In a week where that spikey-blue haired hedgehog Sonic turned twenty, it took the T3 team way back to a time of 16-bit consoles and six week summer holidays which you could easily spend in the confines of your bedroom with the Sega classic.
While also weighing up the key factors in a debate over who would win in a fight between Sonic and Mario, we also wondered what it would be like if our favourite gaming characters came to life.
Cue a rummage around the web to find the finest real-life gaming parodies. From LA Noire to Mario Kart, see below for our pick of the best. Seen something even better? Let us know on the T3 Twitter feed.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Grand Theft Auto