How well do you know Sonic the Hedgehog songs?
You know Wordle. You might also know Heardle and some of the other spin-offs depending on your social circles. But are you down for Sonic Heardle? Yes, a fan totally did it — they Sonic the Hedgehog-ified the internet’s recent guessing-game trend.
In this take on the music trivia game Heardle (as spotted by The Gamer), you have six guesses to figure out the day’s chosen song from the wide-ranging Sonic series. The prompt starts with the slimmest of audio snippets, and if you come up short with your guess — or are just plain stumped enough to skip it — you’ll hear a bit more of the music.
According to the creator of Sonic Heardle, @LaughAndPeace11, the “vast majority of [the songs] come from the games, unsurprisingly.” But there are also “a handful of songs from other adaptations (like SatAM and the OVA, among others) — in this case, I stuck to well-known tracks for the sake of fairness.” So you might need to dig surprisingly deep.
If this music challenge was strictly limited to Sonic zones, I’d maybe stand a chance. (Says the guy who gets tripped up on everyday five-letter words all the dang time.)
My Wordle streak ended at 92 in a row, and now I’m back on the grind. When it comes to the wide world of Sonic, I wouldn’t bet on myself — but it’ll be a funky bit of fun. There are Destructoid readers who could dominate this, though. I know you’re out there! Eric and I both gave today’s Sonic Heardle our best shot and had no clue. I felt like a boomer.
Clicking through to the new-to-me song’s SoundCloud page, one of the commenters admitted that they got today’s Sonic Heardle selection on their first try. “I feel sick,” they wrote. “This awful little blue man occupies 95% of the space in my brain.”
On that note, I still regularly think about that video game SFX quiz from a couple of years ago and would absolutely love to see a new (daily?) rendition. Please drive me crazy again.