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Lost Labyrinth in new Sonic 4 trailer is no longer 'worst level ever'

The Lost Labyrinth level in Sonic 4 was a shocker. It wasn't that it was bad...it's that it was so bad, we ran an article on it in the hope that Sega would listen and either fix it, or remove it. Thankfully, if the latest trailer is anything to go by, they've pretty much done both.

The new trailer, released today, shows Sonic enjoying a much more palatable minecart ride. Minecart levels rock, that's a fact. We're so glad the new Sonic game has stopped looking like it's going to buck that trend.



Pretty neat, huh? I like the way Sonic's holding a torch like Indiana Jones. And those close encounters with massive spherical boulders like Indiana Jones. And the way he grabs gulps of air from big bubbles like... well, like he used to in the old Sonic games, actually.

Speaking of which, the water slides are a throwback to the very first Sonic game. Sonic 4 is piling on the nostalgia factor and edging ever closer to its release on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, iPhone and WiiWare.

03 Sep, 2010

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19 comments

  • Dillman502 - September 3, 2010 9:38 p.m.

    While this looks like an awsome sonic game im begining to dislike how they are trying to pin this as retro. megaman 9 and 10 were retro graphics,gameplay and no gimmicks were added like homing attack(it seems unnesecary in a side scroller). Also the design for sonic they used makes it look akward when he jumps, i would like the option to play as retro sonic though i will get it either way.
  • IceHawk79 - September 3, 2010 8:59 p.m.

    Is it coming out for Wii?
  • Thequestion 121 - September 3, 2010 7:54 p.m.

    I want this now.
  • Crimmy - September 3, 2010 7:23 p.m.

    @ViolentLee Yeah, I thought that too.
  • ultimatepunchrod - September 3, 2010 6:43 p.m.

    @violentlee thats awesome i never realized that before this looks awesome i cant wait for this to come out
  • ViolentLee - September 3, 2010 6:31 p.m.

    Am I the only one who thinks Sonic says "Oprah!" when he grabs an air bubble? I've thought that since I was a kid.
  • oufour - September 3, 2010 6:14 p.m.

    i MIGHT finally beat a 2d sonic game.
  • JADENkOTOR - September 3, 2010 6:01 p.m.

    Flashback
  • Crofto - September 3, 2010 5:47 p.m.

    Gotta be honest - Kinda hard to be excited/bothered about this anymore after you did that article on the Youtube thing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxXycBv3Rlk). Don't get me wrong, Sonic 4 looks decent, but what that guy does on Youtube is so much more of the Sonic I want. Would seriously give him all my money to make all 4 Megadrive Sonic games. Not that all my money would be much of an incentive!
  • Xplosive59 - September 3, 2010 5:31 p.m.

    nice to see that sega are still listening to the fans after failing to do that for many years, they are basically turning into capcom with all nostalgia stuff
  • db1331 - September 3, 2010 5:06 p.m.

    That looks a thousand times better than the last time we saw it.
  • JohnnyMaverik - September 3, 2010 4:39 p.m.

    Ah, now that's a lot more like it, first thing I've seen from this game that actually has me impressed.
  • NotBraze - September 3, 2010 4:27 p.m.

    I don't know, I'm still a little skeptical, they only showed a brief glimpse of the mine cart in the trailer. Obviously there will be a much larger, and likely fun, level surrounding it, but there's no proof that the mine cart section isn't still a load of crap.
  • wormytables - September 3, 2010 4:04 p.m.

    i remember sonic from the old days - i was one of those poor unfortunates who could only get their hands on a megadrive as a young'un - so i played sonics 1,2 and 3 to death... and i have to say i'm not sure i like the way sonic moves in this game, it doesn't look right. maybe it's the video? i'm a little skeptical that simply making another 2d sonic game is enough - will it be that much better than the originals to actually warrant existing? people making these remakes must have no design problems whatsoever with a motto of 'just make more' poo
  • Trilby - September 3, 2010 4:03 p.m.

    Definitely better than 'tilting the screen'. I really missed the old 2D style Sonic, so this is exciting.
  • wiigamer024 - September 3, 2010 4:03 p.m.

    I cant wait for this game any longer!! :D
  • tomthespesh - September 3, 2010 4 p.m.

    2010 sorry 2020 is half life 3
  • tomthespesh - September 3, 2010 3:59 p.m.

    @loonyman978 Release date is "late 2020" so should be in the next couple of months.
  • loonyman978 - September 3, 2010 3:39 p.m.

    When's it coming out again? Looks awesome

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