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The Best New Sonic The Hedgehog Game In Two Decades Costs $1.99

And it's a flagrant cash-in on a mobile gaming trend. But it's so fun, who cares?

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Remember Sonic?

You know, the blue speed-freak hedgehog that a lot of gamers actually preferred to Mario? Let's do a quick crash course in what Mario has done in the 19 years since the last great Sonic game, Sonic and Knuckles.

(It also got downloaded more than 40 million times.)

And it was made by a husband and wife!

It's also incredibly fun and addictive. It captures the spirit of Sonic, which we thought was lost.

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(Sorry about the dubstep in the trailer)

So the moral of the story is this: Let's all send a giant thank-you to Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova, who made "Temple Run."

And Sega, maybe send them a check.

Joe Bernstein is a senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Bernstein reports on and writes about the gaming industry and web culture.

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