chris-littlechild - September 22, 2016
Â For all I know, some of you Ego-readers might be shapeshifting aliens who came to Earth and infiltrated our society in the last decade and a half or so. If thatâ€™s the case, Iâ€™ve a couple things to say. First, welcome. Weâ€™ve got a lot of love to share here at Egotastic!, and we donâ€™t judge anyone. Hope you stick around. Second, you chose the right time to come to our humble planet, because you just missed the nineties. Â
The nineties, as the humans among us who remember them will know, sucked ass for the most part. Everyoneâ€™s fashion sense was horrendous. Ditto for hairstyles. The Internet was only just becoming a thing; Prince Nbongo of Nigeria hadnâ€™t gotten around to offering foreign strangers his fortune in exchange for their bank details yet. Eminem had barely even pulled his â€˜surprise! Iâ€™m a white guy!â€™ trick yet, come to that. Man, it was a primitive time.
Still, there was always The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. There was Sonic the Hedgehog. There was also the unquestionable, beautiful glory of nineties commercials.
Combining those last two things, we have this. Whatâ€™s coming your way is a Sonic Mania Collectorâ€™s Edition snarky â€˜infomercialâ€™, rammed with all the â€˜tude and edginess of the time. Itâ€™s just a little joke on Segaâ€™s part (man, theyâ€™re pushing the nostalgia factor of Mania hard), but I really dig it. I give the PR guys fourteen thumbs up for this one.