Fast Memories Part 16: 2016
And so we come to the end of this journey reflecting on 25 years of arguably one of the greatest video game characters ever to grace our screens on consoles and TV schedules.
I don't think anyone of us ever thought he would last this long. But endure and last he has.
Sonic is one of those characters that has been introduced to generations whether you first saw him in 1991, 2001, 2008 or 2011. He is a character that has changed very little over time in terms of personality where his humour is cheeky but appealing to all ages.
I think fans find something relatable in him that they apply to themselves; whether it's pushing yourself that extra harder, living life to the fullest or learning not to sweat the small-stuff.
As someone who has been a fan from the beginning; I have seen him rise, fall and pick himself up again. I have seen good TV shows and some where we see it as a guilty pleasure.
But the one thing that I see that has been consistent is that he never stops. And by 'he' I refer to Sega & Sonic Team always trying new ideas in helping to take him forward. From the Adventure years to dealing with an affliction in Sonic Unleashed.
The only field left for him to conquer is the Big Screen. I am looking forward to 2018 when that happens. Sony Pictures, don't screw this up.
Fast Memories has been a nice trip down memory lane revisiting why I became a Hedgehogite all those years ago and why I have remained a fan of Sonic to this day.
It's been pleasant to see the nostalgia sparked in your comments on what you remember from the early years with the 1st Genesis/Megadrive Titles to his first outings on TV with Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog & Sat-AM, which is my personal favourite out of all of them.
There is just something appealing about his games and his character from his cool design to his quick witted personality that makes it hard to dislike him.
Happy 25th Birthday, Sonic.
Thank you for everything.