Sonic Channel Celebrates SEGASonic the Hedgehog’s 30th Anniversary in New Art

Mighty takes centre stage in this new art piece published by the official Sonic Channel team, created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the SEGASonic the Hedgehog arcade game.

Released in 1993 to a limited test audience in Japan, SEGASonic the Hedgehog was a unique arcade game that featured a trackball for movement of Sonic, Ray the Squirrel and Mighty the Armadillo (who debuted in this adventure). Players had to dash through isometric stages, bashing through obstacles as quickly as possible in order to outrun Dr. Eggman and his deadly traps.

Shared on the Sonic Channel social media account, the piece is accompanied with the following text (machine translated):

A commemorative illustration of “Sega Sonic the Hedgehog” celebrating its 30th anniversary since its release in 1993

This arcade game is the debut work of Mighty and Ray who appeared in “Sonic Mania Plus”

Characteristic trackball operation is tricky Mighty seems to be a master

It’s really nice to see Mighty (and Ray, to an extent) recognised again in official artwork/media, after their appearance in Sonic Mania Plus was largely seen as a one-off. What do you think of this art piece? Let us know in the comments below!

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