Sonic Rush (Nintendo DS)

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Sonic's first outing on the Nintendo DS system features action in two screens with a story featuring Sonic getting involved in another one of Dr. Eggman's evil plots. A mysterious Emerald is left behind by Dr. Eggman, but an unfamiliar character makes off with it before Sonic can investigate! Sonic gives chase, and thus the adventure begins.

Playable characters in the game are Sonic the Hedgehog and new character Blaze the Cat. Appearances from other character include Miles "Tails" Prower, Amy Rose, Cream the Rabbit, and Knuckles the Echidna. Each playable character has four moves as well as a variety of "Trick actions" which, when performed, will raise your Tension Gauge. Filling the gauge allows you to do a Boost which will propel Sonic or Blaze at a high speed across the ground or along the air to defeat enemies or move certain blocks.

There are 14 levels that play out over both the top and bottom DS screens, giving you a bigger view of your surroundings. You will race through the levels collecting rings, using "gimmicks" such as bungee ropes and giant waterwheels, performing tricks, collecting power-ups, and defeating enemies. When you beat each level, or "act", you will face a Boss Act which is played out over the top screen in 3D. In addition to these levels, there are Special Stages. These are played on the touch screen, and unlike the rest of the game, feature control with the stylus.

Upon completion of the game, Time Attack mode will be available. In it, you play levels/boss acts for the best time record. Battle Play is a multiplayer mode in which two players compete to finish a level first. It can be played over single-card download or multi-card wireless.


Sonic Rush Nintendo DS Encountering an enemy
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Sonic Rush Nintendo DS Going down a vine

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Alternate Titles

  • "ソニックラッシュ" -- Japanese Spelling

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Power Sonic 2014 9.6 out of 10 96
N-Zone Dec 17, 2005 87 out of 100 87
Press Start Online Dec 04, 2005 17 out of 20 85 Dec 28, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Nov 14, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
Game Freaks 365 2005 8 out of 10 80
Game Chronicles Feb 07, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
All Game Guide 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Lawrence Oct 12, 2007 6.8 out of 10 68


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James Dean (24) added Sonic Rush (Nintendo DS) on Jan 04, 2006