The "Boost" games and this remind me of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.
SatAM was a different direction than the games and seems kind of corny now, but I thought it was actually well written and entertaining. It's just such a fun show to watch. I know I am all alone in this, but I actually enjoyed the plot.
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the real question is: why do people love SatAM so damn much
It was the 90s. Dark-and-edgy was all the rage back then, so every cartoon tried to jump on the bandwagon. In Sonic's case, his character and world were so vaguely defined that America figured they could do whatever they wanted with him and SEGA wouldn't mind so long as they got their character advertised.
I still don't see how dumping Sonic into such a bleak, boring scenario was a good idea, but the fans apparently liked it, so...
LOL, The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog wasn't even great for its time, and I LOVED that show as a kid. Hell, I still respect it nostalgically. Despite its inane animation, horrid visuals, and overall wacky nature, I love how it started the trend of Robotnik having two incompetent sidekicks AND Sonic's favorite food being chilidogs. Plus, I'm pretty sure Sonic's overall canon personality was influenced by his American portrayal.
Magnemight posted...the real question is: why do people love SatAM so damn much
Yeah pretty much this.
I mean, also add to the fact that it was also the early 90's and because the only games back then that had extensive storylines and any sort of canon were JRPGs, it was really easy create a backstory for a series that only had a small blurb of story in the instruction booklet (Which was still generic anyway) that no one ever looked in.
I mean, if you looked at the first game, did anything in there really looked like it belonged in SATam or Archie?
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Well the beginning of the Archie comics followed the games sort of. Robotnik had his eggmobile, the landscape did mirror the games, and the early badniks made repeated appearances. Then the comic decided to follow SatAM instead and that all changed. Although the recent appearances of Orbot and Cubot do remind me of the early dynamic of Scratch and Grounder.
And SatAM wasn't alone in making the character darkier and edgier. To a certain extend Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie did the same thing.
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An evil human turning poor innocent animals into machines & converting lush landscapes into factories. Yeah, the implied environmental message was certainly there. Both game & SatAM had a blue hedgehog that ran fast & fought the robots of a mad scientist that wanted world domination by using gold rings. Even the other freedom fighters were meant to be based off of the small animals from the 1st game. Hell it even had a floating Island before STH3 & a space station that could be compared to the Death Egg.
How many times did rings appear in AoStH? How many times did that Robotnik had an army of badniks marching over the land. When in StH1 were there a pair of incompetent henchmen falling for bad disguises all the time? AoStH deviated just as much, if not more so, than SatAM.
I roll my eyes at anyone who seriously calls SatAM "dark & gritty", they either have a really bad understanding of the phrase or clearly have never actually watched the show. (Or both.)
It also amazes how Sonic Team ****ed up story telling so badly that most fans now are convinced that the very idea of serious plotlines in Sonic is bad, not just that Sega sucked at it. There's a key difference between quality of concept & quality of execution.
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is a cartoon I would not let too many people know I'm watching. It's one of those things that you watch alone, and if someone walks by you change it.
I LOVE... that show... I really love it. I just won't let too many people know I like it.
Perhaps, if the show was more like the Sonic Christmas Blast episode, it wouldn't seem... "embarrassing" to watch. For whatever reason, I love that show.
I also like SatAm, and I got no problem with Sonic X. I'd like a new Sonic cartoon to be like in the SatAm flavor, but more like "Teen Titans." Young Justice is a bit more serious, so it makes it difficult to go on forever when it I taken seriously.
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I got no problem with Sonic X.
That is, in itself, a problem.
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