Reception Of Sonic The Hedgehog
The reception of Sonic the hedgehog which also happens to be the Sega Corporation’s mascot was quite overwhelming.
The reception of Sonic the hedgehog character by public was so great and warm that it became one of the major reasons behind the success of Sega Corporation during the 16-bit era of video game consoles.
At the same time talking about the legacy of Sonic the hedgehog, the Sonic has become one of the most popular video game characters worldwide. The era that started with the grand success story starting from the great reception of Sonic the hedgehog character to the time the legacy enjoyed by Sonic is still going on strongly with Sonic the hedgehog enjoying a big fan following.
Another example showing the great reception of Sonic the hedgehog id from the year 1996 when Sonic became the first video game character to got a balloon in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Not only this, the Sonic the hedgehog was also one of the three video games characters that were formally inducted into the inaugural Walk of Game class in the year 2005, along with its former rivals Nintendo’s Mario and Link. Another feather in the legacy of Sonic the hedgehog got added when a class of genes of fruit fly embryonic development process, called hedgehog genes, was renamed as sonic hedgehog" after the name of this world famous video game character.
From the time of Sonic the hedgehog’s reception, it has also been presented as official symbol for Sega Corporation sponsorships. For example during the time period of 1993 to 1997, the JEF United Ichihara Chiba football team that was sponsored by Sega Corporation the Sonic made its presence on the team's uniform. Also, in the 1993 Formula One championship, Williams Grand Prix team that was sponsored by Sega Corporation won the Constructors' Championship that year, as well as the team's lead driver, Alain Prost, winning the Drivers' Championship. Sonic was featured in the cars and helmets.
In nutshell, it can be said that appeal and legacy associated with Sonic the hedgehog’s character lived for ever because Sonic is a gaming legend, first and foremost and has an iconic personality.