Mash-Up Monday: Rooftop Clarity

Combining Tomoya Ohtani’s classicized take on Rooftop Run from Sonic Generations with Zedd and Foxes’s ClarityXlovesMiku presents a  Rooftop Clarity – a rather unique combination what with the bittersweet lyrics playing over a jaunty tune!

Perhaps, to those who tragically missed the SoS waves, maybe this Mash-Up Monday could be your remedy?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI3BCPJQuvY

…and I am not sorry for that pun. No refunds.

Got a mash-up of your own you’d want featured on TSS? Or have you found one that you believe deserves the spotlight? If your answer is yes to either question, send your submissions or findings our way via vizardjeffhog@sonicstadium.org.

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A Rooftop Run Race of Chaotic Proportions

Rooftop run is one of our favourite levels in both Unleashed and Generations. So when we had to pick a level to challenge the staff at The Sonic Show with, it was obvious what we were going to do.

For the last seven days, The Sonic Show has been going Let’s Play mad with a new LP every day. To round the week off the only solution was to get four of the staff involved in a mad cap race to the finish to see who is the ultimate Rooftop Run…ner?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mJ52okiVCM[/youtube]

Freak-Out Friday: OLD SPICE BODY ODOUR BLOCKING POWER

I’ve always been a fan of the Old Spice commercials… I’ve always been a fan of Sonic the Hedgehog… and I’ve always been a fan of body odour protection.

NOW GET ALL THREE AT ONCE! FEEL THE 16 HOUR B-O BLOCKING POWER!

OLD SPICE: SPAGONIAN ROOFTOP RUN.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLMhHTpCxuE

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Mash-Up Monday: F**k Rooftop Run

Mashup Monday this week brings you what, from looking at Youtube, was apparently the logical conclusion with these two songs.

Warning: Swearing. Unfortunately – or fortunately, depending how you feel about it – these mashups use the uncensored version of the song. Never let it be said that we at TSS don’t care about your virgin ears!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MeJNBo8sDw

Modern version after the jump!

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Sonic Generations: Modern Rooftop Run and Hub Videos

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As we reported October 19th, SEGA France and Sonic team head Takashi Iizuka held their Sonic Generations presentation at the Paris Games Week yesterday morning, and thanks to attendee funkyjeremi83 we have video footage of it. The “new” stage shown was Rooftop Run, which had previously only been shown in screenshot form.

As you can see in the video, Rooftop Run has changed greatly compared to its Sonic Unleashed counterpart. The stage has been given a big facelift in presentation and because it’s one of the last stages in Sonic Generations, the difficulty has been increased.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfSUfbq-aGA&feature=channel_video_title[/youtube]

The full 9 stage hub world was also shown at the presentation, and again thanks to funkyjeremi83, you can see footage of that, too.

Thanks to Guito, dbgtsonicx and SSMB member Ryan91 for the heads up!

IGN Unleashes Sonic Generations’ Modern Era Trailer

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IGN has released SEGA’s Modern era trailer for Sonic Generations. Within it, we get some gameplay clips of Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)‘s Crisis City stage, Sonic Unleashed‘s Rooftop Run and Sonic Colours‘ Planet Wisp in both Classic and Modern flavours. An old boss you may recognise also pops up at the end.

Source: IGN (via Sonic Retro)

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SEGA Japan Updates Sonic Generations Website, New Screenshots

SEGA Japan has given a major update to their Sonic Generations website, and while there’s no new media for the console version outside of a single Rooftop Run screenshot, there are plenty of new screenshots for the portable Nintendo 3DS version.

PS3/Xbox 360

Nintendo 3DS

*Possible final boss spoiler below*

SSMB member Solofiveo also found a small image hidden in the website’s coding of what could be Sonic Generations’ final boss ‘Time Eater’, which SEGA has now removed. If you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t click the below image link.

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Source: SEGA Japan’s Sonic Generations Website

Thanks to Woun at the SSMB for the heads up on the website update and to Solofiveo, also at the SSMB, for finding the boss pic.

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Sonic Generations: More Rooftop Run Details

A Sonic Generations preview from Digital Spy and SEGA’s latest batch of screenshots left us wondering if Sonic & Knuckles‘ Flying Battery Zone would feature partially within the game’s Rooftop Run stage. Now, thanks to a new preview from PlayStation Universe, we know that is not the case.

Before we talk about Classic Sonic, I want to clear something up. Other previews have been vague on what happens at the end of the Classic Sonic version, and some fan sites have suggested that you may see other old levels within levels due to this. This is simply untrue in Roof Top Run, which we’ll explain in due time.

The preview then goes on to detail exactly how the section with the airship plays out.

Due to the amount of classic and even modern levels that Sonic Team has not been able to directly include in the game, recreating all these stages from scratch for each Sonic allows them to take inspiration from other sections. In City Escape and Roof Top Run, Classic Sonic sees the return of the floor springs from Sonic 2 (the ones where you run over them and they cause Sonic to spring up and do a barrel roll in the air), and a platforming section reminiscent of the boss in Labyrinth Zone of Sonic 1 awaits the Blue Blur as he makes his way up the Clock Tower.

Some Sonic fans may remember you had to do this with the Werehog in Unleashed, but let us assure you, it is nowhere near as frustrating or fiddly. Once at the top, the “airship” is in range, and you rev up a Spin Dash to go into it, only to exit it a moment or so later, the camera tracking Sonic from outside the airship as he zips around it from left to right, implying he’s damaging it as he goes. As he steps onto a platform at the base of the airship, he sprints towards the goal post in a set piece based on the bombing run in Sonic 3’s Angel Island Zone.

It certainly sounds like an interesting set piece. Hopefully we’ll see footage of it soon at any of the various upcoming gaming events Sonic Generations will be playable at in the next month.

Source: PlayStation Universe

New Sonic Generations Trailer Unveils New Stages and More

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Gamescom 2011 has kicked off today and SEGA has released the above new trailer for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Sonic Generations. As well as more footage of Chemical Plant Zone, we get the official unveiling of Rooftop Run from Sonic Unleashed and Seaside Hill from Sonic Heroes. More CGI footage is included in the video too, with quite the little surprise at the end (well, for those who didn’t look at the leaked stuff anyway).

Thanks to SSMB member VEDJ-F for the heads up and to Woun for the YouTube link!