Ahoy, mateys, and welcome to the Game Buoy podcast – your twice monthly port of call for gaming news and views that maybe aren’t on your radar, but most definitely should be! On this episode, recorded Saturday, November 2, 2013, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick celebrate the release of Sonic: Lost World by looking at the history of the blue blur.
DOOM AND GLOOM
GOTTA GO FAST!! This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick celebrate the release of Sonic: Lost World by looking at the 22-year history of the blue blur. From Sonic’s successful early days, to his dark period, to his recent resurgence, the Podcast Pirates examine his games and how they fit into the overall franchise. Topics such as game design and marketing are discussed in addition to the actual gameplay. Spike and Slagkick also give an overview of Sonic’s handheld adventures and spin-offs, as well. The Podcast Pirates wrap up the discussion by summing up what qualities they think make a great Sonic game, and where they would like to see the franchise go in the future.
RUMOR HAS IT
Captain Spike has been playing Pokémon X postgame, Sonic: Lost World, LEGO Marvel for PC. Slagkick has been playing Pokémon Y.
The Social Links Question of the Week was:
“This week, in honor of Sonic: Lost Worlds, we’ll be talking about everyone’s favorite blue blur. Do you gotta go fast? What’s your favorite Sonic game?”
Facebook bonus question: From Super Smash Bros. to ABC’s Saturday Morning Cartoon lineup, Sonic’s ended up in some pretty varied places since his debut in 1991. Which of Sonic’s side jobs most comes to mind, for you?
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