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News: It Looks Like Michael Jackson Did Write Some Of Sonic 3's Soundtrack After All

It Looks Like Michael Jackson Did Write Some Of Sonic 3's Soundtrack After All

Doesn't matter if you're black or white (or blue)

Back in the early '90s when Michael Jackson was arguably the most famous person on the face of the planet, he started working with Nintendo's rival Sega on a series of video game projects. Sega was quick to exploit Jackson's natural love of video games with Moonwalker being perhaps the most...

Video: Sonic Colours Has Some of the Coolest Glitches

Sonic Colours Has Some of the Coolest Glitches

Blurring the lines

We know the popular narrative for some is to say that Sonic's been in a rut and had a bad run of games, but recent years have brought some solid entries. Sonic Colours / Sonic Colors certainly qualifies as one of the better releases in the past couple of generations, blending 2D and 3D play with some neat twists and power-ups. In...

Talking Point: Let's Dare to Believe that Sonic the Hedgehog Can Have a Happy Anniversary

Let's Dare to Believe that Sonic the Hedgehog Can Have a Happy Anniversary

He just needs the right spin

There were a few notable anniversaries in 2015, yet this year looks set to be even more significant. Pokemon and The Legend of Zelda are among the major celebrations still to come, but it's also the 25th Anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog. Once the sworn enemy and rival to Mario, leading the SEGA charge in the 'Console...

Nintendo Life Weekly: New 2016 Sonic Game Hinted, NX Release Predictions and More

New 2016 Sonic Game Hinted, NX Release Predictions and More

Gotta delete fast

Sonic the Hedgehog has been through a lot, as no doubt you have this week and so after a short wintry hiatus Nintendo Life Weekly is back once again to take you through all the biggest parts of the past seven days. This week we look at Sonic soundtrack providers Crush 40 potentially leaking information pertaining to a new Sonic...

Rumour: SEGA Teases More Information for Sonic's 25th Anniversary

SEGA Teases More Information for Sonic's 25th Anniversary

What do the numbers mean?

As this is the year of Sonic's 25th anniversary, many are expecting big things out of SEGA for the celebration. While nothing has been confirmed yet, Crush 40 potentially spilled the beans on another Sonic anniversary game being released, though what exactly this means still remains a mystery since the post was deleted...

Live: Get Up to Speed With the Sonic Block at Awesome Games Done Quick

Get Up to Speed With the Sonic Block at Awesome Games Done Quick

Sonic Advance 1 & 3! Sonic Lost World!

We're big fans of Awesome Games Done Quick, which features runs of great games and raises a lot of money for charity. We're also hosting some blocks from the broadcast that feature familiar and fondly regarded games on Nintendo hardware, just in case you're not on top of the schedule. This time around we have...

Random: Sega And Nintendo Go To War Over Facial Hair

Sega And Nintendo Go To War Over Facial Hair

It's like the 1990s all over again, but for a good cause

Sega and Nintendo were once mortal enemies, fighting for domination of the video game hardware arena. These days, they're happy bedfellows, with mascots Sonic and Mario starring in games together and Nintendo even publishing Sega's titles on its consoles. However, both companies are...

Video: Take a Look at This Super Mario Mod for Sonic Generations

Take a Look at This Super Mario Mod for Sonic Generations

Looks surprisingly polished

For those of you that aren't part of the PC gaming world, you may not be too familiar with mods. Basically free, fan-created DLC, mods can put an interesting spin and add significant value to the base game that they're made for. It's gotten to the extent that certain mods have become more popular than the game they've...

News: Sega: Recent Sonic Games Haven't Been "Acceptable", Looking To Replicate The Past In Future Outings

Sega: Recent Sonic Games Haven't Been "Acceptable", Looking To Replicate The Past In Future Outings

"New games will be more inspired by how it played in its heyday"

The release of 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the 3DS eShop has given fans a timely reminder of just how much better the Blue Blur's classic adventures are compared to his more recent offerings. While fans constantly debate the merits and shortcomings of games like Sonic Generations,...

Review: 3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (3DS eShop)

3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (3DS eShop)

Hogging the limelight

It's difficult to believe now, but there was a time when Sonic the Hedgehog games were good. Like, really good. Sega's recent efforts have been average at best, tragically bad at their worst (with a few exceptions here and there, mostly on handheld formats). Sonic the Hedgehog 2 falls into the series 'really good' period and so...

News: Sonic Lost World's Wii U Exclusivity Ends With Budget PC Release

Sonic Lost World's Wii U Exclusivity Ends With Budget PC Release

Bundled with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Sonic Lost World, released exclusively on Wii U in 2013 - also with a separate 3DS iteration - is a game full of good intentions. It attempted to make 3D Sonic speed more playable; though flawed it was a demonstration of ambition and arguably a step forward for the Sonic Team. SEGA has been moving a...

Weirdness: Mario Infiltrates Sonic's First Adventure In Somari The Adventurer

Mario Infiltrates Sonic's First Adventure In Somari The Adventurer

Hack the planet

Mario and Sonic may be on friendlier terms these days, but once upon a time they were bitter enemies, and the notion of them sharing a game was as unlikely as a Smiths reunion. Still, you can now rewind time and imagine just what it could have been like had Mario decided to hop, skip and jump out of the Mushroom Kingdom and...

Video: How Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Dev Factor 5 Gave Sonic His Home Video Game Début

How Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Dev Factor 5 Gave Sonic His Home Video Game Début

A tale that gets even more unlikely with each telling

Sonic may be one of the most famous video game characters on the face of the planet, but first appearance in a domestic video game is actually relatively unknown. Sonic's actual début occurred in the arcade racer Rad Mobile (later ported to the Sega Saturn under the title Gale Racer) where he...

News: Sonic Classic Collection On Nintendo DS Cut Content Including A Crazy Taxi 4 Pitch

Sonic Classic Collection On Nintendo DS Cut Content Including A Crazy Taxi 4 Pitch

Plans for extra games

Remember the Sonic Classic Collection released on the DS in 2010? As neat as it was, it was also slightly underwhelming when there were far more extensive Sonic-themed collections already available on other platforms for much cheaper prices. Fansite The Sonic Stadium has now uncovered new information regarding this...