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Following the events of Sonic & Knuckles (1994), Sonic and Tails receive a energy reading from Angel Island and board their biplane to investigate. However, Doctor Eggman sends an elite group of EggRobos to reach the signal before Sonic and Tails.

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Following the events of Sonic & Knuckles (1994), Sonic and Tails receive a energy reading from Angel Island and board their biplane to investigate. However, Doctor Eggman sends an elite group of EggRobos to reach the signal before Sonic and Tails.

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Everything that a 2D Sonic game should be, and more
9 April 2018 | by OlicosmicSee all my reviews

Congratulations to Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest for somehow making a far better Sonic game than the actual Sonic team themselves in 2017, as this game is just fantastic in almost every way. The visuals are vibrant, colorful, and just full of life while staying true to the classic visual formula. The level designs are great and offer plenty of challenge while also being creative. Despite most of this game consisting of previous stages, this game has 4 new ones, which each are amazing and look fantastic while staying true to classic Sonics level design. The music in this game is fantastic as well, as it takes some classic music from the Sonic games on the Sega Genesis and adds a more updated sound, while also being fresh, yet still nostalgic with new themes for new stages in this game as well. The boss battles are also great, as not only do they take some elements from previous great boss battles from the Genesis games, but they also feel fresh as most of them have a new twist on them that are very creative and fun. The special stages for collecting Chaos Emeralds are very fun, as they are very similar to how Sonic CD worked, while mixing it with the Sonic 3 and Knuckles special stages with having to pick up blue balls, but only this time, the blue balls make you faster and the rings give you more time. It's an overall very fun and somewhat challenging special stage that really works. Speaking of the special stages from Sonic 3 and Knuckles, they are fully in this game as well, but instead of going after Chaos Emeralds this time, it's for tokens that unlock amazing stuff in the extras. I won't go to into what it unlocks so that I don't spoil anything, but the things that you unlock with these tokens are very worth it, and the more you collect, the more you unlock. This adds a lot of replay value to this game and I think that this was a great idea. Overall, this is just a fantastic game that stays true to the classic sonic formula, while adding so much more to make this game a truly unforgettable game that will live on as one of the best 2D Sonic games ever. And the fact that a group of Sonic fans can make such an amazing game like this while the Sonic team made the okay at best Sonic Forces is very dissapointing to me, as it shows how much the Sonic team has lost their touch of what made Sonic games so great to begin with, while this game emphasizes it to the extreme, as, again, this game is epic. Don't get me wrong. The Sonic team has made many great games after the Genesis era, like Adventure, Adventure 2, Heroes, Unleashed, Colors, Generations, etc., so I know they can do it. But the fact that this game is still much better than some of those examples is honestly kind of mind boggling. Anyways, I recommend this game to everyone who is a Sonic fan, as this has all the fundamentals of classic Sonic games while adding a ton to it for a nostalgic, yet fresh and amazing experience, as this is everything that a 2D Sonic game should be, and more.


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