|USA Sonic the Hedgehog Video Commercials Page 2|
|Even more great ads for you to watch!
These may be sorted in the future, with the newer ads on the later pages, but all advertisements must be aquired first. As usual, these are ad-free ads, as close to original content as Sonic Gear can find.
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|NOTE: Videos may be unstable. If you find one which won't load, email AzureBlaze @ msn.com and it will be replaced with a clip which works. Naturally, there's tons of these things and they can't all be checked every week or day to be sure they work. Because videos are large, another site is hosting these, (youtube & google), so Sonic Gear is not in direct control of the videos, or their stability.|
|Sonic & Knuckles Genisis
A funny commercial with a bit of plot. Santa's elves tell you about how great Sonic & Knuckles is, while game play footage shows. They show the idea to Santa Clause, who doesn't believe that anyone will like it. (!) So they give Sega the idea, and get super rich, leading them to a tropical area rather than the North Pole. Funny, and game-informative is a great combo for this ad.
|Sonic 1 - Genisis
Here's a funny one for Sonic 1, where the H.A.G. society tries to stamp out Sonic!
A stuffy grownup with poofy hair makes a speech against Sonic, claiming he is too fast, and his attitude is all wrong. Why can't he be slow and nice, like Mario?
Well, an animated stock art poster will have none of it, so it scares her and runs off.
All the while, a TV is showing footage from Sonic 1, illustrating how fast he is, and how the 16 bit graphics look really cool.
|Sonic Adventure 1 - Dreamcast
A fully CG ad, which answers the question "Why is Sonic not a good DJ?". In this ad, many famous characters from early Dreamcast games are having a party, while Sonic DJs the music and Tails dances on a box.
When Sonic starts thinking of game play footage from SA1, it gives you clips of the game. How many famous characters can you spot dancing?
|Movie Trailer Type Shadow the Hedgehog
This advertisement for Shadows' game comes across more like a movie trailer, than a video game ad. It has bits of game play mixed in with mostly scenes from the CG cuts and plot pieces. This nice mix and description . It explains a bit of the plot, and the 'you decide his fate' feature.
This makes the game look really slick, and would tempt people to buy. A nice piece, if you collect Shadow--even if you didn't like his game all that well.
This may be an internet only spot, or something sponsored online.
|Sonic Identity 3D Teaser Thing
This is a strange animated CG segment. It may be an ad of some sort, but was billed as an 'identity'. Maybe it was invented to remind developers or customers of Sonic or something...
This uses some early form of 3D that looks rather strange. There is no dialogue, but the words (what few there are) are in English. It shows pistons like the final boss of Sonic 1, but a silver Sonic statue rises out of one and blasts a badnick (sol-like) and then becomes colorized. This is really rare and somewhat confusing. Collect it right away!
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|Funny Game Tap Ad -Service
Game Tap is a service you can subscribe to on your PC to play older games. You get their whole library if you sign up. Seems like it would be good for people who didn't keep their old systems...but why bother when you can just get Sonic Gems or another compilation.
This is on here because it has Sonic 2 footage, *Ad mysteriously replaced with the same one as below (MS Latte) where's the original? and Gametap is also known for fronting Sonic's games a lot in their ads and on their site.
|Hand Held Sonic 3D Blast- Tiger Attack
It is unusual to see an actual TV ad for a handheld game that is NOT for GameGear or a Gameboy. There just isn't that much profit in the old-skool LCDs. (Well, the whole point of them is to be cheap so...) but here's an ad for the handheld version of 3D blast, Sonics' isometric journey into mediocrity.
This ad is in the 'wacky Sega style' where a kid is bored at a wedding while relatives make a fuss. He has a 'Tiger Attack' to pull out the had-held system by Tiger Electronics to have some fun. It's kind of a surreal ad with strange effects and not much game-play footage.
|This is a co-commercial for Sonic and Honey Nut Cheerios the cereal. The cereal is oat based with a 'honey flavored' coating and no colors. The mascot is a bee that is always trying to tempt people to eat it. In this ad, the bee tries to run along with an animated Sonic through part of a Sonic 2 level, but various misfortunes befall him along the way. Sonic doesn't speak (as it is 1994) which is just fine. It also announces you can get game tips on the box-back, as well as a chance to win Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine or Toejam & Earl game if you enter. Sonic comes out of the TV at the end, to stand next to the breakfast. This is an entertaining and interesting old co-commercial. Discovered by SupeSonicBoom, added by SonikkuForever.|
|This ad is by Gametap.
It's subscription based, and lets you play various classic games online so you don't need to buy or rent them (just subscribe) It uses a mix of stop motion, videos of actual Sonic 2 levels and a talking artwork of Eggman to accomplish its funny goal.
What do you do while waiting on Sonic to get past all your traps? Why...send SilverMetal Sonic out for a latte, of course! But, they won't have long to wait!
Discovered by Berzerker, produced by Gametap.
|Here's a 'all games' collection style Dreamcast ad. The ad is mostly for the system itself, telling you to use your superior skills (against a guy named Steve??) As a sort of showcase for the different games you can play on it, many different characters appear and interact in funny ways. Sonic runs through the crowd, starteling people, and a basketball player tells Tails to shut up (!) It's a pretty decent ad, as it showcases graphics and that the Dreamcast would have a good game variety. Video discovered by Berzerker|
|Sonic even has a cameo in this Crazy Taxi commercial. The scenario is multiple Dreamcast game characters waiting around in the DMV while another taxi driver...drives badly outside. Inside, all the characters are displeased, having to wait in line. You can see Sonic near one of the doors, and Tails appears to be behind (but he's on top of) the counter trying to direct people. Video discovered by Berzerker|
|This is one of those 'crazy style' old-school Sega type ads. It's for the Franco American Sonic shapes pasta (seen on Sonic Foods USA!) In it, a kid is playing a Sonic game and ignoring his mom who wants to serve him the Sonic pasta. So she gets mad instead, and hurls the can. Instead of killing him (by hitting him with it) he grabs it and plugs it into (!) an odd adapter on top of the Genesis which causes the pasta shapes to appear on his TV, which then pop out so he can eat it. It's all very 'extreme' and in your face, which was the style of the time. Interesting/funny to see! Discovered by: SonicRulz14|
|Tiger Electronics actually created a TV spot for their first hand held Sonic game. (Sonic 1) This can be seen on USA LCDs. This ad features an animated mini-Sonic who interacts with a kid who is playing the game. He runs really fast down the street, and does other gimmicky stunts due to the game. The start asks the odd question 'what do you get when you cross a tiger & a hedgehog?' referring to their own brand name. It shows some of the game-play footage as well, while telling you a little about what you can do in the game. Discovered by SonicRulz14|
|This is a Toys R Us commercial from 1992. It was used for a store's grand opening in Greensburg PA, however, it can clearly be customized to announce one anywhere, via video editing.
The commercial features lots of mascot suits from lines that were popular at the time, including Sonic. Interestingly, he twirls like a tornado rather than doing a Sonic spin. You can also see Bitsy Bears, barbie and for some reason Chester Cheetah, though he's a food mascot and not a toy. Geoffry Giraffe mascot suit announces the whole thing in 1990s executive style. This is an interesting old ad where a store helped popularize Sonic. Discovered by: Berzerker, uploaded by 83Floydfan
|This nintendo commercial bashes Sega/Sonic (in an off-hand way) but it does so by USING the original Sega-style tactics! Wacky/boring teacher/school setting, portraying the 'other guy' as being dumb/slow, using fast-talking/hyperactiveness to get the point across, and doing direct company comparison while trying not to infringe copyrights. You'll notice the 'class doofus' has on a Sonic shirt, but it's been re-labeled "SONK" to avoid the aforementioned copyrights. This was clearly made during the time Sega wasn't giving out one of the Sonic cartridged with the Genisis, while SNES had Mario AllStars on the table. Ad discovered by: Sonictoast|
|Shadow the Hedgehog "Nearly Impossible"
This is the 2nd spot for the Shadow the Hedgehog game. It's got a similar mix of cinematics & game-play, but it is shorter. It tells you about how Shadow must solve the mystery of his past to fix what's going on now, & that it will be 'nearly impossible'--though he'll take those odds. A narrator then goes on to explain you can choose hero or villain as the story path, but no matter which you choose, it'll be a blast. With lots of gun footage, it's quite literal.
|This is an ad for a Sonic game on the Didj educational video game system. With plenty of actual game-play footage, it's a good ad. It appears that to make the game, someone has gone in and altered Sonic 1, 2 & 3 to contain spelling puzzles. Breaking letters out of monitors, & using items which are out of place in the levels helps people spell words among the actual regular game-play. It seems odd that Sega would let Leapfrog do this to their games, it seems more like a hack than anything else, though they would retain the high fun-value because they were merely tinkered with. A very interesting ad to view. Discovered by PiplupFan77|
|Here's a sort of double ad. The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog AoStH weekday cartoon had a promo-tie in type deal with Kay Bee Toys. It was called the "Watch n' Win" sweepstakes. You basically just had to write down the "Sonic Sez" 'moral' that appeared at the end of the show on a post card and send it in. You could win various Sonic themed items (Seen around Sonic Gear! What can you spot in the montage?) or a $1,000 shopping spree of games at KB Toys. (That store is out of business, and has been for some time) Ever wonder who won? This Dude Did. The news from that town covered him, so that link is a news clip. Video & link discovered by MetallicTuneFilms|
|This is an ad for Progressive Insurance. They're known for letting customers pick the amount/type of insurance, & having clean white ads. The spokesperson here is "Flo" who appears in a lot of their somewhat lighthearted ads.
The ad shows Sonic running around through their rows & aisles of policies until Flo stops him to tell him that they can customize plans
|compare rates & etc. easily at the counter. (Notice the invincibility music playing in the background) The insurance sellers then wonder what everything looks like to Sonic, which turns everything sort of cartoony/wierd...for some reason. Wouldn't the question rather be "What would everything look like IN a Sonic GAME?"
Despite the oddity, the ad is very well put together, with instantly recognizable musical choice, good graphics, and it maintains the company's look. It's also great to see Sonic on mainstream/random TV again as well. Ad Discovered by: TSRings
|This is an ad for Roblox, the online community hang-out type place, with customize-able avatars. They're basically super square simple people who you can add/draw different ''skins'' for, to give them various themes & looks. Then, you take the character out into the environment to chat & do things or go exploring. As you'll notice in the ad...|
|it says 'you can make your own' stuff if you don't like the defaults. Naturally, that means Sonic fans can create Sonic themed outfits for the square people. At the end of the video, where it cycles through many costumes quickly, you'll spot some Sonic things in there too. Video discovered by FuriousKnuckles2|
|This is a Sonic Generations commercial that aired...at some point...in the USA. Its theme is "Double the Sonics = double the fun" and shows a nice amount of game-play, fast graphics, and the 'gimmick' of the game, all while not being confusing or obnoxious. So, it's a good ad.
But where was this ad? Many fans never even saw it. (So here's a good chance!) They must not have run this ad very much...which is really too bad because it explains the game pretty well without acting like it's all hype or being 'super crazy' like some of the less-informative ads can be. Ad discovered by SonicTheMainMan
|This is a TV spot for "Sonic N" the Sonic game for the Nokia N-Gage. The N-Gage was a somewhat short-lived device. You could do phone calls with it, but also play games on it. The screen wasn't very big, but it was expensive, so it didn't sell all that well.
However, it did take ports of as many games as it could to try and build a library. The Sonic one seen here was the only one it got. (they stopped making it before anything else released) But what is it a port of? Looks like one of the Advance games?
Video discovered by SonicTheMainMan