The Siblings Who Sonic Together, Stay Together

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 locked-on to Sonic & Knuc...

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 locked-on to Sonic & Knuckles cartridge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While this blog is dedicated to reviews, tips, and analysis, I like to delve into my nerd side which also functions as my sentimental side.

Enter Sonic the Hedgehog.

I experienced all the Sonic I could in the 90s, from the video games on the Sega Genesis (yes, the one that had cartridges and couldn’t hook up to the Internet) to the animated series that came out, The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic SatAM. And right there by my side was my brother.

Re-watching the SatAM series on Netflix made me realize just how connected this character and my brother were. It wasn’t like it was his or my favorite character or we wax on and on about how great Sonic 3 was when connected to Sonic & Knuckles cartridge. But it was something we shared. He would play Sonic and I would play Tails with a plate of rice Krispie treats between us. We would watch both the series on video cassettes until the tape couldn’t play and I would borrow his Sonic comics, trying to keep them in as good of condition as I could as a kid.

We’re adults now, moved on to other things, have jobs, and rarely touch a video game controller. Though once in a while, I’ll see a Sonic comic in the book store and when he calls we talk about what’s going on. And when he visits and brings the SatAM series on DVD, I’ll sit and watch with him. Who knows? Maybe one day will dust off our Genesis and play miserably at a game that we haven’t touched in years and make our own Krispie treats as mom stares with wonderment. Wonderment that we’re still into Sonic and wonderment that we can make time to talk about Sonic, no matter how old we get.

(This entry is dedicated to my brother who has been an awesome brother over the years and if he’s reading it, yes I will win at those Sonic racing mini games.)