Mr. Needlemouse

youtube

((LOOK AT THIS PRECIOUS LITTLE GUY))

3

You can’t just arrive at a million-dollar idea like “a hedgehog who runs really fast named Sonic“ without going through a bunch of shitty ones first. When Sega first decided to introduce a new mascot who would defy Nintendo’s supremacy, their early proposals included a dog, a clown, and a bizarre Mario/Bart Simpson hybrid, before they settled on the most hardcore of animals, the rabbit.

The only problem: Their 16-bit console just couldn’t handle the sheer coolness (or hardware demands) of the rabbit’s ears, which were supposed to allow him to grab hold of things. Hell, this was 1991 – it’d probably take a room full of MIT computers to make that happen, and that was a little more than you could pack in a $299 box. So, no rabbits.

After being an armadillo for a while, Sonic (or "Mr. Needlemouse”) finally became a hedgehog. With an appetite for bestiality. In a concept that was later rejected by Sega of America for being too “Japanese,” the developers decided to give Sonic a sexy human girlfriend named Madonna who would chase him around, implying that she wanted to do unspeakable things with his spiky member.

6 Popular Games That Were Meant to Be Totally Different

Yeah, you can’t just arrive at a million-dollar idea like “a hedgehog who runs really fast” without going through a bunch of shitty ones first. When Sega first decided to introduce a new mascot who would defy Nintendo’s supremacy, their early proposals included a dog, a clown, and a bizarre Mario/Bart Simpson hybrid before they settled on the most hardcore of animals, the rabbit. The only problem: Their 16-bit console just couldn’t handle the sheer coolness (or hardware demands) of the rabbit’s ears, which were supposed to allow him to grab hold of things. Hell, this was 1991 – it’d probably take a room full of MIT computers to make that happen, and that was a little more than you could pack in a $299 box. So, no rabbits.

After being an armadillo for a while, Sonic (or “Mr. Needlemouse”) finally became a hedgehog. With an appetite for bestiality. In a concept that was later rejected by Sega of America for being too “Japanese,” the developers decided to give Sonic a sexy human girlfriend named Madonna who would chase him around, implying that she wanted to do unspeakable things with his spiky member.

6 Popular Games That Were Meant to Be Totally Different

as soon as you say you’re a classic SEGA fan people start making remarks about Sonic games and you immediately have to be like “look I don’t give a shit about Mr. Radical Needlemouse I’m just trying to put some quarters into After Burner 2 and Daytona USA and Virtua Fighter I don’t need this shit today”