review is long overdue and I figure that I definitely need to finish
reviewing the Sonic Advance series for PR. Sonic Advance 2 and 3 were
reviewed by me long before this one and I have actually already
reviewed this title for my previous employer but that review got lost
somewhere in between transition. The Sonic series has always been a
favorite of mine, partially due to the fact that Sonic the Hedgehog 2
for Genesis was my first videogame ever.
Summary: If you've heard of Sega, you've heard of Sonic the Hedgehog. From his debut on the 16-bit Genesis system to his latest 3D incarnation in Sonic Adventure 2, old blue has set the pace for fast-action gaming. Soon, Sonic will speed his way to the small screen in Sonic Advance for the Game Boy Advance system. The game is in development now and the game's features aren't locked down yet, but here's a little taste of the supersonic goodness to come.
Excerpt: Sega was desperate. Their competitor, Nintendo, was raking in the dough with sales of their powerful Super Nintendo Entertainment System, largely due to a certain charismatic, red overall-wearing plumber. Sega knew that in order to successfully compete with the Big N they needed an enigmatic mascot of their own.
Summary: Mit Sicherheit ist "Boulder Dash Rocks" kein Spiel, dass man vergnüglich an einem Abend oder Wochenende durchzockt. Dazu ist das Spielprinzip schlichtweg zu simpel. Aber es ist das ideale Spiel für zwischendurch um Wartezeiten oder Langeweile spielerisch zu verkürzen. Schade finde ich, dass einige Levels nur durch pures Auswendiglernen zu bewältigen sind. Etwas weniger Zeitdruck oder Hilfstexte, wenn man sich in eine Sackgasse begibt, hätten dem Spiel sehr gut getan.