Its hard to put down a character from my generation. But its fun to watch others do it.
Just go to newgrounds.com they have a ton of sonic flash.
Anyways this is a very vital part of sonics huge storyline. Not even Marios storyline is as big as sonics. And I say part cause the Sonic comic books are still going today. Even though you dont see these classic characters in the games, they are still around in the background. If you think about it this is basically baby sonic. The comics explain much more and how they look the way they do now.