RadarPlays - Sonic The Fighters

The late '90s weren't the best time for Sonic, but Sega's mascot at least got experimental in that dormant period. Sonic The Fighters was one such divergence. It's an arcade brawler from the team behind Virtua Fighter, only the action was far cartoonier than in Sega's top fighting franchise. The game didn't get a proper US release until it was given an HD port on the PS3 and 360. Editors Henry, Lucas, and Ryan returned to this forgotten corner of Sonic's history, and while the gameplay didn't hold up that well, the game at least had very easy Achievements.

Want to hang out with GamesRadar's editors while taking a look at retro games, new releases, and totally random experiences? RadarPlays is for you. Mondays we'll be checking out blasts from the past on RadarPlays Retro, Wednesdays we change things up to whatever we feel like playing with RadarPlays Shuffle, and Friday is packed with the strangest titles you’ve never (hopefully) heard of in RadarPlays Freaky. We'll also release RadarPlays for all the new releases, so be sure to check back!

Henry Gilbert

Henry Gilbert is a former GamesRadar+ Editor, having spent seven years at the site helping to navigate our readers through the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation. Henry is now following another passion of his besides video games, working as the producer and podcast cohost of the popular Talking Simpsons and What a Cartoon podcasts.