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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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Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I Screenshot
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I Screenshot
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I Screenshot
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews (UK) Oct 12, 2010 9 out of 10 90
GamesRadar Oct 08, 2010 9 out of 10 90
3D Juegos Oct 15, 2010 8.2 out of 10 82
Digital Chumps Oct 13, 2010 8.2 out of 10 82
1UP Oct 11, 2010 B 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov 26, 2010 71 out of 100 71
D+PAD Magazine Oct 21, 2010 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Oct 26, 2010 70 out of 100 70
Softpedia Oct 19, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Game Watcher Oct 14, 2010 4 out of 10 40


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Riemann80 (18953) added Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I (PlayStation 3) on Oct 08, 2010
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