Trends with Benefits: Happy 20th Anniversary, Sonic

Have a go at this week’s Trends with Benefits, the weekly brainteaser from your friends at TriplePoint! TWB appears every week in our news round-up, Points of Interest, and offers terrific prizes to readers who can puzzle their way through the challenge du jour. First crack at the prizes go to Points of Interest subscribers when the newsletter goes out on Fridays, but we’ll be sharing each week’s challenge here on our website, as well.

This week’s challenge will give you a chance to win the original Sonic the Hedgehog on PSN! Keep on reading to see if you can catch it!

Happy 20th Anniversary, Sonic
Traditionally, the 20th is the China Anniversary, but he’s from Japan…

Sonic the Hedgehog! Has it really been 20 years since you first tapped your foot impatiently at us when we set the controller down? I guess it has… tomorrow, TriplePoint client SEGA will be celebrating Sonic’s 20th Anniversary, on June 23rd, 2011. They’ve shown off new footage of the blue blur’s birthday game, Sonic Generations, at last week’s E3, doing their best to get us re-living those classic titles — so, we thought we’d do the same, in the best possible way.

This week’s Trends with Benefits prize is a copy of Sonic’s very first outing, in the form of a download of Sonic the Hedgehog 1 on PSN! Answer the Sonic trivia below, and you’ll get your shot at the classic game.

Sonic himself is nearly 20 years old, but he hasn’t made the journey alone. Friends have been there to lend him a hand, while enemies have done their best to stand (fruitlessly) in his way. For your chance at the Sonic download, name the games where these iconic Sonic characters made their debuts — and tell us how old that makes them!

  • Miles “Tails” Prower
  • Dr. Eggman
  • Amy Rose
  • Rouge the Bat
  • Metal Sonic
  • Chaos
  • Knuckles the Echidna
  • Shadow the Hedgehog
  • Blaze the Cat


    Email your answers to our Content Manager. Good Luck!

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