Even though Sonic is officially stuck at fifteen, today is his birthday! It’s also the release date of the very first Sonic the Hedgehog game in 1991. First released on the SEGA console, the game spawned a successful franchise that’s still incredibly popular today.
Sonic was originally conceived as a mascot for SEGA and to compete with iconic Nintendo games like Super Mario. After 27 years and gaining tons of fans from all around the world, we think they did a pretty good job.
In honor of this special day, we’re celebrating all things Sonic! You can snag one of our most popular Pixel Pals by entering our sweepstakes. All you have to do is follow us on Twitter and share (RT) our sweepstakes tweet—that’s it! We’ll pick a winner on June 25th. Read the full list of rules here.