GameSpot Releases Sonic 4 Mad Gear Zone Trailer

GameSpot Releases Sonic 4 Mad Gear Zone Trailer


Just minutes ago, SEGA released a new trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1‘s Mad Gear Zone, exclusively at GameSpot. As the zone’s name indicates, it is full of gears that Sonic can will need to run and ride on to get to new areas or to open doors with. The stage is very reminiscent of classic Sonic stages like Scrap Brain Zone and Metropolis Zone, full of elements that raised the difficulty for in those stages and look to do the same here too. The Shellcracker badniks also make a return. The trailer finishes with the U.S. release dates for all platforms, which match up with the ones IGN revealed the other day.

To view the original high quality trailer, head over to GameSpot now and let us know what you think of it in the comments below.

Thanks to Mykonos at the SSMB for the YouTube conversion.


  1. Awesome I can’t wait for this game!

    I’ve bought all my points, for my xbox, ps3, wii and iphone hahahah I want it everywhere!

    The level looks great better than the leaked footage, now what i really want to see is super sonic… I know there is a leaked version but it seems as if sega has made a completely different game based off the leak.

    I wish sonic 4 the best of luck. As well as sonic colors, which also looks amazing, and sonic free riders…

    Looks like 2010 will be the year that sonic will be remembered for once more ๐Ÿ˜›

  2. Yes it looks like Metropolis, no I don’t care if you don’t like it.

    Yes I have made myself a sandwich!

  3. Oh crap, if this is anything like metropolis then assteron, sHellcracker, and slicer might be back. I know that stupid shellcracker is though.

  4. Something In my opinion: Although scrap brain and metropolis were fun zones, to me they didnt quite capture the “factory-like” feel that the zones were meant to be (except scrap brain zone act 1, that level was cool). But I know that was because the programmers and designers could only do so much at that time.

    I really like mad gear because the HD graphics captured the elements very well.

  5. casino street zone i think is the most epic trailer, then splash hill, then mad gear, then lost labyrinth. I’m just say’in

  6. damn that was hella fast. i still dont get why the sonic 4 site is still on lost labyrinth zone. casino street updates haven’t been posted but the japanese site of sonic 4 is already updated.

  7. @Superstarsmasher

    I saw Asterons and Slicers in the trailer.

    Asteron=Gamers throwing their wiimotes/xbox/playstation controllers at the tv screen out of sheer anger.
    iPhone owners? Chunk it out the window of a 4-story building.

  8. Ok, so Splash Hill looks a little plain, but the rest of the game looks great. This along with the last couple trailers sold me for sure (not that I wasn’t going to buy anyway)!

  9. Wow. As soon as I saw the release date when it was revealed I predicted this trailer was coming soon, as I’m sure many others did as well. I mean come on. We got a trailer of everything EXCEPT Mad Gear. It was kinda obvious. XD

    I gotta say, Scrap Brain and Metropolis Zone are boring. But this actually looks pretty fun. This is the only Sonic 4 trailer that got me excited while the others just had me thing “looks nice”. XD

    It’s like Metropolis Zone as the game is meant to have similar style to Sonic 1 and 2, but this level is also heavily original and creative.

    As for slicers, shellcrackers and asterons, all I gotta say to you guys is… Round 2, homies. Bring it on. =_= (What? o.o It’s Robotnik’s BASE! If the robots aren’t a pain in the quill then they’re in not the right bots for this level. XD)

  10. What Dakota Jones said…this looks and feels like a factory.
    And like the other zones, I like how they added in new elements along with returning gimmicks.
    Counting to the days until, the Wii release…OOOHHH YYEEEAAAAHHHH!

    IN CHRYSTAL CLEAR! heh wow, shocked by this vid but it looks 100% legit!
    does everyone know about this already or is anyone as shocked as i am?

    Shadzter edit: Please don’t post spoilers/leaked stuff.

  12. @sonny

    its been out for a while but it hasnt been posted on TSS so that it wouldnt spoil anymore of the game unless people were anxious to find out [REFERENCE REMOVED].

    And sadly I already know the “secret” behind whats to come in episode 2…

    Shadzter edit: Please don’t post about spoilers/leaked stuff.

  13. @Casanova

    It’s Sonic freakin 4… [REFERENCES REMOVED] There’s a story like the classic games, but like the classic games it isn’t really told through the game is we merely see levels and bosses. There isn’t really a way TO spoil a game like this.

    Heck, I know the whole story to the original 3 and all their levels inside and out.. and it didn’t spoil those games for me. I still play them. XD

    @Dakota Jones. If there were only a way for you to tell just me what that secret something is without telling everyone else! (I think I already know but I forgot. XP I also have no prob with “spoilers”. xD I just need to know the story sooner so I can get an animation done chronologically sooner. XP)

    Shadzter edit: Please don’t post about spoilers/leaked stuff.

  14. @Ax

    I really dont wanna spoil it even before the game is out (even if the game is already 98% leaked)

    All I will say for right now is some people will find it interesting and some people will be like WTF lol.

    For me, Im not quite sure on what to say about it. But then again I dont know how the story layout will look like in Ep2 so it could be interesting how it will play out.

    we’ll just have to wait and see

  15. Cool trailer gotta say !

    to be honest with guys in this everything in this game is cool , but does it deserves $15 ??? DAMN YEAAAAAAAAAH IT DOES !!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. I’m confused. It’s like my comment explains how there’s no way to spoil the game and then it’s edited and censored (something we already KNOW about regardless of if I say it) with a comment below it saying “No spoilers please”. XP

    Seriously. The trailer is a bigger spoiler. XD

    Whatever. Play the games and then post videos of your big suprise over predictable things. XP Just make sure those who were unable to get the game get the chance to see it. XD

  17. I’m glad they censored it so people who don’t want the game to be spoiled for them to be suprised when they play it cause you know, we haven’t seen that happen in over 10 years so some people wasnt expecting it at all. It’s bad enough that some idiots spoiled the final boss and the secret ending for me without any warning and I try my best to stay away from spoilers

  18. *facepalm*

    Sonic 4 alone is unexpected, but since we know it’s Sonic 4 then there are certain things ABOUT Sonic 4 we should already know and shouldn’t be a suprise.

    Hey, did you know that Sonic 4 is going to be a side-scroller? What a suprise! XP (That’s not directed toward anyone, it’s just an example)

    Maybe if it were Hyper Sonic it’d be a suprise and a spoiler! But so far I haven’t heard of him being back. xP

  19. Besides, I just realized something. This is TSS! Would this [Censored] thing be considered NEWS?

    “Also, once you [Censored], like in the previous classic titles, you can [Censored] as expected.”

    I still don’t see how you can spoil a game that has no cutscenes or told story, just gameplay, especially when it’s following the style of games that people still like after 19 – 16 years of know everything about them!

    In fact, how can you spoil a game at all unless you think the game is only good for playing it through one time? XP

    But whatever. I don’t care. I won’t “spoil” it. It just has me baffled. You guys have me baffled. xP

  20. @ Ax:
    I didn’t mean any disrespect by editing the comments. The game was spoiled with all of the leaks, but believe it or not, there are people out there who have been doing their best to avoid all of the leaks. The game doesn’t have a big story in Episode 1, no, but some people would consider the thing I edited out to be a spoiler. It’s a big thing returning and some people might not expect SEGA to have brought that back to be used the way it was in the classics, since it’s been so restricted over the years. Those people would no doubt like it to be a surprise.

    “Besides, I just realized something. This is TSS! Would this [Censored] thing be considered NEWS?”

    When have we ever wrote news articles about censorship? I think you’re thinking of another website.

  21. @Shadzter

    Nah, I don’t mind the edits since there WERE people complaining and you edited others to. I just meant the comment at the bottom. XD

    “some people might not expect SEGA to have brought that back to be used the way it was in the classics”
    I don’t see why not, since the title IS “Sonic The Hedgehog 4″ and it IS based on the classics. It only makes sense for it to be included. I thought everyone know it’d happen as soon as they found out the title. XD (plus, they’ve already officially revealed Special Stages.)

    But yeah, it’s okay. I’m not mad. I’m not trippin. I’m not disrespectin. lol I’m just…”shocked”. XD

  22. @ Ax:
    That’s ok ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah, it is obvious that it would be there in some form or another, but not everyone would expect it to be so playable after it was so restricted in the modern Sonic years, even in the 2D GBA and DS games. I’ll stop there, otherwise I’m going to give it away myself XD

  23. “Hey, did you know that Sonic 4 is going to be a side-scroller? What a suprise! XP (Thatโ€™s not directed toward anyone, itโ€™s just an example)”

    Haha, NO. Your jokes are not funny.
    But still, I wasn’t expecting it to happen since it hasnt happen in over 10 years and I still would like to be surprised. Even if it is ‘predicable’ it doesnt give anybody the right to spoil it for everyone else because they’ve already seen the leaked footage

  24. @Shadzter
    Hmm, I guess you have a point with the GBA and DS thing. Though I still think the title alone gives it away. =P

    I was going over an odd idea with a friend of mine. I wonder what it’d be like if, just for the heck of it, they made a full 3D game like the mainstream 3D games but of Sonic 1 – S&K.

    Like Sonic 1 – S&K as one whole game in 3D. I’d sure hope the fight between Sonic and Knuckles ended up being more of a challenge and epic. xD Plus we can actually see it like a story. Plus it’d still have the climatic ending. XD

    idk, it’d just be.. interesting. o0

  25. @sonfan1984

    My jokes actually are funny. They make people laugh. But that quote wasn’t a joke. Like I said in the comment you quoted, it was an example.

    You didn’t expect a game continuing from the saga and gameplay style of the classic games to have it because the recent games that are totally different didn’t have it? Wouldn’t one assume that “Sonic The Hedgehog 4” is going to be closer to “Sonic The Hedgehog”, “Sonic The Hedgehog 2” and “Sonic The Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles” than next gen, Sonic Heroes or Sonic Unleashed?

    And I wasn’t referring to whether or not I saw leaked footage. I was referring to the fact I saw the title (Sonic The Hedgehog 4), the gameplay (classic-like), already knew the game was aimed to bring back majore classic elements and, lastly, the special stages (which were revealed quite some time ago)

    Is it just because I’m the one saying something that there’s nothing I can say that you won’t be upset with these days? =/

  26. Wait wait wait. Shadzter our comments are kinda obvious anyways (even the ones you censored) Perhaps you should just delete the last few comments regarding the subject. XD (If you wanna keep from spoilers I mean)

Comments are closed.