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Category: Naming
Reference: 3225
Closed (accepted) by: Hiccup.
orkoapprentice » 2017-02-01 09:27:32

"Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball" should just be referred to as "Sonic Spinball." Here are my reasons:

1. The U.S. Trademark and Copyright offices (respectively) have the game listed as "Sonic Spinball." The variant "Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball" has neither been trademarked nor copyrighted.

2. The legal notice on the back of the Genesis box AND user manual refers to the game as "Sonic Spinball."

3. The iOS version (no longer available) had the game listed as "Sonic Spinball."

4. Television advertising referred to the game as "Sonic Spinball."

Hiccup » 2017-02-04 06:36:57

Another one: the "the hedgehog" text on the cover is very small compared to the "Sonic Spinball" text, so I think it is open to interpretation. I've changed the title