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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yasiyS7dkcU&t=495s

Ghouls and Ghosts Mega Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5CGfah2IEI

Michal Jackson 'Smooth Criminal': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_D3VFfhvs4

Sonic The Hedgehog Genesis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1FEHo_RcNw

Classic Game Postmortem: Sonic the Hedgehog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYO1ZmRuZ_U

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Genesis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cr1rqVcIhA

Kitsune: Japanese Mythology Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0arkgpNDuJg

SonicCD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apPGHEZxu6s

Pinball Dreams Amiga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UNGMiPETXo

Sonic Spinball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzPpRPDRQvA

Sonic The Hedgehog 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhExIWa0R-4

Sonic 3 and Knuckles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soXPc-fvd90

Sega Tower of Power: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y55ZBT_UcmU

Sonic Game Gear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D00HFMfmro

Sonic Master System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQPvA0OvR24

Sonic 2 Master System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6RtXmMN9Og

Sonic Mania: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNJLX15aEn4

 

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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

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