Freak-Out Friday: Sonic the Hedgehog in Smash Bros. Melee

Who remembers those old hoaxes swirling around some of our favourite video games? Those days where prolific liars on the playground took advantage of our gullibility, saying you can only catch Mew in Pokémon Red and Blue from under a truck, or Aerith can live in Final Fantasy VII, or you can find the Triforce in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, all after a complicated set of conditions are met?


There was one hoax Sonic fans would remember from an old issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly, where you could unlock Sonic and Tails in Super Smash Bros. Melee by scoring 20 KOs in Cruel Melee mode. Impossible, right? Not so, for YouTuber MagicScrumpy did unlock the one and only video game character who is blue, collects rings, and goes fast by clearing those conditions – check out his video below!

…well I wasn’t really lying, was I? This video game character is blue, collects rings, and goes fast – just like I said! If you want in on the action too, you can download the mod, skin, and Green Hill Story map today, or you can subscribe to MagicScrumpy on YouTube as well for more of his Melee mods.

Now all we’re missing is Princess Zorldo…

Also, did I mention we’re currently holding our very first Photoshop Contest at The Sonic Stadium? Deadline is this coming Thursday, and the theme is “Sonic Storybook” – the best entries get featured for the next Freak-Out Friday!

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Unparalleled Canadian greatness! Jeffrey is a writer for TSS and Gamnesia, a pianist obsessed with video game music, and a recent university graduate majoring in Communications. Loves all things Sonic and Nintendo to a fault.


  1. The irony of the Sonic in Melee hoax is that Sonic made it into Brawl and 4.

    And speaking of Final Fantasy VII, Cloud Strife in 4.

  2. Man what I knew Sonic The Hedgehog in Super Smash Bros. Melee my point is nostalgia that has gone wild I here about it for Sonic in Melee was fake but seeing this video saying yep Sonic is so freaking real in Melee is crazy for us!!!

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