Happy 20th Birthday, Sonic the Hedgehog!!!

GO SONIC, IT’S YA BURFF-DAY!!!  GO SON……………….uh………….yeah….anyway…

It was 20 years ago today (June 23rd, 1991) that the original “Sonic the Hedgehog” game was released by Sega for the Genesis (or Mega Drive; depending on what country you live in) console in the United States, Europe, and Japan.  Sega is already celebrating by releasing the Sonic 20th Anniversary Bundle for download for the PlayStation 3, along with the 20-day-only temporary download of the demo for the new game, Sonic Generations.

This may not be a suprise to see this blog post since I mentioned that I was a Sonic fanboy in my introduction blog.  But anyway, something interesting happened this morning.  It seems that the Sonic Generations demo downloaded itself from my European PSN account onto my PlayStation 3, Also, and just as mysterious, my entire Sonic collection ducked out of their usual places to come out and party like it’s 1-9-9-1!!

Oh, Sonic..er..”Sonics;” allllllways the camera-hog…
Games (L-R):

Sonic Mega Collection + (PS2), Sonic Spinball (Game Gear), Sonic Chaos (Game Gear), Sonic Labyrinth (Game Gear), Sonic Blast (Game Gear), Sonic Rush (NDS), Sonic Gems Collection (Gamecube), Sonic II (Genesis, “Not for Resale” version), Sonic II (Genesis, retail release version), Sonic I (Game Gear), Sonic II (Game Gear) and Sonic: Triple Trouble (Game Gear).

Videos (L-R):
The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog VHS (Sonic’s Song), The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog VHS (Robotnik Express), and Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie DVD.

Toys (L-R):
Sonic (McDonald’s Happy Meal), Knuckles (McDonald’s Happy Meal), Sonic the Hedgehog plush (my original from 1994), and Dr. Robotnik (McDonald’s Happy Meal).

And last (but not least), on the far right is a Sonic mask I made in the 3rd grade (which I found while helping my family clean the house).

LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN!!!!

Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom, Sonic Booooooooooooooooooooooooooom…..


[Thanks to: Sega, Sonic Stadium, and YouTube]

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