It was more messily slapstick than outright offensive, but Sega's fighter took a look at Mortal Kombat's fatalities and said: we can do better.
I've played a lot of Sonic games, and what with the blue critter turning 25, and Sonic Mania lighting up the internet, here's a bunch of the best.
It's almost 25 years old, but Sensi remains the most accessible and user-friendly football game around.
SEGA's swansong console was ahead of its time, but its amazing games were eclipsed by the super-hyped PlayStation 2.
Angus Harrison is staff writer for Noisey and Thump. He'd never heard Yuzo Koshiro's 'SoR2' soundtrack before. Spoiler: he was impressed.
Brighton artist Billy Mather is going back to his childhood for a new series.
With 'Lego Dimensions' getting a spooky level pack and Activision maybe making a new game, let's get retrospective.
It's not the most likely candidate for scariest game ever, but SEGA's 1992 game didn't half fuck some of its players up.
If you've got a 3DS and you're not playing the new 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2', reconsider your priorities.
Because while the Madden and NHL games are great and everything, you can't pile onto and kill a referee in them.
FIFA's indoor mode was football stripped back to its joyful core – so how'd it come about, and why'd it disappear?
Honestly, it's not just 1,500 words about the Atari Jaguar pad, I promise. But there is a bit of that. More than a bit. It was awful.