Four-part Sonic Retrospective up on YouTube

Thursday, 19th February 2009 21:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


GameTap has an exclusive Sonic the Hedgehog retrospective over on its YouTube channel.

The documentary is over 24 minutes long, broken into four parts, and features members of the original Sonic Team speaking together for the first time, including:

  • Naoto Ohshima, Illustrator
  • Yuji Naka, Programmer
  • Hirokazu Yasuhara, Level Designer
  • Shinobu Toyoda, Executive Vice President, SEGA
  • Madeline Schroeder, Product Manager
  • Al Nilsen, Director of Marketing, SEGA
  • Roger Hector, GM, SEGA Technical Institute
  • Takashi Yuda, Illustrator, “Knuckles”
  • Akinori Nishiyama, GM. Sonic Team Japan
  • Yuji Uekawa, Designer, Sonic Adventure
  • Takashi Iizuka, Director, SEGA Technical Institute

Highlights include rare vintage videos, never-before-seen concept art featuring Sonic’s original girlfriend Madonna, Sega commercials from the 90s and Naoto Ohshima discussing how he was inspired by Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton and Santa Claus.

Watch all four parts here.



  1. Michael O'Connor

    The link should have /user/ between the youtube and gametap. It doesn’t work.

    Watching it now though. Interesting stuff. *thumbs up*

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Superfrog

    Thx for the news, here’s the direct link:

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    Thanks. Edited.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. cachucha

    very nice, thx for the info

    #4 6 years ago

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