Max the Monkey
Appearances in other media
White gloves Red shoes with white cuffs and straps
Max the Monkey was anthropomorphic monkey and one of the band members in Sonic the Hedgehog Band, along with Sonic the Hedgehog, Mach the Rabbit, and Sharps the Chicken and Vector the Crocodile. Sharps was originally going to be appear as part of the original idea for the Sound Test before being scrapped from the final release of .
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
During the early development of
, Max was originally meant to be the band's bass player. In several sketches featured in Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) artbook, Max was also meant to appear in more than the original SEGA Megadrive/Genesis Collected Works Sound Test, which included the early SEGA screen and the original ending where he would celebrate the victory with Sonic, the other band members and the Animals. Like the other band members, he was dropped from the final release of the game due to time constraints. 
In other media
Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic
Max made a brief appearance before the release of the game in
, a Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic Volume 1 manga published in Japan.
Max in the
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, Max appears as the bass guitarist for Mina Mongoose's band, the Forget Me Knots, along with Mach (the drummer) and Sharps (the guitarist), and has since been a recurring member of her band.
Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)
Sonic | Dr. Robotnik | Animals ( Flicky, Pocky, Pecky, Cucky, Ricky, Picky, Rocky) | Tails* | Knuckles* | Super Sonic* | Super Tails* | Super Knuckles*
Badniks Moto Bug | Buzz Bomber | Chopper | Crabmeat | Newtron | Caterkiller | Bat Brain | Roller | Spikes | Burrobot | Jaws | Orbinaut ( Unidasu, Uni Uni) | Bomb | Ball Hog
Zones Green Hill Zone | Marble Zone | Spring Yard Zone | Labyrinth Zone | Star Light Zone | Scrap Brain Zone | Final Zone | Special Stages
Egg Mobile-H | Marble Zone boss | Spring Yard Zone boss | Labyrinth Zone boss | Star Light Zone boss | Final Zone
Spin Jump | Spin Attack | Spin Dash* | Insta-Shield* | Propeller Flying* | Glide* | Climb*
Ring | Monitor ( Super Ring, Shield, Power Sneakers, Invincibility, Extra Life, S*, Flame Shield*, Aqua Shield*, Thunder Shield*) | Continue | Spring | Star Post | Bumper | Switch | Air Bubbles | Bonus Point | Signpost | Giant Ring | Capsule | Jump Stand | Up and Down | Reverse | Goal
Blue Sphere | Bomb | Chaos Emerald | Crusher | Fan | Fire Statue | Fireball Cannon | Giant spear | Debug Mode | Electric Generator | Flywheel | High-speed elevator | Conveyor Belt | Color Block | Madonna | Movable box | Rotating platform | Original Soundtrack | Promotional Comic | Shuttle loop | Sonic the Hedgehog Band ( Max, Mach, Sharps, Vector) | Seesaw | South Island | Spiked Ball | Spikes | Splats | Story Comic | Totem Pole | Winding Tunnel
*Exclusive to the
2013 re-release of . Sonic the Hedgehog