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Archive for July 14th, 2012


   
 

Test Your Sonic Knowledge with Trivia Questions from Sonic Boom

Last night at Sonic Boom, 6 lucky fans got to come on stage and join Ken Balough (Brand Manager for Sonic 4 from SEGA) and Steve Lycett (Executive Producer of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed from SUMO Digital) to answer Sonic trivia questions. Steve’s team beat Ken’s team by just a few points and were declared the winners.

Sonic Trivia

Just how much Sonic knowledge do you have? Test yourself with the same trivia questions we asked the teams at Sonic Boom. Give yourself 1 point for the easy questions, 2 points for the medium questions, and 3 points for the hard questions. What’s your score? (Be honest… no cheating!)

EASY DIFFICULTY – 1 point each

1. Sonic the Hedgehog released for the SEGA Genesis on what day in 1991?

a) June 25th

b) June 23rd

c) June 22nd

d) November 24th

 

2. Name the first Sonic racing game.

a) Sonic R

b) Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

c) Sonic Drift

d) Sonic Heroes HD Remix

 

3. Which longtime SEGA fan popularized the phrase “As you truly imagined it” during the campaign for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I?

a) Svend Joscelyne

b) Ken Balough

c) Aaron Webber

d) Jaleel White

 

4. Chao were first introduced in which popular game on the SEGA Dreamcast?

a) Sonic Adventure

b) Sonic Shuffle

c) Sonic Adventure 2

d) Shenmue 5

 

5) In Sonic 3D Blast, what is the name of the birds you rescue, which coincidentally share the name of an older SEGA game?

a) Rappies

b) Flickies

c) Zippies

d) Bubsy the Burbcat

 

MEDIUM DIFFICULTY

6. What is the name of the Japanese creator of Sonic, who drew some of his original sketches on a napkin?

a) Yuji Naka

b) Jun Senoue

c) Naoto Oshima

d) Segata Sanshiro

 

7) How many Chaos Emeralds were in the very first Sonic the Hedgehog on Genesis?

a) 8

b) 6

c) 7

d) 42

 

8 ) Name the educational Sonic game that released on the PC in 1996.

a) Sonic’s Schoolhouse

b) Espio’s Kindergarten Academy

c) Tails’ Music Maker

d) The Knuckles Center for Kids who Can’t Read Good (and Who Wanna Learn to do Other Stuff Good Too)

 

9) What is the second Wisp color power-up that players encounter in Sonic Colors on the Wii?

a) Boost

b) Drill

c) Laser

d) Scurvy

 

10) Which Western development team worked on Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood?

a) Obsidian

b) Bioware

c) High Voltage

4) Id Software

 

HARD DIFFICULTY

11) Which of these characters is playable in the original Sonic Drift for the SEGA Game Gear?

a) Doctor Robotnik/Eggman

b) Nack the Weasel

c) Metal Sonic

d) Knuckles the Echidna

 

12) In Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, at the end of each level, what is the exact wording of the prompt that asks if you would like to continue to the next stage?

a) Continue to next act

b) Continue to next stage

c) Play the next act

d) Continue to next act?

 

13) In the original Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, how many SEGA miles did a player have to obtain to unlock the “Red Out” achievement on Xbox 360?

a) 75,000 miles

b) 100,000 miles

c) 125,000 miles

d) 150,000 miles

 

14) In the popular early 90’s Sonic cartoon titled “Sonic the Hedgehog”, and often referred to as Sonic Saturday Morning, what was the name of Sonic’s uncle?

a) Uncle Steve

b) Uncle Chuck

c) Uncle Bernie

d) Uncle Buck

 

15) In the popular Archie comic series “Sonic the Hedgehog”, Mammoth Mogul is a character who owns a number of suits. Which of the following is NOT the color of one of his suits?

a) Navy

b) Black

c) Purple

d) White

 

 

 

 

Answers

No cheating! Answer all the questions before you look at the answers.

EASY DIFFICULTY

1. Sonic the Hedgehog released for the SEGA Genesis on what day in 1991?

b) June 23rd

 

2. Name the first Sonic racing game.

c) Sonic Drift

 

3. Which longtime SEGA fan popularized the phrase “As you truly imagined it” during the campaign for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I?

b) Ken Balough

 

4. Chao were first introduced in which popular game on the SEGA Dreamcast?

a) Sonic Adventure

 

5) In Sonic 3D Blast, what is the name of the birds you rescue, which coincidentally share the name of an older SEGA game?

b) Flickies

 

MEDIUM DIFFICULTY

6. What is the name of the Japanese creator of Sonic, who drew some of his original sketches on a napkin?

c) Naoto Oshima

 

7) How many Chaos Emeralds were in the very first Sonic the Hedgehog on Genesis?

b) 6

 

8 ) Name the educational Sonic game that released on the PC in 1996.

a) Sonic’s Schoolhouse

 

9) What is the second Wisp color power-up that players encounter in Sonic Colors on the Wii?

c) Laser

 

10) Which Western development team worked on Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood?

b) Bioware

 

HARD DIFFICULTY

11) Which of these characters is playable in the original Sonic Drift for the SEGA Game Gear?

a) Doctor Robotnik/Eggman

 

12) In Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, at the end of each level, what is the exact wording of the prompt that asks if you would like to continue to the next stage?

c) Play the next act

 

13) In the original Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, how many SEGA miles did a player have to obtain to unlock the “Red Out” achievement on Xbox 360?

d) 150,000 miles

 

14) In the popular early 90’s Sonic cartoon titled “Sonic the Hedgehog”, and often referred to as Sonic Saturday Morning, what was the name of Sonic’s uncle?

b) Uncle Chuck

 

15) In the popular Archie comic series “Sonic the Hedgehog”, Mammoth Mogul is a character who owns a number of suits. Which of the following is NOT the color of one of his suits?

a) Navy

 

 
   
   
 

Get Behind the Wheel as Wreck-It Ralph in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Wreck-It Ralph

SEGA is delighted to announce that the title character of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming comedy, Wreck-It Ralph, will appear alongside Sonic the Hedgehog in the highly-anticipated racing video game Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. The thrilling racing adventure allows players to race through land, air and water in new dynamic tracks inspired by classic SEGA video games. Wreck-It Ralph’s unique transformable vehicles and signature All-Star move will make for some of the best racing around when he lines up against other All-Stars such as Sonic, AiAi and Danica Patrick, in both single player and multiplayer game modes.

“Wreck-It Ralph will make a great addition to our stellar cast in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed,” said Masanao Maeda, Chairman and Chief Content Officer, SEGA of America. “Disney has created a unique film experience that will appeal to gamers of all ages, and our video game collaboration will give fans the opportunity to interact with their character on the small screen as well.”

Wreck-It Ralph

“To have Wreck-It Ralph included in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a dream come true,” said Rich Moore, director of the animated feature filmWreck-It Ralph. “The film pays homage to the video games I loved as a kid, including Sonic the Hedgehog in a special cameo, so being able to see Wreck-It Ralph in a real video game alongside Sonic and other iconic SEGA characters is unbelievably exciting for me and should be a treat for fans!”

Wreck-It Ralph

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo’s Wii U, and Windows PC Digital Download this November.

 

 

 
   
   
 


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