Sonic Month: Day 18

18 October, 2011 - 8:55 pm by

Our look at SEGA’s Blue mascot this month continues and each day we are learning something new about Sonic The Hedgehog.

Sonic fact 18: SEGA were loosing the console wars badly in 1991. The Master System and The Mega Drive were loosing ground to Nintendo’s wonder machines – NES and SNES. So SEGA tasked a small team to create a mascot equal to Mario – Something instantly recognisable and different. And here he is 20 years later! It is worth saying that because of one hedgehog, SEGA were saved.