Thought I forgot - DIDNTCHA ^___^ !

Well the Poll Position is back for the New School Year, and for the month of September we open up with the results of our 3 previous polls! And the responses were EXCELLENT! ^__^ In June we polled you all with 3 questions concerning Sonic and Sega. We got some REALLY good response (most of which you can probably attest to them being up for so long). The questions are as follows:

  • The Sonic Adventure Adaption Revisited! - The Sonic Adventure Adaption comes to an end with this issue (Sonic #84)! What did you think of it?

  • The Classic Sega Poll! - The Classic Sega mascots rule! Pity they're not used much anymore. With Phantasy Star and Ecco coming back - of these classics, who is in most need of updating and who do you want to reborn for Sega!

  • The Sonic Shuffle Poll - Void Where Prohibited! - What kind of minigames would you most like to see in Sonic Shuffle? Only choose up to 4 of the 10.

    You'll be ESPECIALLY surprised (or maybe not) at the Sonic Adventure results...The results to all polls and info on the new one can be found in our extended Poll Position artcle, link below! :)


    The Sonic Adaption Revisited!
    The Sonic Adventure Adaption comes to an end with this issue (Sonic #84)! What did you think of it?
    ??
    Excellent! Faithfully Adapted to the best of Archie's abilities. ?(45)

    12%

    ??
    Pretty Good. A few screw ups, but nothing of glaring error. ?(81)

    22%

    ??
    OK. Good in some places, but not so good in others ?(105)

    29%

    ??
    Bad. They didn't do well at all. Could have been done better. ?(54)

    15%

    ??
    @#$% !!!! A big steamy pile of monkey turds. ?(69)

    19%


    Total Votes: 354

    Not a SINGLE PERSON in thier right mind that read it all the way through can say that they DIDN'T expect this. >:D Here are your various comments as follows...


  • It was a good story in its own right, but crappy when it comes to actually attempting to adapt the game. Just like their other "adaptions". :P
  • Not bad. I don't see how the Freedom Fighters tried to take any credit though. In fact, Archie tried to move them out of the way. Basically, all it is is a big rip off of the game, whilst throwing in thier OWN cruddy characters, trying to hog some glory!
  • After beating the game twice, you realize that Archie skipped about half the game. >:P
  • Game was a HECKUVA alot better!!! Promptly turning it to a comic was a LOUSY idea!
  • Why are the Freedom Fighters is in the SA adaption? They didn't even exist in the game! They tried to hard to get everything into one story too quickly.
  • There were too many problems, all of them caused by the so-called "Phantom Letterer" that added nonsensical extra text.

    And if you want even further proof that not many that read the poll liked it, I couldnt find one single "it was good" comment, except in the Sonic 84 review. :(

    It could have gone so much better...Its common knowledge though, that the adaption was doomed from the get-go. On one hand, you have Sega that forces Archie to do an adaption, but refuses to provide the writers with the actual game script (Certain writers have said that they had to do it by playing off a Japanese SA and having it translated :P), on the other hand you have the head honchos of Archie that care for nothing but the money in thier pockets - need we go through how they decided to cancel Knuckles at the BEGINNING of the SA adaption in all thier "infinite wisdom". And then you have writers that throw in stupid slang dialogue like "Word, Homey, and Gee", expecting us all to be down wit our crew and banging up predators and sippin' yak on da east side. Its positively STUPID. :P

    And heres the scary part - Sonic Adventure 2 is just around the corner. Here's hoping Sega doesnt decide to put thier editorial foot down again while we look at the Fake Sun, floating in the Fake Sky, inside the Fake Mountain, while we read our fake comic book. :)

    The Mascot Wars Revisited!
    The Classic Sega mascots rule! Pity they're not used much anymore. With Phantasy Star and Ecco coming back - of these classics, who is in most need of updating and who do you want to reborn for Sega!
    ??
    Alex Kidd (The ORIGINAL Mascot) ?(64)

    6%

    ??
    Toe Jam And Earl ?(137)

    13%

    ??
    Shinobi ?(82)

    8%

    ??
    Decap Attack ?(25)

    2%

    ??
    NiGHTS ?(301)

    30%

    ??
    The Castle Of Illusion Series (Mickey Mouse) ?(32)

    3%

    ??
    Ristar ?(63)

    6%

    ??
    Streets Of Rage ?(114)

    11%

    ??
    Vectorman ?(143)

    14%

    ??
    Barneys Hide and Seek Adventure 3D! ^______^ ?(36)

    Total Selections: 997

    I loved this poll! ^___^ And I'm glad to see that the perennial favorites Toe Jam and Earl, Nights, Streets Of Rage, and Vectorman were remembered! It saddens me a bit though that it seems that no one remembers the mascot before Sonic - Alex Kidd. Ah well. Life goes on. :P

    Sonic Shuffle Poll
    Void Where Prohibited
    What kind of minigames would you most like to see in Sonic Shuffle? Only choose up to 4 of the 10.
    ??
    3D Halfpipe Race - (Sonic 2) Get 100 Rings! ?(275)

    16%

    ??
    3D Globe Race - (Sonic 3) Get Blue Spheres! ?(167)

    9%

    ??
    Chao Racing Minigame ?(131)

    7%

    ??
    A Snowboarding Minigame ?(325)

    19%

    ??
    A Go Kart Minigame ?(209)

    12%

    ??
    Thunb Bleeders ALA Mario Party ^__^ ?(49)

    2%

    ??
    A NiGHTS Based Minigame ?(207)

    12%

    ??
    A Burning Rangers Based minigame ?(67)

    4%

    ??
    A ChuChu Minigame - Catch your colored ChuChu! ?(94)

    5%

    ??
    Whack A Mole! :O) ?(149)

    Total Selections: 1673

    I dont care what anyone says - the halfpipe and globe RULE ^___^ Considering how many pics we see with Sonic Snowboarding or Skateboarding, its no surprise that this one woiuld get ahead! ^__^ And the Nights and Go-Kart games are no big shocker either. What REALLY surprised me though was that Whack A Mole was a runaway hit - both in user comments and as a "joke" option! Who knew? ^___^

    To conclude our Poll Position we ask that you take notice to the poll currently on the right. The poll for the month of September is in preparation for the upcoming Sonic 100! Namely - What even would you like to see happen within the timespan of Sonic 100? What event would you like to see happen sometime within the timespan of Sonic 100? (Choose 5 Answers). Dont forget to put in the user comments as well! Also - if you want to comment elsewhere, dont forget about the Station Square board, where you also have the option of posting your comments on the news page and the polls in question. We'll catch you guys with the results next month, and be here later today for the Comic Rating Reviews of Sonic The Hedgehog #84 and SSS #14! Dub out! ^___^

    -Dub