Sonic gets a mention in Penny-Arcade

Sonic gets a mention in Penny-Arcade


A lot of popular references to Sonic seem to focus on the new Sonic games these days, so it’s always a nice change to see reminiscing about the good old days; something I was delighted to spot when I visited the popular web comic Penny-Arcade today.

Today’s comic delves back into the past of one of their fictional protagonist’s history, in which he was a lowly SEGA fanboy amongst a school of SNES gamers. As well as what appears to be a reference to the horde of Sonic games that appeared on the Megadrive/Genesis (and that possibly Sonic was the only “memorable character” to feature in games on the console?), there’s also a quick quip about SEGA’s obsession with lock-on cartridges and software!

You can check out the new comic here, and hopefully later today there will be a news post which will discuss the subject of the comic in greater detail.

So, did you fight in the console wars, and what was the SEGA/Nintendo split in your playground?

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Adam Tuff

With a decade under his belt, Adam is one of The Sonic Stadium's most seasoned writers, with interests in the music and merchandise of the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. Adam is the co-organiser for the Summer of Sonic convention.


  1. Sadly I didn’t fight in the war, in fact by the time I found out about sonic it was already the middle/end of the gamecube aira.

  2. I really didn’t fight. In fact, I was quite popular because all my friends grew up on their older brother’s NES consoles, and inevitably bought a SNES. I was the only one to own a Genesis, so I was the go-to guy for non-kiddy games. Mario Paint, peh!

  3. I still fight the Dreamcast Vs. PS2 war, although the 7th Generation is more my battle now…

    However, it is still fun to discuss the Retro stuff with 6th Formers!

  4. I was all about Sega back in my day.. although my big bro and I were the only ones really into console games, it was pretty much 50 / 50 at school.
    Things swayed Nintendos way after the SNES was released, I remember calling a few of my classmates traitors after seeing them buy a SNES. There were more people owning SNES’s than Mega Drives, but Sega got a huge boost from the Daytona Arcade scene which many many classmates played.
    Things settled down when the Playstation/Saturn came out, often playing King of Fighters 97 with my friends in the senior years of school, often debating which version of KoF97 was better etc..
    They didn’t take a second look at the Dreamcast when it came out.. opting for the PS2.. and that was the end of that.

    Hard to believe its been more than 10 years

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