Sonic maybe running around in different video game consoles, but that wasn’t always the case…
These days, ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ is known for the video games that have been done for such systems as, ‘Playstation’, or, ‘Nintendo Wii’, but before Sonic became mostly a secondary character on various cross-platform systems, Sonic brought to prominence the, ‘Sega Genesis’, in the same way that, ‘Mario’ brought to prominence the, ‘Nintendo’!
And speaking of that…
Ok, so not only did Sonic help bring the, ‘Sega Genesis’ to prominence, but one of the other things that it did was to make Sega dominate the video game market from the early 1990s, really up to when Sony released the, ‘Playstation’, and Microsoft brought to the world, the, ‘X-Box’!
The Sega Genesis was so popular in the 1990s, that it gave, ‘Nintendo’ a run for it’s money!
And yet another thing that Sonic really did kind of help do very well, was to do with merchandising and cartoons for the 90s, what Mario did for the 1980s!
Now to speak about the series… Ok, so the fact is, is I have connected Sonic and Mario very close together, and the truth is, is that, ‘Yes’ they have some connection, but the truth is, is they are two very different video games and let me explain what I mean by this:
1. Sonic is an animal in a world that has mostly animals in it. Mario is a human that was transported to a world with his brother that is sort of a mix of both humans and various animals.
2. In the Mario games, the big bad is a dinosaur, while in Sonic The Hedgehog, the big bad is a human.
3. In most of the Mario games, Mario and Luigi are trying to save a, ‘Princess’ and Sonic and Tails are trying to save the Animal populace of his world.
Sonic & Mario have their similarities and differences, but in the end, one of the main things that they both did is to bring to prominence their respective video game systems they started off with, and the companies they came from!
Now as far as the franchise itself goes, Sonic The Hedgehog… The best things about this franchise, is that in no matter what platform the current, ‘Sonic’ game is under, the characters are always kid friendly, and the games are always fun for all ages… And the truth… Sega may have failed in it’s video game system design, but the truth is, is Sonic will always translate to the next generation!