Sonic The Hedgehog’s Latest Game Has Players Run On Treadmills

By Spencer . April 28, 2013 . 10:48pm

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Move over Mario & Sonic at the Olympics! Sonic Athletics is the closest thing to running a 100 meter race as a blue hedgehog. Debuting at the Sega mini-amusement park Joypolis, Sonic Athletics puts eight players on treadmills to run in three events – 100 meter dash, long jump, and a 110 meter hurdles. There’s a button on the machine you can press to make Sonic or whoever you play as jump.

 

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  • http://linkapics.tumblr.com/ Linka

    Gotta go a bit too fast.

  • omgwtfhax

    COME ON STEP IT UP

  • Lazulis

    Winner: YOU’RE TOO SLOOOOW.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Altin-Bujupaj/1157167838 Altin Bujupaj

    [Insert Going Fast joke here]

  • Rayshawn Davis

    Number one rule in this game: Gotta Go Fast.

  • Ceci “Ruzuzu” Kiyomizu

    One step closer to being Sonic himself.

  • JustThisOne

    This is too cool. They need to play City Escape forever.

  • Wait what

    I really hope all these iOS games and things like this aren’t what Sega teased earlier. I recall hearing about a retail title and a download title both coming in 2013.

    • KrazyBean

      Yes, there will be a main retail Sonic game this year (probably with a DL title too).

      SEGA normally alternate reveal dates between April and May. Sonic Colours was revealed in May and Sonic Generations was revealed in April…April is pretty much over so there will be a reveal in May, if the pattern is right again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mewizkuit Anthony Black

    I would have loved this growing up. Now I’m just too lazy :V

  • Jordan

    I’m running, but being too fast is never enough!

  • Randy Marsh

    Does the winner get a chilly dog? Hehe, yeah I know that was a really bad joke….

  • Namuro

    Now you can run just like Sonic…and you can lose coins just like Sonic too!

    • KrazyBean

      *clears throat* They’re RINGS, not coins =P

      • Namuro

        Ah well, I should have said *MONEY* instead. Even though the rings work as Sonic’s health, but you know what I mean…

  • http://Youtube.com/Dyjuan1 Rising Overlord

    THAT SHADOW 1 IS MINES!!!! MINESS I SAY!!!!!

  • SupaPhly

    NO ONE STEPS INTO THE BLAZE SLOT WHEN I’M THERE… NO ONE

  • Tails the Foxhound

    Yet another reason I need to visit Japan.

  • vileBrenman

    This is way past cool.

    • grevlinghore

      I see what you did there.

  • gogogoldberg

    I feel bad for whoever is going to have to wipe down these machines. As Ryo Hazuki once said, “Let’s get sweaty.”.

  • Spider-Man

    I can picture Sonic mocking you and saying “You’re too slow!”.

    • http://twitter.com/Nates4Christ Nate

      Ha lol. Yeah I can too. :D

  • CirnoLakes

    Well, all of the jokes I was going to make have been made for me.

  • Kevin Williams

    Was it that hard for the Silicner team to admit they took this news from ArcadeHeroes.com?

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Actually I wrote this post on April 26th, but it wasn’t posted until the 28th. This was supposed to be a weekend post until we had all of the Atlus news.

  • http://twitter.com/Nates4Christ Nate

    This sounds fun to me.

  • SonicRulez

    Not gonna lie, that looks really cool.

  • Raltrios

    Waitwaitwaitwait… Sega has an amusement park? No wonder they need money…

  • Just Tim

    *Minimum speed limit: Runnin’ in the 90s*

    • DCBlackbird

      woooooot

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

    If it doesn’t start up with “Are you fast enough?” then it can’t possibly be good!

  • Zenthos

    What a great way to get some daily exercise!

  • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

    More immersive than a Kinect title, that’s for sure!

  • SoulEater98

    GOTTA GO FAST!

  • sd28

    its all about speed

  • Chelsea Richards

    Now that’s just being trendy yet efficient! It seems that it include Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Shadow I believe on this case it surely gives a boost to workout with these treadmills and had a lot of fun on it while burning some of our calories. The only thing that worries me is that thought about racing against sonic on this game I wonder how many laps will I last…
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