"This Sonic was a monster, a pure evil, sadistic, all-powerful, nightmarish, demented monster... and all of his victims, including Tails, Knuckles, Robotnik and possibly Kyle, are just his little toys, and the game is the very gateway into his chaotic, nightmarish world and the very Hell his victims are trapped in."
Sonic.exe originated as a Creepypasta by JC the Hyena seen here concerning a man named Tom who receives a bizarre CD in the mail from his friend Kyle, who hasn't heard from in a while. Disregarding Kyle's note telling him to destroy the CD, Tom plays it and is immediately disturbed by the title screen showing Sonic with bleeding black and red eyes. As he plays the game further, Tom bears witness to just how monstrous this incarnation of the blue hedgehog really is.Since then, Sonic.exe has received fan-made sequels and has also been produced into a video game of sorts that replicates the experience (sans Sonic actually coming out of the screen... hopefully), by YouTube user MY5TCrimson. The Some Ordinary Gamers walkthrough of the game can be watched here.A sequel (also in video game form, and made by MY5TCrimson too), is currently in the works. Teasers here.A fan film is also being produced. Teaser for that is here.An Ordinary Sonic 1 ROM Hack, a crossover ROM hack of the original Sonic the Hedgehog video game, was released at Sonic Hacking Contest 2013. In this game, Sonic.EXE invades the game and targets the genuine article. Unfortunately, the author was unable to complete the game before the contest deadline, so Star Light Zone and Scrap Brain Zone are not included.A fan film has been created as part of a Youtube series titled Tales from the Consoles as the pilot episode. To watch it click here
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