Sonic the Hedgehog has had a lot of success in his 30+ year career. Five anime series, two films (with a third in the works), comic book series from two publishers, and a much-loved long-running video game series. Gamers of all ages reach a single mega multimedia franchise. Sonic has had its ups and downs, including his infamous 2006 game that was slated to reboot the series, but the open-world ventures Sonic Frontiers and The Murder of the Murder. Following the release, we are now back on the right track. Sonic the Hedgehog, a visual novel from the beloved and comical social media division of Sonic Team.
With Sonic Origins Plus released, more additions to the original compilation of Sega Genesis titles, and viewer requests for the classic Amy Rose being rendered as a playable character for the first time, let’s take a look at some of the other games too . Sonic and more that you can play right now. Some were inspired by his style of gameplay in Blue Blur’s adventures. Here are our choices.
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If he showed a feminine side, Freedom Planet would have basically been like Sonic. The story revolves around a feisty dragon girl named Lilac from Sash, who, along with her friends, Carol the wildcat and Mila the basset hound, steal Kingdom her Stones to take over the galaxy. Adventure to stop the hijacking Lord Brevon.
Freedom Planet was originally developed as a Sonic fan game with original content created by DeviantArt user Ziyo Ling as the main cast, but creator Sabrina Diduro eventually turned the game into her own original IP, Lilac from a hedgehog to a dragon to take the place of the doctor. The villainous Eggman whose eyebrows resemble a mustache. While players can control the girl of their choice, the game serves as a love letter to classic Sonic games with loops de loops, hills, ramps, corkscrews, and rock walls found in each level.
Shanti: Half Genie Hero
Set after the good ending of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, the first HD game in the Shantae series sees the belly-dancing half-genie Guardian of Scuttle Town after Risky Boots steals the blueprints of Shantae’s uncle’s latest invention. Try to save Sequin Land from destruction. , dynamo. Armed with the power of his hairwhip attack and the ability to transform into different animals through dance, Shanti travels around the island collecting parts for a machine that can either protect or destroy a city, depending on how it’s used. .
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is similar to Sonic in that levels are divided into action stages in each zone and can be replayed to obtain new items that can only be accessed by transforming into specific creatures. The soundtrack is also great thanks to Jake Kaufman, mixing desert style music with sounds from other genres like pop and rock.
Read the Shantae: Half-Genie Hero review.
wind and wild mask
When his best friend Hogo falls prey to an evil curse that spreads across the Crystal Isles, Wind sets out to find the four fabled masks of the wild to uncover the truth, while dealing with ferocious living vegetables. Each mask allows the agile rabbit to unleash the power of eagles, tigers, lizards and sharks, guardians of air, land and sea animals.
Kaze and the Wild Masks is heavily inspired by the Sega Genesis Sonic titles with their 16-bit-inspired visuals, but the graphics are much sharper than those of the 90’s. Additionally, the powers Kaze derives from his mask include speed, flight, power, and even breathing underwater. Just as Sonic can crouch on a ball like a regular hedgehog and spin-dash at enemies, Wind not only flies, but uses his ears to nunchuck enemies and cling to vines. can do.
Illusion Castle starring Mickey Mouse
Before Epic Mickey, before Kingdom Hearts, Disney teamed up with Sega to launch Castle of Illusions, the classic Mickey Mouse video game. The synopsis is like a Halloween story, Hocus her Pocus Salem witches, Mickey goes to a storied castle to save her beloved Minnie from the witch Mizrabel, who wants to steal Minnie’s youth and beauty.
Castle of Illusions, starring Mickey Mouse, was released a year before Sonic the Hedgehog debuted, but incorporated plot devices similar to Chaos Emeralds. is Just as Sonic must find Chaos his Emerald and use its powers to thwart Dr. Eggman’s plans for world domination, Mickey must find all the gems in every fantasy-filled room of the castle. and use them to stop the younger version of Mizurabel.
read our article Review of Castle of Illusions starring Mickey Mouse.
An SNES spin-off set 100 years after the original Mega Man series, Mega Man X is set in a futuristic world where humans and sentient Reploids coexist in harmony. At the heart of the game is Maverick his android named X, a member of his hunters. With the help of his partner Zero, X must stop former military task force leader Sigma and the other Mavericks from leading humanity to extinction.
Mega Man X feels more like a Sonic game than the original Mega Man title, with an engaging storyline about saving the world from robot destruction. Just as the last level of every zone ends with a boss fight against Dr. Eggman, each level of Mega Man X (which can be played in any order) ends with a boss fight against its respective Maverick.
read our article Rockman X review.
After Cuphead loses a match with a demon at a casino, Cuphead and Mugman venture to Inkwell Island to collect soul contracts from demonic fugitive debtors, but the brothers must collect all souls and dangers. They are forced to make a deal that their lives will be saved. If they fail, the devil will take their souls. Knowing that the debtor does not hand over the soul contract so easily, the Cuphead brothers gain the power to shoot energy blasts from their fingers and defeat the debtor.
Players will be able to control Cuphead and Mugman through challenging boss battles and run-and-gun levels, much like they control Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles in Sonic Mania and Sonic Origins. The character and world designs are directly inspired by his 1930s cartoon rubber hose animation style produced by Disney, Warner Bros. Cartoons, Fleischer Studios, MGM Cartoon Studios and others. Just like Sonic was originally designed after Felix the Cat and Mickey Mouse. , The current design follows Bugs Bunny.
Crash Bandicoot N. Thane Trilogy
Crash Bandicoot N. Thane Trilogy is the original Crash game from the PlayStation era upgraded with 2010s high definition CGI graphics. The orange marsupial travels not only all worlds, but all time and space in order to defeat its creator, Dr. Neo Cortex, and stop his world domination. Of course, I rescued my girlfriend Tauna in the first game.
When the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy was released in 1996, critics compared it to Sonic games, a unique blend of platforming and combat in terms of side-scrolling and third-person linearity. The remake version retains its charm and is even more cartoonish than the original.
read our article Crash Bandicoot N. Thane Trilogy review.
Cristina Alexander is a freelance writer at IGN. In the words of Calvin Harris, she expresses her love for Sonic the Hedgehog like a big deal. Follow her on her Twitter @SonicPrincess15.