Hey, dudes and dudettes. Sonic 4: Episode 1 is out on all systems today. As many of you have experienced or heard, the physics and controls in Sonic 4: Episode 1 are pretty pathetic. It’s like Multimedia Fusion suddenly became playable on your favorite console. You can stop dead in mid-air, walk up walls and get stuck on any curve. Most of us staff seem to agree that the game’s engine is solely holding back Episode 1‘s potential, so we’re going to have a little fun with it.
See this image? It’s courtesy of Cinossu of Retro Channel fame. Look at how much work Sonic is doing upside down. Terminal chillocity right there.
We had such a laugh at this picture that I decided to make a contest out of it.
It’s not hard to duplicate an image like this one, so go out there and do it yourself! I want you to find a funny place to get stuck and take a picture of it, either a screen-capture or with a digital camera/camera phone. There are many prizes to be won!
- Simply participating earns you a spot in our special “shout-out” thread! Get your name on the internet!
- Finalists will be featured on the front page! More shout-outs!
- The top 3 will be featured in a special video starring B-B-B-B-Beatmaster Dustin Wyatt and I!
- The #1 pick for best picture will be awarded a “refund” for purchasing Sonic 4. That’s $15, folks!
How to submit a picture: Hop on the ol’ Twitter account and send a tweet to me with a link to your picture (@bradflick55 [your link]). Alternatively, you can send me a PM on the Retro forums. Please do not hack the game to get a better picture. You can enter this contest multiple times.
Deadline: The last day to submit a picture is October 27th.