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Sonic Rush review

Sonic rushes to the DS for one of his fastest and least forgiving rides ever


  • Wicked quick level design
  • Trick system forces you to stay alert
  • Impossibly better than 3D Sonic games


  • Even vets will have to warm up
  • Bosses are boring
  • Versus mode is bare bones

At least some people realize how to make this franchise work. After way too many lackluster 3D adventure games, Sonic Rush returns the series to its side-scrolling glory days by focusing on speed. The levels are designed to rocket you forward as fast as possible at all times, and even with recognizable areas like a giant casino, lush green forest and a floating airship, they’re crazy enough you'll forgive the retread.

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DescriptionReturns Sonic to his glory days by focusing on speed, a jammin' soundtrack and exhausting level design.
US censor rating"Everyone"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)