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Sonic the Hedgehog Annual 2020

"Untold Tales of the Metal Virus!" As the Metal Virus plague-Dr. Eggman's latest plan that turns all organic life into zombified robots-spreads across Sonic's world, none can escape its path! Join Sonic and some of his greatest friends and worst foes in six incredible, previously untold stories about how the world reacts to this latest threat!

Sonic The Hedgehog #29

This is it! Sonic and the remaining members of the Restoration team-up for their final fight against the ultra powerful Deadly Six. Not only do they have to take on Zavok, but a legion of zombots as well! The thrilling final battle of the Metal Virus Saga!

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 #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: 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 #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!

Articles

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.

Aaron Webber has Departed From the Social Media Position

Aaron Webber has been working for Sega since April 2008. He began as a “Game Master” in which he would manage gaming communities and work with the development team in Japan. Eventually, he began interacting with the communities of Sega franchises like Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, and Valkyria Chronicles. He became an associate brand manager for the company and was responsible for the marketing of the companies games. 

On June 27, 2014, Aaron Webber left Sega to participate in charity. 

His absence from Sega didn’t last long, however. In March 2015, he returned as the Social Media Manager for the Sonic franchise. Thanks to him, the Twitter account of Sonic the Hedgehog grew thanks because of the humor and friendly personality he brought to the account. In fact, now the Sonic the Hedgehog account has as many followers as Pokemon. 

Unfortunately, Webber is now leaving his position. He will be passing the torch to Katie, Justin, and others. 

This does not mean he is leaving Sega, far from it. He is moving to a new position in the company. We don’t know what exactly but it’s probably for the best. 

Good luck, Webber. We hope your next adventure is way past cool.

Sonic Rush Review

No matter how daunting the task may be, you can always count on your friends to be there to support you. This is the theme of “Sonic Rush.”

Sega reveals the Game Gear Micro??

Today marks Sega's 60th anniversary, and to commemorate it, they've announced... the Game Gear Micro...! It comes in 4 different colors, each with (only) 4 different games:

  • Black: Sonic the Hedgehog, Puyo Puyo Tsuu, OutRun, Royal Stone
  • Blue: Sonic & Tails (aka Sonic Chaos), Gunstar Heroes, Sylvan Tale, Baku Baku Animal
  • Yellow: Shining Force Gaiden, Shining Force Gaiden II, Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict, Nazo Puyo Arle no Roux
  • Red: Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible, Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special, The GG Shinobi, Columns

The screen measures in at a microscopic 1.15 inches. The unit runs on 2 AAA batteries, or can be powered by USB. It has a mono speaker, but includes a headphone jack for stereo sound. It was developed by the Genesis Mini team, including M2.

The Game Gear Micro will launch on October 6 and retails for 4980 yen (roughly $50 USD). There seems to be a couple different collector sets, and preordering all 4 units will net you... the "Big Window Micro"... a miniaturized screen magnifyer that allows you to actually see the screen!

This is totally goofy, and totally gimmicky, but as someone who likes tiny electronics, I still find it pretty charming. I'm doubting it'll see a western release (at least not with these game lineups). If you're thinking of importing one, I'd say the blue one would have the smallest language barrier.

Official Japanese website

Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Sequel Confirmed!

According to Variety, we will in fact be getting that Sonic Movie sequel!

Jeff Fowler will once again be directing and Pat Casey and Josh Miller writing. Hajime Satomi, Haruki Satomi and Tim Miller will be executive producing while Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher and Toru Nakahara will also be producing.

Little else is known such as the title of the film and its expected release. If we had to guess, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 would fit the bill. And then we just need the 3rd movie, which would introduce Knuckles be titled Sonic The Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles. It just has to be!