In our latest Photoshop contest I asked for images of Sonic and Mario characters at the real Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Our contestants either ignored that request completely, or went way dark. This was not entirely unexpected.
With the real Olympic games going on, there’s no reason Mario and Sonic need to remain trapped inside their colorful fantasy land. Let’s send them to Rio, and hope they survive.
Announced this evening at a special event during San Diego Comic-Con, Sonic Mania back goes back to Sonic the Hedgehog’s roots again, only this time Sega’s got some top-tier retro talent coming with.
This must be an alternate Sonic whose MO is to make enemies keel over from his cuteness. He was doodled by kawacy, who otherwise specializes in anime-style art—his gallery is right here, if you want to check him out, and below’s a timelapse video depicting the painting process.
As spotted by Paul Veer, here’s something hilarious that players of Sonic Runners were treated to after trying out a recent in-game event. Amazing.
One of the rarest Sonic games of all time is Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car, an arcade game for kids that was released in 1991. If you weren’t in Japan that year (so...pretty much all of us), you’ve probably never played it, as it has never been released again, ever, in any format.
Here’s Unreal Engine 4’s open world “Kite” environment combined with a cool-looking Sonic.
This is Elvis, from the San Diego Zoo. He’s a real hedgehog, and Mashable’s The Watercooler wanted to see how he went running through a Sonic The Hedgehog-style course.
Print it out big and wrap it around your fridge.
Instead of making some classic games harder using the usual methods—more difficult and faster enemies, timed levels, broken controls—the folks at Dorkly created a special, rather unfair mode for games that weren’t necessarily famous for being impossible.
Rodea the Sky Soldier is a Wii game that, despite being made a beloved game creators, looked like it would never see the light of day. But now, after being remade for Wii U, the game has finally been released in Japan with the original Wii version as a bonus. But one version is clearly better than the other.
While many consider the 3D Sonic games uniformly inferior to the 2D ones, many of my best Sonic memories come from Sonic Adventure 2—and not just the game’s single player. I can’t count the hours I spent doing racing battles with my friends—which is probably why I find the multiplayer of Rodea the Sky Soldier so…
Take the 2D classic, keep the flat sprites for heroes and enemies and make the stage itself 3D. Toss in a few flashy camera tricks, and you’ve got a 3D Sonic concept anyone could love.
Rodea the Sky Soldier, the newest game by Sonic the Hedgehog and Nights into Dreams creator Yuji Naka was released on Wii U earlier this month. Even more interesting, the game was packaged with its never-before-released Wii version. Yet, it is more than just the graphics that have gotten an overhaul.
If you google "Sexy Sonic", it's not long until you hit images of Manzi DeYoung. Which is probably more information than you ever thought you needed to know about them, but Motherboard has a neat feature article where they interview Manzi for the story behind the costume (and the concept of "sexy something" cosplay…
"I can't wait to see it work," the Smash Bros. tournament announcer said as he watched one of the fighters struggle to land a mighty blow. "It's gonna be at the top of the subreddit." And so it was. Sometimes, fortune favors the goaded.
Sonic's motto might be "Gotta Go Fast," but this is probably not what he means when he says that.
Ever wonder what a celebration held by Sonic and friends looks like? Turns out, the answer can be summed up with the word "hilarious."