Back Issues [Knuckles Day & Knuckles]: Sonic’s Friendly Nemesis: Knuckles

With the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (SEGA Technical Institute, 1994), gamers were introduced to Knuckles the Echidna. This mischievous, dreadlocked antagonist was created by Takashi Yuda and his debut was made all the more impressive by virtue of the fact that Sonic 3 was too big to fit on one cartridge, which meant … Continue reading Back Issues [Knuckles Day & Knuckles]: Sonic’s Friendly Nemesis: Knuckles

Interplay: Sonic Adventure

One of the great things about adaptations, and adaptation studies, is that they both: “[continue] to expand and become more inclusive […] it is increasingly difficult to determine a cohesive theory that accounts for the division between adaptation and other intertextual modes: allusions, plagiarisms, remakes, sequels, homages, mash-ups, appropriations, and the list goes on” (Dicecco, … Continue reading Interplay: Sonic Adventure

Interplay: Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball

Among many things, adaptations can be described as being: “An acknowledged transposition of a recognizable other work or works […] A creative and an interpretive act of appropriation/salvaging [or] An extended intertextual engagement with the adapted work”.(Hutcheon, 2006: 80) The great thing about adaptation is that it can be literally anything; it’s restricted only by … Continue reading Interplay: Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball