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Mach the Rabbit was a pink anthropomorphic rabbit and one of the band members in Sonic the Hedgehog Band, along with Sonic the Hedgehog, Max the Monkey, and Sharps the Parakeet and Vector the Crocodile. Mach was originally supposed to appear playing the music at the Sound Test with other band members before being dropped in the final release of Sonic the Hedgehog (1991).


During the early development of Sonic the Hedgehog (1991), Mach was supposed to be the band's drummer. Few sketches in SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis Collected Works art book show Mach being imprisoned along with other Animals in the capsule in the early ideas for the wrecking ball battle, implying that each one of band members were meant to be saved in each Zone of the game. Mach was also originally meant to appear in the early SEGA screen and version of the game's ending.[1] Like the other band members, he was dropped from the final release due to time constraints.[2]

In other media

Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic

Mach, 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

Mach in the Archie Comics.

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

IDW Publishing

Main article: Mach the Rabbit (IDW)

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, Mach is an inhabitant of Classic Sonic's world.


  • Mach's name is based on the measure of speed based on the speed of sound.
  • Mach's attire consists of red shoes accented with white straps, similar to Sonic's shoes.



  1. Sonic the Hedgehog 1′s Original Intro & Ending Revealed!. The Sonic Stadium (5 November 2014). Retrieved on 1 May 2015.
  2. Heidi Kemps (30 September 2005). Sega's Yuji Naka Talks!. GameSpy. Retrieved on 1 May 2015.

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