Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tonight I played Sonic 1 for 45 minutes and got to Level 4 (Labyrinth Zone) act one before losing a life. I picked up 4 lives along the way in Green Hill Zone (lv 1) and Marble Ruin Zone (lv 2) by collecting 100 rings in 4/6 zones.

This is one of the prizes for winning, there will be more. You can change your guess only in the last 3 days before the event and only once.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sonic Contest for Charity

How long do you think it will take me to beat Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 and Sonic and Knuckles in a single session

I played these games 15 years ago.

I used to have Sonic 1 and I remember being OK at it. I was very excited when it was featured in Wayne's World and The Bill. In the episode of X-Files with Jack Black and the lightning dude the music to Green Hill Zone can be heard in the gaming arcade, despite the game not being present or ever released as an arcade machine.

Sonic 2 is my strength but it's been a while. I got a Mega Drive with Sonic 2 recently and went to play it with my friend Dan before he moved to Germany only to find out the 2nd controller port was fucked so we couldn't play together and chose not to play at all. I've not had much practice on it recently but learning Sonic 2 is like learning to ride a bike.

I played a lot of Sonic 3. Probably as much as Sonic 2 but I don't remember being able to beat it with as much ease and probably died a lot more. A largely unknown quantity though but I could ace it for all I know.

 I never owned Sonic and Knuckles and rented it a couple of times. One time my mate Hodgy was around and we played through the entire thing right up till the last boss but we never beat it and gave up but we agreed to tell everyone at school that we beat it because we came so close but really we were FRAUUUDS.

Chilli Dog!! NOM NOM NOM NOM

Guess how long it will take me to beat these 4 games start to finish. If your guess is the nearest to the actual time you'll win a Sonic prize and a $50 donation to your charity of choice. Enter your guess at the facebook page. If you don't have facebook enter on this page.


- Chaos emerald collection not required
- Games will be played on Xbox 360 but must be played as the originals were. That means no use of the save feature for Sonic 1 & 2 and I can only use the in game file/save on Sonic 3 and Knuckles
- No extended breaks.

My goal to beat is 12 hours. I've not practised yet and may or may not before the day. It could be a lot easier than 12 hours or a lot more difficult, I've no idea.

The event will be filmed and published on the internet.