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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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dinomax214 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018
I relate to this WAY to fucking much.
ShanahaT Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018
just press up and down on the D-pad. 
Renulen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Inremember this segment all too well. OncecI got a copy of Donic Jam, I found out that putting the game on easy removed that pesky barrel.
Blood-Soaked Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Took me forever to find out all you have to do is move the stick up and down while jumping on that particular barrel.....
ShanahaT Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018
actually, you don't even need to jump. just press up and down. 
BlueFireGamer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
I have a Sega Genesis and GOD I HATE THIS LEVEL XD 
kubase123 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017
I had the same thing as sonic..
MegaCharizardValor Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And thus, that was the last anyone saw my Genesis controller...

Because I threw it out the window.
pimpaladettesdude Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017
XD *laughs*
Brosforever28 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
That's why I always play as knuckles 
REDBIRD030 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Student Artist
xMilesPrower Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Big arm isn't that hard! I completed the boss with 1 lives and 0 ring! (First time)
xMilesPrower Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Omfg! F*ckin after 8 years I finally did it! D:<
quickman100 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
Just move up and down! 
BECEnterprises Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Student Writer
All I had to do was press up and down?


jmk575 Featured By Owner May 7, 2017
kaylathehedgehog Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Good heavens, I hated this level when I was younger.  That barrel would always get me, and I hated it when I got to that part.

Many a life were lost to the dreaded Time Over.
DrCaptPepperGirl Featured By Owner Edited Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
So, true.

My first experience with the barrel was back in the 90's. I think I was 10 years old? I don't remember it has been so long. ^^;
The barrel part confused me as well. I tried looking in the manual, but didn't find anything. Of course, I would run into the dreaded Time Over. It took awhile for me to figure out. Thankfully, I was able to figure it out within the same day I was playing that stage.

I really like the poses and the perspective look of the artwork.  For a moment, I thought it was made in 3D. :XD:
Awesome job with the shading and coloring!
RostislavGames Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I like that Tails' pose! :D
Mediocre-bat Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I got past that area with the bubble shield, without doing the up and down thing. Also, why is Tails so worried? He isn't affected by a Time Over when tagged along with Sonic (or Knux).
rainbowdash800 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
I got pissed here
DuketheEXEhog Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
This is everyone's nightmare for people that doesn't know how to move the barrels

*From Sonic Shorts*
Sonic: WHAT!? All I had to do was to move up and down? Up and Down!? What the fu-
*TiMe OvEr*
CTShenshi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016
damn so true
doriangamer101 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
I went past that barrel many times.

#GetRekt 8-)
MegaCharizardValor Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Big Arm was good, but we all know the true final boss was the Barrel of Doom!!!
Awdures Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
Laughed like a drain atthe picbecause I practically imitated both Sonic and Tails' reaction in this pic trying to work out W T absolute F to do!
SonicGirl9198 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh boy!!
Miko-The-Fox Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I got past it first try, bitch. :icontailstrollplz:
tybo777 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
I got past it ONCE!
raichuleaf64 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
The EXACT point where I gave up on carnival nightLaugh LOL 
TheWhiteWOLFarg Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
jajaja como odie esa parte del nivel cuando era pequeño XD

muy buen dibujo
tybo777 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015
Oh dear god...
TheMushroomPainter Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor guys. Waaaah! 
supertailsfan123 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
when i reached this i was bat shit crazy for three years trying to figure it out (i had no internet at the time and Google was a nosence word to me) 
shawngreen550 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015   Photographer
Oh my god! I HAD SO MUCH TROUBLE WITH THAT BARREL!! One time I had to use two controllers to get past that!
Gamerverise Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AKA Every single Sonic fan when they first played Carnival Night Act 2 EVER in the history of Sonic the Hedgehog.
And then they all raged and threw their copy of Sonic 3, whether it be on the Genesis or the Xbox 360 or the Playstation or anything, out the window. The end!

In all seriousness, this is awesome. Sonk and Tals look very finely detailed.
EuanM1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student Writer
I'm having trouble with that one on the 3ds. Can you tell me how to get passed it?
Hazard-the-Porgoyle Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If the 3DS version has not changed anything from the prior versions of the game, then you can pass this barrel obstacle by using up and down movements. The barrel sways slightly up and down each time you press those directions, and while it might not be apparent that anything is happening at first, the barrel should start to move in accordance with your movements. This also works on some other barrels in the level, so if you want to practice before reaching that point, you should be able to. Try it on the ones that aren't moving up and down or side to side on their own.
Let me know if this helps.
EuanM2 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Student Writer
It worked.
EuanM1 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Student Writer
I'll try it out and see what happens.
imortalsonicgirl11 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember this from sonic shorts.did that really happen in the game?
DwayneLun58 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadly, yes it did. Same with the pit with spikes in Mystic Cave from Sonic 2.
99-cells Featured By Owner Edited Jun 9, 2015
My. Exact. Response. To. This. Form. Of. Torture.

Of course that was until I found the answer to this nonsense (about f--king time!)
1woof1 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
This is me! I gave up playing sonic 3 back in 1993 because of this level and moved on to sonic and knuckles. I didn't learn the truth how to beat the barrel until some 10 years later.
fang980 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Oh you 2 shut up try and go through an area where its nothing but a trail of blood and thats all you cam stand on
JDawgman1 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015

The thing about the barrel that got me was that it wasn't intuitive at all. I mean in Carnival Night the barrels are there from the very beginnign and when you jump on (some of) them they go down. Sonic's weight forces the barrels down, that makes sense. So I spend like forever trying to move this one like "why won't it go down!?" Pushing up and down just never came to mind because it didn't have to do with Sonic interacting with the world, it had to do with me interacting with my controller. I remember when I figured it out the first time it was like 5 seconds before a time over like “oh come o- "*boom*

JaydenTivon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018
That's exactly what happened to me the day I figured it out.
Zero-Cross Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh lord... That FUCKING barrel! *eyetwitch*
medafighterOK Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Want to know something that will really piss you off? All you got to do is move up and down and it should let you through.

When I found this out, I raged on the game and just about everything else.
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.
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