Many contests that companies put on are lame and serve alterior motives anyway. However, let it be said that Sega is not one of those companies. It goes all out to make sure that its fans are getting the very best in gaming, and it throws in a stellar contest to boot.
Sega wants to send you to Key Largo, Florida to swim with the dolphins. No, really. Sega has announced its "Swim With the Dolphins" radio contest that can out you in the water to meet one of Ecco's cousins, or maybe Ecco himself. The contest will be held in 10 cities via participating radio stations for whoever can make the best dolphin call/sound.
If you live in one of the following cities and/or listen to one of the following radio stations, you may be a winner. The cities and radio affiliates are:
KEGL Dallas/Fort Worth
KROQ Los Angeles
WKTU New York
KITS San Francisco
WWZZ Washington DC
The way to win is to have the ability to sound the most like a dolphin out of all participants. After calling into the station, you will be asked for your best attempt at sounding like a dolphin while on the air. When your blowhole is tapped out, the station's listeners will then call in to vote on who was the best. Those who pass the on-air test will then compete in a playoff of sorts to determine the regional winner. Beyond that, the nationals to determine who gets to swim with the dolphins. If you don't make it that far, it's not a total loss. Twenty-five winners per city will take home a copy of Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future for Dreamcast. An additional five winners per city will receive a Dreamcast console. And if you haven't guessed by now, the grand prize is a trip for two to Key Largo.
So brush your teeth and gargle well to gear up for your best dolphin sound effects. Who knows, it could make you famous. Maybe you could star as the voice-over in the next Flipper series.
Credit: SegaWeb News