Sega have released documentary-style promo video for Sonic Generations, covering the 20 year history of the character.
A Sonic Generations promo video covers the Sega mascot’s 20-year history in 36 minutes.
The video takes us through the history of the blue boy wonder, beginning with Sega America wringing their hands in the direction of Mario in the mid-’90s and the conscious decision to replace Alex Kidd with a new platform mascot. Elsewhere, it explores the conceptual thinking behind his first game, designed to reward skill gained through necessary repetition in an age before save games.
The video also contains a fantastic 16-bit era quote which exemplifies the mindset of contemporary indie developers like VVVVVV‘s Terry Cavanagh: “It doesn’t matter how many colours you have; it’s what you do with them.”
If you’ve bought yourself a copy of Sonic Generations and didn’t own the right console in 1991, you can test that maxim for yourself: the original Mega Drive Sonic the Hedgehog is an unlockable extra in the new game.
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