Sonic Rush DS
This is actually the 4th attempt at Platformer. So the question is, did Sega get it right this time? We’ll see.
A lot of people believe that the Advance series is only, in their opinion, average. But there are also a few who think that the series is awful. Sonic Rush, which happens to be the hedgehog title for NDS, has made some changes to the style and it also comes with a really good title. I think it is the best 2D version in the past 10 years.
You can’t expect much in terms of story for the Handheld Sonics. But, the good news is that this one is much better than the Advance 3, though not exactly as detailed as the Sonic Battle’s story. However, Dr. Eggman got into an alternative dimension, so Sonic will only be dealing with Dr’ Eggman’s look-alike, in addition to the rather hard-headed cat girl. You would notice a few cut scenes but nothing to be alarmed about. I would rate the story a 6 out of 10.
The graphics is surprisingly fantastic. You can’t complain, seriously. The background is great, and the characters and their enemies are all in 3D models. You will also find the bosses are unique; they look great and are simply amazing. I’d rate the graphics a 9 out of 10.
Real good gameplay here. The gauge allows for more amazing high-speed action, equipped with the perfect level designs. Although it cannot be avoided that Sonic Rush will fall into a pit if you seem to be traveling too quickly, the level design is appropriate enough to help you avoid these things from happening. There are special stages that are pretty much easy to start out but they become progressively difficult; and these are, in my opinion, the most exciting special stages created.
These special stages are controlled through the touch screen feature and are quite similar to the Sonic 2’s half-pipe levels. This feature makes it a lot easier to play but then again, it is also harder in other areas due to stage blocking caused by the hands. The Dual Screens are quite helpful for the gameplay but then again, you really won’t be able to notice it as you progress. I’d rate the gameplay a 10 out of 10. Good work on the gameplay!
The Sonic Rush doesn’t have much to boast about when it comes to extras. However, it does come equipped with the ability to unlock the time-attack mode, as well as the stories when you play the game. That’s just about all the extras that the game has. So I’d rate it an 8 out of 10.