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“Where’s Sonic?” Does Waldo’s Gimmick With More Speed

Never one to back down from some odd releases, Sega is teaming up with U.K. book publisher Pan Macmillan to release Sonic’s return to hiding in giant pictures with lots of stuff around so you can seek him out. All those nightmares of Where’s Waldo on the NES are coming back, only in the original book form.

Where’s Sonic? A Search-and-Find Adventure takes environs based on classic Sonic stages, which judging by the cover we can safely assume they mean stages used in Sonic Generations, and tasks the reader to find Sonic wherever he may be hiding in thickets of side characters, villains, badniks, rings, and a whole laundry list of other things. The Generations theme is an appropriate choice considering Sega teamed with Ladybird publishing house back in the ’90s to release a similar book called, you guessed it, Where’s Sonic?

The book is set to hit British bookstores as soon as next Friday, Oct. 19 and can also be purchased from the official Sonic Merchandise site for those of you who can’t be bothered picking this up in public.

If anything, this may be a better alternative for the younger Sonic fans who may not show as much interest toward 300-page anthologies chronicling Sonic’s history, but no doubt some of you will be swinging for both.

[Source: Joystiq]

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    Cool, the Wisps are there too!

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    BIG THE CAT!!!!

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    I remember when they did this back in the day. I still have it too:
    http://www.amazon.com/Sonic-Hedgehog-Look-Find/dp/0785308490

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    Actually wouldn’t it be easier to find Sonic as opposed to Waldo? In the Waldo books there were a ton of people wearing the same exact clothes as Waldo and that’s what made it hard to find him, Sonic being one of the few characters in his series that’s the color blue would stick out like a sore thumb, yeah you could have Metal Sonic and Mecha Sonic on the same pages but then you’re just looking for the real Sonic which could still be really easy, maybe putting a bunch of the blue wisps would work.

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      It just means they need to be more creative in hiding him. That, and I assume these will all be pre-rendered images used, whereas Waldo’s books have always been hand drawn. I wouldn’t expect much difficulty from it, but it will definitely keep the young ones amused.

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    I have that book, I can wikify it along with the older ones.

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      By all means, ash!

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    封面看起来好帮的样子…不过我们这里应该没有【失望中

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    Saw this weeks ago. I love how Shadow’s like, “damn this!”

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    I happen to have that old Ladybird “Where’s Sonic?” book. As a matter of fact, I scanned them! Wanna see?
    https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B-zWP-_1KH4sZ1A0UW9XaGlRbTA/edit

    They’re not as wonderfully hand drawn as the Where’s Wally (Waldo) books, but rather they’ve copied and pasted a crapload of badniks over each zone from Sonic 2.

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      Haha! I have this book too! I had completely forgotten about it until I saw your upload! Nostalgia!

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    One thing.

    Where is Mighty and Ray behind Sonic?!

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