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Sonic Mania is good because it’s simple

The Olympic Games series brought all of our favourite characters into a Wii-Sports style game with some seriously addictive sports. From the 100m sprint to skeet, and even skateboarding in the newer titles, these games provide multiplayer magic at its finest. There have been video games based on the Sonic franchise for many years. There are a lot of compelling arguments in favor of taking an interest in Sonic games on Nintendo Switch. Do you ever imagine yourself in Sonic’s world, perhaps as the next Tails, Knuckles, or any of his useful friends? Well, Sonic Forces allows you to make that dream a reality as you can finally create your own character and let them save the day for a change.

  • Falling into that trap, Chronicles started by taking Sonic’s 15 years worth of stand-alone adventures and recasted them as chapters of a single epic story.
  • It might not seem like a big deal now but at the time, it was so different from all other sonic games and to see the graphics from the PS, Saturn, and N64 to this… I was all into Sonic Adventure.
  • Sonic Jam on the feels like an official release of a late 90s/early 2000s Clickteam/MMF Sonic fangame.

Ultimately, SA2 feels like a much grander adventure that is worthy of being a landmark title in the franchise. It still has some features that haven’t aged well, and the writing is still relatively simplistic. However, I think if Sonic Team had kept producing 3D Sonic games at this quality, then it’d still sit in the upper echelons of mainstream gaming culture today. Despite it’s massive, glaring flaws, there’s still a lot to love in Sonic Unleashed. As I said, the daytime levels laid the foundation for what 3D Sonic levels should look like going forward and levels like Rooftop Run are easily among the best in the entire franchise. I almost feel bad for it having to carry this horrible weight in the form of the nighttime levels, and I’m certainly glad they never caught on for future instalments.

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I’m curious what ERA feels like is the definitive BEST Sonic compilation, though? Eggman has divided the earth into chunks, and the team must stop him from building empires on each one. That guy is relentless, and with his robot assistant by his side, this time he looks unstoppable.

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Instead, the team likes to call it an open-zone game. This simply means there’s less emphasis on traveling from point A to point B and more emphasis on turning the entire zone into a playground. You’ll also encounter Cyber Space Zones — which are linear stages scattered throughout the world that offer a more traditional Sonic experience. You’ll explore Starfall Islands this time around, which is full of robot enemies to defeat in combat, grinds to rail, and Chaos Emeralds as well as other items to collect. There is a lot to be getting on with in Sonic Frontiers. This will not be Sonic’s first foray onto the Nintendo Switch with plenty of the blue blur’s past titles available on the platform, including classics such as Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

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It was also a lot of kids’ first experience with little brother co-op. A second player could take control of Tails, who had infinite lives and was kind of invincible, but would spend most of his time eating Sonic’s chili dog dust. Sonic 2 is truly what established Sonic as an icon of gaming and helped create the legacy that’s kept him on the map even after all his blunders.