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Sonic the Hedgehog speeding onto Minecraft

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Minecraft is partnering with Sega to release a Sonic the Hedgehog DLC pack in the Minecraft Marketplace as part of the blue blur’s 30th-anniversary celebrations!

Players can fulfil their need for speed at famous Sonic the Hedgehog locations such as Green Hills Zone and Chemical Plant Zone. Collect rings, dash past obstacles, defeat bosses and build momentum as you run toward a high score.

The first Sonic game was released in 1991 for the Sega Genesis (Sega Mega Drive in Australia). It was reportedly developed after Sega requested a mascot character to compete with Nintendo's mascot Mario.

Its success helped Sega become one of the leading video game companies during the fourth generation of video game consoles in the early 1990s.

So really, Sonic looked less blocky in 16bit in 1991 than he does today on Minecraft, but that is all part of the Minecraft charm that sucks in millions of gamers for hours of fun.