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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, from Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic Volume 1.

Mach, along with Sharps and Vector, made a small appearance before the release of the Sonic the Hedgehog in Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic, a manga published in Japan to promote the game.

Mach's first appearance out of the concept art is unique compare to his other band members. In this continuity, he shares the same color scheme as a Pocky. His recolor from pink to blue may imply he was made to be the same species as a Critter.

He, along with Sonic and the others, were preparing to play a concert for the Critters and Sonic's Bodyguard Platoon. As their show was about to start, Dr. Eggman attacked their concert, destroying the stage. While Sonic returned and appeared to be fine, Mach's fate from the destruction was not confirmed.

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 white gloves and 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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