See how Sonic the Hedgehog was born

As part of Sega's ongoing celebration of the 20th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, the company is making a documentary chronicling the history of Sonic. The first part, released today, shows how the the hedgehog was created. The video includes footage of various Sega alumuni, including Peter Moore and Yuji Naka.

So what was the original inspiration for Sonic's gameplay? And why did the company rally behind the mascot? You'll have to watch to see for yourself.

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