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Watch the world's first speedrun in Sonic Lost World

Sonic Lost World on Wii U is fast approaching its October 18 release date (Oct 22 in the US). But to tide you over, take a look at this speedrun video of Windy Hill Zone 1, the game's first proper level. 

The game features a Time Attack mode for every level you've cleared, with a tiered ranking system. The S Grade time on this first level alone took us several hours of play to beat, as the level features several different paths and hidden shortcuts. There's also time to be had by learning the nuances of Sonic's new moveset, which includes speed boosts on wall-runs, as well as mid-air direction changes at full speed thanks to the new double jump.

We daren't say this is looking like a return to form for Sonic as we've been proven wrong so many times in the past. But... well, you can see from the video that Sonic on Wii U at full speed is a force to be reckoned with. Look out for reviews of both the Wii U and 3DS versions soon, right here on GamesRadar.

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13 comments

  • Kwami - October 21, 2013 1:45 p.m.

    Why not use the spindash?
  • I_like_bacon_76 - October 23, 2013 8:48 p.m.

    He did, when he was on the walls?
  • TheyCallMeTheMeatMarket - October 12, 2013 12:05 a.m.

    So it's Sonic Galaxy? I'm not complaining.
  • g1rldraco7 - October 10, 2013 12:19 a.m.

    That's a beast of a speed run.
  • Swedish_Chef - October 9, 2013 8:07 p.m.

    GOTTA GO FAST!
  • C.King - October 9, 2013 6:13 p.m.

    great now lets see a 3ds run!
  • Shyplay - October 9, 2013 11:49 a.m.

    Seems like Sonic Lost World will score pretty high on the "How fast can you die in..." Scoreboard, judgeing from the placement of the first enemy. Just jump over the rings!
  • rxb - October 9, 2013 10:16 a.m.

    Well played Towelly.
  • GR_LucasSullivan - October 9, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    PRO status
  • shawksta - October 9, 2013 7:46 a.m.

    Now when you look over here, you can see the wild Justin Towell in his Natural Habitat, Speedrunning games thats arent even out.
  • GOD - October 9, 2013 2:32 p.m.

    Lol perfect!!!
  • Talvari - October 9, 2013 5:28 a.m.

    Dang, pretty cool! Games shaping up to be a good I hope.
  • JarkayColt - October 9, 2013 5:15 a.m.

    I knew Justin would be responsible for this, haha. That was pretty impressive. It feels great to practice something like that and finally get the "perfect" run. I wonder how long that time will last? Will it fall in the first week, or is there another World Record on the cards? XD Chances are that somebody will always find a faster way though. They always do!

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