I was a Genesis kid. My parents made the choice for me, or at least I think they did. Maybe I mentioned liking Sonic the Hedgehog, whose cool print ads reminded me of Saved by the Bell.
A lot's changed in the past twenty years, and now I wonder if I ever really liked Sonic or if my fandom was a matter of convenience. I really hoped Sonic: Lost World would turn the series around.
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