Sonic the Hedgehog was one of the most popular video games in the 1990s and there are many reasons why. It’s a game that changed the face of the industry. The clue is in the name with Sonic, it bought fast paced gaming to family homes, becoming a leader for many years. It’s still playable now on mobile phones and that just goes to show how popular it was. So what did sonic teach us? Sonic taught us that you should take no prisoners. Collecting each and every coin may build up your score but completing levels in quick succession was all part of the fun. This fast paced game also gave us the freedom to choose from a series of characters, meaning you could play as Tails rather than Sonic. It doesn’t seem like much now but back in the day this was a big deal and it really did lead to many subsequent games offering a similar approach.