Sonic the Hedgehog Oddities

Sonic Saves Mario

While Sega just recently released Sonic the Hedgehog 4 in late 2010, a Peruvian pirate game group beat them to it by 14 years. In 1996, the unlicensed programmers took the Super NES game “Speedy Gonzales: Los Gatos Bandidos,” inserted Sonic-themed graphics, and called the result “Sonic the Hedgehog 4.”

Amusingly, the pirate game sees Sonic rescuing numerous Marios (seen here) that have been caged up by an unknown entity. In reality, it seems likely that Sonic would have just raced past them without stopping.


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  1. Max June 23, 2011 at 4:59 am #

    You cant go wrong with an article about sega that includes reference to Steve Urkel 🙂

  2. guest June 23, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    This trivia is very cool. But have many people actually played the original Sonic recently? Give it a try and then read this and see if you don't agree:

  3. Esteban June 25, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    My favorite bit of Sonic weirdness? The Sonic / Harry Potter / Barack Obama backpack: