Update: No Sooner had we clicked the publish button on this, did SSMB member SonikkuForever discover that on Nike’s youtube page, there is a hidden Sonic game which is free to play.
Head over to this link, then at around two thirds of the way through the video, there will be an pitch advert with a shoe in the on it, click on the shoe to start “a rather polished Sonic 1 hack.”
Original Story: So over here in Europe, the Euro 2012 tournament will begin very soon, Euro 2012 is a football tournament involving most of the countries in Europe, typically it’s also a time when various sporting companies start advertising campaigns for various shoes and other football related products.
So you can imagine our surprise when one such advert pops up and Sonic happens to be in it! Video after the break.
SSMB memeber TheBlueWind reported that his friend had spotted Sonic in a Nike Shoes advert, curious he did a bit of digging and found the advert on youtube, sure enough Sonic does indeed appear… for less than half a second, blink and you’ll miss it… no really, you will.
Spot him? At around 2:34 he pops up in a modified Sonic 1 title screen for about half a second.
The product itself is The Nike Mercurial Vapor football boot, for those who don’t know, is a lightweight football boot designed for strikers, it’s primary aim is to improve speed. Sega doing a deal with this brand would in many ways make sense.
Watching the advert again, there are moments when some shoes appear similar to those Sonic wears, but nothing exactly like it. The campaign is likely to intensify as the Euro 2012 competition draws closer and we might get some more clues as to what Sega’s involvement is with the campaign.
Since these shoes are going to be worn by ‘sports stars’ with any luck they’ll look awesome… and not like these custom made ones which you can buy for a rather silly price tag.
Behold, SoNike the Hedgehog… whose skin is sliding off the side of his face.
Stay tuned to TSS for more information as we get it.
Source: TheBlueWind at SSMB & Lucky for reminding me of SoNike the hedgehog.
Very special thanks to: SonikkuForever for finding the hidden game.