Dec. 24, 2021

171 - Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Round Table

171 - Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Round Table

Our season finale comes in the form of a conversation with friends about our shared love for Sonic the Hedgehog. The year the blue blur turned 30, it's time to look back at what made us fans of SEGA's mascot and what we expect from the speedy hedgehog in the future. Joining KC for this special episode are Twitch affiliate, LimeReversed, one half of the SEGAGUYS, Dan 'The Mega' Driver, and Lewis Clark, aka SonicYoda, of SEGADriven.


Hello everyone and welcome to episode 171 of The SEGA Lounge, aka the finale of Season 6 of the show. Another year has passed and I just wanted to start this episode by saying thank you to all of you, our dear listeners, who keep supporting this podcast week in, week out. We’ve had some great guests this year and some fun special episodes reminiscing on our memories of certain SEGA franchises and even ones with full-blown versions of The SEGA Lounge Challenge with a lot of people involved. To celebrate this, not only do I have another special episode to present to you this week, but we’re giving away some SEGA games. Check this blog post for details on how to enter the giveaways. 

Back in June, Sonic the Hedgehog celebrated its 30th anniversary. We dedicated episode 158 to that occasion with two teams of the Race For Good charity event taking part in a very special Sonic-themed challenge. However, as the year went on, I felt like we needed more to celebrate such a huge milestone for SEGA’s mascot. And so I decided to invite some friends over to The Lounge and we’ll hear now is a lengthy but fun conversation we had about how we got into the franchise, our memories of the past 30 years of the blue blur and our expectations towards the future of the character and games. Please join me in welcoming Twitch affiliate, LimeReversed, one of half of the SEGAGUYS, Dan ‘The Mega’ Driver and, Lewis Clark, aka SonicYoda, of SEGADriven.com.

This episode was a bit longer than usual, but I just couldn’t bring myself to cut much of the content of our conversation as I think some very good points were made and some awesome memories were shared. If you’d like to join the conversation, feel free to tweet your favorite Sonic memories @thesegalounge. I’d love to know what made you get into the Sonic franchise.

And just like that, it’s time to close the doors of The SEGA Lounge for the year. We need to restock on those Golden Axe potions, do our annual spring cleaning, although, I guess it’s more of a winter cleaning, and just take a breather and think about what comes next. I’d like to thank every single one of you for listening. Remember to spread the word about the podcast. And here’s a special shoutout to ResidentSD of RadioSEGA who’s been in charge of airing new episodes of the show on the station. For now, it’s time to say goodbye. Take care of yourselves, stay safe and healthy out there. Enjoy some video games and I’ll see you all next time.

 

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Lewis Clark

Webmaster and lead writer for SEGADriven.com.

Lime Reversed

Guest

Lime Reversed, aka Emil, is a Twitch streamer who plays games with the help of his trusty sidekick Miranda Random, a random word generator.

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