How Sonic the Hedgehog Sped Past the Competition

The fast-moving blue runner raced his way to video-game fame

If you had lived in New York City three decades ago and spent some time in Central Park, you might have chanced upon a slender, bookish-looking man named Naoto Ohshima. And if you had perchance run into him, you’d have influenced the course of video-game history.

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This story first appeared in the Sept. 30, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.