Sonic and the Secret Rings (Wii)

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Sonic the Hedgehog returns in this Wii-exclusive title that places him in the page of an Arabian Nights themed storybook.

The pages from this story are being erased by a villain known as Erazor Djinn, and Sonic must use his super-speed to travel through worlds filled with dinosaurs, pirate ships, deserts and ruins in an attempt to restore the story's pages.

Players control Sonic via the Wiimote, as he is continually running forward, allowing him to twist, jump and launch himself at his enemies using the system's controls. The game is more linear than the previous 3D adventures, hearkening back to the more straightforward "reach the goal" mechanics of the earlier side-scrolling titles. For gameplay, the wiimote is held sideways like a regular controller. By tilting left or right, Sonic follows the direction. Certain movements and buttons allow Sonic to slow down or perform moves. Similar to Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Sonic can acquire more than 100 new skills, and even combine them, gained along with experience. Before each stage, players select the desired skills for the mission.

There are 3 game modes: Adventure (the main game with 8 stages), Party and Special Book. In Special Book, there are more than 200 extras to be unlocked when Sonic completes specific goals. The Party mode supports up to 4 players on a game board, similar to Sonic Shuffle. The gameplay itself consists of 40 mini-games, each with different controls for the wiimote.


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Alternate Titles

  • "ソニックと秘密のリング" -- Japanese Spelling
  • "Sonic y los Anillos Secretos" -- Spanish title
  • "Sonic Wild Fire" -- Working title
  • "Sonic und die Geheimen Ringe" -- German Title
  • "Sonic to Himitsu no Ringu" -- Japanese Title
  • "Sonic e gli Anelli Segreti" -- Italian title
  • "Sonic and the Secret of the Rings" -- Late working title
  • "Hyper Sonic" -- Original working title

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User Reviews

Fast, Colourful, Imaginative and Difficult. So Hai (347) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Sonic Returns. Finally. Thankfully. Guy Chapman (1742) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

Critic Reviews

nRevolution Mar, 2007 8.1 out of 10 81
UOL Jogos Mar 09, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 (UK) Feb 03, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Games Master Apr, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Nintendojo 2007 7.9 out of 10 79
Digital Entertainment News (den) Mar 02, 2007 7 out of 10 70 Feb 28, 2007 13 out of 20 65
GameSpy Mar 05, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Pro-G Mar 13, 2007 5 out of 10 50
G4 TV: X-Play Mar 21, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Guy Chapman (1742) added Sonic and the Secret Rings (Wii) on Feb 21, 2007