Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I

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Sonic The Hedgehog 4, as the title indicates, is a direct sequel to the classical series of Sonic platformers on the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis. The story continues after the events of Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles, where Sonic and his friends spoiled the plans of Sonic's nemesis, Dr. Eggman (a.k.a. Dr. Robotnik), once again by destroying his Death Egg and returning the stolen Master Emerald. The victory, however, is short-lived, as Eggman is up to revenge and rebuilds and improves his greatest creations for the sole purpose of destroying Sonic once and for all.

The game does not only return to the original series in terms of story and title, but also in terms of gameplay. Sonic 4 is a classical 2D sidescroller like its predecessors and also features the same game mechanics as the old games. There are some new additions, for example the "Homing Attack" which locks on Sonic's jump on enemies, jumping pads or breakable items. One major difference are the graphics, as Sonic 4 uses polygons for the Sonic characters and prerendered graphics for everything else, so does not recreate the looks of its predecessors, unlike, for example, Mega Man 9.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I HD" -- iPad title
  • "Project Needlemouse" -- Working Title

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Critic Reviews

TheSixthAxis PlayStation 3 Oct 13, 2010 9 out of 10 90
IGN PlayStation 3 Oct 08, 2010 8 out of 10 80
GamersGlobal Wii Oct 20, 2010 8 out of 10 80
IGN Xbox 360 Oct 08, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Life Wii Oct 12, 2010 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
NintendoWorldReport Wii Oct 12, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Game Vortex Xbox 360 2010 70 out of 100 70
Console Obsession Xbox 360 Oct 20, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Thunderbolt Games PlayStation 3 Nov 05, 2010 7 out of 10 70
TotalPlayStation PlayStation 3 Oct 18, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65


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