Gameplay Footage of Cancelled Sonic Extreme Surfaces

By Daniel Horowitz

May 2, 2011

Sonic and Hoverboards are no strangers to each other. In fact, the have been intimately affiliated in a number of pretty mediocre racing games, the last being Sonic Free Ridersa pretty poorly received launch title for the Xbox Kinect. SEGA has canceled a bunch of Sonic titles in the past, including a similarly named Sonic X-Treme and I can see why.

Based on the gameplay clip, the game looked pretty sub-par and seemed to combine the less imaginative aspects of Sonic Riders and Tony Hawk Pro Skater. Maybe it’s a good thing, as I’m sure no Xbox 360 or PS3 users would actually buy this title until Sonic actually got a good game again.


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Daniel Horowitz is currently a Writing/Film student at Sarah Lawrence College, where he previously worked as a film technician and teacher assistant despite having little technical knowledge. He is currently abroad studying play-writing at Oxford University in the UK. Daniel likes to think of himself as a weird combination of Captain America and Hunter S Thompson minus the extensive drug use. As a result, he can often be found lifting things, fighting for justice, and being a crazy outlaw journalist on the edge who doesn't play by the rules. When he’s not writing about, reviewing, or playing games, music, and occasionally writing well-paying profiles of businessman, Daniel thinks about what exactly he'll end u doing with his life post-graduation. Daniel plans on either going to graduate school for an MFA, or more realistically, getting a day job, which he hopes is somehow involved in the gaming, comic book, or film industries. You can contact Daniel at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @DHorowitz107

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