Good god, where is the time going? The Sega Genesis turned 25 years-old today, and its birthday reminds me of my favorite console war. Don’t get me wrong, I love them all. But there was something about the BLAST-PROCESSING POWERED XTREME SONIC versus the old, dumpy, but proven Super Mario Bruh.
Greg Martin is the man who is probably more responsible for crafting my lasting image of Sonic Fucking Blast Processing Hedgehog. Martin cut the box art for the Genesis series, and I can picture them all perfectly all these years later. Sadly the good sir has passed away, joining the series itself in Heaven. Get it? ‘Cause Sonic sucks now? Oh whatever.
Back in the day, Sega didn’t give a fuck. It was high on cocaine and blast processing, throwing money at men, women, and new console iterations. One of those iterations that never saw the light of day was the Pluto, a Sega Saturn with built-in online capabilities. ‘Cause that used to be special. Now a prototype of this little pig has hit the internet.