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Sonic Boom is a different take on the Sonic the Hedgehog universe, with a new look and feel.

Sonic and his friends Tails, Amy and Knuckles, must come together as a team to stop an ancient evil! Play as multiple characters, each with their own abilities, as you explore, fight and speed through an undiscovered land.

Sonic Boom on Nintendo 3DS features its own individual story and gameplay features and acts as a prequel to the upcoming Sonic Boom TV series.

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Posted by Alex Olney

Not as Sonic doomed

Unlike its Wii U counterpart, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal on 3DS is an experience that is much more reminiscent of a traditional Sonic game. It takes place with a 2D perspective and your goal is to get to the finish in typical Sonic style — unlike...

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User Comments (5)

AlexSora89

#2

AlexSora89 said:

As I said in the article for the game's announcement, I'm fine with this. Why? Because everything about it just screams "alternate continuity", and I think an Ultimate Marvel-esque reimagining of the Sonicverse might be fun to witness. Before anyone pointed out it was being made by former Naughty Dog employees (fun fact: in case Josh Mancell is doing the soundtrack, COUNT ME IN), the heroes' more tribal look and the N. Sanity Island-esque jungle reminded me of Crash Bandicoot's beloved shenanigans (for extra irony, look for "Crash Bandicoot - Sonic switcheroo" on DeviantART). And as for Knuckles' more "the big guy"-esque build, I'm fine with it as well, as it fits the usual ensemble demanded by kids' shows' rules.

That said, I'm a bit upset about the gameplay. Hopefully, it will ultimately stick to either the first Sonic Advance's good, fast, old-school platforming or the sequel's crazy dashes. And, back to the good stuff - speaking of the sublime Advance trilogy, this game also marks the first time the main cast from the first Sonic Advance is playable once again, and in both versions, to boot!

My verdict for the trailer is: it's got a lot of potential, let's just hope Sega doesn't blow it!

SHULZ21

#3

SHULZ21 said:

Hopefully they don't half donkey do this version compared to the Wii U one.
Please watch the profanity — TBD

audiobrainiac

#4

audiobrainiac said:

This game has surprised me to be a lot of fun. I think the Sonic character model could look a little better like he did in Sonic Lost World (3DS) and Sonic Generations but overall, a very enjoyable experience. Sonic Boom in my pocket is a good thing :)

LEGEND_MARIOID

#5

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

Quite un-Sonic in parts but as an actual platformer its a fairly decent , if inessential, 3DS game

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