Sonic Magazine Scans Page 7
These magazines can be from anywhere in the world.
Since Sonic's games are so popular, magazines everywhere love to add him to the cover and do stories when the games come out. Collecing magazines with Sonic on the cover is great to do, as it chronicals the release of the different games, and will show in the future what was going on at that time. Plus, it's always nice to stockpile cool Sonic art! With this page you can see modern and not-so-modern magazine scans from everywhere. Toy ads, toy reviews & unusual content but not game articles. (there are too many articles/reviews/etc that are normal, to be able to make a page for)
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NGC Magazine Sonic Riders Issue 118 Here's another issue of NGC magazine, this time, a later issue at 118. It's now no-longer headlining as "UK's best selling independent Nintendo magazine", but is now "Independent Nintendo Gaming". This cover is pretty cool featuring CG art for Riders Sonic & his board, a large version of the Riders logo & across the bottom a 'film strip' styled look at some of the characters from the game. Notice that while Sonic & Knuckles appear, they're looking to surprise readers with the new characters Jet Hawk & Storm. Discovered by Speendlex
NGC Magazine Sonic Cover Features Here are 2 more issues of NGC Magazine, but Sonic is a smaller feature for each than before. The first one has him in the corner with a mini headline, while the second has him among other Nintendo characters to advertise the Wii when it was new. This magazine is no longer in production, it ended shortly after the Wii actually released. Discovered by Speendlex
Complete A-Z Dreamcast Cheats UK This book may be called "Complete A-Z of Dreamcast Cheats" but the cover & large interior section are dedicated to Sonic Adventure. It has a rather in-depth guide for the game, and came out near the release of the Dreamcast in the UK area. (As this is a UK only item) It has a walk through for the game, and the stories for each of the characters. However, it does live up to its name, by having codes and cheats for other games as well. Photo & owned by
Mean Machines May 1991 Issue This is "Mean Machines Magazine", a UK based magazine covering lots of consoles that were available at the time. Their 8th issue came out in May of 1991, and its cover asked the question "Sonic The Hedgehog! Best Game Ever?"
Naturally, giant fully shaded finger-waving Sonic headlines the whole cover & gives it the title "The Super Sonic Consoles Mag!"
This magazine covered the 'Sega', the Megadrive, Super Nintendo, Nintendo NES, & the Gameboy. Because Sonic 1 was released along with the Genesis (Megadrive) this issue may have actually been breaking the news on it. This is interesting to see, and the article would likely make a good read, too. This magazine would likely be a collectible item, if you could find it today.
Chuck E Cheese Focus 4 Kids Magazine
Here is an 'insider magazine' scan.
This is called "Chuck E Focus", and is a news letter made specifically for circulation only within Chuck E Cheese employees. It lets people know about upcoming promotions. In this case, it's their deal with 4 Kids TV, the group that brought Sonic X (and other shows) over from Japan. It writes about the Robots (the cg movie) tray liners (bottom right) & the booklet (seen left) that's a give-away to kids ad they're leaving the arcade. It's got Sonic with the X show logo front and center to help promote. It's an activity book (so, maybe there were Sonic activities inside? Like mazes or coloring art?) & the bottom text has the agreement of "4kids will show more Chuck E Cheese ads, so CEC will distribute books", so it was a type of trade. It is interesting to learn about in-industry things like this. Scan discovered by Crystal SonicFan