Sonic the Hedgehog Oddities

Desperately Seeking Sonic

During the creation of the original Sonic the Hedgehog title, Sonic’s designers intended to give Sonic a human love interest named Madonna (I swear I’m not making this up), a lovesick woman who wouldn’t leave Sonic alone.

It’s uncertain whether Madonna would have appeared in the game’s action sequences or would have merely been a part of the back story, but one thing is clear: it’s a good thing a female Sega of America employee nixed the Madonna idea early on for being too bizarrely Japanese. A 2006 Sonic game featured a kiss between Sonic and a realistic human teenager, and the result still makes Sonic fans gag.

(Illustrations: Sega)


3 comments

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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: http://tevisthompson.com/sonic-and-tension/

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

    My favorite bit of Sonic weirdness? The Sonic / Harry Potter / Barack Obama backpack:
    http://www.bestweekever.tv/2010-02-04/sonic-harry