Summary: Honestly, I would have enjoyed the game more if the music wasn't so annoying. I know you can turn the volume down, but a big part of Sonic games has always been the great music. It is a very important part in setting the atmosphere of the levels. This game, however, has some of the worst music I've ever heard in a Sonic game. The levels are fun, but lack some of the beauty from past titles.
Summary: This game is called Sonic Rush and I believe for good reason! He is flying all over the place and that is not what I'm used to when playing Sonic. To me, you have too much rushing and it just ruined the game play. You're zooming thru water areas and you need to find one of those water bubbles to catch air or you'll just die. And sometimes he's just going so fast you don't even see them.
Summary: Looked like a fun game. Bought it as a Christmas gift for my 10-year-old -- he was disappointed in it. He doesn't like the game and finds it hard to play on the small Nintendo DS system. Of course, games cannot be returned once they're opened, so I feel that I wasted $15.
Summary: For every good Sonic game that comes out now, there's about 4 or 5 bad ones. Sonic Rush is one of the good ones, although it has its shortcomings. The basic gameplay is classic Sonic: extremely fast side-scrolling in a 2D environment. The level designs are creative and very colorful. There are other gameplay elements that work well too. The boss battles are a new, refreshing experience and are fun.
Summary: This Nintendo DS version from the Sonic series great. It came as part of a DS package, and my 8-year old son seems to like playing it. This game supports DS to DS, single cartridge wireless play, but does not support wireless wireless multiplayer (online) play.