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The MoeGamer Podcast: Episode 8 – Sonic Sez

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s been a month of Sonic funtimes here on MoeGamer, so what better opportunity to discuss the series as a whole on a podcast?

Don’t forget the podcast is now available both on YouTube in its full video glory, and now as an audio-only version too. You can access this via Soundcloud, subscribe via RSS or look us up on several popular podcast platforms, including iTunes.

Or you can just hit the jump here to enjoy the show in both video and audio formats right here on MoeGamer.

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Sonic the Hedgehog: Finding His Feet

So let’s start from the beginning.

The year was 1990. Nintendo was enjoying a protracted period of dominance in the video game market thanks to a combination of high quality games and a highly recognisable mascot in the form of Super Mario. With the release of Super Mario Bros. 3, the company had become seemingly unstoppable. But that didn’t stop Sega from wanting to try.

Sega needed a new mascot. The company’s earlier creation Alex Kidd just wasn’t cutting it any more, since, as a human character, he was perceived as, at best, too similar to Super Mario; at worst, something of a pale imitation. Sega’s CEO at the time, Hayao Nakayama, wanted a character as iconic as Disney’s Mickey Mouse. Oh, what to do?

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