Time flies when you’re going fast and eating chili dogs. It’s hard to believe that this week marks 25 years since gaming’s favorite hedgehog (no, not you, Shadow) entered our lives. In the past two decades, SEGA’s mascot Sonic has made a lot of friends, acquaintances, and even some enemies along the way.
What’s really impressive is that (for better or worse) a lot of these characters have been very memorable. Sure, everyone might not love a certain fishing feline, but everyone who played Sonic Adventure at least remembers the talented fisherman. To help celebrate Sonic‘s 25th anniversary, I’ve put together a list of the 10 best Sonic characters. Check out which anthropomorphic creations managed to nab a spot on this coveted list (which I limited to only containing characters that have appeared in games).
There’s no denying that the past 25 years of Sonic have been one crazy ride, and it’s pretty wild that all of these characters wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the Genesis’ iconic platformer. While I only listed 10 characters, there’s a ton more (especially if you get into the cartoons and comics) that could’ve made the list.
Let me know what you thought of my list, and who you think the best Sonic characters are in the comments below.