10 Things You Might Not Know About Sonic The Hedgehog

Trivia time! How much do you know about gaming's speedy little hedgehog?

Perhaps you already know, for example, that his shoes are partially based on Michael Jackson's boots in the song Bad, and you might even know that Michael Jackson worked on music for Sonic 3. Oh, but these facts by Alltime10s also get a tad esoteric, touching on curious stuff like:

  • What inspiration the Sonic took from Bill Clinton
  • How he was originally named Mr. Needlemouse and was also the lead singer of a band who had a HUMAN GIRLFRIEND
  • How the first time he appeared in a game was as an air freshener in a racing game, In what way Super Mario influenced Sonic
  • How there's a gene named after Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Why Knuckles is special
  • How there was almost a Sonic RPG that followed his sister
  • How Eggman was almost Sega's mascot
  • The reason Sonic drowns easily is because one of the developers didn't know that hedgehogs can swim

The video, naturally, goes in a bit more detail about these things — so it's worth a watch, as you might learn a thing or two.

10 Little-Known Facts About Sonic The Hedgehog [Alltime10s]


    Has anybody noticed that they now start putting bulleted lists of the points rather than here's a video.

    Although I hate Videos that are slideshows with text. When a Webpage would have done the same job with less bandwidth. Guess that;s because I live in a country that's backwards when it comes to the internet.

    Is pointing out Knuckles the Echidna is an Echidna, then stating facts about Echidnas, really a little known Sonic fact?

    Nah the vids are annoying. A list you can read in 30secs makes much more sense.
    Plus on my lunchbreak at work I don't want to 'skim' through vids I want to read tid bits like what Kotaku would normally do.

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