June 23, 2010

Sonic’s 19th Anniversary

Filed under: News Feed — Tags: , , , , — Jamie Love @ 12:54 pm

Sonic the Hedgehog
In the pursuit of finding more reasons to eat cake around here, it seems worth mentioning that Sonic the Hedgehog’s birthday is here, the original game releasing June 23, 1991. Incidentally I believe the Japanese release was June 26, which is worth mentioning even more because it means overseas Sonic has the same birthday as yours truly.

In honor of the occasion, and probably because there’s plenty of Sonic coming our way this year, Sega has a contest on the go for fans, which gives two very lucky winners a chance to head to Tokyo to visit Sega Japan and the Sonic development team.

For the next two weeks Sega is putting the call out for fan videos filled with Sonic love – though you should probably pay the official site a visit so you don’t misinterpret how I phrased that and film something regrettable.


  1. Anyone know what the lifespan of a hedgehog is? Hopefully Sega will euthanize this guy soon. ;)

    Comment by Ujn Hunter — June 23, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

  2. Actually I think I do, I had one as a pet during uni, she lived for almost exactly five years.

    Comment by Jamie Love — June 23, 2010 @ 3:49 pm

  3. Sure has been a while. I knew him when he was just a small pixelated ball of fur 19 years ago. He has cleaned up in the last couple of years but all the 3D has left some damage that may never be fixed. Best of luck to the kid.

    Comment by EdEN — June 23, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

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