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In a bizarre set of posts, the official Google Play account on Twitter/X has shared a wildly inaccurate timeline of Sonic the Hedgehog designs over the years.

Sonic has had quite a few design iterations since his debut on the Sega Genesis in 1991, and quite a few of those have even appeared in the Google Play Store. Despite that fact, it’s still a bit odd that Google Play decided to share a thread dedicated to Sonic the Hedgehog. The premise seemed simple enough – Sonic gets older in each tweet – but things fell apart immediately. As noted by @cnviolations, almost every tweet in the thread received a well-deserved Community Notes correction.

Starting on a subtle note, an image shows an oddly cropped image of Sonic and Tails facing the wrecking ball boss battle in Green Hill Zone. However, Tails was not originally introduced until 1992’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Instead, this is the 2013 remake of the original game. We can almost forgive this error, as that iteration of the game is the one officially available in the Play Store.

Unfortunately, the caption – besides being oddly written – also inaccurately refers to the game as being “8-bit…


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