In 1991, times were simpler. Gas was $1.12 a gallon. A new home would set you back only $120,000. And gamers fell in love with an anthropomorphic blue hedgehog in sweet sneakers who could run fast. Really fast. When Sega released the side-scrolling platform game Sonic the Hedgehog, it wasn’t expecting it the level of success the game achieved. Who could have guessed that a running hedgehog and his fast friends would revolutionize the gaming industry? But this franchise is full of surprises. So here are some fun Sonic the Hedgehog facts you never knew.
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