With a new movie in 2020, Sonic the Hedgehog is a character that is about to be thrust back into the public eye. Then again, it can probably be argued that he never really disappeared. Like his more popular Nintendo counterpart, Mario, Sonic is easily recognized by people across generations. But, unlike Mario, it’s hard to determine whether or not his enduring popularity has always made sense. He has been in a ton of games, that’s certain, but most of these have been notoriously bad.
There’s no reason to harp on the bad, though. Let’s take a look at the games that have kept people fond of the radical blue blur. Here are five of his best moments.