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Impassable Foe of the Relit Carnival by Hazard-the-Porgoyle Impassable Foe of the Relit Carnival by Hazard-the-Porgoyle
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Carnival Night Zone
Vs. The Barrel of Doom

Sonic and Tails continue their quest through the energy filled maze that is Carnival Night, but after coming so far, they meet their greatest foe. The barrel will not be swayed with any amount of jumping or teamwork. The two heroes carefully exhaust every option they can think of, but nothing will remove the barrel from their path. They find there is no haven to be had above them or back from whence they came. Sealed in with their adamant foe, they begin to realize the desperateness of their situation. Pleas are called out, tears are shed, and yet the two heroes can do naught against the might of the Barrel of Doo-



Production Notes:
- Ah yes, the good old April Fools piece. I've been wanting to draw this one for three years now, but previously the first of April would just creep up and disappear before I had time to react. Well, no more!
- Alright, my experience with the barrel: First faced it in 2002's Sonic Mega Collection version of Sonic 3, when I was about 12 or 13. Ran into it once, got confused, got a Time Over (certainly not helped by the water sections earlier making me move as slow as a tortoise) then on the second encounter with it did I realize that it was an obstacle I was going to run into no matter what. Fiddled with it some, maybe Time Overed one more time, then I stumbled upon the answer with some luck. So, all in all, maybe a half hour long time waster. Not too traumatic. But try telling that to those two wrecks in that image up there.
- A special shout out must be made to my sister *GuardianMobius at this point. After flailing around with drawing Sonic myself (and finding myself in a bit of trouble because I've become rusty without practice) she offered to pose Sonic's Generations 3D model into a position suitable for this piece. Using that as reference is what allowed me to draw that Sonic up there. Thanks Jen.

Otherwise, nothing too special to report.

Until the next one folks.

Concept - Sonic Team
Piece - *Hazard-the-Porgoyle
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Zero-Cross Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh lord... That FUCKING barrel! *eyetwitch*
palowsky Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You stand on the barrel and press up and down to make the barrel rise and descend. I have had trouble with that part until a friend told me the trick.
supercyber220 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty much my experience with carnival night zone sum up in this one picture.
Rozax Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
I was 7 when this game came out.  My little brother and I were rabid Sonic fans.  We spent HOURS trying to figure this out.  We slipped through once or twice by accident and were finally able to beat the game, but we mostly just played with Knuckles when the attachment came out.

Fast-forward 14 years.  I introduced my now-husband to the world of Sonic and walked away when he got to this part.  A minute later, he's in an area that I'd only seen ONCE.

Me: "What did you DO???"
Him: "I just pushed up and down."

I thought I told my brother about this, but a year later, he called to rage about it.  Doubtless, there will be some poor soul gaming in a nursing home who will have a heart attack when they learn the truth of the barrel.
S-Missile Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
:iconsonicthehedgehogplz:-What?! You mean I just had to push up and down? UP AND DOWN?! WHAT THE FU-
Shadowgirlfan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
don't get it
there was never a time out in any sonic games
Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You may want to read this:
Shadowgirlfan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
I KNOW what an time over is, but I never hat that in ANY sonic game I played. also the time counts UP and NOT down. 0:01 would be near time out
Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am becoming confused by your statements. Yes, time counts up in Sonic games. No, time outs do not occur at 0:00. They occur at 9:59 or 10:00. What games have you played that have been suggesting otherwise?
Shadowgirlfan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
sonic adventure 2 battle  for example. no time out exept in special missions and there the time runs backwards
Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed true. Modern games operate on different rules than the classic games.
Shadowgirlfan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
I played some classic games, but still I don't remember to have time stress there...
could there be an option to set the time off?
Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The levels didn't last long enough for the Time Over feature to become a common problem, but if you stayed in any level for 10 minutes, your character was going to die. The Sonic Advance games were among the first 2D games to give you the option to turn off the Time Over feature, and the 3D games didn't care how long you spent in a level, as long as there was no specific time limit.
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Psychographer16 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That stage in a nutshell.
3... 2... 1... TIME OVER
Discosonicdude Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Fainalotea Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOSH XD This actually made me laugh, and your storyteling is GOLDEN.
jhossrlyn-g Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is impossible!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD
xmrdbdml Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
ShelbyAQD Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
That takes me back. XD
Reminds me of a certain pit in Mystic Cave Zone on Sonic the Hedgehog 2.  You'd think it would be bottomless, but no it's actually just super deep with Spikes at the bottom and no way out.  I only ever fell in it while rushing along as Super Sonic, so I had to just sit there and wait for my Rings to run out, then get spiked a time or three.  Most infuriating.
methaneridge Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Since it's at the top of level and it's hard to come there, one could think there'd be a better path located there.
SonicMila Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Student General Artist
SonikkuShads Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
All i had to do was move up and down?! What the - ! * times up*
GunbladeMaster34 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
That freaking barrel! I hate it!
kachan64 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
I love your art, can't stop fav them
CosmyLOVEcats Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I like sonic face :)).
Kiba928 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Yup, my reaction when I figured out the trick to the barrel....about 4 seconds before this pic
CrisperTheCat Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This stage...
YoucefPhnixLord Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Good job!
lifty4ever Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
"All i had to do was move up and down. UP AND DOWN?!? WHAT THE FU....... (time over)
SonicMila Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student General Artist
sonics face
MaxRideWizardLord Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
that barrel should be the final boss at the of entire sonic video game series.
Loosened-Screws Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't remember how long it took me to figure that out, or if I figured it out at all (you know, without outside sources).

Their expressions look quite comical. Nice job, both you and GM.
Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for noting the expressions. It was indeed a bit of a trial to get those right, so I'm glad you think they were conveyed well.

Thank you for this comment.
Loosened-Screws Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome. ;)
jawsisra Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student Artist
I hate that part   I use to spend a lot of lives on it till I finally figured it out one day.
BAGGOMEZ Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Even the fastest things alive; the hedgehog and the fox who could move at light speed met their ends at something so simple it was hard to figure out how it worked.
giladpa Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
after many attampts,
sonic and tails are about to run out of time again.
suddenly, sonic runs into a book with the title "how to use the barrel"
sonic: WHAT!? all i had to do is move up and down? UP AND DOWN!!!!? WHAT THE F(time over)

used from sonic shorts
chusonic Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
it's true XDDDD
OggyIgel Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Probably the first Sonic fanbase meme... and one of the most beautiful. :D

Fantastic work. :D
Sigacomer Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha!! Perfect!!
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sonic: Guide Dang It!! :omg:
Danbuster: Hey, what's the problem! I watched a friend of mine get past this obstacle, no probs... :XD:
MandL27 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know something? I never EVER had trouble with the barrels. Just push up and down, like you would on a swingset.
Magic-Mouflon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's hopeless, HOPELESS I tell you! :XD:
ChaosMiles07 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Missed opportunity:
:iconsilverthehedgehogplz: should give you a clue...
Magic-Mouflon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nah, it's getting kind of old now :p
Jasminethebear Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
lol the barrel's of doom
Technoth Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
InfinityChameleon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All he's got to do is move up and down. Yes that's how I remember I mean, UP and DOWN??!! It took hours for them to figure out that simple move!
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