Sonic targets India and SEGA and UTV Indiagames make a Sonic cricket game

Sonic Cricket

Sonic Cricket Screenshot

SEGA has now spread Sonic into India with a cricket game called “Sonic Cricket”. SEGA´s mobile department´s Kaoru Nagai has said that it wanted to spread the Sonic name into India. Even this game is perhaps unfamiliar to our American readers, because they don´t play cricket overthere. This game should Indian Sonic fans become happier with Sonic playing cricket.

Here is the press release:

UTV Indiagames launches ‘Sonic Cricket’ for mobile Team

(16 February 2011 9:30 pm)

MUMBAI: UTV Indiagames has partnered with the interactive entertainment company Sega Corp. to launch dashing arcade style game Sonic Cricket for mobile.

UTV Indiagames CEO Vishal Gondal said, “Adding an additional entertainment and fun twist to your usual game of cricket, we have associated with Sega, the brainchild behind the much loved character and introduced Sonic to the cricketing world on mobile. With the launch of this game, we look forward to offering gaming enthusiasts, a new opportunity to enjoy their favourite sport, the Sonic way!”

According to the company, Sonic Cricket will be blended in with the original infamous soundtrack of Sonic. It is a fast moving cricket game targeted at both the enthusiasts of the game and fans of the character.

Sega Corporation mobile department manager Kaoru Nagai said, “Our association with UTV Indiagames reiterates our commitment to spread the ‘Sonic’ brand to the users in India. Launching Sonic Cricket will definitely be considered as one of our breakthroughs as 2011 is Sonic’s 20th anniversary and bringing together the character with one of the most played games in this country, will definitely add to our celebrations.”

Friday Links, Gold Edition

Daniel Sonic News:

-Changing host has been declined at the moment

-I´ve done less posts this week

SEGA/Sonic news:

-SEGA Genesis Collection Gold Edition announced (problably known in Europe and Australia as Sonic Mega Drive Collection Gold Edition)

-Australia, France and Spain get a Dreamcast Vinyl as the SEGA Dreamcast Collection box [Sonic Retro]

Sonic 2 Special Stage Editor

Sonic 2 Special Stage Editor

Sonic 2 Special Stage Editor

I heard a program on Sonic Retro, that let´s you edit the special stages in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992).

The program allows you to do:

  • Object placement (rings, bombs)
  • The half-pipe’s twists and turns (within Sonic 2 engine constraints)
  • Special stage length
  • The number of special stages

However, you can´t change the background for the special stages, or if not, it wouldn´t be how it looks like originally when SEGA made the special stages back in 1992.

External Links:

Sonic 2 Special Stage Editor Wiki Entry

Official Release Thread

Friday News, 11-2-2011

Daniel Sonic News:

-Downloads page has been prepared.

-Daniel Sonic soon is planning to change host

Other Blogs News:

-Other blogs begin to change host

SEGA/Sonic News

-Sonic game for Nintendo 3DS may release in Japan as the 3DS in Japan (the Nintendo 3DS will cost in Europe, €307.99 as according to

-SEGA Dreamcast Collection to be released in late February

-SEGA West begins to release for the new rumoured PSP2

-SEGA Rally is releasing on SEGA´s PSN/XBLA project

-SEGA videogame, The Condizzle heads to the Nintendo 3DS

Other news:

-Nokia and Microsoft form alliance

-Egypt army vow on emergancy rule

-Councils win school building case

-West Ham 2012 stadium bid chosen

Worst Sonic song: ´Sonic is dead`

Here is one of the worst song in the history what I found on a web site. It is sang as singing “Silent night”.

Sonic is dead

Sonic is dead



six feet under

the ground

poor sonic

poor sonic




under the ground

you are now

a groundhog


under the ground

under the warm ground


[Source: ?]

Michael Phelps: A videogame celebrity

A Kinect-enabled swimming video game starring Olympic champion Michael Phelps may be an original idea. But video games are nothing new to Phelps. “I actually play video games just about every day,” he says. “It's been something that I have done for a long time.”

So when publisher 505 Games approached Phelps, who is 25, about a possible video game, that “was something I could not pass up,” he says. “It was cool to be able to be part of the process of vetting the game. It was actually the first game I used that you can use Kinect with. … Literally you are standing there, you feel you are swimming on land.”

The game, Michael Phelps — Push the Limit is due in June. (See the Michael Phelps — Push the Limit story on More from Phelps:

How old were you when you started playing video games?
My first video game system was the Sega Genesis and I guess that's the first one I really remember. Sonic the Hedgehog and NBA Jam. Those are the games growing up that I really remember. Then along came the PlayStation and the Xbox and PlayStation 3 and everything.

Favorite games?
I guess I really only played sports games my whole life. The games I play now are Tiger Woods and FIFA, that's really pretty much it.

A certain high score or achievement you are proud of?
My lowest round on Tiger was 52. I play Tiger all the time.

“I'm looking forward to playing …”
I''m really looking forward to the new Tiger and seeing how the graphics are and with them adding a bunch of courses. I usually play on Xbox. (PlayStation Move) is something I want to try. That and Kinect are two systems I really want to try.

[Source: USA Today]

Tails voted one of the 20th enoying in the World

As according to Sonic Wrecks, Tails is one of the Top 20 enoying characters in the world. Even, lots of people like Tails so much; to them it´s there favourite Sonic character, along with Shadow the Hedgehog.

According to Tom Perkins of MSN UK

“What can you have against Tails?” I hear you shout. “He was the cutest, cuddliest sidekick ever!” No. He was a moron. Impossible to control in co-op; a permanent safety hazard in single player – if ever there was a game character who would look better crumpled under the wheels of a family hatchback, it was Tails.

The top 20 enoying characters are:

  1. Ashley – Resident Evil 4
  2. Princess Peach Toadstool – Mario
  3. Raiden – Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  4. Pikachu – Pokémon
  5. Tails – Sonic the Hedgehog series (1992- )
  6. The Blue Shell – Mario Kart
  7. Navi – Ocarina Of Time
  8. Ken – Street Fighter II
  9. Luigi – Mario
  10. “Almost everyone on CoD multiplayer”
  11. Nico Bellic – Grand Theft Auto IV
  12. Harry Flynn – Uncharted 2: Drake’s Fortune
  13. Starkiller’s clone – Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  14. Spyro the Dragon
  15. Otis – Dead Rising
  16. Farah – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  17. Ken Block – DiRT 2
  18. Cortana – Halo
  19. The Beggars – Assassin’s Creed
  20. Jacob Taylor – Mass Effect 2