Well, I had a day off yesterday, so I spent it digging through <a href="http://waybackmachine.org/19970605140355*/http://www.sega.com/" target="_blank">archived Sega websites from 1996-1997.</a> I found some neat online games, rare artwork, and staff interviews! Here's some of the best stuff: <a href="http://replay.waybackmachine.org/19970605150708/http://www.sega.com/features/allsonic/creator/" target="_blank">An interview with Yuji Naka.</a> Someone probably already has this somewhere, but it's worth reading. The other stuff on that section of the site is interesting as well. There's a biography of Sonic which is essentially the UK origins story, with Kintobor and the ROCC. <a href="http://replay.waybackmachine.org/19970605150532/http://www.sega.com/features/sonic3d/" target="_blank">"Blue is Back", a special section of the site dedicated to the 6 new Sonic games to be released.</a> Sonic's Schoolhouse was hyped more than I expected, and the picture of the box for the game that's on the website is a prototype. <a href="http://replay.waybackmachine.org/19961224093731/http://www.sega.co.jp/nights/sonic/esonic.html" target="_blank">The Lair of Sonic Team. Definitely worth a visit.</a> Make sure to visit the downloads section (files are in an old format, but you can open them with WinZip). Here's a working copy of an old Shockwave recreation of the special stages from the Genesis version of Sonic 3D Blast. Mega-rare! I'd love to somehow get it out of the website to preserve it, but I don't know how to do such things. I'm sure someone here can do it, though, <a href="http://replay.waybackmachine.org/19970408074758/http://www.sega.com/gameroom/sonic/sonic.dcr" target="_blank">so here's the link.</a> I eventually worked my way over to the Japanese Sega site. I'm a huge fan of artwork, and I found tons of stuff. I love the little Sonic icons! Unfortunately, I can't link directly to the images, so <a href="http://www.megaupload.com/?d=1BYUXCX7" target="_blank">here's a zip file containing the stuff I hoarded off the websites.</a> It's mostly pictures, but there's some other stuff too, like game demos, videos, and desktop clocks. Well, that's about it. I encourage you to explore the archives, particularly the Japanese site. It's like a time machine. Who knows what's in there? And just to warn you, the US site repeatedly screams SEGA! at you to the point of annoyance. Happy digging!