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The latest version of Sonic, Sonic Runners, launches worldwide on June 25, 2015.
Fans of pet hedgehogs have likely run into this phenomenon: you type “hedgehog” into a search engine and, along with links to pages about wild and pet hedgehogs, you also get links to pages about the biggest hedgehog name in video games — Sonic The Hedgehog. Today, June 23, is the 14-year anniversary of the release of this popular game from Sega. The little 16-bit game that could has staying power, morphing and getting released to various platforms across the years. Tomorrow a new Sonic game will be launching, Sonic Runners.
Mashable borrowed Elvis the hedgehog from the San Diego Zoo to create this amazing video.
In the game, Sonic is all about speed! This week, Mashable posted an article about a real-life hedgehog taking on the Sonic universe. They’ve got the video to prove it! Take a look at the nifty background and digitized gold coins in this Sonic world. Although the real-life hedgehog (Elvis, who was kindly provided by the San Diego Zoo) doesn’t have quite the same speed as Sonic, the little guy has some moves. Exercise wheel in the way? Go under that obstacle!