TSS REVIEW: Sonic Shuffle

Sonic Shuffle, originally titled Sonic Square, was created by members of the same team that helped Nintendo develop Mario Party (hence the similarity in the two games). The game sees Sonic, Amy, Tails and Knuckles warped to a mystical land called Maginaryworld, where people’s dreams come true… if you excuse the horrible cliche. Continue reading TSS REVIEW: Sonic Shuffle

SA2 Will Feature Tails, Rivalries, Three Different Kinds of Play

More Sonic Adventure 2 news is coming in thick and fast! This time around, we’ve learned some juicy gameplay details. It seems that Tails will be playable in the game after all, with the character roster split into ‘Hero’ and ‘Dark’ sides (Sonic, Knuckles and Tails will be Hero, Shadow, Rouge and Eggman will be Dark). Continue reading SA2 Will Feature Tails, Rivalries, Three Different Kinds of Play

Sonic Adventure 2 Release Date

Sega has put us all out of our misery and finally announced a release date for Sonic Adventure 2.  The game will be hitting Japanese store shelves on June 23, which just happens to be Sonic the Hedgehog’s 10th Anniversary! What a fitting launch date. The game will launch in North America a couple of days before, on June 21 – not quite the Anniversary, but close enough (and US fans get to play it earlier, so stop whining). Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Release Date

Sonic Adventure 2, PSO Demoed at GDC 2001

Not exactly earth-shattering news, but IGN is reporting that SEGA is showcasing demo versions of Sonic Adventure 2, Phantasy Star Online and a number of other Dreamcast titles at the Game Developers Conference 2001. No new information was gleaned from these appearances, but it does show that the House of Sonic is still supporting its final console even as it pushes towards third party publishing. Only a few more months to go until SA2, folks!

Sonic Shuffle: Change Lumina into NiGHTS

There was always something… familiar… about Sonic Shuffle protagonist and referee Lumina. Seeing her flying about in the night sky kind of reminds us of another classic Sonic Team character. Turns out our suspicions weren’t unfounded, because it looks like she moonlights as dream jester NiGHTS on the side. Continue reading Sonic Shuffle: Change Lumina into NiGHTS

Sonic Adventure Still in Dreamcast US Top 5 Chart

Even after 18 months on store shelves, Sonic Adventure remains one of the biggest-selling Dreamcast games ever! Below is the latest Top 10 Chart for Dreamcast games, and as you can see the launch title is still riding high in the top  5. Full list below – keep running, Sonic!

  1. Phantasy Star Online, Sega, $51
  2. Crazy Taxi, Sega, $20
  3. NBA 2K1, Sega, $49
  4. Sonic Adventure, Sega, $20
  5. NFL 2K1, Sega, $50
  6. NBA 2K, Sega, $20
  7. NFL 2K, Sega, $20
  8. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, Activision, $46
  9. NHL 2K, Sega, $20
  10. Metropolis Street Racer, Sega, $41

TSS Preview: Sonic Adventure 2 (Demo Version)

Mwahahahahahaaaaaa!!! All you Sonic fanatics prepare yourselves, because Dreadknux has played the SA2 DEMO! Right when Phantasy Star Online was released a week before official release (19th February instead of the 27th or something…) your favourite echidna has found the holy disc at the back of the box. This is the FIRST OFFICIAL UK Review (not including in the magazines, they got theirs early) of the sacred demo, and guess what? You’re all invited to see how it truly plays like!  Continue reading TSS Preview: Sonic Adventure 2 (Demo Version)

‘SEGASonic the Hedgehog’ Arcade Game Discovered and Dumped

A rather nice discovery has been made, amidst all the console doom and gloom. It turns out that a rather crafty member of the Sonic community has got his hands on a working ROM of a long-lost Sonic game called ‘SEGASonic the Hedgehog’. The title, originally released in Japanese arcades in limited numbers, has been difficult to emulate due to its unique trackball control scheme. But now, someone’s played it on a computer! Continue reading ‘SEGASonic the Hedgehog’ Arcade Game Discovered and Dumped

SA2: Sonic’s Shadow Has a Name

New images of Sonic Adventure 2 have been revealed, giving a name to Sonic’s mysterious black doppelgänger. His name is Shadow, and he certainly looks similar enough to Sonic to be named as such. The images also introduce a new character called Rouge. These characters look amazing and I can’t wait ’til the game comes out! Who knew that black hedgehog had a name… Screenshots below! Continue reading SA2: Sonic’s Shadow Has a Name

First Images of ‘Sonic Advance’ and ‘ChuChu Rocket GBA’

Behold! Sonic Team has released the first EVER picture of Sonic the Hedgehog Advance for the Game Boy Advance. Click through to see the screenshot, found on the developer’s official website. It certainly looks pretty, and gives us a good idea as to how beautiful the final game may end up looking like! Continue reading First Images of ‘Sonic Advance’ and ‘ChuChu Rocket GBA’

Sonic 2 Gets A Cheeky PC Port in Japan

Remember when Sega of America was producing a Mega Drive classics pack for the Dreamcast? Well, it seems like Sega Japan is also getting in on the compilation action – only on PC. Whereas a single Sega Smash Pack exists in the US right now, in Japan there are three such bundles for Windows computers, one of which includes Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Continue reading Sonic 2 Gets A Cheeky PC Port in Japan

‘Sonic Advance’ in Development for Game Boy Advance

Sega has announced that it is currently working on three games for Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance handheld. If you’ve been paying attention to rumours lately, the existence of a ‘Sonic the Hedgehog Advance‘ won’t really surprise you at all. But knowing that such a project is now official makes Sega’s third-party status feel all the more real. Continue reading ‘Sonic Advance’ in Development for Game Boy Advance

How Chao Raising Works in Sonic Adventure 2

New Sonic Adventure 2 screenshots from Official Dreamcast Magazine reveal some details on Chao raising.  Instead of animals being freed from robots in order to nurture your Chao, you will find odd little rods. Apparently these will be compatible somehow with your virtual pet. Continue reading How Chao Raising Works in Sonic Adventure 2

UK Sonic Adventure 2 Release Possibly May; Demo to Launch with PSO

Those of you waiting for SA2 to be arriving anytime soon, it ain’t gonna happen. Don’t you just HATE rumours? >_< According to the ODM (Official Dreamcast Magazine), the game is expected to be pushed to May in the UK. That’s a probable mean delay, but hey, hopefully Sonic Shuffle will be released in-between as a fill-gap? Or maybe not… 🙁 Continue reading UK Sonic Adventure 2 Release Possibly May; Demo to Launch with PSO

Sonic Adventure ‘Behind the Scenes’ Video Unearthed

Now THIS is cool! If you’ve ever wanted to see some Behind-the-Scenes footage of Dreamcast launch title Sonic Adventure, this video will sort you right out. It’s a 30-minute long promotional video called ‘Sonic Adventure at Tokyo International Forum’ and features stage playthroughs, character bios and a funny story where Sonic Team goes on location to research the game. Continue reading Sonic Adventure ‘Behind the Scenes’ Video Unearthed

Sonic Adventure 2 Demo Released in USA

Hey, we have an UPDATE here, people! The most anticipated Sonic game ever has been released in the USA in the form of a demo. Those lucky Americans able to play a preview version of Sonic Adventure 2. My web buddy Kulock has reviewed it, for any of you desperate to find out how it plays. CLICK HERE to find out from the Moogle man himself! Continue reading Sonic Adventure 2 Demo Released in USA

Sonic Adventure Online Service Posts Its Final Update

Pour one out for Sonic Adventure, it’s time is finally up. It seems that Sonic Team are winding down the online updates for the game, which makes sense given that Sonic Adventure 2 is around the corner. Accessing the Sonic Adventure Online site (via the Dreamcast) presents a ‘FINAL UPDATE’, which states that World Rankings are closing. New times can still be uploaded, but no more contests or prizes. RIP, Sonic Adventure Online.

Source: The Sonic Foundation

The Road to Sonic Adventure 2: What We Know So Far

Sonic Adventure 2, eh? Probably the most anticipated Sonic game to date. And you know why? If you don’t, you’ll find out right about now! Details on the story and the plot itself are rather scarce, but what we do know at the moment is exciting everyone, especially the old ‘Dreadknuxster’ here! Least of all because Sonic’s 10th Anniversary is drawing nigh, and Sonic Team are beavering away to ensure a worldwide release date and to make this the BEST Sonic game to date!!! Continue reading The Road to Sonic Adventure 2: What We Know So Far

Yuji Naka Gets Coy About Sonic Adventure 2 Cast

We know that Sonic and Knuckles are in Sonic Adventure 2. We’ve seen them six-thousand times now. But what Sega doesn’t seem to be telling us, is if there are any other playable characters hidden in the game that we don’t know about yet. Well, Sonic Team lead Yuji Naka was asked about this very thing in the latest issue of UK Official Dreamcast Magazine. Specifically: is Tails in the game? Continue reading Yuji Naka Gets Coy About Sonic Adventure 2 Cast

Rumour: Sonic Compilation Coming for Dreamcast

Sounds like the Mega Drive won’t be the only thing getting revived on Dreamcast. The rumour mill is churning at a breakneck pace, and it’s telling us that Sega intends to release a Sonic-themed compilation for the console next year to coincide with Sonic’s 10th Anniversary. Continue reading Rumour: Sonic Compilation Coming for Dreamcast

Sonic Shuffle Contains Some Secret Characters

Sonic Shuffle might be getting a bit of a kicking in the US reviews, but it certainly does seem to have a lot of content packed into it. Today we’ve learned that the party game contains a number of secret characters – four, to be exact – effectively doubling the playable roster. Continue reading Sonic Shuffle Contains Some Secret Characters

Sonic Shuffle Releases in US, Gets Mixed Reviews

SEGA’s answer to Mario Party, Sonic Shuffle, has just been released in the US. We still have to wait for the game to come out in the UK, so until it does we can only look across the virtual pond and see what the opinions are like. And… well… it’s a mixed bag. Continue reading Sonic Shuffle Releases in US, Gets Mixed Reviews

Mega Drive Compilation Heading to Dreamcast, Features Sonic the Hedgehog

Nostalgia fans will be happy to hear that Sega is planning to tap into their love of retro gaming with a Mega Drive compilation pack on Dreamcast. It’s called the ‘Sega Smash Pack’, and will come bundled with brand new Dreamcast consoles in the US very soon. The GD-ROM will feature Sega Swirl and Virtua Cop 2, alongside ten Mega Drive titles listed below. Continue reading Mega Drive Compilation Heading to Dreamcast, Features Sonic the Hedgehog

TSS REVIEW: Sonic Adventure

Well, Sonic Adventure sees Sonic and Tails once again journeying to defeat Eggman, only the plot is much more epic this time. Sonic is seen chilling out in Station Square when a commotion in the street invites him to face off against a strange enemy made of water. When the creature is defeated, Sonic runs into Tails, who discovered a Chaos Emerald on his travels. The duo go to the Mystic Ruins. On the way they meet Eggman, who introduces the two to ‘Chaos’, the water monster Sonic fought earlier. Continue reading TSS REVIEW: Sonic Adventure

TSS REVIEW: Sonic R

Sonic R is exactly what it says on the tin – a racing game. Only… the ‘Racing’ is abbreviated with an ‘R’ and it’s not in a tin. It sees you take a whole cast of Sonic Team characters out on a racing revolution! A competition is being held on Sonic’s home grounds, and the blue blur just can’t help but notice it. Sonic can’t turn something like this down. Tails joins him in signing up for the competition, however it they soon find out that it was all just a ploy set out by Dr Robotnik to trap the blue hedgehog. The swine. Continue reading TSS REVIEW: Sonic R

TSS REVIEW: Sonic Blast / G Sonic

This is the final Sonic game for the Game Gear, and boy did Sonic go out with a bang with this title! Everything has been enhanced and redesigned in order to make it a game similar in fashion to Sonic & Knuckles. The plot of the game is as you would expect from your average Sonic game – the exact details escape me. Continue reading TSS REVIEW: Sonic Blast / G Sonic

TSS REVIEW: Sonic 3D Flickies’ Island

Here’s the final Sonic game released on the Mega Drive, before the blue blur moved on to the Sega Saturn. On a similar note, but on a different whistle, this game marks Sonic’s debut on Sega’s 32-bit powerhouse. A totally new ploy has been devised by Eggman, involving Flickies. These strange birds live in another dimension and can warp anywhere via large rings. Continue reading TSS REVIEW: Sonic 3D Flickies’ Island

TSS REVIEW: Sonic Labyrinth

Another try at making Sonic more than just a platform game, this time for the Game Gear, and we must say that it is pretty addictive. And slow. The basic plot is that Sonic’s speed shoes have been stolen and replaced with super slow sneakers… essentially, some confusing tripe trying to convince us that Sonic needed to be put in a puzzle game. Continue reading TSS REVIEW: Sonic Labyrinth

TSS REVIEW: Tails Adventure

A Sonic game, with only Tails in it. In fact, you could say this is a Tails game, because that’s who stars it. No Sonic. No Knuckles. Be proud, Tails fans! Yep, good ol’ Miles runs the show alright, and it all starts off in his home in the forest, where our two-tailed friend is having a kip in the woods. When suddenly, the forest is set on fire. Continue reading TSS REVIEW: Tails Adventure

TSS REVIEW: Tails Sky Patrol

Another game that stars Tails and Tails alone, only this game really doesn’t have the same appeal as Tails Adventure. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an OK game, but there’s something about it that just… annoys me. Now, the story is… well, I don’t know really. I haven’t really had more of a pleasure than playing it, I never owned it. Continue reading TSS REVIEW: Tails Sky Patrol

TSS REVIEW: Sonic Drift 2

Well, here’s the sequel to the popular Japanese Sonic Drift, released on Game Gear a year or two before this game. The difference is, it actually came out in the West! It seems the old Sonic Drift story is back – the Chaos Emeralds are under threat by Dr Eggman and his cronies, and the only way to grab the Emeralds before the lardmeister does is to take off in the Sonic Drift races and win them at the end of each Championship Race. Continue reading TSS REVIEW: Sonic Drift 2