Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, the upcoming remake of the Wii game headed to Switch, just got even tastier. That's right, you'll be able to play as none other than Sonic the Hedgehog when the game rolls onto a console near you later this month.

The blue blur will be available as a hidden, unlockable character in the game (although he's not exactly hidden anymore, is he?). As you might expect, playing as the world's fastest hedgehog comes with its own benefits; in addition to boasting incredible speed, selecting Sonic automatically changes all stages' bananas to golden rings, complete with nostalgic sound effects. You can check it out for yourself in the trailer above.

We've also got some screenshots for you:

The game arrives on Switch and other platforms on 29th October; you can get your hands on either a physical or digital copy.

Excited to see Sonic appear in Super Monkey Ball? Has this made your decision to buy the game any easier? Let us know in the comments.