Sonic the Hedgehog Oddities

Posted by  | Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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)

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Max Says:

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

  2. guest Says:

    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 Says:

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