I disagree with all the people who think that Super Sonic is a ripoff of Super Saiyan.
It's not, for these differences! 1. Super Saiyans could activate their Super Form whenever they want. Sonic can only activate his Super Form when he has all 7 Chaos Emeralds. 2. Super Sonic is practically invincible in his Super Form and doesn't take damage normally. Super Saiyans, although stronger than normal, aren't invincible and can still be damaged and injured by conventional means. 3. Super Saiyans have multiple different stages to it, like Super Saiyan 2 and Super Saiyan 3. Super Sonic does not, just one Super Form that's ultra strong.
Dragon Ball Chapter 317 was released April 1st, 1991. It was the chapter where Goku first turned Super Saiyan against Freeza. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 came out in Japan on November 21st 1992. They're both based on the same concept anyways.
I'm a HUGE Sonic fan,i love Dragon Ball,i don't think Super Sonic is a copy of the Super Saiyans,i think they are a homenage,and i gonna say,the way Goku transformed into SSJG reminds me a lot of how Shadow and Silver transformed into Super Hedgehogs in Sonic 2006,but that's mostly a coincidence
They don't have to since Goku needed the 7 chaos emeralds, I mean 6 pure hearted Sayians, 1 of which is not even pure hearted (Vegeta) one not even born yet (Pan) and he became Kaio-Ken Goku.
Yeah Super Sayian God is utterly ridiculous and stupid. I thought Super Sayian 4 was bad, but nope they had to make something even worse. The bigger kick in the balls is that it's still no different that Super Sayian 3! It runs on a time limit because it uses so much power. There is literally no point to this transformation at all. Super Sayian 3 was enough to take Bills, they just wanted another shoehorned form in there because they are trying their best to recon Super Sayian 4, and are doing a pretty damn bad job at it.
You're going to have to forgive me, I always liked the idea of Super Sayian. The pain of loss or whatever that had to happen in order to obtain the transformation and use it though later in the series the later forms made it near needless and the Super forms for Sonic and the rest were always used as a last resort by gathering the Chaos emeralds so the transformations never stayed with them and they never got too powerful so Super Sonic and the rest never got needless. Super Sayian 3 is my favorite transformation and it just seems to me that it has been taken down to a damn near joke transformation ever since GT. The last good fight he had with the transformation he had with it was with Hirudegarn, after that it gets beaten by Baby effortlessly and before that (chronologically) judo chopped in the neck by Bills and detransformed and passed out. Yeah that's fair. The only transformation that seems to have limits gets treated like a joke and the only way to rectify it is to make another transformation with limits that looks like Goku in Kaio-Ken form or Crono from Chrono Trigger