Ahead of Splatoon 2's release this week, Nintendo hosted a Splatfest event this weekend where players competed on either Team Ice Cream or Team Cake to decide which was best and collect in-game rewards. Team Ice Cream finished with more points, but the real winner was this rad sonic meme.
Just in time to kick off Sonic the Hedgehog’s 26th year, the folks at Overclocked Remix release Speeding Towards Adventure, a free 23-track album celebrating a quarter of a century that went by in a blue blur.
Sonic Forces is more than just a Deviant original character creation kit, it is also a genuine Sonic game with loops and platforms. I played three stages from the game and found it fun and fast but also a bit clumsy.
Between a catalog of killer games on the Genesis and the Archie Comic series, Sonic the Hedgehog was a fixture of my childhood. At the height of Sonic mania, there was a handful of cartoon shows. My favorite was based on the comics and is now affectionately called Sonic SatAM. But is it as good as I remember?
It is important, in 2017, to stay skeptical of any and all Sonic the Hedgehog video games. But Sonic Forces, which will be out later this year, looks promising for people who miss old-school speeding from the coolest hot-dog-devouring hedgehog on the planet.
Designing a licensed stuffed animal is tough enough when you don’t have to worry about it being stuffed and sealed by retail employees. While he’s a little frumpy, Build-A-Bear’s Sonic the Hedgehog is filled with love, so he gets a pass.
Sonic the Hedgehog made his debut in Lego Dimensions last week with a level pack that sends Sega’s hero through several generations in a quest to find the Chaos Emeralds. We played through a bunch of it on Facebook yesterday. Want to see?
Sonic Utopia is a fan-made game being made by a small team who want to“expand on Sonic gameplay in an intuitive way in 3D”, while at the same time “capture the best of Sonic’s style and tie it together in a cohesive experience”.
Sonic is supposed to be fast. In fact, as an otherwise nebulous, frequently-rebooted character, that’s really all that can be said about... unless you grew up in Europe, where that was never the case to begin with.
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.
Most characters in video games from the 8/16 bit era have one or two defining features to their design to make them stand out, to define them. Something that makes you think of that character every time you see it. Mario has his signature hat, Link has his green tunic, and Samus has her Varia suit. For Sonic the…
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.
Sonic the Hedgehog games have been pretty hit or miss ever since the Genesis/Mega Drive era. They have either been critically acclaimed gems (Sonic Colors, Sonic Generations), flawed but fun (Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Unleashed), or complete failures that feel so rushed that you wonder if someone actually play-tested…
Here’s Unreal Engine 4’s open world “Kite” environment combined with a cool-looking Sonic.