Sonic the Hedgehog is the 79th episode of the comedy web series Honest Game Trailers. It was written by Spencer Gilbert, Andrew Bird, Spencer Agnew, Matt Raub, Michael Davis, Michael Schroeder, Max Song & Gage Agnew. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy. It parodies the platform video game series Sonic the Hedgehog. It was published on January 5, 2016. Sonic the Hedgehog was originally published on Smosh Games, but is currently available on Fandom Games. It has been viewed over 3 million times.
"From the company that went from Nintendo's major rival, to the guys who make games about spreadsheets, comes the franchise that shows what happens when you beat a dead horse for two decades!" ~ Honest Game Trailers - Sonic the Hedgehog
From the company that went from Nintendo's major rival, to the guys that make games about spreadsheets [Sega], comes the franchise that shows what happens when you beat a dead horse for two decades!
Sonic The Hedgehog
Spin dash your way through the Sonic series and stop the evil Dr. Robotnik from stuffing a bunch of animals in robots, by going really really fast! It's kind of his whole thing. Step into the over-sized sneakers of Sega's answer to Mario [Sonic] a smack talking hedgehog with a pension for chili dogs and an attitude straight out of the 90's. Who can survive anything as long as he's iced out with enough bling. Then join up with a cavalcade of increasingly pointless side characters featuring: A genetically deformed fox (Tails), an obsessive stalker (Amy), whatever the **** an echidna is [Knuckles], and a giant cat thing who's basically Lenny from Of Mice and Men (Big). Then take down Dr. Eggman as he tries to harness the Chaos Emeralds, mystical MacGuffins that do things whatever the plot needs them to do at the moment, like bending the space time continuum, resurrecting the dead, destroying entire planets, and straight up ripping off Dragonball. Yellow fur? Come on, SEGA; it's not even subtle, man!
Prepare yourselves to speed through a series that's all about going fast, only for you to be punished by frustrating level design that punishes you for doing so, secrets that you'll completely miss, and s*** controls that will make you fly off the track and into the sunset. Aw, jeez! Too fast! TOO FAST!
Experience the franchise that has been rebooted more times than a broken computer, and zoom through one of gaming's most extensive catalog of garbage, featuring: the original games whose magic cannot be recaptured [Sonic 2, 1], the handheld versions that are way worse than you remember [Sonic Spinball, Tails Adventure], the Dreamcast one where s*** started to go off the rails [Sonic Adventure], the one where the designers took a bunch of acid [Knuckle's Chaotix], the one designed by your edgy younger brother [Shadow The Hedgehog], the one where Sonic makes out with a human lady [Sonic 06], the one where they've ran out of ideas and made Sonic into a werewolf [Sonic Unleashed], the Super Mario Galaxy one [Sonic Lost World], some motion control trash [Sonic & The Black Knight], and the one where they f***ed up Sonic's arms... and everything else [Sonic Boom]. Seriously, you know your series has a problem when the kart racing spin-offs are the high point!
Then once you experienced the Sonic games, prepare yourself for the terrifying hell pit that is the Sonic fanbase! As you sit through mountains of terrible original characters, furry fan art, and religious crossovers. My God, what has Sega brought!
Starring: The Blue Bore [Sonic]; Tailspin; Gives no Fxxkles [Knuckles]; Fatal Attraction [Amy]; Hodor [Big]; Urban Sonic [Shadow]; Four Twenty Blaze It [Silver]; Furry Morrigan [Rouge]; Jewel [Blaze]; and Fat Dr. Wily [Dr. Robotnik/Eggman].
You know what the real best part of Sonic is? Keeping the sign up in the air! Whoo!
- There are several other episodes of Honest Game Trailers about other Sonic games, including Sonic Forces and Sonic Mania. See list of Honest Game Trailers for more.
Honest Game Trailers - Sonic the Hedgehog has a 97.6% approval rating from YouTube viewers. In her review of the video, Rebecca Martinson of Bro Bible said the Honest Trailer "reminds you that the game is actually crap and your childhood is a lie." Caleb Reading of Uproxx wrote "the honest trailer sums up the game and its maker, Sega. ... They touch on several of the most obvious complaints, from the racing spin-off being better than the newer games to the game mechanics which require you go fast while the level design then punishes you for going fast. Oh, and then there’s the issue of “the terrifying hellpit that is the Sonic fanbase.” Obviously, they could only show the tamest of fan art for that section."
Executive Producers: Andy Signore and Smosh
Directed by Spencer Gilbert
Episode Written by: Spencer Gilbert, Andrew Bird, Spencer Agnew, Matt Raub, Michael Davis, Michael Schroeder, Max Song & Gage Agnew
Edited by: Max Song
Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey
Titles designed by Robert Holtby
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