"There was a time when gamers swore that Sonic the Hedgehog was the coolest of all time. With super speed, an awesome design that was suited for both attacking and just ramming past enemies, an awesome world to pull his stunts off in, his seemingly "never say die" attitude as he took on each of Eggman's machinations and won, the overall lack of a back story made him a genuine threat to Mario's stardom. Sonic Team and Sega played it up excellently in the sequels, giving Sonic a best friend and friendly nemesis with equally sparse backgrounds but still awesome traits to be the foil for our beloved hedgehog. However, as the games truly entered into the third dimension with Sonic Adventure, something...changed. Sega would never stop trying to give us the "character" of Sonic over the one we grew up with. And this resulted in some of the most embarrassing moments in the series' history. Join us as we take a look back on these moments and shake our heads in collective dismay."