Did the Sonic Movie Reference Game Theory?


Diego Sanchez

The recent Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been a topic of discussion among fans and critics alike. One particular theory that has been circulating is whether or not the movie referenced the popular YouTube channel Game Theory. Let’s take a deeper look into this theory.

What is Game Theory?

Game Theory is a YouTube channel that explores various video game theories, analyzing different aspects of games such as storylines, characters, and hidden Easter eggs. The channel has gained a massive following with over 14 million subscribers.

The Sonic Movie Reference

In the Sonic movie, there is a scene where Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) is seen playing around in his new home in Green Hills. In this scene, he picks up a red can and throws it away, only to pick up another one that is blue and yellow.

The Game Theory Connection

Fans of Game Theory were quick to point out that this scene could be referencing one of their popular theories about Sonic the Hedgehog. In one of their videos titled “Game Theory: The Sonic Movie.. Expectations vs Reality”, they pointed out that in the original Sonic video games, there are red cans and blue-yellow cans scattered throughout the levels. The red cans contain badniks (enemies), while the blue-yellow cans contain rings and power-ups.


While there has been no official confirmation from either party about this reference, it seems highly plausible that the writers of the Sonic movie were aware of this theory and intentionally included it in their film as an Easter egg for fans.


Overall, it’s exciting to see how popular YouTube channels like Game Theory are being recognized by mainstream media like movies. It’s also interesting to see how Easter eggs like these can connect fans on different platforms together. Whether or not this was an intentional reference to Game Theory, it’s clear that Sonic fans and theorists alike will continue to analyze and discuss every aspect of this beloved franchise.