Sonic Spinball Ride and Sonic’s new voice!

As you may know a well know theme park in the UK, Alton Towers has a new ride based around Sonic the Hedgehog! The ride is called Sonic Spinball, no relation to the video game of the same name. The ride is similar to a roller coaster but the seats actually spin in a round-a-bout style motion as it goes around for maximum vomit inducing fun.

Sonic himself can often be seen walking around the grounds of Alton Park and having pictures taken with fans. There is also a Sonic UFO catcher on the video with Sonic toys inside.

But most interesting of all, when they go into the Sonic branded room (that is now open to the public) when you open the door Sonic says a few phrases… With Sonic’s new Voice Actor Roger Craig Smith. Give it a listen at the 01:33 mark on this video.

I’m afraid I don’t know who took this video but it’s very interesting so well done who ever it was!

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5 responses to “Sonic Spinball Ride and Sonic’s new voice!

  1. crackdude says:

    The voice seems fun!

  2. they've been talking about this over at TSS. One complaint was that the voice was too low, however I ripped the audio and raised the pitch a tad and it sounded perfect. In fact, it sounded a LOT like Roger's voice as heard in a recent UK SASASR ad.

  3. SufferLikeGDid says:

    I was thinking the same thing, Barry. They're altering his voice which I don't have an issue with.

  4. They probably failed to alter it for Alton Towers as it, well… is Alton Towers. Probably a quick (and early) project for Roger that didn't receive the full treatment from SEGA's audio team. THat, or he simply raised his own vocal pitch for the commercial.

  5. fluffymoochicken says:

    I'd go just for the UFO Catchers full of Sonic toys! ^___^

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