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Encyclopedia > Sonic Rivals
Sonic Rivals
Developer(s) Backbone Entertainment
Publisher(s) Sega
Designer(s) Sonic Team
Release date(s) Flag of the United States November 24, 2006
Flag of Europe December 1, 2006
Genre(s) Action adventure,Racing
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Rating(s) PEGI: 7+
ESRB: Everyone (E)
OFLC: G
Platform(s) PlayStation Portable
Media UMD

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It features 2.5D gameplay, as players scramble to reach the end of a level before the other players do (whether they are computer-controlled or live opponents). It otherwise plays very much like the older titles in the series. 2. ...


Sonic Rivals starts as a competition between Sonic and Knuckles, but expands as further rivals get added to the mix.

Contents

Characters

Playable Characters

  • Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic's special ability is Sonic Boom, which greatly increases his speed temporarily, similar to Speed Break from Sonic and the Secret Rings. Also, Sonic is able to fly for a brief moment upon activating this ability. [1]
  • Knuckles the Echidna: Knuckles' special ability is Hammer Punch, which he can use to stun rivals anywhere they are. [2]
  • Shadow the Hedgehog: Shadow's special ability is Chaos Control, which he can use to slow down his opponents. [3]
  • Silver the Hedgehog: Silver's special abilities involve using his ESP to confuse surrounding opponents. In the game, Silver's ability allows him to mix the controls of the enemy. [4]
  • Metal Sonic: Metal Sonic's special ability is the ability to copy the attacks of others.

This article is about the video game character. ... Sonic and the Secret Rings, (formerly known by the working title Sonic Wild Fire), is a video game within the Sonic the Hedgehog series that was released exclusively for the Wii on February 20, 2007 in North America, in Europe on March 2, 2007[1] and in Japan on March... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... This article is about the video game character. ... Silver the Hedgehog ) is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. ... Metal Sonic ) is the fictional robotic counterpart and a rival of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ...

Supporting Characters

Miles "Tails" Prower: Upon journeying to Onyx Island with Sonic, Tails is turned into a card by Dr. Eggman's camera as proof to Sonic that he indeed has the power to do so. It is now up to Sonic to save both him, and Amy, who has also been turned into a card.In Sonic Rivals 2 he will be playable. Sonic the Hedgehog comics, see Tails (comic character). ...


Amy Rose: The first to be turned into a card by Dr. Eggman's camera, Sonic and Tails journey to Onyx Island to discover this shocking truth. After Tails himself gets turned into a card, Sonic sets out to save them both. Amy Rose ), once known as Rosy the Rascal, is a video game character who appears in many of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games developed by Segas Sonic Team. ...


Rouge the Bat: After discovering the truth about "Dr. Eggman", Rouge goes missing but it is later revealed that she was turned into a card. Shadow sets out to save Rouge while trying to figure out what she had discovered. Rouge the Bat ) is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, who is a determined treasure hunter and part-time government agent who plans to make all the gems and treasures of the world hers. ...


Dr. Eggman: Eggman, in fact, is not the troublemaker in this story. He is actually the victim. Eggman Nega turns Eggman into a card before the main storyline actually occurs. Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


Eggman Nega: As it turns out, Eggman Nega is the main antagonist of the game, who hails from the future. Masquerading as Dr. Eggman in the past, he uses a special camera to turn everyone into cards on Onyx Island, an island he brought along with him from the future. His master plan is to change his destiny by turning the whole planet into a card that he can control. Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


English Cast

Role Voice Actor Notes
Sonic the Hedgehog Jason Anthony Griffith
Knuckles the Echidna Dan Green
Shadow the Hedgehog Jason Anthony Griffith
Silver the Hedgehog Pete Capella
Miles "Tails" Prower Amy Palant
Amy Rose Lisa Ortiz
Rouge the Bat Kathleen Delaney
Doctor Eggman Mike Pollock
Eggman Nega Mike Pollock

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Bosses

  • Egg Turtle - The boss of Forest Falls. Seen in screenshots of the boss battle, featuring both Sonic and Shadow. It attacks with its head and tail.[5][6]
  • Egg Falcon - The boss of Colosseum Highway. Set in a circular arena, this boss flies overhead and drops fire and ice bombs. It bears a heavy resemblance to the "Egg Hawk" boss from Sonic Heroes. [1] [7][8]
  • Egg Lynx - The boss of Crystal Mountain. This boss fires crystal missiles at the players. [9]
  • Egg Kong - The boss of Death Yard. It appears to be based off of a gorilla's head, and fights by firing missiles then releasing it's Brain Capsule. Metal Sonic helps attack your character in this confrontation. [10]
  • Egg Destroyer - The boss of Meteor Base. The final battle of the game takes place on board a large rocket, which you will have to fight your way through Metal Sonic and various other obstacles to get to Eggman Nega's capsule.

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Enemies

See also: Badnik
  • Venoom - Spider-like creatures that appear in Forest Falls. Official concept art of the game confirms the name. [11] [12] [13]
  • Vultur - Vulture-like bird robots that attack you throughout Colosseum Highway. [14][15] [16]
  • MonoClown - Jester robot that rolls on one large wheel and punches players in Sky Park.
  • Yetee - Giant mechanized ice bots that can be seen hunched over in Crystal Mountain. In-game loading screens confirms name. [17]
  • Metal Hound - Dog robots that attack you throughout Death Yard. [18] [19] [20]
  • Drill Worm - Worm robots that can use their mouths to drill holes in the ground. Found in Meteor Base. Official concept art of the game confirms the name. [21] [22][23]
  • Egg Pawn - Another one of Eggman's robots, first seen in Sonic Heroes, often appears throughout the various stages.
  • Flapper - The cannon shooting robot as seen in Sonic Heroes is seen throughout the stages once again, now equipped with homing missiles. [24][25]

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Unlockable Costumes

Collecting all of a character's cards will unlock outfits related to that character. For example, collecting all of Amy's cards unlocks a pink track suit that can be equipped into one of the rivals (although this appears to be missing in the final version of the game for some reason). [26] Examples of some unlockable costumes are listed below:

Each character has a total of 3 unlockable costumes:

  • Sonic: Leather, Ice, Black Tie
  • Knuckles: Leather, Armor, Eggman
  • Shadow: Leather, Flame, 80's
  • Silver: Leather, Lightning, Christmas
  • Metal Sonic: Leather, Circuits, Jester

Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ...

Features

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  • There are 7 types of power-ups, fire, ice, mine, illusion, wind, ring magnet, and star. [2]The effects of each one are different for each character, though generally have similar outcomes. For example : the Fire power-up gives the character a fire attack, the Ice power-up gives the character an ice attack, and the Star power-up gives the character a special attack specific to that character.
  • The game features a revamped power-up system, including both offensive and defensive abilities.
  • Single player consists of a Story Mode, in which each of the four playable characters have separate story lines, and must race each other to the finish line in each stage in order to thwart Doctor Eggman's various schemes.
  • Multiplayer mode is played Adhoc, and players can customize their racers using collectible cards won in Single player, trade cards with friends, and wager cards on races.
  • Boss battles at the end of levels require you to not only defeat the boss, but also prevent your opponents from defeating it before you. [27]
  • Badniks are featured as enemies, though some are similar to those of Sonic Heroes.

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Gameplay

Sonic Rivals consists of many different modes: Single Player Mode consists of Story Mode, Challenge Mode, and, Cup Circuit. Wireless Play Mode will have you participating in Multiplayer games and races whereby players can wager cards or just race for fun. [28] [29]. The game's loading screens will give you tips on using each character to your advantage when racing. Although it was assumed that a Boss Attack mode will be featured in the game, these challenges have been implemented into Challenge Mode. [30]


Performing objectives throughout the game will give you collectible cards. Such tasks include getting a certain number of rings, hitting your rival a certain number of times and getting to the goal within a certain amount of time.


Courses

The game contains six zones, [31] each with three respective acts, the third being a boss battle. The same source states on the Game Info page that there are 17 stages per character, with each stage featuring two acts and a boss, with the exception of Sky Park which does not feature a boss stage. The stage names are as follows:

Silver the Hedgehog as he fights Knuckles in Sonic Rivals, and players can see a Venoom to the right of them.
Silver the Hedgehog as he fights Knuckles in Sonic Rivals, and players can see a Venoom to the right of them.

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Forest Falls

A strange forest with terrain somewhat resembling Green Hill on South Island.


Colosseum Highway

A desert ruin.


Sky Park

A carnival level.


Crystal Mountain

An icy level.


Death Yard

A level filled with machinery, fans and other varia.


Meteor Base

An Eggman base hidden within an asteroid field.


In this final level of the story modes, the player will be assisted through both levels by two characters. Sonic is assisted by Knuckles and Shadow; Knuckles by Sonic and Silver; Shadow by Sonic and Silver; and Silver by Knuckles and Shadow.


Cards

Sonic Rivals features an extensive collectible card system that spans a total of 150 cards, featuring cameo appearances of robots, major characters, minor characters, boxarts, and items from past Sonic games such as Sonic Heroes, Sonic Adventure, Shadow the Hedgehog, and even dating back to the original Sonic the Hedgehog. The cards themselves are used to unlock secret costumes for the characters among other things. [32] Sonic Heroes ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Sonic Adventure ) is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Shadow the Hedgehog ) is a video game starring an anti-hero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is the platform game that launched the career of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Team. ...


Reception

IGN rated the game a 7.4 out of 10, highlighting its replay value, its graphics, as well as its entertaining stages. GameSpot, which rated the game a 7.9 out of 10, said there was a good sense of speed and colorful graphics. On average, this game has received a 66.2% through 28 reviews, according to Game Rankings' official score. [33] For other uses, see IGN (disambiguation). ... Game Rankings is a website which keeps track of video game reviews from other sites, and combines them to present an average rating for each game. ...


Sequel

Coming in the holiday of 2007, Sonic Rivals 2 will be released for PSP, featuring Tails, Espio and Rouge[3], 150 more collectable cards, and new play modes. Sonic Rivals 2 is the sequel to the game Sonic Rivals, for the Playstation Portable video game console. ... This image is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Rouge the Bat ) is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, who is a determined treasure hunter and part-time government agent who plans to make all the gems and treasures of the world hers. ...


References

  1. ^ http://sonicrivals.sega-europe.com/en/index.html
  2. ^ http://www.gamespot.com/psp/driving/sonicrivals/news.html?sid=6160578&tag=gumballs;img;1
  3. ^ EBgames.com - Buy Sonic Rivals 2 - PSP (HTML). Retrieved on 2007-09-01.

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External links

  • Official Site
  • GameSpot interview with Takashi Iizuka

 
 

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