Sonic Shuffle Reviews (Dreamcast)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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User Reviews

My 9 year old Really likes it. zeta thompson (51) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
It's OK, but not for everyone. (1089) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
Party Hardy Rouge (7) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Overall User Score (23 votes) 3.5

Critic Reviews

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Power Sonic (Jan 31, 2015)
O gráfico foi muito bem feito e essa tecnologia foi bem utilizada. Porém, sua trilha é muito fraca. Temos músicas muito estranhas que dá um clima medonho em certos casos. Mesmo assim, encontramos alguns ritmos bem agitados e contagiantes. Seus Loadings são exagerados e demoram muito o que realmente incomoda. Sua diversão é muito legal, até você zerá-lo.
70 (Sep 21, 2009)
Trotz des etwas zähen Spielverlaufs macht Sonic Shuffle mit drei Freunden eine Menge Spaß. Sich die Ringe in Kämpfen, kurzweiligen Mini-Spielen oder mit Edelsteinen abzuluchsen sorgt für richtige Partystimmung mit vielen Lachern. Dank vieler verschiedener Elemente wird es zudem nie zu langweilig und man kann die GD immer mal wieder in die Konsole packen. Die Technik spielt da jederzeit mit, nur mit der etwas eigenwilligen Präsentation sollte man sich anfreunden können. Für einem weiteren Teil sollte man das Spieltempo aber doch deutlich erhöhen und die Mini-Games teilweise besser ausarbeiten. Wenn man Mario Party schon kopiert, dann auch richtig!
65 (Mar 08, 2001)
Sonic Shuffle est donc un titre convivial, mais plutôt moyen qui ne vaut que si l'on y joue à plusieurs. La réalisation est impeccable, mais le gameplay n'est pas toujours efficace et se révèle assez ennuyeux. Les mini-jeux n'interviennent pas assez souvent, et ne dégagent pas autant de fun que l'on aurait pu l'espérer.
62 (May 07, 2001)
It's sad to think that with all the extra time we have had to wait for the PAL version of this game that Sega couldn't have done something with the horrendous load times. It totally ruined the Sonic Shuffle which could have been a great little multi-player (and internet) title were a little more planning put into it. This is one of the biggest letdowns on the Dreamcast to date and falls well short of most other Sonic branded games in the little guys 10 year history. Save your money for Sonic Adventure 2 instead.
Video Games (Jan, 2001)
Auf anderen Feldern erwarten euch Abkürzungen oder die in diesem Genre obligatorischen und Spielspaß entscheidenden Mini-Spiele. Doch selbst diese überzeugen leider nicht wirklich. Entweder tretet ihr gar nicht gegen andere Mitspieler an und müsst euch gegen einen CPU-Gegner durchsetzten, oder aber die Regeln des jeweiligen Mini-Spiels sind so komplex geraten, dass ungeübten Mitspielern schnell die Lust vergeht. Wie etwa beim Karten-Duell, bei dem ihr eine Karte wählen müsst, und hofft, dass der Gegner wiederum einen niedrigeren Wert nimmt. Weiteres Problem der Mini-Spiele ist der oft eingesetzte Splitscreen-Modus, der die nötige Übersicht gerade bei kleinen Fernsehern schmerzlich vermissen lässt.
Retro4Ever (Sep 17, 2012)
Overall, while Sonic Shuffle isn’t a scene-stealer, it isn’t a total waste of time either. It certainly is a serviceable title, and I happen to enjoy it more than your average gamer. It doesn’t quite compare to the Mario Party games, but it is probably the best option for the Dreamcast. For around $15-$20, it may be a title worth checking out if you’re looking for an average quality multiplayer game on the console. Whether you play one game or thirty, it certainly is a much better game if you are a Sonic fan. If not, you may want to look elsewhere for a more rewarding overall experience.
Planet Dreamcast (Nov 17, 2000)
What can I say? My kids enjoy this game, and it certainly has a few good things going for it, but there isn't anything here Nintendo hasn't done before (and better). In fact, not only is the game lacking in innovation, but it's dragged way, way down by uneven and confusing mini games, far too many load-time interruptions and horrible, sophomoric music. Chances are, if your kids want this game it's because they already own some iteration of Mario Party. They'd be better off sticking with that.
50 (Dec 12, 2001)
Sonic Shuffle es el party game mas aburrido que se ha creado y creedme cuando digo que es el peor juego que ha hecho SEGA en mucho tiempo. Sonic no se lo merecía... y nosotros tampoco.
Ett långsammare, lite tråkigare och kanske aningen mer strategiskt alternativ till Hudsons Nintendo-spel kan man sammanfatta Sonic Shuffle som, vilket gör att jag hellre spöar Love i Mario Party 2 än i det här. Som vanligt krävs det mänskligt motstånd för att man ska ha glädje av att spela brädspel i TV-spelsform. Jag tror nog att jag väntar på Sonic Adventure 2 istället.
All the hedgehog, half the hustle. The result? Half the score.
49 (Mar 15, 2001)
Ein solches Spiel kann man sich im Zeitalter von Phantasy Star Online, Grandia 2 oder Shen Mue eigentlich nicht mehr erlauben. Sonic und seine Kumpanen haben zwar viele Fans, aber so gut Sonic Adventures zum DC-Start damals war, so miserabel ist nun Sonic Shuffle. Hier wird dem Spieler weder in technischer noch in spielerischer Hinsicht etwas für sein sauer verdientes Geld geboten.
IGN (Nov 15, 2000)
The goal in the game is to get the Precioustones scattered across the board. The Precioustone is a powerful gem filled with the dreams of being across the galaxy. I wish could get one of these Precioustones and use it to give Sonic Shuffle a complete redesign. Don't let the brilliant visuals sway you. Anyone who gets Sonic Shuffle will pull their hair out in agonizing frustration... or have their hair pulled out by the friends playing this game.
GameSpot (Nov 17, 2000)
Party games are, as the name states, supposed to be a good time that can had by a group of people. Sonic Shuffle pegs the graphical representation with a fair amount of gusto, but it falls flat on its face in its attempts to stir up a party of any kind. Those looking for a Mario Party equivalent will be brutally disappointed with Sonic Shuffle, and they are better-off looking for another outlet for their four-player gaming desires.
40 (UK) (Mar 22, 2001)
When all's said and done, Sega should have sat down and looked at Mario Party, and tried to work out what made it so popular. Board games aren't really party games, are they? It's the mini-games and variety of tasks on hand that build up the party atmosphere, and that's where Sonic Shuffle falls down. It's just not worth persevering with, and Mario Party (and its sequel) stomp all over it. If you're looking for a good console come board game, buy an N64, at the moment, the only alternative likely to get your friends moving on Dreamcast is Samba De Amigo.
The Video Game Critic (Jun 10, 2001)
There are some original ideas here, like running around a giant turntable or avoiding crashing waves, but the fun factor is seriously lacking. At least the load times aren't bad, but Sonic Shuffle should have been much better.
Sharkberg (Dec 18, 2015)
Sadly, my review today is for Sonic Shuffle, which I feel was a game put together for the sake of having an online-playable game featuring Sonic. Sega was gradually bringing out more online games for its 56K modem-powered console, starting with the amazing puzzle game ChuChu Rocket. (Now there’s a great game to play with three friends! Play that instead.) But it seems there must have been a big problem that arose, because… Sonic Shuffle never had online play! For whatever reason this feature never materialized. So, you’re just going to have to play this game with three friends on the couch.
Defunct Games (Dec 03, 2005)
Believe me there is plenty more for me to rant about in this game like the ill conceived battle system or horrible storyline but by now you get my point. This is a game I would recommend to no one, not even the most diehard of Sonic fans out there. It is not fun in any way, shape or form no matter how many people you're playing it with. The only thing it could ever do at a party is get your quests quickly spouting excuses to leave and reaching for the door.