Another great 2D game from Sega's classic speedhog.
hells_zargon wrote this review on .
The game is a real credit t the DS with a very fast pace, great levels, really nice music and a decent amount of bosses to defeat. The new character to the Sonic series, Blaze, is also a nice addition being slower than Sonic, but being much more controlable in the air and with more of a focus to attacks rather than just full out speed. The trick system is also a great idea, ensuring that you never get bored during air time and also have a handy speed boost in case you suddenly grind to a halt on a particuarly annoying obstacle. The raw speed of the game means that the touch screen is never used fully, but it isn't needed with Sonic flicking between the two screens like a ping pong ball fired out of a artillery gun.
Bosses are probably the best bit of the game with full blown 3D graphics on 2D platforms, it gives the game a real quirky feel which shows off the DS hardware without spoiling the classic feel of the game at all.
The only two faults with the game is that Blaze doesn't seem quite different enough to Sonic at times, making levels seem very similar with both characters but the main problem is that there are only two palyable characters in the game. It would have been much better if Tails and Knuckles were included as well, just to round the game off a little bit more, adding a little bit more length to the game at the same time.
Overall Sonic seems to be back on form and his first outing on the DS really does deserve its speedy name.