When Sonic the Hedgehog celebrated his 25th birthday with a live streamed event, it came with many cringe-worthy participation events and technical issues. One of those was an ear piercing buzzing sound that plagued the live stream.
If you didn’t see the live stream, Jim Sterling compiled some of the “best” moments which you can check out below.
Now that Sonic Mania is out, players have spotted an unusually high pitched buzzing in a part of the game.
if you listen very closely you can hear the fucking buzzing from the sonic 25th anniversary stream. oh my god. pic.twitter.com/kcF4wgzNbD
— diddy (@UnknownKongYT) August 15, 2017
Sonic Mania designer Brad Flick confirmed that the game did indeed contain references to the technical issues at the Anniversary event.
— Brad Flick (@bradflick55) August 15, 2017
Also noticed was another sneaky reference. While the buzzing is playing, a TV is shown in the background with Dr Robotnik’s face on it. Underneath that image, it says ‘072216’ which in America translates to 22nd July 2016 or, the date the livestream took place and the announcement of Sonic Mania was made.
Sonic Mania is available now for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a PC version releasing on the 29th August.