Sonic The Hedgehog, the world's fastest (and only) red-sneaker-wearing, golden ring-stealing, electric-blue placental mammal turns 20 this week! Happy Birthday!
Leaving other platformers in his dust, Sonic was a speedy revelation when he first popped up on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis back on June 23rd 1991.
Though Sonic will eternally be 15 years old, Peter Pan-style, in real world terms he's left his teenage years behind him now. We take a look back at the Sonic series with these 20 little known, quick-fire facts on the world's most famous hedgehog.
Sonic 20th Anniversary - Fact 01
Over 70 million Sonic games have been sold worldwide