Fragland: "When it comes down to game characters, Sonic has always been at the top of my list of favorite ones. He only gets one upped by the character of characters, Duke Nukem. Even when the immensely popular Italian plumber with questionable fashion taste was upstaging Sonic, I stayed a SEGA man. Because back in the days there was no middle road, you were a Nintendo person or a SEGA person, you loved Mario or you liked Sonic. Mario and Sonic duked out a lot of battles across several platforms until SEGA pulled out of the hardware game and seemed to not put as much care in their third party sonic games on the consoles of the former competition. Eventually our beloved hedgehog turned 3D and delivered a series of subpar platform and race games."