Look it’s even got a little SEGA copyright in the corner, it’s real!
How did we miss this? As of March 2, Sonic the Hedgehog Battle Racers, by Shinobi 7, has a finished and funded campaign on Kickstarter.
The game is described, as quoted from the official site: https://www.shinobi7.com/sonic-the-hedgehog-battle-racer.html
Burst into action with Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers! Select your racer, choose your route, and fight your way to the finish while avoiding opposing racers and a variety of dangerous obstacles. Control your speed, use your abilities, and activate your special powers to collect as many rings as you can in an amazing race.
Based on Sonic the Hedgehog, the world-wide phenomenon, Sonic the Hedgehog: Battle Racers allows you to take on the role of Sonic or one of his many friends and rivals in a strategic race through a variety of exciting locations. The course changes with every race, so no two games are alike!
Basically, from what I understand, is it’s a race to the finish board game for 2-5 players (Sonic, Knuckles, Tails, Amy, and ….Eggman?!)
And from what I’ve seen, the figures look pretty cool!
They also have different game modes, bosses and other playable characters ranging from Shadow and Rogue, to Cream and Jet, as well as badniks for enemies.
According to the official KickStarter Page, there’s going to be a system for Late Backers implemented soon through the Indiegogo InDemand Post Campaign System.
Mega Man has a board game, why not Sonic? Personally, as someone who loves board games, specifically those based on properties I’m a fan of, I’m pretty interested in this project, but what about you? Do you think this is the right fit for a Sonic game?