6th February 2011; By KnucklesSonic8
Feeling inspired by The Book of Awesome, one of my favourite reads last year, I'd like to introduce you to a new regular feature on Wiiloveit! "Awesome Gaming Moments" (AGM for short) has been designed to reminisce on some key instances in the world of gaming that led to feelings of laughter or inner delight. Pretty much all Nintendo systems are fair game, even the classic systems. We'll regularly look back on both shared experiences that we can all relate to, or even personal experiences that myself or someone else from the team considers to be... well... awesome! So without further ado, here's the first one...
Awesome Gaming Moment #1: Overlapping Everyone on Monkey Target in Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
Normally, overlapping someone in almost all racing games is a pretty entertaining experience in itself. It can either serve as a good indication that you're doing super well, or that someone else just isn't having a good run. But this was a bit different.
Out of all the tracks in Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, many consider Monkey Target to be one of the hardest. Interestingly enough, it's actually one of my favourite tracks and I don't find it that difficult, but that's just me. As I was getting a lot better at the track there were numerous times when I would overlap people at the back of the pack, which was actually quite fulfilling to see. It meant that my practice was paying off (not necessarily but I just chose to look at it that way). Truly a great feeling! What happened later, though, was even better.
There was one match in particular with six online participants (myself included). But funnily enough, by the end of the race I was the only one who managed to cross the finish line! Everyone else was forced to Retire, even the CPU's!
If you've had any experiences that you think are worth mentioning, let us know and we may feature it in the next one!