This month marks the 25th North American anniversary of the world’s most famous hedgehog! Instead of looking at all of his games, we’ve decided to honor the Blue Blur by examining how he’s managed to endure for so long. There’s a lot more about Sonic to think about than games, and his appeal stretches to many other areas. Happy birthday Sonic!
Articles written by: Ken Horowitz
Known for his work on over 150 Magic: The Gathering cards, Dungeons and Dragons source books, and scores of other brands, artist Randy Gallegos is now bringing his own history with gaming to a series called “Hearts for Hardware,” creating art based on his particular experiences and impressions with the hobby.
Brett Weiss’s Classic Home Video Games book series offers short and sweet entries on the complete libraries of some of gaming’s most famous consoles. The third volume in the series covers the Genesis, TurboGrafx-16, and Neo Geo; and it serves as an excellent reference for game historians and newcomers to gaming alike.
The Master System is not known for a wide selection of RPGs, but some actually get passed over in favor of more recognized titles. Miracle Warriors is such title, having spent decades in the shadows of Phantasy Star and Ys. While it is far from their level of quality, there is actually a decent game under some unforgiving RPG mechanics.