The yellow Hedgehog is back

Super Sonic
Super Sonic

Last June I did an article called Just give me the yellow hedgehog and it was an article just talking about Sega’s stolen Super Saiyan…, oh I mean it was just about how Super Sonic was no longer in the main game itself.

However today I was finally able to see the yellow hedgehog once again in the main game but is he still as good and as useful as before. Well before I actually get onto Super Sonic, let’s do a nice short review on Sonic the Hedgehog 4 for the Sony PlayStation 3 (other consoles may vary).

First of all, I have to say that Sonic 4 in HD looks very nice and while I am too cheap to pay for Sonic 4 for the Wii and XBOX 360 and besides, it looks best in HD. There are two things I have to say. The first thing is that Sega has done it once again and secondly that for the time period I have been playing Sonic 4 it felt just like I was playing Sonic 2 and 3 again on the Megadrive.

While Sega may have to thank New Super Mario Bros but Sega has, at least to me, has gone back to the very roots and personally, I think they did a very good job. First, the game works like the original 2D side sliders Sonic games as you get to point A to point B. After doing this three times (three different acts) you then go and stop Dr. Robonik (or Dr. Eggman depending on what you want to call him) and then rescue a few poor helpful animals that were held inside a capsule.

As per normal the first level is always a pretty field related levels that shows Sonic to be a very colourful game (like Sonic 1, 2, 3 K&S) and often allows you to easily get speed and also allow you to get used to the controls. Along these zones, you will find a few things such as spikes, springs, rings, botniks and random boxes that give you things such as rings, lives and shields.

Now, this article is not exactly a review about Sonic 4 but more about it is happy once again to see Super Sonic in his full glory. As you may have heard in Sonic 4 that Super Sonic is back once again and just as fast and immortal just like before. Sure he has had some changes to his design but that is the evolution of the game series.

The special stages are pretty much like the original Sonic 1 just you do not control Sonic but rather the maze. Once you have gotten yourself around the maze, you are then able to gain a Chaos Emerald. Once you have gained all seven of the Chaos Emeralds you are then able to transform once again into Super Sonic. Now I have heard you will be able to play as Tails in the next part and if that is the case, it is still yet unknown if you will need (or even if they are in it) the Super Emeralds to transform into Super Tails.

Overall, a great experience and is worth the £10 that I paid for

Need to reference?

Ellis, M. (2010). The yellow Hedgehog is back. [online] Snat's Narratives & Tales. Available at: [Accessed 05 Dec 2023].

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