Nintendo DS : Sonic Rush Adventure Reviews

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Below are user reviews of Sonic Rush Adventure and on the right are links to professionally written reviews. The summary of review scores shows the distribution of scores given by the professional reviewers for Sonic Rush Adventure. Column height indicates the number of reviews with a score within the range shown at the bottom of the column. Higher scores (columns further towards the right) are better.

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CVG 72
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1UP 75

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Pirates Ahoy~!

4 Rating: 4, Useful: 8 / 8
Date: October 17, 2007
Author: Amazon User

Sonic Rush Adventure is definitely worth the buy, especially if you enjoyed the original Rush. The formula is familiar, bringing back the finest points from its predecessor yet manages to do so without being overly repetitive.

The story is fun and involving, and the dialog is hilarious (if you can get past the ridiculously exaggerated Australian dialect of new character Marine the Raccoon). Naturally the game sees the return of Blaze, central to the story, but the player has a lot more choice when it comes to actually playing as her or not.

The gameplay is reminiscent of the first Rush, with two acts followed by a boss, although the save format is now manual - don't forget to save on the map screen! The levels are fun and as fast-paced as ever, with all the old tricks as well as some new gimmicks and a splashing of psuedo-3D. Boss battles are innovative, although hardened players may find them too easy to beat. Route-planning and vehicle-based travelling is an interesting additional gimmick, allowing more extensive use of the stylus as you take command of a waterbike, hovercraft, boat and submarine, all with differing control-styles.

The music is catchy and the game's main theme, A New Venture, has a hook that will keep it in your head for hours. However, it has to be said that the soundtrack is nowhere near as brilliant as the original.

As for overall longevity, Sonic Rush Adventure is incredibly fun and addictive, but it's not the longest game in the world, and the basic story mode won't take more than a couple of days to complete for die-hard players. However, there are plenty of side-missions to keep you occupied for a long while after that, and provides plenty of replay value.

Sonic is back on the DS

4 Rating: 4, Useful: 9 / 11
Date: September 23, 2007
Author: Amazon User

Picking up where Sonic Rush left off, Sonic Rush Adventure is another blast of the 2-D based, super speed action that reminds us why the Sonic the Hedgehog series was so great in the first place way back when. Along with the traditional side scrolling levels, there have been more 3-D elements added this time around, while the overall look of the game is an intriguing fusion of 2-D sprites and 3-D models. The overall level designs and minor control issues from the first game have been improved upon here, and the Wi-Fi capability, extra mini-games, and side missions make this package all the sweeter. The only real downsides of Sonic Rush Adventure is that like every Sonic game to come out of Sega in the past few years, the characters are quite annoying. The story elements of the game are lame as can be, and will make you long for the simpler times of Sonic's early days when he let his spin dash do the talking. That aside, Sonic Rush Adventure is a pure blast to be had, and for Sonic fans new and old alike, this game is definitely worth checking out or picking up for your DS.

A very solid Part 2.

4 Rating: 4, Useful: 6 / 6
Date: September 24, 2007
Author: Amazon User

UPDATE: After posting this article, I discovered you CAN in fact jump straight into different levels. It goes to show the importance of reading directions. While this does improve my already positive review of Rush Adventure, the 3D aspects of the game really don't add enough to the overall experience to up this title to a 5 star.

Sonic Rush brought the fleet footed hedgehog's side scrolling adventures to the dual screen.

The 2nd installment in the Rush series, thankfully, keeps the good and adds some nice little extras into an already solid platform.

As in the previous Sonic DS title, style plays a big factor in this game. When sliding along rails, or leaping through the air, pressing buttons will allow Sonic and Blaze to strike stylish poses to fill your boost meter. This was tweaked ever so slightly this time around to make it much more fluid.

The level design is also made just a slight more intuitive. In Sonic Rush, the feeling of old school Sonic blazing through the levels was brought back to life in a big way. Rush Adventure pretty much does the exact same thing, just removes a couple of floor spikes, causing the action to flow at top speed pretty much the entire time.

Without a doubt the largest change from Rush to Rush Adventure is the 3D gameplay. To get from level to level, Sonic and friends have to travel via jetski (you will unlock different crafts throughout the game.) Using primarily the stylus, you'll collect rings and take down enemies on your way to your chosen destination. Honestly, I've found that sometimes this is enjoyable and sometimes I want to just skip past it. Still, it doesn't detract from the game.

The cast of characters is what has become the typical cheesy Sonic fare. The storyline is no different. As the reviewer before me, I sometimes long for the days of old where Sonic would just show up, run around bashing enemies, flip the sign, and move on.

As far as replayability, the main storyline pretty much requires it. You'll need to go through levels multiple times in order to obtain the parts required to upgrade to better vehicles. Because there are so many ways to race through any given level, it really doesn't get old. After all, a misplaced jump could either send you flying into a bottomless pit or drop you to some path which you didn't even know existed.

Adventure is notably easier than its predecessor. Much the same as New Super Mario Brothers, you could quickly find yourself with an overabundance of extra lives.

While Sonic Rush Adventure may not turn into a Nintendo DS classic, it is definitely a solid purchase and worth the price.

Great game!

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 4 / 4
Date: November 24, 2007
Author: Amazon User

Much better than the last one. If your a diehard Sonic fan you'll want to get this game.

-great story
-more challenging
-classic characters
-alot of fun!

-I can't really think of any!


5 Rating: 5, Useful: 1 / 2
Date: May 07, 2008
Author: Amazon User


Just Sonic Rush 2

3 Rating: 3, Useful: 1 / 3
Date: December 01, 2007
Author: Amazon User

well it's not bad, but it's not great. it didn't keep me entertained. i still have yet to beat it because it got to this part where i'm lost...oh well it's not like the story was good in fact it was really annoying and hated having to watch/read those

but the graphic are great! and the levels are quality! but when you get stuck.....you just don't care because there's no help

it's more promising than secret rings or the one for ps3

Bought as a gift

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 0 / 0
Date: July 09, 2008
Author: Amazon User

This was a gift for my husband, but he said he really enjoys playing it, and it has great graphics for the DS.

Great gaming for both players and fans

5 Rating: 5, Useful: 0 / 0
Date: August 21, 2008
Author: Amazon User

For those of you who haven't played the original Sonic Rush, shame on you. Now go back and play it! For those of you who have already played SR, meet Sonic Rush Adventure, or as I would call it, Sonic Rush +. What really makes this sequel better than the original SR is that it keeps all the fast paced, addictive gameplay of the 1st and then expands the content in almost every way possible. The amount of content in SRA is more than 4-5x that of SR, a very welcoming factor considering how short the 1st game was. Not only does it have 7 new main stages with better detail (less death pits, more polished stage design) and a new emeralds challenge mode, but it also has a map charter system where in you navigate through the sea with various ships using the stylus, 16 various extra stages that you can play, newer more interesting bosses, a mission mode that has 100 different missions to accomplish, hidden upgrades for your ships, decorations to add to the main island you start off on, time attack with records and recordings and even a wi-fi versus mode to go with the wireless/DS download versus mode. All in all, it's the good old Sonic Rush gameplay met with much much more content that's sure to have you playing even longer than before. If you're looking for more classic 2D action games to play and add to your collection, then Sonic Rush Adventure is a great addition and a must-have to any library.

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