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Sonic the Hedgehog: Spinball (Genesis)

77
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.4
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

A tacky cash-in on Genesis' greatest platform game series. Gary Smith (65) 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall MobyScore (38 votes) 3.4


The Press Says

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92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Unschwer zu erraten, daß dieses Game auf gar keinen Fall in der Sammlung fehlen darf. Auch wenn man alle vier Levels durchhat. wird man es nicht aus der Hand legen. Sonic, Du bist einfach zum Igeln!
87
Power Unlimited
Erg origineel van Sega om in plaats van een volgend normaal Sonic spel te maken, eerst voor een flipperspel te kiezen. Het is goed te bedienen en ziet er goed uit, maar het is jammer dat er slechts vier levels zijn. Dat had toch beter gekund.
87
GamePro (US)
Forest creatures are enslaved in a giant pinball machine. Naturally, it's Sonic to the rescue, complete with a new Sonic Spin Attack. Definitely different. Definitely fun.
81
Power Sonic
Sonic Spinball é considerado um dos fiascos da Sega. Talvez porque os fãs desistiram de jogar por considerarem um jogo muito difícil. Toda vez que se pergunta se alguém já zerou Sonic Spinball, quase sempre a resposta é a mesma: "desisti". O jogo em si não é tão difícil, o problema foi a jogabilidade dele. Nem sempre é possível mirar certinho para onde direcionar o personagem, além de que nos poucos trechos que você joga com o Sonic normal (andando, pulando, fazendo SpinDash), o personagem é muito ruim de se controlar. Portanto, aquilo que foi o destaque de Sonic 1 e Sonic 2, é o vilão deste jogo. Os gráficos em si não ficaram ruins, mas os sprites do Sonic ficaram um pouco estranho, muito embora seja evidente que ficaria muito estranho usar os sprites do Sonic 2 neste game. As músicas lembram som de guitarra, mas também não muito empolgantes. É um jogo que realmente ou se gosta, ou se odeia.
80
Power Play
Die überzeugende Mischung aus Jump'n'Run und Flippersimulation dürfte dabei nicht nur Igelfreunde begeistern, denn sie spielt sich brillant. Die Levels sind riesig, trotzdem noch überschaubar und abwechslungsreich zusammengeschustert. Die abgehobenen Spielelemente sorgen dabei für genügend Spannung und Motivation: Allein die Idee mit dem steuerbaren Sonic verdient herben Applaus. In Sachen Präsentation haben Segas Entwickler bravourös ihre Hausaufgaben gemacht: Nekische Grafik und superschräge Begleitmusik machen Sonic Spinball nicht nur zum innovativsten, sondern auch zu einem der schönsten Konsolenflipper.
80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Ok, ce jeu de mot est minable, mais je n'ai rien trouvé d'autre! SpinBall est sans doute un des meilleurs Spin-Off du hérisson, si ce n'est le meilleur, un excellent jeu de flipper, il a su utiliser l'univers du hérisson afin de briser les codes de son genre en y incluant des phases de plates-formes originales et rafraichissantes, toutefois la difficulté du jeu pourra sans doute rebuter beaucoup de joueurs, tout comme ceux adeptes des classiques jeux de flippers.
80
Sega-16.com
If you like pinball games, and especially if you're a Sonic fan, I would recommend getting Sonic Spinball if you see the chance. It's a lot of fun and it can get very addicting. Just be ready for a good challenge.
75
Jeuxvideo.com
Première excursion de Sonic hors des jeux d’aventure/plates-formes, Sonic Spinball est un jeu d’autant plus original que les jeux de flipper n’étaient pas légion au début des années 90. Il aurait cependant grandement gagné à être plus simple et plus long.
72
Sega Force
Grafiken är högst halvbra, lite muggig och mörk på sina ställen. Spelkänslan är den stora skamfläcken i spelet. Fast det liknar ett flipper har det ingen som helst bollkänsla, vilket kan bero på att bollen är självaste Sonic, men bortser man från det så är det väl inget direkt fel på Sonic Spinball. Fast det är ganska svårt att bortse från det, när spelet är utformat som ett flipperspel...
70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
This is a really fresh idea for Sonic. There is a lot of pinball action and great animations of Sonic rolling, spinning and teetering. Each level is huge with multiple play areas that are all interconnected. There are plenty of passageways, but it could have used a few more power-up options like extra speed ball. The game gives you plenty of chances, but it is still quite hard to compete each level.
67
The Video Game Critic
Spinball is basically an expansion of the Casino Zone from the first Sonic game, in which Sonic becomes a pinball in a huge scrolling pinball table. The game doesn't have that polished look and feel of the other Sonic games. It's still fun though, and pinball lovers should appreciate it. There are four levels that contain all sorts of switches and gadgets. As you progress, new areas open up, and the game does a pretty good job steering you into the new areas. As with most pinball games, Spinball requires you to hit specific targets, which can be time consuming. Each level ends with a boss (no surprise there), who is actually pretty easy to defeat. Between levels there is a mini-pinball bonus stage which is arguably more fun than the main game! It features multiple balls and silky smooth animation that's missing from the main game. Spinball is a pretty easy game, and there's no save option. It isn't as good as the previous Sonic games, but it's still a nice diversion.
50
Entertainment Weekly
The first, a video pinball game in which Sonic is the ball, boasts a terrific concept but an ultimately flawed execution-Sonic often moves like a leaden marble.