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Nintendo Partnering with Sega to Bring Three Sonic the Hedgehog Games Exclusively to Nintendo Hardware

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Sonic Lost World

During today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced they will be partnering with Sega to bring three Sonic the Hedgehog games to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The first title, Sonic Lost World, is Sega’s newest platformer starring the blue hedgehog, and will come exclusively to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Not much else is known about Sonic Lost World, but there is a pretty image to look at above, and information will be shared during E3 2013.

Secondly, Mario and Sonic will team up once again in another Olympic extravaganza. This game will be based on the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Of course, it will be called Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and is coming to Wii U.

Sonic, the Sonic the Hedgehog Fan Film Now Online for your Viewing Pleasure

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Sonic is an ambitious, but interesting fan film that turned out to be fairly impressive. The Badniks and Sonic both meshed well with the real world shots, something I thought would have been super cheesy considering the source material.

Having Jaleel White be the voice of Sonic is an amazing touch and really adds some authenticity to the film. Urkel, I mean Mr. White, previously provided the voice for Sonic in the early 90s cartoon as well as the 2000 revival, so having him in this project is a real treat.

There are some fantastic shots and some great CGI animation, though there were some fairly ugly effects, mainly the explosions; however, the movie flowed well thanks to great editing. I thought most of the actors were kind of campy and for the most part they felt out of place, but Jaleel does an outstanding job with his part.

Definitely an impressive 18 minute fan film so I hope the ending means there’s more to come. Check out the Sonic Fan Film website and Blue Core Studios website for more information.

Top 20 Sonic the Hedgehog Zones

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This list was initially created to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. The idea was to go through each Sonic game and pick out my favourite zones. Well, last year I played through 52 zones spanning the classic Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, and Sega CD games. Out of those 52 zones, I managed to narrow this list down to 20. It was grueling to replay each game, but now I can proudly present you the Top 20 Sonic the Hedgehog Zones

20 – Jungle Zone – Sonic the Hedgehog (Master System)

This is a great zone for many reasons. First, it has an incredibly upbeat song worthy of any Sonic game; however, the jungle setting is its real strength. Sega was able to include many neat obstacles for Sonic to overcome in this zone, such as rolling logs, vines, and even waterfalls. My favourite aspect of this Zone is climbing the gigantic waterfall in Act 2. It’s a standout stage because it offers great platforming during your vertical ascent. Yes, this is a change of pace for Sonic, but the design is honestly a lot of fun and challenging, not to mention the cool waterfall backdrop. Sonic even fights Robotnik high above the jungle, which is also a nice touch. Read more