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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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Justin Towell
Justin worked on the GamesRadar+ staff for 10 whole years. Imagine that. Now he is a contributor, specialising in racing games, retro, and Sanic.