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Encyclopedia > Sonic Rivals 2
Sonic Rivals 2
Developer Backbone Entertainment
Publisher Sega
Released PAL November 11, 2007
NA November 13, 2007
Genre Action, Racing
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Ratings ESRB: Everyone
PEGI: 7+
Platform(s) PlayStation Portable
Media UMD

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Contents

Plot

The Chao have gone missing and Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles tails Prower immediately get on the case to find them. It turns out that Eggman Nega (once again masquerading as Eggman), has stolen the Chao and hidden them inside a haunted mansion. His plan is to feed them to an inter dimensional beast called the "Ifrit" who needs to eat them to become invincible. After that, he plans to release the Ifrit into the world in order to destroy it. However, to open the portal to Ifrit's world, the seven Chaos Emeralds are required. Eggman Nega thusly hires Rouge the Bat to collect the Chaos Emeralds. The Master Emerald has also gone missing (again) and Knuckles the Echidna teams up with Rouge to find it. Eggman Nega (ドクター・エッグマン, Egguman Negau), is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


Meanwhile Silver the Hedgehog has returned from a now ruined future caused by the Ifrit. In order to make a new future, he steals the Chao that are left in order to hide them. He crosses paths with Espio the Chameleon, who is also on the case of the missing Chao, and they work together to save the world. The real Dr. Eggman sends Metal Sonic to find Shadow the Hedgehog, and lets them know of Nega's plans. Nega has learned of the Ifrit by accessing Professor Gerald Robotnik's journals, and Shadow and Metal set out to get the Chaos Emeralds before he does. Eggman uses Metal Sonic as a communication device to aid Shadow along the way.


All of the teams meet up at the Mystic Haunt Zone where the portal to Ifrit's wold is. Despite Rouge only collecting six of the Emeralds, the portal opens anyway and Nega dispatches his new Metal Sonic version 3.0 to awaken the Ifrit. Despite possessing Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Rouge, the Ifrit is defeated by the other teams. Shadow and Metal Sonic close the portal and seal themselves and Eggman Nega in Ifrit's dimension. Metal Sonic reveals that the seventh Emerald was stored in his chassis and he and Shadow use Chaos Control to exit that world. Nega is left trapped under some rubble.


Sonic and Tails take all the Chao to a Chao Garden, and Knuckles find the Master Emerald in the Emerald Detector he and Rouge stole from Eggman Nega. Rouge steals the Master Emerald and runs, and Silver returns to what he hopes is a happy future. Espio has to answer to Vector the Crocodile who has spent their client's advanced payment on late rental fees.


Characters

Sonic Rivals 2 has the same original five characters from the original game and adds three new ones. All characters use Homing Attack and Spin Dash to move through the levels. Each character can also use a "Signature Move" by collecting Rings, or killing enemies to fill the "Signature Meter" (formerly the Star item in the first game). Sonic Rivals is a game in the Sonic series, developed by Backbone Entertainment exclusively for the PlayStation Portable. ...


Playable Characters

  • Sonic the Hedgehog: The World's Fastest Hedgehog, Sonic works with Tails to investigate the Chao disappearances.

Sonic's Signature Move is "Sonic Boom". This allows him to break the sound barrier in an instant and take off at high speeds. This move also destroys enemies and damages opponents. Sonic the Hedgehog ), trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog,[4] is a video game character and the hero of a video game series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, cartoons and books. ...

Tails's Signature Move is "Tail Copter". He can quickly cover short distances and large gaps by flying. Miles Prower ), better known by his nickname Tails ), is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, comics, and animated cartoons released by Sega. ...

  • Knuckles the Echidna: The Guardian of the Master Emerald, Knuckles teams up with Rouge to find it once it goes missing.

Knuckles's Signature Move is his "Knuckle Slam". Knuckles punches the ground and sends out a force field damaging anything in a close range of himself. Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ...

  • Rouge the Bat: A Government Spy with a great desire for jewels, Rouge teams up with Knuckles to find the Master Emerald.

Rouge's Signature Move is "Bat Guard". A swarm of bats circle her and act as a damaging shield to other players. She can also launch the bats one by one to attack enemies and players. 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. ... “Chiroptera” redirects here. ...

  • Shadow the Hedgehog: The "Ultimate Life Form", Shadow works with Metal Sonic to stop Eggman Nega's plans.

Shadow's Signature Move is "Chaos Control". This slows down the other player's movement for a few seconds. This article is about the video game character. ...

Metal Sonic's Signature Move is "Copycat". This allows him to copy the Signature Move of the other player. In the event that Metal Sonic is playing against Metal Sonic 3.0, or there is no opponent, Metal Sonic's Signature Move defaults to "Sonic Boom". Metal Sonic ) is the fictional robotic counterpart and a rival of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Doppleganger (sic) is episode Five, of the First season, of Alias (TV series), created by J. J. Abrams, and starring Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow, a CIA double agent. ...

Silver's Signature Move is "ESP". He temporarily alters the other player's controls (Often causing them to go backwards or look around). Silver the Hedgehog ) is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. ... The term psychokinesis (from the Greek ψυχή, psyche, meaning mind, soul, or breath; and κίνησις, kinesis, meaning motion; literally movement from the mind)[1][2] or PK, also known as telekinesis[3] (Greek + , literally distant-movement referring to telekinesis) or TK, denotes the paranormal ability of the mind to influence matter, time...

  • Espio the Chameleon: A Ninja Detective, Espio works with Silver to solve the case of the missing Chao.

Espio's Signature Move is "Chroma-Cammo". He cannot be seen by enemies or other players, and gains a speed boost. Espio the Chameleon ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ...


Non-Playable Characters

  • Eggman Nega: A cruel and evil villain from the future, Eggman Nega plans to feed several innocent Chao to an inter-dimensional beast called the Ifrit. He sends Rouge to collect the Seven Chaos Emeralds and poses as Dr. Eggman so the rivals don't get in his way.
  • Dr. Eggman: The greatest scientific mind in the world, Eggman was once again imprisoned by his counterpart, who battles the rivals posing as him. He sends Metal Sonic out to Shadow in order to have the two stop Nega's plans.
  • Vector the Crocodile: A master detective and leader of the Chaotix, Vector sends Espio to investigate the case of the missing Chao.

Eggman Nega (ドクター・エッグマン, Egguman Negau), is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... 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. ... Vector the Crocodile is a video game character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and leader of the Chaotix detective team who debuted in the game Knuckles Chaotix. ...

Game Modes

Single Player

Sonic Rivals 2 has four main Single Player modes. Story Mode is the main single player mode. Players will go through each of the game's battle modes (listed below) and levels to advance the plot. Each zone has three acts and a boss, with the exception of the final zone. The characters are divided into four teams (Sonic and Tails, Shadow and Metal Sonic, Silver and Espio, Knuckles and Rouge) and each character has their own story.


The game introduces a new mode called Free Play In this single player mode, players can choose any one of the eight characters and play through the zones in traditional 2D Sonic fashion. They can also try Time Attacking, or finding the ten hidden Chao in the levels. There are no opponents for this mode. This is a first for many of the characters featured.


In addition, players can also try the Cup Circuit and Single Event modes. Races and battle can be customized in every aspect, and players can try to earn cards by completing challenges. There are 150 different cards to collect, and each is tied to a certain achievement. For example, getting an S Rank in Knockout Mode unlocks a card of Mephiles the Dark. Mephiles the Dark ) (pronounced Meh-fill-ess in English) was a fictional character and the primary antagonist from the 2006 video game Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


The cards themselves contain art from various older Sonic games, and can unlock things such as alternate suits for the characters. Unlike the first game, only one card is needed to unlock a suit; and each character has four suits instead of the original three. The cards also unlock the Cup Circuits, and Chao Detectors for the Zones.


Multiplayer

Sonic Rivals 2 boasts a new "Battle Mode" with six different types of competition in addition to the main race mode. These modes are also worked into the story. The lengths of the battles can be set though the selection menus.

  • Knockout: Each player starts with three rings. Players must knock all of the rings out of their opponent and then attack them to win. First player to the set number of knockouts wins.
  • Rings Battle: Players have a set time to collect as many rings as possible. The player with the most rings at the end of the time limit wins.
  • Capture the Chao: A Sonic themed version of Capture the Flag. Players must steal a set number of Chao from their opponent's base and bring them back to their own base with their own Chao still there to win.
  • Laps Race: The first player complete a set number of laps around the track wins.
  • King of the Hill: An Omochao is stationed at the top of the level with a light beam. Players earn points by simply standing under it. The first player to the set number of points wins.
  • Tag: A Sonic themed cross between Hot Potato and Tag. Each player has a time limit that drops when they hold the bomb. Players pass the bomb by tagging the other player. The first player to have their time limit expire loses.

For other uses, see Capture the flag (disambiguation). ... Hot Potato can refer to: Hot Potato (game) is a childrens game that involves players quickly tossing a small object such as a beanbag to each other while music plays. ... Look up tag in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Stages

  • Blue Coast Zone
  • Sunset Forest Zone
  • Neon Palace Zone
  • Frontier Canyon Zone
  • Mystic Haunt Zone
  • Chaotic Inferno Zone


Gameplay videos also reveal that each stage will feature three acts, as opposed to two.[1]


Music

It was revealed on Jun Senoue's (SEGA music producer) official website that he had worked together with Ted Poley on the game's theme song "Race To Win". This is not the first time Ted Poley and Jun Senoue have worked together; the previous times being in the video games Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Heroes. The rest of the game's music is composed by Chris Rezanson.


English Cast

Role Voice Actor Note
Sonic the Hedgehog/Shadow the Hedgehog Jason Anthony Griffith
Knuckles the Echidna/Vector the Crocodile Dan Green
Miles "Tails" Prower Amy Palant
Silver the Hedgehog Pete Capella
Rouge the Bat Kathleen Delaney
Espio the Chameleon David Willis
Doctor Eggman/Eggman Nega Mike Pollock

Sonic the Hedgehog ), trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog,[4] is a video game character and the hero of a video game series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, cartoons and books. ... This article is about the video game character. ... Jason Anthony Griffith is an American voice actor who has worked on several animated TV series, and is currently the official voice of Sonic the Hedgehog and Shadow the Hedgehog in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series where he was credited as Jason Griffith. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... Vector the Crocodile is a video game character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and leader of the Chaotix detective team who debuted in the game Knuckles Chaotix. ... Dan Green (born February 7, 1975 in San Rafael, California, U.S.), also credited as Jay Snyder, is an American voice actor who provided the voices of many characters in multiple cartoons and anime shows such as Pokémon and the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime (Yu-Gi-Oh... Miles Prower ), better known by his nickname Tails ), is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, comics, and animated cartoons released by Sega. ... Amy Palant is a voice actress. ... Silver the Hedgehog ) is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. ... Pete Capella (credited under many names) is an independent American comedy actor, voice actor, and commerical narrator who works with many different acting ability companies, and advertings that include Commercial Narrations for some Next-gen games. ... 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. ... Caren Manuel is an American voice actress who works on the properties of 4Kids Entertainment. ... Espio the Chameleon ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ... David Willis (Mostly Credited As David Wills) is an American voice actor, who works on the properties of 4Kids Entertainment. ... 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 (ドクター・エッグマン, Egguman Negau), is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Mike Pollock (Birth name Michael B. Pollock; Born March 9, 1965) is an actor, famous for playing characters in anime dubs by 4Kids Entertainment. ...

References

  1. ^ Sega of America Sonic Rivals 2 Minisite (HTML). Retrieved on 2007-07-19.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Sonic Rivals 2 Minisite

 
 

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