“YES! I’m making my way back to the top, baby!”
It’s that time of year when the annual Golden Joystick awards roll around once more, allowing gamers across the globe to vote for their favourite games from the past year in a number of different categories. This year’s awards will be of particular interest to Sonic fans though, as the blue blur’s 20th anniversary title – Sonic Generations – has been nominated not once, but twice!
That’s right, not only is Generations a nominee in the Best Action Game category, but the City Escape level (be it classic or modern!) is also up for a gong as Top Gaming Moment.
If you were one of the many who thoroughly enjoyed Sonic’s time-travelling adventure, then you can place your votes for the game via the following links:
Vote for Sonic Generations as Best Action Game
Vote for Sonic Generations as Top Gaming Moment
Best of luck to Sonic in his bid for these Golden Joysticks!
Gamer James Richards will be attempting to break the current world record for fastest completion of Sonic The Hedgehog 2’s first stage Emerald Hill Zone on three formats, Wii Virtual Console version, Xbox 360’s Xbox Live Arcade version and the SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection version on PS3.
The event is being held by Lucozade to promote their new energy drink shot Lucozade Alert Plus. This new drink is proven to boost mental performance, focus, reactions and alertness all of which are a fitting suit for Sonic’s character.
Can James do it? Well he already holds the Guinness World Record for his blistering speed run of Sonic The Hedgehog 3 which stands at 49 minutes and 17 seconds so he’s very capable.
Editor’s Note: The current Guinness World Record for the fastest time through Emerald Hill Zone Act 1 was achieved at the Summer of Sonic convention in 2008. The world record holder is Louis Tsiattalou with a time of 0:20.
Golden Joystick Awards Official Website