Sonic the Hedgehog

Game Review: Sonic Superstars is a welcome return to form

Since 1991, Sega’s blue blur mascot Sonic the Hedgehog has dominated the gaming industry with classic side-scrolling adventures, many defining a particular decade or console genertaion. After Sonic Mania re-invented the series again in 2017, the next big 2D platforming game starring our blue hero is finally here. This time around it is 2.5D expereince…

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PAX AUS 2023: We played Sonic Superstars

It wasn’t long after Super Mario Bros. Wonder, that I caught the SEGA booth and the offering to try out the upcoming Sonic Superstars. I’m certainly a fan of both the character and the broader franchise, but haven’t seen as much of this leading up to PAX AUS 2023 as I would have liked. With…

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Game Review: Sonic Origins Plus delivers nostalgic punches in bunches

It’s been 22 years since Sega released the first Sonic the Hedgehog game on the Sega Master System.  Since then, there have been over 80 games starring the iconic blue blur. Some tried to branch out and try new things, while some stuck to the classic formula that fans enjoy. Fortunately, Sonic Origins Plus brings…

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AusSpeedruns and Five Star Games team up for The Sonic State of Origins Plus clash

In honour of Sonic’s 32nd birthday and to celebrate the launch of Sonic Origins Plus, Five Star Games has announced The Sonic State of Origins Plus clash, in which Sonic the Hedgehog speedrunners will face off at Fortress Sydney on the 23rd of June. Each of the competitors and parties involved in the event will…

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Sonic Frontiers Review: A Sporadic Sprint

The big blue blur is having the time of his life in 2022, thanks to an incredibly successful film sequel. So with the Sonic series reaching an all-time high in recent years, developer Sonic Team has decided to completely re-invent the wheel by taking him out of his traditional 2D side-scrolling adventure, instead opting for…

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Win a family in-season pass to Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Thanks to Paramount Pictures we have 5 family passes (Admit 4) to give away for the upcoming release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, set for release exclusively in cinemas from March 31st, 2022. The world’s favourite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove…

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Review: Third on the Podium

How on earth has been four years since the last Olympic Games? Mario and Sonic can’t believe it either apparently, reigniting their generations-long blood fued in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Previous titles in this series have been enjoyable, if forgettable, party games, a series of mini-games based on numerous Olympic…

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Watch Jim Carrey fight Sonic the Hedgehog in 2019’s strangest film trailer

It’s 2019, and we’re about to witness not only a live-action Pokémon movie, but a legitimate big-budget ($90 mil) film depicting the adventures of Sega’s most recognisable mascot, Sonic. That’s right, lightning-fast, anthropomorphic hero Sonic the Hedgehog is getting his own CGI-rich feature film despite no recent Sonic title really making an impact on the…

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Games Review: Sega Mega Drive Classics (Xbox One, 2018): Old school cool

I have bloviated at length on this website about my upbringing as a Sega kid. While the SNES dominated the market, those of us who chose the Sega life knew we had a machine with true gems among its library. The arcade-centric counterpart to the SNES’ far broader appeal, the Mega Drive did its own…

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Video Games Review: Sonic Mania (Switch, 2016) is the first true Sonic game in nearly 25 years

Sonic Mania is a gift. For Sega kids everywhere, it is a portal to your childhood. For long-suffering Sonic fans, it is a well overdue homecoming. It is proof that the Sonic the Hedgehog formula, abandoned in the Saturn era, is as fun, interesting and engaging as it was in the early 90’s. After nearly 25 years of…

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