Excerpt: The Sonic the Hedgehog series has lost its way a bit in the decades since its start on the Sega Genesis. The blazing, split-second decision-making of the original 2-D adventures gave way to unnecessary RPG elements and slow, hard-to-control gameplay in the more recent 3-D incarnations. Luckily, Sonic Rush Adventure discards most of the detritus that has accumulated on the series over the years and brings back the focus on frenetic speed and thrill-ride atmosphere.
Excerpt: Sonic the Hedgehog, standard bearer of Japanese game publisher/developer SEGA, has his white-gloved fingers dipped in all sorts of pies nowadays. From roughing it up in Super Smash Brothers Brawl to taking to the track in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, the blue-haired speedster certainly puts himself about, so much so that it's easy to forget that his bread and butter is supersonic ring-collecting 2D platforming perfection.
Conclusion: Apart from these few grips we are happy to see the rest of the game exhibit a slightly improved experience from the last DS Sonic game. As we said at the top of the review, that in itself was a sleeper hit, so another chance to enjoy Sonic Team's return to form cannot be sneezed at. Overall if you haven't played the previous game then this could be a great time to return to the Sonic franchise.
Excerpt: It all began as an innocent flight across the ocean. Sonic the Hedgehog and his faithful sidekick, Tails the Fox, were enjoying their time off from starring in mediocre 3D adventures, leisurely heading towards a strange energy reading that might mean something fun. Then, out of nowhere a freaking vortex appears!
Summary: Sonic Rush Adventure seamlessly utilize both screens of the Nintendo DS to navigate the high seas in search of pirate treasure, delivering Sonic's classic high-speed 2D gameplay in the ultimate Sonic handheld experience.
Excerpt: The original Sonic Rush Sonic The
story starts out simply enough. One day, Tails’ radar picks up a
strange energy signature, so he and Sonic take to the skies in their
biplane, the Tornado, and decide to investigate. What they find is a
giant cyclone out at sea, and before you know it, our two heroes have
been sucked into the storm.
Excerpt: Sonic Rush Adventure is the follow-up to the 2005 Nintendo DS title Sonic Rush. Sonic Rush brought the Sonic Advance series to Nintendo's dual screen handheld and gave the platform a much better Sonic experience than any of the "big screen consoles." Sonic Rush Adventure continues the excellent tradition of handheld Sonic and delivers a solid experience.