Sonic the Hedgehog turns 20 today. There's no denying that the blue hedgehog is one of the video game industry's most enduring characters, but his path has been bumpier than the Green Hill Zone itself. Here we take a look at Sonic's highs and lows over the years. For a more personal look at Sonic's influence in the 90s, head over to Martin's Sonic and Me article.

Sonic's impressive youth

There is a reason Sonic is one of gaming's most iconic characters: his initial games on the SEGA Mega Drive (Genesis to our US readers) and Mega CD were brilliant. Back in a time when SEGA fans fought with Nintendo devotees in playgrounds across the country, Sonic was a big deal. These 2D platformers are some of the best ever created.

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I'd love it if they put Sonic CD on PSN or XBL.
Posted 20:34 on 23 June 2011
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Sonic, while you're here, may i point you to your grave if your new game doesn't do well? Yes? Follow me sir.
Posted 17:53 on 23 June 2011
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Sonic Generations collection on PSN doesn't look like great value for me as a PS+er - we've already got Sonic 1 + 2 for free and I bought 4ep1 for a discount a while back. Is Sonic Adventure + DX worth paying for?

The demo is downloading as we speak, so I might have to disappear for a while...
Posted 17:14 on 23 June 2011

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Release Date: 12/11/2010
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 3+
Site Rank: 1,153 143
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