It's Sonic the Hedgehog's 18th birthday today, and in order to celebrate, Sega Europe has been giving away Sonic swag all day via Twitter and Facebook.
Our favourite blue hedgehog is already 18-years-old? It seems like only yesterday he was being placed in mediocre game after mediocre game, making millions of dollars per title on name recognition alone. Ah, how far we've come since that fateful day back in June of 1991, when something fresh and new stormed the video game store shelves, promising innovative game play for decades to come. I'm almost getting misty here.
While I dry my eyes, Sega Europe has been busy handing out Sonic-themed swag all morning via both Facebook and Twitter. They've got soundtrack samplers, stationary packs, and all kinds of Sonic junk, or at least they did when they started. Pickings are probably a bit thin now, considering they've been doing this since 11am UK time, but there is always hope.
Hit up the link below to find out what you need to do to possibly get your hands on celebratory goodness. Happy birthday, Sonic the Hedgehog!
Sonic City's Sonic Birthday Giveaway! Tuesday June 23rd 2009 [Sonic City Blognik]