I got into Sonic thanks to a buddy of mine who invited me to his house to “play Sega”. He got Montana sports talk football and we were playing for hours. Later that evening I saw a box with a “cat” (I thought that was a cat at the time). I asked my buddy and he said, “oh yeah, that’s Sonic the Hedgehog, wanna play?” I said “sure, why not”.
Since that day, my life was changed and history was rewritten. Instead of saving for a SNES for Christmas, I got the Genesis and Sonic. All the awesomeness and for a lower price.