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.
While there’s not enough alcohol in the world to forget this scene, it’s my journalistic duty to remind you it exists.
One of the key creators of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, programmer extraordinaire and former long-term head of Sonic Team, Yuji Naka turns 50 on September 17. One minute for each ten years seems fair.
The flashing colored lights. The energy. The majesty of the keytar. Rush Coil’s Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill keytar performance is my new inspirational jam.
I’m not sure how to describe the last 20 minutes of my life, in which I played Sonic Dreams Collection, a compilation of “lost” (read: fake) Sonic the Hedgehog games that go to some truly messed up places.
What’s the Internet rule number for everything eventually becoming a body pillow?
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.
Despite Sonic Boom being the worst selling Sonic the Hedgehog game in history, Sega’s not giving up on the speedy blue guy. There’s a new 3DS game coming “later this year.”
Did you know the original Japanese release of Sonic Adventure included a massive mechanical cowgirl billboard that moaned when you approached it?
Pokémon’s turn-based battles and exploration have been delighting gamers for nearly two decades, but does the formula work when applied to Halo, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario and more?
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.
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.
Searching as I do from time to time through the video game crossover wonderland that is FanFiction.net, I happened to turn off the mature story filter for a split-second, during which I encountered the raunchiest, steamiest Shadow the Hedgehog-meets-Borderlands story I've ever read.
Sonic X-treme should have been Sonic the Hedgehog's 3D debut on the Saturn, except it was cancelled in 1997. Diehard fans haven't given up on the game, though, and someone recently ported Sonic X-Treme onto modern PCs. The dream of Sonic X-treme will never die, it seems!
When I posted my favorable first impressions of Cartoon Network's Sonic Boom animated series last month, one reader jokingly commented "The Sonic Cycle is finally broken. All you had to do was strip out the gameplay entirely." He might be on to something.
Since 1927 the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been filling the skies of New York with colorful balloon representations of pop culture icons. Video games didn't enter the picture until 1993, and only three gaming icons have made the cut so far.
Banjo Guy Ollie's quest to cover video game's greatest music has only just now reached the "Still Alive" stage, but then his choice of instrument isn't exactly cutting-edge. Don't worry, he's got a whole bunch of video game music under his banjo strap.