About the Archives
SHQ v2.0 Forever Ago
Here lie the retired aspects of Sonic HQ. You may recall of such sections like the Encyclopedia, Question and Answer and the old news feed. They live on in this corner of the site but as a shadow of their former self, with no more updates to them. The information contained may still be pertinent (save for the Q&A) so they are searchable through the search box to the left. The sections below are also reformed to fit the new layout of the site.
Previous Site Versions
1998 - 1999
The original Sonic HQ as seen in 1998. It was before known as Zifei's Sonic Page.
1999 - 2000
When SHQ started to grow beyond the confines of Geocities, we moved to emulationzone.org on Jan 1, 1999. Unfortunately, we only have this screenshot of that layout.
2000 - 2003
The Sonic HQ of yore. Introduced in 2000, it is likely what Sonic fans remember most in terms of SHQ's layout and design when SHQ was at its peak.
2003 - 2011
This is the current SHQ Archive. The layout was introduced around 2003 and used til 2011. Its content there is static, never changing as we transition to SHQ's current form...
2011 - 2013
SHQ took this form when it relaunched in 2011.
2013 - 2014
In October 2013 the site was recoded with Codeigniter as a framework for the backend.
2014 - ???
We had a refresh to make the site a bit more responsive and update the look and feel.
The retired SHQ Games page lives on at the above URL.
The old but new fan art section.
An archive of the news feed SHQ had 1999 - 2008.
All the interviews SHQ has had over the years.
The encyclopedia contains 597 records of data that is highly unlikely to be updated. It was last updated in 2007.
The animation section.