Happy 19th Birthday, Sonic The Hedgehog!

SonicBirthdayIf you weren't already feeling old today, the 23rd of June marked Sega's most famous mascot's nineteenth birthday. Back in 1991, Sonic the Hedgehog made his debut on the Sega Megadrive forever changing gaming as we know it.

Since the release in 1991, Sonic has made appearances in over 220 games spanning over 25 different formats/systems. While his adventures started out on Sega hardware, Sonic eventually found himself appearing on enemy turf following Sega's departure from the console market in 2001.

Sonic's latest two upcoming games have found him returning back to his 2D roots in Sonic Colours and Sonic The Hedgehog 4, hopefully in preparation for his much larger, 20th Birthday.

To celebrate, lets have a quick reminder video of what was on our television screens just under 20 years ago.



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