There was a time when Sonic was a household name. It was once believed that Nintendo’s italian plumber, Mario, could never be replaced or even matched in popularity. For the longest time, this was fact — until Sega released Sonic the Hedgehog for its 16-bit console system, the Sega Genesis.
Suddenly, gamers were introduced to a new way of platform gaming. They could navigate levels at tremendous speeds, free furry animals from mechanical prisons, and battle the oddest boss ever – Dr. Robotnik (Dr. Eggman). Later sequels introduced his sidekick Tails, Knuckles, and enemy Metal Sonic.