Overview Amy Rose
was first introduced into the Sonic franchise
in the Sega CD game Sonic CD
. She plays the part of Sonic
's love interest throughout the Sonic series though it is not always clear if her affections are returned. Sonic often has to rescue her from bad situations she gets herself into and is almost a cliche' damsel in distress at times.
However in more recent years Amy
became a playable character but due to her lack of speed and strength compared to other charicters Amy
often has to rely on other methods to help her along most notably a giant hammer as her primary method of attack. Additionally, in Sonic R Amy
needed to drive a car in order to keep up with her, much faster, competitors who raced on foot.