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Giveaway: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal

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[The following article was written by site member GerbilSoft]

It’s that time again: GerbilSoft gives away new Sonic games! This time, it’s Sonic Boom for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

The rules are simple. Send an email to me, GerbilSoft, with answers to the four questions listed below (and optionally the fifth question). If you answer all four questions correctly, you qualify for a chance to win one of these two games:

Two winners will be selected; the odds of winning depend on the number of correct entries.

Official Rules:

  • Participants will send their answers to the four questions below (plus optional fifth question) to [email protected], with subject: “Sonic Retro’s Sonic Boom Giveaway”. Entries must be sent by2014/11/06 11:59 PM EST (2014/11/07 04:59 AM UTC). (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 (except Quebec), 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 the 4 main trivia questions. If no one got all four correct, then two will be selected for 3 out of 4, 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 two days 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to some issues with the Sonic Lost World contest, I will be disqualifying anyone who:

  • Attempts to submit multiple entries in order to skew the odds in their favor. (This is only for users who maliciously send tons of entries; accidentally sending one or two duplicate emails will not be a problem.)
  • Complains about the choice of platform(s) and/or game(s) for this giveaway.

If you want to win GerbilSoft’s Sonic Games, you just have to answer these four trivia questions. (The fifth one is a bonus question that won’t count for anything but bragging rights.) Send your answers to [email protected], with subject: “Sonic Retro’s Sonic Boom Giveaway”. (Confirmation emails won’t be sent; if you want a confirmation, enable the “Return Receipt” flag in your email client.) Entries must be received by 2014/11/06 11:59 PM EST (2014/11/07 04:59 AM UTC).

  • When Sonic Adventure 2 was ported to GameCube, one of the options on the main menu was removed. Which option was this?
  • What two Game Gear Sonic games were not released on cartridge outside of Japan?
  • What assembly language do you need to know to hack the Sonic Advance series?
  • Shadow the Hedgehog (the game) has branching story paths. What is the total number of possible paths throughout the storyline?

Optional bonus question for bragging rights:

  • What C++ library used in recent Sonic games has the same name as one of Sonic’s signature moves?
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    Retail value of all prizes, not including shipping:

    * Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U): $50 USD, $50 CAD, £33 UK, €45 EU
    * Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (3DS): $50 USD, $50 CAD, £30 UK, €40 EU

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      Also, in case it needs to be said for legal reasons: No purchase necessary.

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    If we make multiple guesses in our answer, does that count?

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      It depends on the answer. If it’s because you’re not sure if something needs to be specific or general (e.g. PC vs. Windows), then that’s fine. If you’re going to give two wildly different answers (e.g. 1 and 9,001), then no.

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    And just like that, I see the true and utter weakness of my Sonic devotion… I can sort of guess 2 of these answers, and the others are completely alien to me…

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    I emailed my entry, I hope it’s okay!

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    Already sent my entry. Here’s to whoever wins.

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    I wonder if anyone got all four right?

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    I don’t know how to do a “Return Receipt”. Where would I find that? i looked it up but I didn’t get anything out of it. I’m just gonna send it and hope for the best. I probably got one wrong anyway. If necessary, please reply to my entry. Thanks.

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      Was your email “apaulo[redacted]”? If so, I got the entry.

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    Trivia results are now available at . The drawing will be held tonight (2014/11/07) at around 9 PM EST (2 AM UTC).

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      AWWWW No GBA ASM? Really…. ah what ever I preordered the Wii U version anyway, Thanks for this. It was definitely educational for me.

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    I already posted this in the forum thread, but in case anyone didn’t see it: The winners are D.A. Garden and danimation777. I already contacted D.A. Garden, but have yet to receive a reply from danimation777.

    danimation777, if you’re reading this, please check your email and possibly Spam folder to see if my responses got incorrectly flagged.

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