First Click: Before Brexit and Trump vs. Hillary there was the mascot war

Years before they learned to fight over Hillary or Trump and Leave or Remain, the children of the West honed their combative instincts on another war with another fundamental difference at its heart. Nintendo or Sega? Mario or Sonic?

It was on this very day, 25 years ago, that the mascot war began in earnest. Nintendo’s Mario — short, fat, improbably good at jumping — had seen off eggs, cavemen, and nondescript spaceship blobs in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, but it was quickly clear there was something different about Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog. The way he tapped his foot if you took a break from the controller, the way he raised a quizzical eyebrow at the screen, the way he blazed through levels like he blazed past societal…

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