Sonic the Hedgehog was originally a game character and hero in many games created by Sega for the Sega Genesis. Artist Naoto Oshima, designer Hirokazu Yasuhara, and programmer Yuji Naka are credited with creating Sonic, the blue anthropomorphic hedgehog, who can outrun the speed of sound. That’s one of the main factors of games, in case you didn’t know.
Sonic was created when it was time for Sega to get a new pet, as Alex Kidd, a cute boy with oversized ears, was getting old. At first, Sonic, or “Mr. Needlemouse” as he was known in the concept stage, was not the only character to be considered the new mascot, but he obviously won.
It had competition for the pet spot from players like Mighty the Armadillo and Ristar, who you probably haven’t heard of, which shows how much more popular Sonic became than those games. Sonic’s color was chosen to match Sega’s cobalt blue logo.
After the first start of Sonic, a team of fifteen people worked on it, with the soundtrack composed by Masato Nakamura of the band Dreams Come True. In a joint venture, Sega sponsored one of the band’s tours. In exchange for this, Sega was able to paint Sonic on the band’s bus and hand out flyers and other promotional media before the concerts, as well as play back footage from the game on stage before the concerts.
Over the years, Sonic has remained the same character, but has a different appearance depending on the designers and artists of the “Sonic Team”, as they call themselves, at the time. The original presentation of Sonic, designed by Ohshima, was very short, childish, had short spikes, and had a round body. The Ohshima design artwork was drawn by Akira Wantabe and used in the Sonic the Hedgehog pack artwork.
Many games that followed this original game also used similar designs. Starting with Sonic Adventure in 1998, Sonic was redesigned by Yuji Uekawa and now appeared as a taller hedgehog with longer legs and a less spherical body, longer, drooping beaks, and green eyes. More, but less noticeable, changes have been made to Sonic’s design in many of the following games.
Derivative media, such as cartoons, flash games, and the like, use all the basic designs used by the “Sonic Team” designers, but they also have their own unique look and feel.
Sonic’s debut came in 1991 with the release of the platform game Sonic the Hedgehog, also known as Sonic 1, for the Sega Genesis. This game also featured Sonic’s nemesis Dr. Robotnik, who was renamed Dr. Eggman after a while. Next in the long line of Sonic games came Sonic 2, introducing the Super Sonic form of Sonic and the soon-to-be Spin Dash. Sonic’s sidekick, the lovable character known as Tails, was also introduced to this game. Sonic 2 was released in 1992. A year later, Sonic CD arrived, featuring Amy Rose, Sonic’s girlfriend, and Metal Sonic, Sonic’s future counterpart.
This installment of the Sonic series involved Sonic traveling through time to save the world. Both Sonic the Hedgehog 3, and its sequel Sonic & Knuckles, were released the following year in 1994. In Sonic 3, Sonic and Tails once again had to fight the evil Dr. Robotnik, and in Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic had to to struggle. against Knuckles the Echidna, who had been tricked by Dr. Robotnik into fighting Sonic in the first place.
Then came many minor games that seem to predict the end of the Sonic era, with releases like Sonic Chaos, Sonic Triple Trouble, Sonic Blast, and Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure. Next, however, the “Sonic Team” returned to the saddle and produced another great Sonic game, this is Sonic Adventure, which was released in 1998.
This is the first game to have a full voice for Sonic, and it was also the first time in Western releases that Dr. Robotnik was called Dr. Eggman. The next game didn’t come until 2001, and it was Sonic Adventure 2. In Sonic Adventure 2, you play as Sonic, who has been mistaken for a new military enemy named Shadow, who by the way, looks a lot like Sonic except for color. It’s probably due to the fact that they are both hedgehogs, but you could be wrong.
After this game, Sonic moved to Nintendo handhelds with the releases of Sonic Advance in 2001 and Sonic Advance 2 in 2002. After this, the Sonic Heroes game for the Game Cube, which had Sonic, Shadow, Tails, and others. characters who come together to fight a new Metal Sonic, who has betrayed his master. After Sonic Heroes, we see the little blue hedgehog return to Game Boys with the releases of Sonic Advance 3 in 2004, and Sonic Rush in 2005. 2006 found Sonic in the underwater city of Soleanna, where he has to rescue Princess Elise from the Dr. Eggman while avoiding Silver the Hedgehog, his new nemesis.
The following year, we got another installment of Sonic on the Game Boy with Sonic Rush Adventure, we also got a more role-playing look of Sonic with Sonic and the secret rings, where he helped a ring genie collect the seven rings of the world. and defeat the evil Erazor Djinn.
Sonic has also become many television series. Four out of five of these series have been released in the US. The names of the series were Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, which included lessons for children, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Underground, and Sonic X. In the first two series, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog, Jaleel White was the voice of Sonic. It has also appeared many times on the print media front, as well as on the visual media front. Sonic’s first appearance was in a promotional comic in Disney Adventures magazine.
This comic showed the origins of the entire Sonic saga, and also surprisingly revealed that Sonic was originally brown. Many British publications, including Stay Sonic and Sonic the Comic, were based on this idea that Sonic was originally brown. Archie Comics produced the American Sonic comics, Sonic the Hedgehog, which began in 1993, and Sonic X, which began more recently in 2005, both of which are still running today, and both are also based on their television show counterparts.
The Sonic the Hedgehog series is the second longest-running licensed comic book series in American comic book history for Marvel’s Conan. Two comics have also been published in France; They were called Sonic Adventures, and the Sonic manga has also been released in Japan. In addition to traditional print and visual media, Sonic has also appeared in a ton of flash games, ranging from 2D platformer-style reconstructions to RPGs and everything in between and around him.