Excerpt: Sega has gone away from their tried and true formula with a great many of Sonic the Hedgehog games. Thankfully Sonic Rush is a return to that original triode and true formula. Eggman from another dimension comes to wreck havoc, and creates a rip in the space time continuum. Blaze the cat (an edgy character) chases after him. At a certain point in the game Blaze becomes a playable character. The action is side scrolling in a 2D fashion, and the speed is smoking.
Excerpt: “Sonic! He can really move! Sonic! He’s got an attitude! Sonic, he’s the fastest thing aliiiiive!” I can’t remember the last Sonic game that could be accurately described by those lyrics. Most Sonic the Hedgehog games nowadays are strangled with gimmicks, be it swords or werehogs, you can be sure they’ll throw something in there that will more than likely ruin the game for you. As compared to its predecessors, Sonic Rush contains one key difference, Sonic Rush is good .
Excerpt: Over the years, Sonic the Hedgehog has gotten away from his roots. What once was an incredibly fast-moving, well-designed platformer series eventually exploded into adventure games, racing games, and the other typical genres that you'd expect from a mascot-type character. While the Sonic series has continued to be popular, many felt that the game was at its peak in those first three or four side-scrollers.
Pros: Very fast, Trick system is a neat idea, Great music
Cons: Not enough differences between the two playable characters, Blind jumps and sudden enemy placement force you to memorize level designs in some spots
Conclusion: From the first time I heard about 2D sidescrolling Sonic game coming to the Nintendo DS I had my hopes and it has not let me down. Some of the gameâ€™s visuals are a significant upgrade from the Advance games and are somewhat of a testament to what the DS can do visually with this style of graphics.
Excerpt: Sonic The Hedgehog is one of the all-time great gaming icons and the one responsible for Sega's rise to power in the 90s. Sadly, recent games in the Sonic franchise have left his once stellar reputation in tatters, and Shadow did the blue hedgehog no favours either. Does Sonic Rush breathe new life into the classic franchise or is it just one more nail in an ever more secure coffin?
Excerpt: After a series of somewhat sketchy and ever-more tenuous links in the Sonic The Hedgehog chain, its quite frankly about time that the game took a good hard look at its roots. Sonic Rush for the Nintendo DS is indeed that look back and I decree that ye shall give thanks. The main added attraction to the 2D Sonic that we all know and love is the dual screen use. Rather than go overboard and try to shoehorn some touch-screen action in, a more sensible route has been taken.
Excerpt: Sonic Rush is a slick blend of the old and the new school. At its base is the tried-and-true side-scrolling Sonic gameplay. Attached on to this base are a variety of 3D and dual-screen features that manage to add to the gameplay without losing anything. What do we end up with? A cohesive whole. The gameplay, barring a few new editions, is the same as the first Sonic game you first played a zillion years ago.