So in late 2010, after many years of disappointing Sonic the Hedgehog games, Sega decided to throw the series back into its side scrolling roots, hoping to revive Sonic once again with Sonic 4 Episode 1. Unfortunately, they didn’t quite succeed.
The game was co-developed by Sonic Team and Dimps, the people responsible for the fairly well done Sonic Advance and Sonic Rush games, on the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS respectively. What they made here isn’t really a terrible game, but nor does it herald in a new age of good Sonic games with its brilliance. It’s very down the middle, with good ideas, bad execution, clashing elements, and a whole lot of nostalgia factor.
Sonic is once again a silent protagonist, and his various critter companions are nowhere to be seen. It’s back to basics: Sonic vs. Dr. Robotnik (“https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apple-store/idcom.appolicious.android?mt=8″ app_id=”350906” target=”_blank”>Download the free Appolicious Android app