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Sonic Rush Adventure (Nintendo DS)

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While flying in their plane across the ocean, looking for a strange energy source, Sonic and Tails' plane is struck by lightning! They plunge into the murky depths of the ocean...and awaken on a small island. A local, a raccoon named Marine, informs them that they are on Southern Island. With Marine and Tails' help, Sonic sets about to explore the nearby islands.

Sonic Rush Adventure is a side-scrolling adventure game, and the sequel to Sonic Rush. Sonic's goal through these platform levels is to zip through as quickly as possible. By pressing the B Button while in the air, Sonic can increase his Tension Gauge by performing aerial tricks. Pressing Y uses a Super Boost, which will allow him to plow through anything in his path at amazing speed, but drains the Tension Gauge.

When Sonic reaches the treasure chest at the end of each level, he will be given a material that can be used for construction of ships and other devices. At first, Sonic is stranded on Southern Island, but after the construction of the waterbike, he can travel to other islands and explore them. Similar to The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, the player must plot a path to the next island using the stylus, and then provide limited control over the ship as it travels. However, Sonic has different ships, each of which are notably different from Link's steamboat.

Sonic Rush Adventure also features a Battle Mode, where players can either play locally with a friend, or across the world through Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Players can take each other on in a one-on-one race through various levels as each player aims to get to the end first.

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The Press Says

Nintendojo Nov 08, 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
Worth Playing Oct 10, 2007 8.8 out of 10 88
Wonderwallweb.com Oct 29, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
G4 TV: X-Play Oct 30, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy Sep 19, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamer.nl Sep 15, 2010 8 out of 10 80
UltraNinjas Nov 09, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 11, 2007 16 out of 20 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Sep 30, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2007 7.25 out of 10 72

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Ben K (23017) added Sonic Rush Adventure (Nintendo DS) on Dec 20, 2007