They Create Worlds

Gotta Go Fast!

April 15, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 088 - Gotta Go Fast!


Since we covered Mario a few episodes ago, it is only fair that we cover his great rival, not Bowser, but Sonic!  We go at not quite sonic speed over the creation of the character and franchise.  Sonic's interesting inception was brought about through a character submission process.  Sonic is the melding of a rabbit, a character called "Mr. Needlemouse," and Michael Jackson!  Yes, this is true.  Look there is a music video referenced below.  Though Sonic suffered from rapid over exposure he is still beloved by many fans.  After all these fans pay homage with a Sega Tower of Power to Sonic!


Alex Kidd in Miracle World:

Ghouls and Ghosts Mega Drive:

Michal Jackson 'Smooth Criminal':

Sonic The Hedgehog Genesis:

Classic Game Postmortem: Sonic the Hedgehog:

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Genesis:

Kitsune: Japanese Mythology Explained:


Pinball Dreams Amiga:

Sonic Spinball:

Sonic The Hedgehog 3:

Sonic 3 and Knuckles:

Sega Tower of Power:

Sonic Game Gear:

Sonic Master System:

Sonic 2 Master System:

Sonic Mania:


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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download: 

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