Excerpt: I had a similar experience with another reviewer with the game only functioning in Demo mode. I took it back to where I purchased (overpriced competitor, but staffed with the 18-21 crowd that is video game savvy). After some playing around with it, we learned to press the start button when the screen loads and says "press start." Unfortunately, using the touch controls on the lower screen do not work for this function, or for loading and saving of games.
Summary: Got this for my 5 year old. He's really good with games. The most annoying thing about this game is that you have to take it out of demo mode each time you load a level. It also takes a long time to load each board. I wasn't impressed with the graphics or layout of the game. I would give it 3 out of five stars. It was okay. I wish I had gotten something else.
Summary: I've been playing Sonic since I was about 7, I can still remember getting home from my friends house and seeing a Megadrive sitting in front of the TV and nearly fainting with excitement. Now I love Sonic, all the original games are great. But I have a few problems with these DS ports: Number One: You can't play 'Sonic and Knuckes and Sonic 3' Combined which means there is no level select for Sonic and Knuckles after you've completed it, and no Doomsday Zone.
Summary: I had a few problems loading the game at first - but after looking online it seems to be a common problem. To start the 1st game you have to keep pressing start before the demo game starts!! Other than that its pretty good - brings back memories of childhood. On the ds though its abit too fast for me and i prefer it on a tv to a handheld console. It still passes time and i find myself picking it up every now and again to see if ive gt the hand of it yet!!
Summary: Bought this game as had heard so much about Sonic games but just not for me. First of all it seemed to go at a pace which I was unable to keep up with and all it seemed to be about was catching the rings as you went along - I realise I much prefer games where there is an element of working out manoeuvres and decisions to enable me to progress with the game. Probably younger ones would enjoy this game or someone who likes quick action games, just not for me.
Summary: I bought this game out of nostalgia. I remember having a friend with a Sega and going over to her house solely to play Sonic (I think the original and possibly the second game as well). We spent hours playing and it was a lot of fun. Maybe I have higher demands now. The Super Mario 64 game that I also have for my DS is a revamp of the original game with new levels and added treasures, as well as enhanced graphics.