This post is Part 2 of the 25 year timeline in Sonic games. In this post I will show 5 more Sonic games from Sonic: Adventure – Sonic: Rush.
Sonic: Adventure (1999)
Sonic: Adventure was released for the Sega Dreamcast in 1999. The classic character’s designs were changed to their Modern designs, while also introducing some new characters like Big The Cat and Chaos. A remade Speed Highway stage and Perfect Chaos Boss Battle appeared in Sonic: Generations, as part of the Dreamcast Era. Sonic: Adventure was also rereleased for multiple different video game platforms and even some episodes of Sonic X were based on this game and the games sequal Sonic: Adventure 2.
Sonic: Adventure 2 (2001)
Sonic: Adventure 2 was released for Sega Dreamcast and introduced two new characters; Rouge The Bat and Shadow The Hedgehog, both characters would appear in other Sonic games and media. The game has three story modes; Hero Story ( Playable characters; Sonic, Knuckles and Tails), Dark story ( Playable characters; Shadow, Rouge and Dr. Eggman), and Last story. Shadow The Hedgehog is one of the most popular characters in the series (his popularity was mentioned in the season 1 finale of the Sonic Boom TV Series) even getting his own self-titled video game. A Remastered City Escape and Shadow The Hedgehog Rival Boss Battle were featured in Sonic: Generations as part of the Dreamcast era. Sonic: Heroes (2003) Sonic:Heroes was released for PS2, Xbox, Gamecube and PC in 2003 in other countries, 2004 in North America. The game has five story modes Team Sonic (Sonic, Knuckles and Tails), Team Dark (Shadow, Rouge and E-123 Omega), Team Chaotix (Espio, Vector and Charmy Bee), Team Rose (Amy, Cream and Big the Cat) and Last Story. This is the first Sonic game to be released on more than one console. The Seaside Hill level appeared in both Sonic all-star racing games, Sonic: Dash and remade for Sonic: Generations in 2D and 3D. Sonic: Heroes made the best-selling list for all three of it’s original platforms (Platinum Hits on Xbox, Greatest Hits for PS2 and Player’s Choice for Gamecube). Most Sonic games have the player control one character at a time. This game introduced the ability to switch between three characters at any time. Shadow The Hedgehog (2005) Shadow The Hedgehog was released in 2005 for PS2, Xbox and Gamecube. The game focuses on Shadow The Hedgehog attempting to learn about his past while suffering with amnesia. Shadow The Hedgehog has three types of missions; Hero, Dark and Normal these missions can be played in any order and determine the games plot and unlocked levels. The voice cast was switched in this game to the voice cast of the Sonic X TV Series and CG cutscenes and intro were made by Blur Studios. The game recieved mostly mixed reviews from critics, mostly the addition of weapons, darker theme, controls, gameplay and differences from other Sonic games. Despite this, Shadow The Hedgehog managed to sell enough copies to be on Greatest Hits/Platinum Range for PS2 in North America and Europe, also Player’s Choice for Gamecube in North America. Sega released both Shadow The Hedgehog and Sonic: Rush on November 15, 2005.
Sonic: Rush (2005)
Sonic: Rush was released for the Nintendo DS on November 15, 2005 the same day as Shadow The Hedgehog. This game introduces a new playable character Blaze The Cat, Blaze would go on to appear in later Sonic games. The games plot focuses on Sonic The Hedgehog and Blaze The Cat going after Dr. Eggman and a new villain, Dr. Eggman NEGA and retrieving the Chaos Emeralds and the Sol Emeralds. The Water Palace Stage was featured in the 3DS version of Sonic: Generations. Sonic: Rush was the first Sonic game to be released on the Nintendo DS. A sequal to this game titled Sonic: Rush Adventure was released in 2007.
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