No one probably expected such a turn of events. The free game The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog, which Sega made available on Steam as an April Fool’s Day joke, has proven incredibly popular.

Sega sentenced Sonic to death and gamers are thrilled. This is how you can briefly describe the unusual situation when a prank turned out to be successful. However, to better understand the whole incident, you have to go back a few days, when the Japanese company, as part of an April Fool’s joke, released a free game called The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog on Steam.

The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog: what is the game about?

As the title suggests, the game is about the death of one of the most popular characters in the game – Sonic. Players are tasked with investigating all the clues and solving the blue hedgehog murder mystery.

a real phenomenon

The most interesting thing, and at the same time the most surprising, is that this The visual novel has become incredibly popular on Valve’s platform.. This translates into numbers that can put much larger productions to shame.

  • Since launch,The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog recorded up to one million downloads.
  • The title also has a very positive reception. As of this writing, the game has 10,941 positive ratings, which is 98% of the total ratings (11,112).

However, to not rely solely on the numbers, you can read some examples of player feedback on Steam below:

“Time well spent without irony with a visual novel about Sonic’s murder.”

“I had no idea I would be spending an entire afternoon solving a murder case in the world of Sonic, but I’m not complaining. I love this game,” Coyotii wrote.

“Sonic has never been so good,” praises Saint.

“I really didn’t expect such a fun and polished April Fools-free experience,” notes Klauskey.

The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog is also enjoying great popularity among the Reddit community. The forum dedicated to the game is full of comments from delighted players who, thanks to Sega’s discreet gameplay, have renewed their interest in the universe of the legendary hedgehog.

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