Thursday, February 14, 2008

Winners Don't Use Violence

Included with Sonic Jam on the Saturn was this amazing piece of memorabilia reminding kids that it's not right to fight. That is, if they want to be cool. Sonic the Hedgehog, along with Knuckles and Tails, appears on this card in dazzling color that will capture the attention of kids everywhere. On the back side, there's another message from Sonic reminding the world that nobody will win with violence.

It seems a bit odd that this would come packed in a game, but Sega must have felt some responsibility for the beatings that the game’s young players were always receiving. Or maybe it was just a sign of the cultural climate, as Sega put anti-drug warnings on several of their American arcade games at the time.

The worst part of it all is that I've actually held on to the card for all of these years.

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