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20 July 2019

Sonic The Hedgehog – A Game History

 

Brace yourself my gaming friends. If you want to know more about one of our favourite super heroes, Sonic The Hedgehog, you are in the right place.

 

Sonic The Hedgehog is a videogame produced by Sega featuring our favourite blue hedgehog running at super speed to save the world from the malefic plans of Dr. Eggman. In his adventures, Sonic has help from some of his favourite sidekicks such as Tails, Amy and Knuckles.

 

 

The first game of the series was released in 1991 as a platform game and was conceived to introduce the character as the competition to Super Mario, the classic Nintendo mascot.

In 1992 we see the release of the second game of the series, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, followed by a Sonic arcade game in 1993 and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 in 1994. Many other games and franchises were released later on including a pinball game, and even a few cartoon series started coming out, bringing the popularity of our hero to a completely different level.

 

The first 3D-like version of the game was released in 1996 for the Sega Saturn console and featured isometric 2.5D graphics and included FMV cut-scenes, enhanced music and visual effects.

From 1998 to 2001 Sega released the last few games on their own console, the Dreamcast, which was not an amazing success. After the failure of the Dreamcast, Sega started porting the Sonic series to Nintendo, starting with the Game Cube and then expanding to the Xbox and the Playstation Network.

Sega stopped the production of their own hardware after the Dreamcast, and started working towards original games for other platforms. The first original game was released for the GameBoy Advance, and it was called Sonic Advance. The game was also ported to Nokia N-Gage in 2003. Sonic Heroes was the first game made for the Nintendo Game Cube, Playstation 2 and Xbox.

 

From 2006 to 2013 a bunch of new games were released for many new consoles, including Playstation 3, Playstation Network, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox Live and all the app stores including Iphone, Android and Windows Phone.

 

Another spin-off series resulted from Sega’s collaboration with Nintendo and their Mario series of video games. In the Mario & Sonic games, characters from the Sonic and Mario universes compete in Olympic Games-themed minigames. Separately from that series, Sega also collaborated with Nintendo to include Sonic in their 2008 Wii fighting game Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

 

The first release of the game has since 1991 sold more than 15 million physical copied worldwide and as of 2018 the whole Sonic series has shifted more than 800 million copies worldwide! An impressive number for our incredibly fast super hero and his friends.

 

I am looking forward to seeing what the rest of the Sonic legacy will bring to us! Starting with the latest Sonic title, Team Sonic Racing. Here’s a cool review by Top Gear! 

 

Here you can find some of my videos featuring Sonic!

 

Check them out and tell me what you think 🙂

 

Don’t forget to check out our other articles about Sonic:

Sonic Movie trailer revealed!

Sonic Movie character will be changed!

 

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Looking forward to hearing from you and happy gaming! Waka Waka!

 

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