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Sharps the Parakeet[1] was a white anthropomorphic parakeet and one of the band members in Sonic the Hedgehog Band, along with Sonic the Hedgehog, Max the Monkey, Mach the Rabbit and Vector the Crocodile. Sharps was originally going to be appear as part of the original idea of Sound Test before being scrapped in the final release of Sonic the Hedgehog (1991).

Overview

During the early development of Sonic the Hedgehog (1991), Sharps was originally meant to be the guitarist of the band. In the early ending sketches from the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis Collected Works art book, Sharps is shown saving Sonic from falling and sending him back to Green Hill Zone after destroying Dr. Eggman's escape plane. In the same art book, Sharps is revealed to have had more appearances in the game.[2] Like the other band members, he was dropped from the final release due to time constraints.[3]

In other media

Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic

Sharps, along with other band members, made a small appearance before the release of the game in Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic Volume 1, a manga published in Japan.

Archie Comics

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Sharps in the Archie Comics.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Sharps appears as the guitarist in Mina Mongoose's band, the Forget Me Knots, along with Max (the bass player) and Mach (the drummer), and has since been a recurring made of her band.

Trivia

References

  1. Keith Stuart (06 November 2014) (in English). Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works. Read-Only Memory. p. 329. ISBN 978-0957576810. "Naoto Ohshima: The band was comprised of Sonic as lead singer, Vector the Crocodile on the keyboard, Mach the Rabbit on drums, Max the Monkey on bass and Sharps the Parakeet on guitar."
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog 1′s Original Intro & Ending Revealed!. The Sonic Stadium (5 November 2014). Retrieved on 1 May 2015.
  3. Heidi Kemps (30 September 2005). Sega's Yuji Naka Talks!. GameSpy. Retrieved on 1 May 2015.

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