Game Corner [Bite-Size]: SEGASonic the Hedgehog (Arcade)

Released: 1993 Developer: SEGA AM3 A Brief Background: I may have mentioned this before but, back in the early-nineties, SEGA’s super-speedy blue hedgehog of a mascot was on something of a roll; Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic Team, 1991) had finally swayed videogame fans away from the Nintendo Entertainment System then, after the unforgettable and highly … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: SEGASonic the Hedgehog (Arcade)

Game Corner: Sonic Mania 2 Wish List

Sonic Mania (PagodaWest Games/Headcannon, 2017) was a hit, there’s no doubt about it; within a year, the game sold over one million copies. A physical edition, Sonic Mania Plus, was later released in 2018 featuring all the updates and downloadable content (DLC), and some nifty extras like a reversible sleeve that featured classic nineties-inspired artwork. … Continue reading Game Corner: Sonic Mania 2 Wish List

Game Corner: Mighty and Ray: The Sonic That Could Have Been

For years now, the Sonic fan community has generally had one thing in common: a desire to see long-forgotten characters from the past return to modern Sonic titles. Characters such as Fang the Sniper/Nack the Weasel, Bean the Dynamite, Bark the Polar Bear, Mighty the Armadillo, and Ray the Flying Squirrel have, for too long, … Continue reading Game Corner: Mighty and Ray: The Sonic That Could Have Been

Game Corner: Sonic Forces (Xbox One)

So, as may already be apparent, I am a pretty big fan of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. I am, by no means, a “Sonic Apologist” though; I am more than capable of admitting to and pointing out flaws in individual videogames and the franchise as a whole. However, unlike what appears to be the … Continue reading Game Corner: Sonic Forces (Xbox One)

Game Corner: Sonic Mania

Announced at the commemoration of Sonic’s 25th anniversary, Sonic Mania (Headcannon/PagodaWest Games, 2017) is a side-scrolling, two-dimensional platformer in the spirit and style of Sonic’s original 1990s outings. Headed up by Christian “Taxman” Whitehead, in collaboration with notable members of the Sonic fangaming community, Sonic Mania sets out to be the true sequel to Sonic … Continue reading Game Corner: Sonic Mania