Sonic Stadium, SEGAbits, & Sonic Retro team up to celebrate Sonic’s golden birthday – party all week!

Sonic23on23-600x400Twenty three years ago SEGA introduced Sonic the Hedgehog, a character that would go on to challenge Mario for the gaming throne and champion a decade’s worth of SEGA hardware. Now, twenty three years later, Sonic’s Golden Birthday approaches, as Sonic’s birthdate and age synch up for the one and only time! In order to celebrate this momentous occasion, Sonic Stadium is teaming up with Sonic Retro and SEGAbits to bring you a week of Sonic content! Visit all three sites for articles, streams and videos as we celebrate Sonic’s birthday from today through to the 29th!

SEGAbits and Sonic Retro will also be hosting a panel at Too Many Games in Oaks, PA on Saturday the 28th at noon as part of the celebration. The panel will feature a Dreamcast round table, a My Life with SEGA episode premiere, the history of Sonic the Hedgehog 2‘s Hidden Palace Zone, and a trivia contest with rare SEGA prizes including The House of the Dead 3 & 4 posters signed by series director Takashi Oda. There will also be several Sonic prizes on hand.

Readers can join in on the celebrations as well! All you have to do is follow The Sonic Stadium, SEGAbits and Sonic Retro on Twitter and share your Sonic the Hedgehog photos and memories with the hashtag #Sonic23on23. The best tweets will be retweeted and shared to over 11,000 SEGA and Sonic fans, and we all know that in today’s world nothing is more rewarding than a retweet.

Happy Birthday, Sonic! The party has just begun!

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Nuckles87 has been an editor at Sonic Stadium since 2007, and has been covering events like E3, PAX, and SDCC since 2010. An avid retro gamer, he runs a monthly stream on Twitch where he explores obscure Sonic oddities, and how aspects of the franchise have evolved over the decades.


  1. That sounds awesome!…..except for the Hidden Palace thing. I mean, it’s an interesting stage and everything, but would anybody really want to go to a panel JUST for that? That’s a lot of time to talk about just one unfinished stage. There should just be something like a panel for “The History of The Unfinished Stage”, focusing on canceled stages, bosses, and other game features in general for the entire series. THAT sounds more worthwhile.

    1. It’s not an entire panel about an unfinished stage. XD It’s just one of the things the one SEGAbits panel will be talking about.

    2. Like nuckles said, it’s a part of the panel. We’re holding a 15 minute round table discussion on the Dreamcast being discontinued, a My Life with SEGA episode premiere, the history of the Hidden Palace Zone, and a trivia contest. The whole panel should last an hour.

      1. Well, if it’s a small part of a bigger segment, then I guess it’s pretty appropriate. :3

  2. Happy birthday you glorious blue bastard,please don’t ever stop running.Feel free to take breaks when needed though.

    1. Yeah, take time to smell those white roses you like so much.

      Seriously, what’s up with those? I’ve counted like 3 instances of that happening. It’s like it’s the Anime Passion Rose or something like that. lol XP

  3. SIGH…. he would have been 23 today, huh?

    Well, Happy Birthday, Sonic. ( 1991 – 1992 )

    He died so young. -__-

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