In what is certainly a milestone for one of the most recognizable characters in video game history, SEGA honored its most famous blue mascot Sonic The Hedgehog - as the "way past cool" hero and freedom fighter celebrated his 25th anniversary!
Naturally, Sonic's origins stem way back in 1991 with the release of the original "Sonic The Hedgehog" video game for the Sega Genesis/ Mega Drive 16-Bit platform on June 23, 1991. That game introduced us to the blue hedgehog as he fought to stop the evil Dr. Robotnik from conquering his world and enslaving his friends by turning them into robots. That platform title was a hit, and spawned an immediate sequel the next year with Sonic The Hedgehog 2, followed by a 3rd game and then more spin-offs that eventually led to the birth of a franchise.
To celebrate 25 years, SEGA has released a video for Sonic's birthday!