Sonic the Hedgehog is the protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series released by Sega , as well as numerous spin-off comics , animations , and other media. Sonic is a blue anthropomorphic hedgehog who can run at supersonic speeds and curl into a ball, primarily to attack enemies. In most games, Sonic must race through levels, collecting power-up rings and avoiding obstacles and enemies. The original Sonic the Hedgehog was released to provide Sega with a mascot to rival Nintendo 's flagship character Mario. Sonic is one of the world's best-known video game characters and a gaming icon. His series had sold more than 80 million copies by While Sega was seeking a flagship series to compete with Nintendo's Mario series , several character designs were submitted by its research and development department. Many results came forth from their experiments with character design, including an armadillo who was later developed into Mighty the Armadillo , a dog, a Theodore Roosevelt look-alike in pajamas who would later be the basis of Dr.
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Silver the Hedgehog is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. He made his debut for the series in the Sonic the Hedgehog game. Official concept artwork shows an early design of Silver The Hedgehog with a few differences. The main differences from the current final design include a long orange mane around his neck, bright blue eyes and different looking boots. More concept art of Silver was released in an interview with IGN, which was generally less similar to his current design. Notable designs include a hedgehog wearing a futuristic headset and another with markings on its quills. It is also revealed that Silver was originally named "Venice" after Venice, Italy, the place Soleanna is based on. He was also considered to be a mink, but the idea was later abandoned. He is called Sir Gallahad and is not in the main story line, but you can unlock him and Jet the Hawk Sir Lamorak to play as in the Multiplayer zone.