gamers (100%) found this review helpful
After some semi-decent Sonic Advance games, Dimps and Sega deliver with Sonic Rush. What's the difference? For once, the game revolves all around Sonic's speedy gameplay (as opposed to the Advance games in which all the secondary characters were slower than Sonic and had more platforming elements).
Using both screens for crazy speedways, Sonic Rush is clearly the fastest Sonic game since the original Sega Genesis titles. Sonic's new Rush move (its pretty much a dash) makes him and new character Blaze even faster than before. The special stages use the stylus to move Sonic on-screen while collecting rings and dodging bombs just like in Sonic The Hedgehog 2.
Some boss fights play in a psuedo 3D mode and are very original for a Sonic game. As for the audio, classic Sonic music is replaced by energy packed tracks that sound like they came from Sega's Jet Set Radio series. Its a nice change of pace and matches the game fantastically. This is what Sonic needs more than ever; a solid, fast Sonic game.
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
The creators of this great franchise finally did it right with Sonic Rush, for the review i'll put it in categories
Story-7/10 The story is pretty much the same as most Sonic games,Eggman is once again after the chaos emeralds to use their power to take over the world.The new character is nice but it's still a little clichéd'.
Graphics-8/10 It's a little odd to have a 3D character in a 2D environment but nonetheless it's still very vivid and colorful.
Gameplay-10/10 It's just natural Sonic here which is a good thing, they also brought the old special stage system from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 back except you use the your stylus. It's both fun and innovative for the new system a little more use of the touch screen would be nice though.
Sound-9/10 The music is great and old sound effects return but it's a little annoying to hear Eggman says the same thing over and over again after you beat him.
Overall-10/10 Classic gameplay,music,and fun is all a Sonic games need to be great.
posted by Bloos1RP (FOOTHILL RANCH, CA) Apr 21, 2007
Member since Nov 2005
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
Sonic Rush is a great game with great stuff the game play is awesome with Sonic and Blaze. The graphics are pretty good too. The best part about this game is the music and boss battles. If your a Sonic fan you should get this game.
Graphics:A- game play: A- Bosses: A+ Music and Sound: A other stuff: A-