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Thanksgiving/Hanukkah Giveaway: Sonic Lost World Wii U and 3DS + Mario & Sonic 2014

UPDATE: [2013/12/03 05:13 PM EST] I’ve added a clarification for question #2 in response to some of the emails I have received: If you think you may have submitted an incorrect answer and this clarifies it for you, you may resend your answer for question #2. I’ll combine the emails for the final count.

benstein-gerbilThe following is a guest post by long-time community member GerbilSoft.

Hello, I’m GerbilSoft. And today, I’m going to make history.

I’m putting up TWO Sonic games that says I know more than you.

So if you’re smart enough, fast enough, and if you’ve got the guts, you can Win GerbilSoft’s Sonic Games!

Two winners will get the opportunity to select one of these three games:

Official Rules:

  • Participants will send their answers to the five questions below to [email protected], with subject: “Sonic Retro Thanksgiving Giveaway”. Entries must be sent by 2013/12/08 11:59 PM EST. [DON’T POST YOUR ANSWERS IN THE COMMENTS!]
  • The giveaway is open to all legal residents (13 years of age or older) of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia (except ACT). Other countries may be eligible; check your local regulations.
  • Only one entry per person; make sure your answers are correct before you send your email!
  • Sonic Retro, Sega Retro, and SEGAbits staff are not eligible to participate.
  • Two winners will be randomly selected from all entries that have the correct answers for all 5 trivia questions. If no one got all five correct, then two will be selected for 4 out of 5, etc. If no one got any answers right, then you all suck and the contest will start over with new questions.
  • Winners will be announced within a week after the contest closes, and they will be contacted with regards to what game they would like to receive.
  • Prizes will be new games delivered to the winners using Amazon.

Win GerbilSoft’s Sonic Games!
If you want to win GerbilSoft’s Sonic Games, you just have to answer these five trivia questions. Send your answers to [email protected], with subject: “Sonic Retro Thanksgiving Giveaway”. Entries must be received by 2013/12/08 11:59 PM EST.

  1. What was the original name of the Sonic Retro Wiki?
  2. What was the first official Sonic game released for a non-Sega platform (excluding PC and single-game handhelds)? [CLARIFICATION: “Single-game handhelds” refers to a handheld device that can only play a single game; that is, it doesn’t have removable cartridges or discs.]
  3. What celebrity got the chance to play a Sonic 2 prototype on the TV game show Nick Arcade?
  4. What Sonic 1 zone was originally going to follow Green Hill Zone, until the developers decided it would be too difficult as the second zone?
  5. Big the Cat is known for his cameo appearances in Sonic Adventure 2. What other Sonic game did Big make cameo appearances in?
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    FYI: I won’t be sending confirmation emails to confirm that I received your entries, but as long as you didn’t get a mail rejection notice, your entry should have been sent successfully. I’ll post statistics along with the winners sometime next week after submissions close.

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    Challenge accepted!

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    Done and done.

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    I feel so dumb now.

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    Entered! ^_^

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    This is easy. I could answer these in my sleep!

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    Do arcade games count?

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      I’m pretty sure Sega arcade hardware counts as a “Sega platform.”

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      I’d say no, considering the arcade cabinets were usually Sega-made anyway.

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    @Dan
    Well it’s not like they’ve excluded them, soo….

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    CLARIFICATION: For question #2, “single-game handhelds” refers to a handheld device that can only play a single game; that is, it doesn’t have removable cartridges or discs.

    If you think you may have submitted an incorrect answer and this clarifies it for you, you may resend your answer for question #2. I’ll combine the emails for the final count.

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    @GerbilSoft

    For question #5, do you only have to answer with one game?

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      I have a specific game in mind, but it seems that Big makes cameo appearances in multiple games, so I’ll accept any game where Big makes a cameo appearance (but is NOT a playable character or important storyline NPC).

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    @GerbilSoft
    Ah, good! I don’t need to change the answer in my email then. 😛

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    #3 is too damn easy.

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    Update: I received a ton of contest entry emails last night (2013/12/08) between 12:00 AM and 2:00 AM EST, all with the same content and signature. I will be throwing out all of these entries.

    If you sent an email during this time and were not part of this spam, you can resend the email. (I can tell the different emails apart, so I will be keeping entries that aren’t part of the spam.) I will also extend the entry cutoff to 2013/12/09 11:59 PM EST.

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    I’ve sent mine on 12/2, but I hope you know my email address is “[email protected]” in case the name in the parenthesis of my username didn’t already suggest that.

    I just really wanna make sure.

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    So… who won?

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      I’ll be posting statistics on the entries in the forums later tonight, and will notify winners via email (plus posting on the forums) by the end of the week.

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      Blah, my copy of LibreOffice is acting up. I should be able to get the stats up tomorrow.

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    You should try OpenOffice. (Basically LibreOffice.) I actually think it may be the same exact thing.

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      OpenOffice is a dead project. LibreOffice was forked off by most of the developers after Oracle bought out Sun.

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    Statistics posted: http://forums.sonicretro.org/index.php?showtopic=32404

    Drawing will probably be this weekend on IRC.

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    Oh. I had that flipped backwards. I’m an idiot. I knew one bought the other x_x

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    Wouldn’t game.com count as PC games? (For question 2) That’s what confused me with the game.com game being the correct answer posted in statistics.

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