by Jason Fogelson

I’ve never been much of a gamer. But back in 1991, I bought a Sega Genesis. Why? Because I wanted to play the Sonic the Hedgehog game.

The Sega Genesis was amazingly sophisticated in its day, with 16-bit depth and great motion graphics. To my eyes at the time, the images it produced were smooth and detailed, and everything was remarkably vibrant and alive on the screen.

And then there was Sonic, the determined, speedy hedgehog, running through these crazy environments, collecting gold rings. It was fun and addictive, and I’m sure it made me late to my grown-up job more than once during my brief obsession.

Somebody at Honda must have been stung by the Sonic bug at the same time I was, because they have produced a Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary custom Civic Sedan, and they’re unveiling it at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Expect some old guys to be more thrilled than makes good sense — they’re the ones who bought a Sega Genesis in 1991, just like I did.

I wrote a story about the Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary Civic Sedan for Forbes.com.

Photos (c) Honda