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Sonic The Hedgehog #30

The Metal Virus Saga is over, but that doesn't mean things are back to normal. As the world begins picking up the pieces, who will be missing? What villains will escape? And who will go back on their word?

Sonic The Hedgehog #31

It's all led to this... the thrilling two-part epilogue to the Metal Virus Saga. The world has changed. Heroes and villains plan for the future as reconstruction begins. But one hero remains missing...

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #1

The mastermind behind the Metal Virus isn't done yet. Ian Flynn returns to answer: What happened to Dr. Starline?

Sonic The Hedgehog #32

The second half of the Metal Virus Saga epilogue. With all the chaos of the recent past still fresh in everyone's minds, Dr. Eggman launches a new assault-determined to take down his enemies once and for all.

Sonic The Hedgehog #33

Tails and Sonic try to solve how to fix their damaged ally, Omega. Elsewhere, Rouge and Shadow team up with Cream to win replacement parts for Omega through... Chao races!

Sonic The Hedgehog #34

It's off to the races with Cream, Cheese, Amy, and Rouge! They have to keep up their winning streak or surrender Cheese to Clutch's evil...clutches! Meanwhile, Sonic and Tails are being watched by a mysterious figure in Eggman's seemingly abandoned base and Shadow investigates a mystery!

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #2

From Sonic veterans Ian Flynn and Jack Lawrence comes "Smash & Grab," an exciting story jam-packed with bad guys and badniks!

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Sequel to the 2020 movie.

Articles

The Sonic Statue in the Japanese Mountains Has Finally Been Restored!

It all began on December 20, 2015, when a Japanese biker found a mysterious Sonic statue in the Japanese mountains. Since then, Sonic fans have been trying to figure out where the statue is located. After years of searching for the statue, BxB-Meister, a user in the Sonic Stadium forums, located the statue and posted an image of it on March 29, 2018. But due to the fear of vandalism, the location was shared only to a few people. The user did, however, give a few hints as to where it may be.

Sonic Unleashed Review

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) left a huge scar in the blue blur’s reputation. In order to get the franchise back on track, they decided to make a third installment to the beloved Sonic Adventure games. As they came up with more ideas for the game, however, they decided to separate it from the Adventure titles. One of the ideas that differentiated from the Dreamcast games was the concept of the werehog which was made to attract new players to the franchise. While Sonic Team worked on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game, Dimps, the company behind the Sonic Advance and Rush games, helped port the game on the Wii and PS2. Gameloft worked on the mobile port of the game.

On November 18, 2008, Sega released Sonic Unleashed. While the game did indeed sell well (4.5 million copies to be exact), the reception of the game was…..mixed. While most of the critics enjoyed the daytime levels, a lot of the criticism of the game belonged to the night sections with the werehog. The game has been quite forgotten until recently where people are starting to love Unleashed (and hate Colors but that is another time). But what do I think about the game? Do I think it’s as delicious as a chocolate chipped cream sundae supreme? Or do I think Sonic Unleashed drained all of Sonic’s glory like a Chaos Emerald? 

Note: I will be reviewing the Xbox 360 version of the game. Your experience may differ depending on the version.

Sonic Mania Now On Origin Access Premier

Sonic Mania can now be downloaded for free if you're an Origin Access Premier member. We should note this doesn't include the DLC Encore. Sega's press release is below:

SEGA’s Sonic Mania™ Speeds To Origin Access Premier 

Get ready Sonic fans — Sonic Mania™, SEGA’s critically acclaimed, 2017 Sonic the Hedgehog platformer experience is now available for all Origin Access Premier members on PC. 

Developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon and PagodaWest Games in collaboration with SEGA of America, Sonic Mania™celebrates the best of Classic Sonic, pushing the envelope forward with stunning 60 FPS gameplay and pixel-perfect physics. Players can experience explosively fast speeds as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through tough obstacles with Knuckles’ brute strength. With an exciting new twist on classic zones, players can relive their favorite Sonic moments while fighting new bosses and Dr. Eggman’s evil robot army.

Origin Access Premier members can download Sonic Mania™ now, and those seeking a membership can spin-jump their way to these perks when they join today:

  • Get unlimited access to all of Origin’s best games and brand new releases - with pro-level rewards and player content

  • Get premium editions of Origin’s best games with all the added extras including in-game rewards, Season Passes, and premium player content

  • Get early access to select new games before they’re released to the public

  • Save 10% on your Origin digital purchases including game downloads, Season Passes, points packs, and DLC

Sonic Mania™ is also available for purchase on Origin today. And stay tuned, SEGA's hit titles Two Point Hospital and Endless Legend will also be coming to Origin Access Premier soon!

Sonic Hoaxes (Featuring Big the Cat from Big's Big Fishing Adventure)

Who doesn’t love a good joke? I sure do and that’s exactly why I stay away from Smash Bros. leaks which are usually made up of text in 4chan. But some of the more fun leaks or hoaxes are the ones where people actually put effort into them to make them seem real like the Rayman leak by Artsy Omni

Sonic the Hedgehog has its fair share of hoaxes as well. From fake prototypes of games, a sequel to Shadow the Hedgehog, to Big the Cat DLC for Sonic Mania. Did You Know Gaming has just posted a video concerning these hoaxes voiced by Caddicarus. Here is the video*:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2qu43dJLac

 

*Knuckles Chao Cooking Lessons not included

SatAM Retrospective: Episode 3

 

As the leader of the Freedom Fighters, Sally Acorn is one of the core members of the organization. But what would happen if she was replaced by a robot? This idea has been explored in episode three of SatAM, “Sonic and Sally.” The episode aired on Sept. 25, 1993, and was written by Pat Allee and Ben Hurst.

Sonic Generations Review

“Sonic the Hedgehog” is a huge franchise appearing in comics, shows, movies, and, of course, games and has inspired the lives of many gamers. After the completion of “Sonic Unleashed,” Sonic Team discussed ways to celebrate the blue blur’s 20th anniversary. The team decided to split the gameplay between Classic and Modern. Dimps helped develop the 3DS version of the game which the team decided to start from scratch and make the game a celebration of Sonic’s portable history. Ports for the Wii, DS, and Playstation Portable (PSP) were scrapped, however. On Nov. 1, 2011, “Sonic Generations” was released for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The Windows version was released two days later and the 3DS game came out on the 22nd. So, is this game a timeless Classic? Or a Modern flop?

Note: I will be reviewing the PC version for this review.

SatAM Retrospective: Episode 2

After discussing the pilot episode for the SatAM series, it’s time we look at the first episode that aired for the series: “Sonic Boom” written by Len Janson which first aired on Sept. 18, 1993.

Sonic the Hegdehog (2006) Review

It was meant to be a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the “Sonic the Hedgehog” franchise. It was meant to be an outstanding return to Sonic’s 3D gameplay like the well-received Adventure games. And yet….the game was poorly received. The game was declared the worst Sonic game of all time and, to others, one of the worst games of all time. “Sonic the Hedgehog” (2006) became the reason why everyone treated the franchise like a joke. Despite it being over a decade since it’s release, people still point to this game as the reason why Sonic is so bad and how the franchise has become a laughing stock.
 

"Sonic the Hedgehog" (SatAM) Retrospective: Episode 1 "Heads or Tails"

War….War never changes. This was the tone Sonic Forces was going for with its attempt to have a darker tone with Sonic and company fighting against Dr. Eggman. But Forces wasn’t the only Sonic related story to have a darker theme with Dr. Eggman already conquering the world. We must go back to 1993 where DIC Entertainment, a film and tv show company, started airing two Sonic shows around the same month.