History Trivia / SonicTheHedgehog

16th Mar '17 5:05:15 PM BlueGuy
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** The unfortunate cause of ''Sonic X-Treme's'' {{Vaporware}} status, as well as the replacement of all the game voice actors with their ''SonicX'' counterparts.
** Executives often meddled to get games out for a Christmas release. It happened, but not too consequently, in some of the classic games. The original Japanese VideoGame/SonicAdventure was buggy, and that's why they made a rerelease there with all the fixes made in the English version.

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** The unfortunate cause of ''Sonic X-Treme's'' {{Vaporware}} status, as well as the replacement of all the game voice actors with their ''SonicX'' ''Anime/SonicX'' counterparts.
** Executives often meddled to get games out for a Christmas release. It happened, but not too consequently, in some of the classic games. The original Japanese VideoGame/SonicAdventure ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' was particularly buggy, and that's why they made a rerelease re-release there with all the fixes made in the English version.



** The reason Classic Sonic rarely appears in newer games is because Sega has a mandate that Modern and Classic Sonic can't appear alongside each other unless time travel is involved (such was the case with VideoGame/SonicGenerations and VideoGame/ProjectSonic2017). Classic Sonic was considered for an appearance in ''Sega & Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed'', but Sega shot it down for this reason. Their [[https://www.sonicstadium.org/2014/11/a-not-so-little-look-at-sonic-the-hedgehog-2014-classic-style-guide/ style guide]] also says that Classic and Modern Sonic artwork cannot be combined in any product.

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** The reason Classic Sonic rarely appears in newer games is because Sega has a mandate that Modern and Classic Sonic can't appear alongside each other unless time travel is involved (such was the case with VideoGame/SonicGenerations ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' and VideoGame/ProjectSonic2017).''VideoGame/SonicForces''). Classic Sonic was considered for an appearance in ''Sega & Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed'', but Sega shot it down for this reason. Their [[https://www.sonicstadium.org/2014/11/a-not-so-little-look-at-sonic-the-hedgehog-2014-classic-style-guide/ style guide]] also says that Classic and Modern Sonic artwork cannot be combined in any product.
8th Feb '17 8:53:33 AM Prinzenick
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** Likewise, Eggman has had the honor of either starring or cameoing in almost ''every single game in the franchise'', with the exceptions of ''VideoGame/TailsAdventure'', ''VideoGame/TailsSkyPatrol'', ''Tails And the Music Maker'', ''Sega Sonic Popcorn Shop'' and ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight''.

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** Likewise, Eggman has had the honor of either starring or cameoing in almost ''every single game in the franchise'', with the exceptions of ''Sonic Eraser'', ''VideoGame/TailsAdventure'', ''VideoGame/TailsSkyPatrol'', ''Tails And the Music Maker'', ''Sega Sonic Popcorn Shop'' and ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight''.
8th Feb '17 8:52:29 AM Prinzenick
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* AbsenteeActor:
** There are exactly three games in the entire franchise where Sonic does not appear at all, not even as a cameo; ''VideoGame/DoctorRobotniksMeanBeanMachine'', ''VideoGame/TailsSkyPatrol'' and ''Tails and the Music Maker''.
** Likewise, Eggman has had the honor of either starring or cameoing in almost ''every single game in the franchise'', with the exceptions of ''VideoGame/TailsAdventure'', ''VideoGame/TailsSkyPatrol'', ''Tails And the Music Maker'', ''Sega Sonic Popcorn Shop'' and ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight''.
** Like Eggman, Tails almost always has either a starring role or a cameo. Not counting games before his debut, he's only been absent from ''VideoGame/SonicLabyrinth'', ''VideoGame/SegaSonicTheHedgehog'', ''VideoGame/SonicBlast'', and ''VideoGame/DoctorRobotniksMeanBeanMachine''.



* There are exactly three games in the entire franchise where Sonic does not appear at all, not even as a cameo; ''VideoGame/DoctorRobotniksMeanBeanMachine'', ''VideoGame/TailsSkyPatrol'' and ''Tails and the Music Maker''.
** Likewise, Eggman has had the honor of either starring or cameoing in almost ''every single game in the franchise'', with the exceptions of ''VideoGame/TailsAdventure'', ''VideoGame/TailsSkyPatrol'', ''Tails And the Music Maker'' and ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight''.
** Like Eggman, Tails almost always has either a starring role or a cameo. Not counting games before his debut, he's only been absent from ''VideoGame/SonicLabyrinth'', ''VideoGame/SegaSonicTheHedgehog'', ''VideoGame/SonicBlast'', and ''VideoGame/DoctorRobotniksMeanBeanMachine''.
9th Jan '17 1:19:27 PM Xtifr
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* BreakthroughHit: It was the first ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' that put Creator/{{Sega}} on the map as a gaming company and SonicTeam as a premier development team.

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* BreakthroughHit: It was the first ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' that put Creator/{{Sega}} on the map as a gaming company and SonicTeam Creator/SonicTeam as a premier development team.
6th Jan '17 4:11:35 PM Mario1995
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** When Sony hired Tim Miller (''Film/{{Deadpool}}'') to be executive producer, Susser and Robichaux jumped ship, and were replaced with other newcomers Patrick Casey and Josh Miller (the latter known for the Creator/BlurStudio short ''Gopher Broke'').

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** When Sony hired Tim Miller (''Film/{{Deadpool}}'') to be executive producer, Susser and Robichaux jumped ship, and were replaced with other newcomers Patrick Casey and Josh Miller (the latter known for the Creator/BlurStudio short ''Gopher Broke''). Susser and Robichaux were relegated to merely writing the story afterward.
31st Dec '16 1:33:48 PM Mario1995
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The Sony hack revealed documents that alleged Sony would have been unable to secure the film rights to Sonic had the rumors of Sony selling Sony Pictures off at the time proved true. Thankfully, Sony publicly denied the rumors.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The Sony hack revealed documents that alleged Sony would have been unable to secure the film rights to Sonic had the rumors of Sony selling Sony Pictures off at the time proved true. Thankfully, Sony publicly denied the rumors.
31st Dec '16 1:32:54 PM Mario1995
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: As the film had been talked about since the 1990s, there were a number of concepts that were considered, then scrapped, before Sony ultimately picked up the project:

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: As the film had been talked about with Hollywood executives since the 1990s, 1990's, there were a number of concepts that were considered, then scrapped, before Sony ultimately picked up the project:
17th Dec '16 7:05:21 AM fruitstripegum
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** Knuckles was originally going to speak with a Jamaican accent.
7th Dec '16 7:07:53 AM crazysamaritan
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** VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog3 was such an ambitious game, that it became clear that it would be impossible to finish it as a whole in time, forcing Sega to split the entire game in half, and even then Sonic 3 arrived later than expected (February 1994), with Sonic & Knuckles arriving eight months later with its Lock-On Technology added to allow Sonic 3 to be played as it was originally planned. It didn't help that McDonald's, who had a tie-in deal with the game, ended up pushing Happy Meal toys before the game was released, forcing Sega's hand in the entire thing. On top of that, both games are loaded of glitches and polish issues, some of which are [[GameBreakingBug game breaking]], to the point where the manual had to handwave these issues (such as Sonic being liable to accidentally get stuck in certain scenery or Tails sometimes being unable to complete Hydrocity in standalone Sonic 3 due to the screen locking up) as "diabolical traps" set up by Robotnik.

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** VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog3 was such an ambitious game, that it became clear that it would be impossible to finish it as a whole in time, forcing Sega to split the entire game in half, and even then Sonic 3 arrived later than expected (February 1994), with Sonic & Knuckles arriving eight months later with its Lock-On Technology added to allow Sonic 3 to be played as it was originally planned. It didn't help that McDonald's, UsefulNotes/McDonalds, who had a tie-in deal with the game, ended up pushing Happy Meal toys before the game was released, forcing Sega's hand in the entire thing. On top of that, both games are loaded of glitches and polish issues, some of which are [[GameBreakingBug game breaking]], to the point where the manual had to handwave these issues (such as Sonic being liable to accidentally get stuck in certain scenery or Tails sometimes being unable to complete Hydrocity in standalone Sonic 3 due to the screen locking up) as "diabolical traps" set up by Robotnik.



*** According to the [=PixN'Love=] ''History of Sonic the Hedgehog'' book, the "Time Restraints" problem turned out to be a business deal with [=McDonalds=] -- [=McDonalds=] had set up a deal for Sonic 3-related Happy Meal toys, expecting a Christmas release. However, when that didn't happen, Sega was forced to rush ''Sonic 3'' out with just the six stages. With as big as ''Sonic 3'' was, stage-wise, it wasn't ''too'' bad of a strike.

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*** According to the [=PixN'Love=] ''History of Sonic the Hedgehog'' book, the "Time Restraints" problem turned out to be a business deal with [=McDonalds=] [=McDonald's=] -- [=McDonalds=] [=McDonald's=] had set up a deal for Sonic 3-related Happy Meal toys, expecting a Christmas release. However, when that didn't happen, Sega was forced to rush ''Sonic 3'' out with just the six stages. With as big as ''Sonic 3'' was, stage-wise, it wasn't ''too'' bad of a strike.
6th Dec '16 4:25:16 PM TheBuddy26
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** The Director of Sonic Adventure 2 was so angry at the negative reception for Big the Cat in [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure the previous game]] that he took personal offense to it and put Big the Cat as a hidden secret in every stage as a spiteful act of vengeance towards everyone (curiously, almost all of Big's cameos ended up being removed in the GameCube port).

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** The Director of Sonic Adventure 2 was so angry at the negative reception for Big the Cat in [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure the previous game]] that he took personal offense to it and put Big the Cat as a hidden secret in every stage as a spiteful act of vengeance towards everyone (curiously, almost all of Big's cameos ended up [[DummiedOut being removed in the GameCube port).port]] and then turned up again in the HD remakes).
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