been definite highlights in the past decade, but attention often turns to the horrible failures; it doesn't help that the mascot's most recent...
3DS eShop / GG
Saving your Tails
A year after the runaway success of Sonic the Hedgehog in 1991, SEGA followed up with a sequel that introduced Miles 'Tails' Prower and the iconic Casino Night Zone to the gaming world. This, however, is not that sequel. Rather than leaving its Master System and Game Gear-owning fans with a simple, downsized port of Sonic the...
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