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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Back at E3 ’04, Sega showed a demo for their upcoming Sonic DS title. It confused the hell out of most fans, because it consisted entirely of stroking a ball on the touch screen to make Sonic run.
Summary: The blue blur has taken a trip down memory lane and returned looking and feeling better than ever before. (No sexual implications intended.) Sonic Rush brings the classic gameplay formula from nigh on all previous 2D Sonic outings and spices things up using the DS' superior hardware.
Summary: If you loved the originals and still get an urge to play them, then you should be logging on to Amazon right now to buy this game. Or making plans to visit your local game store to pick up a copy.