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Top Ten Tuesdays | A Sonic Retrospective

Author:
Matt Gardner
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Features
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Dimps, Sega, Sonic, Sonic Adventure, Sonic Colours, Sonic the Hedgehog, Team Sonic, Top Ten, Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesdays | A Sonic Retrospective

So doing the review for Sonic Generations 3DS got me thinking. What ARE the top ten Sonic games? So we've come up with a rather specific list this Tuesday. Sonic might have made a few missteps in his time, but there can be no denying that the titles on this list should be under consideration for any gamer worth their salt. Enjoy and, as usual, hit us up with your thoughts below if you think we missed any.

10. Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing

Top Ten Tuesdays | A Sonic Retrospective

Yes, we're in spin-off territory with this one entry, but it's a worthy one. All Star Racing proved that Mario Kart could be matched. Offering up madcap, racing fun for the HD console generation, SaSASR proved to be enormous fun with friends, with some cracking tracks and neat powerups.

9. Sonic Adventure

Top Ten Tuesdays | A Sonic Retrospective

It's Sonic in 3D. That by itself was enough to blow minds back in the day. Like many of the games on this list, it stuck to its guns and did the basics well - short, sweet levels and some fantastic bosses. Not only did Sonic Adventure manage to deliver a brand new take on the speedy hedgerow dweller, but it did so by embracing the simple pleasures that made the series great in the first place.

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SEGA Posts Annual Profit, Iron Man 2 Sales To Thank

Author:
Felix Kemp
Category:
News
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Games news, Iron Man 2, Sega, Sonic Colours

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Japanese publisher SEGA has announced unexpectedly high profits, championing the likes of Iron Man 2 and Sonic Colours for boosting their annual revenue despite "stagnant personal consumption", a "generally weak demand" for videogames and the tragedy of Japan's recent earthquake and tsunami disaster. It's all looking very bright for SEGA, who also announced a new Aliens title last night.

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Sonic Colours | £11.86 | ShopTo | Nintendo DS

Author:
Tom Silkstone
Category:
Deals
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Games deals, Nintendo DS, Platform games, Sonic Colours

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What's not to like about this one? You get to feel like you're travelling at immense speeds as everyone's favourite blue hedgehog, plus there are loads of pretty colours to stare at! Basically, it's an awesome little game that no Sonic fan should be without. Just make sure you don't make any rookie platform errors, otherwise you'll pay for it! ShopTo are parting with copies of the game on the DS for £11.86, which means you'll make a saving of almost £2, and you'll have another game to take on your travels.

Best Video Game Awards 2010 | Platform/Puzzle

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
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Best Video Game Awards 2010, Features, Flight Control HD, Limbo, Sonic Colours, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Meat Boy, Super Scribblenauts

Best Video Game Awards 2010 | Platform/Puzzle

God it was a good year to be a platforming fan. Sonic made a stellar return, Mario...well...was Mario, Donkey Kong came back to please the retro fans and then, of course, you had smaller but equally potent titles like Super Meat Boy rivalling the big boys for sheer addictiveness. Every single game on our shortlist in this category proved to be absolutely fantastic fun....or, as a number of them were titled, absolutely 'super'.


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Sonic Colours | £17.95 | Zavvi | Wii

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Games deals, Platform games, Sonic Colours, Wii games
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Wii
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Another cracking price for the Blue Bomber's return to form. Sonic Colours is one of- if not the- best Sonic games to have released in years. Slick platforming, intense speed and colourful (no pun intended) surroundings provide an exhilarating experience; with an arsenal of powerful wisp abilties throwing some exciting new gimmicks into the formula. What's more, the fact that Sonic doesn’t transform into a werehog or pursue a perverse trans-species relationship is probably worth the price of admission by itself.

Sonic Colours | £17.93 | The Hut | Wii Games

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Games deals, Platform games, Sonic Colours, Wii games
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Sonic Colours is one of- if not the- best Sonic games to have released in years. Slick platforming, intense speed and colourful (no pun intended) surroundings provide an exhilarating experience; with the powerful wisp abilties throwing some exciting new gimmicks into the formula that add to the experience rather than ruin it completely. Plus, the fact that Sonic doesn't transform into a werehog or pursue a perverse trans-species relationship is probably worth the price of admission by itself.

Sonic Colours Review: Thrill O' The Wisp

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Reviews
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Games reviews, Platform games, Sega, Sonic Colours, Wii games
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Wii

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Platform: Wii (Reviewed) | DS

Developer: Sonic Team | Dimps (DS)

Publisher: SEGA

I'd like to say that this game came as a complete shock to me. But that would be a lie. We already surmised a couple of months ago that Sonic Colours was shaping up to be something more than just another chapter of mediocrity in the saga of the speedy blue hedgehog, that Sonic Team had eschewed the gimmicks of moon cycles past in favour of something speedier, slicker and more streamlined than before. As our preview attests, we were all looking forward to this one.

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So it's with no small amount of relief that I can report Sonic Colours is a lot of fun. It's sharp, inventive and, most importantly, fun. There are frustrating niggles and irritations that mar proceedings a little along the way, but when it hits its stride, Sonic Colours serves as a most timely reminder of why we fell in love with Sonic in the first place and how he ever managed to lure us away from a certain fat plumber and his brother.

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Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
New Releases
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Babysitting Mama, Beyblade, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Cooking Mama, Kinect, Microsoft, New Releases, Sonic Colours, The SIms 3, Venetica, We Sing Robbie Williams
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Call of Duty: Black Ops

Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th
You're going to need a lie-down after this week. Why? Because there's so much happening! First Black Ops, then Kinect (check back on Monday for Jon's Buyer's Guide), Sonic Colours bursts onto the Wii as does the highly disturbing Babysitting Mama and a karaoke roundup of all of Robbie Williams greatest hits as the pop star gets the We Sing treatment...and his own WiiMii.

We'll be trying to give you our opinions on all of this shiny new stuff as soon as we possibly can!
NB. Release timetables have been rumoured to shift the minute no-one's watching them, so be vigilant, this data might change slightly.

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PS3

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Call of Duty: Black Ops
9th November 2010
Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th
Kinect
10th November 2010
Tune in on Monday for our Kinect buyers guide!!
Babysitting Mama
12th November 2010
Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th
Beyblade Metal Fusion
12th November 2010
Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th
Cooking Mama World: Hobbies & Fun
12th November 2010
Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th
Monopoly Streets
12th November 2010
Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th
Sonic Colours
12th November 2010
Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th
The Sims 3
12th November 2010
Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th
Tom Clancy's HAWX 2
12th November 2010
Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th
Venetica
12th November 2010
Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th
We Sing Robbie Williams
12th November 2010
Video Game New Releases: November 8th - 15th

Sonic Colours Preview: Where There's A Wisp There's A Way

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
Features, Games previews, Platform games, Sega, Sonic, Sonic Colours, Speed

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I'm sat in front of Takashi Iisuka, the man behind the wonderful Sonic Adventure (read Jon's preview of the XBLA/PSN updated version here), level designer for Sonic Unleashed and lead producer on Sonic Colours. He's a man steeped in world of modern Sonic, with the blue hedgehog bravely taking on new platforming heroes who've long since embraced three dimensions and blasted into space.

It's not uncommon for developers to throw everything including the kitchen sink at a game to see what sticks, particularly when revitalising classic franchises. But whilst Mario seems to have gone from strength to strength, Sonic's route has been a little more haphazard. These days variety seems to be the spice of life but, as Sonic Unleashed displayed, sometimes changing things or adding in new elements just for the sake of it really isn't the answer. When gunning for the top, having your central protagonist turn into a werehog, whatever the hell that's supposed to be, is really not the answer.

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With that in mind, there's really only one burning question I want to ask Iisuka-san before we go on, the answer to which will undeniably outline what he hopes to strive for with Sonic Colours: just what exactly are the core principles, in his opinion, that make an excellent Sonic game. The answer? Multi-route platforming and speed... lots of it.

Click here to see how Sonic Colours is coming along...