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Wed Sep 16, 2020 Out Now!

It's all led to this… the thrilling two-part epilogue to the Metal Virus Saga. The world has changed. Heroes and villains plan for the future as reconstruction begins. But one hero remains missing…

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Wed Sep 23, 2020 Out Now!

The second half of the Metal Virus Saga epilogue. With all the chaos of the recent past still fresh in everyone's minds, Dr. Eggman launches a new assault-determined to take down his enemies once and for all.

This issue also marks Ian Flynn’s last issue on the main series (for now) with Evan Stanley taking over starting with #33.

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #1

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #1

Wed Oct 7, 2020 11 d

The mastermind behind the Metal Virus isn't done yet. Ian Flynn returns to answer: What happened to Dr. Starline?

The Shadowy Scientist is back to his evil antics in Bad Guys! And what better place to concoct nefarious plans than one of Dr. Eggman's abandoned bases? But that is easier said than done when badniks are guarding the entrance! Dr. Starline knows he can't do it alone, so he decides to recruit some familiar and not so friendly faces.

Sonic The Hedgehog #33

Sonic The Hedgehog #33

Wed Oct 28, 2020 32 d

Tails and Sonic try to solve how to fix their damaged ally, Omega. Elsewhere, Rouge and Shadow team up with Cream to win replacement parts for Omega through… Chao races!

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #2

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #2

Wed Oct 28, 2020 Tentative

From Sonic veterans Ian Flynn and Jack Lawrence comes “Smash & Grab,” an exciting story jam-packed with bad guys and badniks!

Some of Sonic’s worst enemies are back and badder than ever! Dr. Starline, Dr. Eggman’s former-right hand, has brought together Mimic, Rough, Tumble, and Zavok and promised them even more incredible power… if they can stop fighting each other and start fighting badniks to get to it!

Sonic The Hedgehog #34

Sonic The Hedgehog #34

Wed Oct 28, 2020 Tentative

It’s off to the races with Cream, Cheese, Amy, and Rouge! They have to keep up their winning streak or surrender Cheese to Clutch’s evil…clutches! Meanwhile, Sonic and Tails are being watched by a mysterious figure in Eggman’s seemingly abandoned base and Shadow investigates a mystery!

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #3

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #3

Wed Nov 11, 2020 Tentative

Who can you trust in a group of bad guys? Zavok and Mimic find out the hard way in “Trust Issues,” and are… less than happy. Meanwhile, Starline is struggling to maintain control of the rowdy group of villains.

Sonic The Hedgehog #35

Sonic The Hedgehog #35

Wed Nov 25, 2020 Tentative

Please keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times, this is going to be a bumpy one! Rogue calls on Sonic and Tails for backup after the appearance of a hooded villain at White Park. The recently-revealed shadowy figure from Eggman’s base tags along, but can they really be trusted? All will be revealed in “Chao Races and Badnik Bases,” part three!

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #4

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #4

Wed Dec 23, 2020 Tentative

Dr. Eggman vs. the Bad Guys! Astonishingly, Dr. Starline’s managed to hold together his motley crew of criminals long enough to almost achieve his goal and see his plan to fruition. Unfortunately, when Dr. Eggman gets wind of their activities, he sets his sights on them. Will the Bad Guys stay together to scramble Eggman or will they crack? Find out in “No Honor Among Thieves,” the thrilling conclusion to Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys!

Sonic The Hedgehog #36

Sonic The Hedgehog #36

Wed Dec 23, 2020 Tentative

Strap on your snowshoes, an avalanche is headed straight for White Park Chateau! Sonic and gang are going to have to act quickly if they want to save the White Park guests and stop the hooded figure from getting away with Tails! Join Evan Stanley for the action-packed conclusion of “Chao Races and Badnik Bases”

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Sequel to the 2020 movie.

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    Introduction

    No matter how daunting the task may be, you can always count on your friends to be there to support you. This is the theme of “Sonic Rush.”

    Developed by Dimps and Sonic Team, the game was announced at the 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). A demo was featured in that expo a year later and won IGN’s “Biggest Surprise” award. On Nov. 15, 2005, “Sonic Rush” was released. The game was well-received. It received an 8.2/10 from Gamespot and 9/10 from Nintendo Life and IGN. So, is the game What U Need? Or was the game Rushed?

    The Story

    You play as two characters, Sonic the Hedgehog and Blaze the Cat. Sonic Rush was the game that introduced Blaze. Blaze comes from another dimension where there are Sol Emeralds instead of Chaos Emeralds. As a princess in her world, she protects the Sol Emeralds. Dr. Eggman has teamed up with his counterpart Dr. Eggman Nega and took the Sol Emeralds which is causing a merging between Sonic Rush Imagethe two worlds.

    As Sonic, you and Tails fight Eggman Nega while trying to figure out what is going on with his dimension and find out who Blaze is.

    There isn’t much to say when it comes to Sonic’s story. What I’ve said about Sonic is pretty all of it. Blaze’s story is more interesting, however. She starts as a loner who never had a friend since she has guarded the Sol Emeralds all of her life (huh, reminds me of a certain echidna). Thanks to Cream, she starts to become more friendly and trusting. By the end, she teams up with Sonic to beat the two doctors. It is a great introduction to this new Sonic character. Overall, I love Blaze’s story but I am a bit disappointed by Sonic’s. I give the story an A-.

    The Gameplay

    When playing as the blue blur, the game plays similar to the Sonic Advance titles but with a few additions. This was the game that introduced boosting to the Sonic franchise. As you defeat enemies and perform tricks in the air, your boost gauge will increase. You can use it to go fast and enter the special stages. In the special stages, you use the stylus to control Sonic in 3D to collect rings to obtain the Chaos Emeralds. It plays similarly to the bonus stages from Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

    As Blaze, you collect the Sol Emeralds as you beat Dr. Eggman. She prefers to work alone but she meets Cream the Rabbit who becomes her friend as they go on their adventure. The game plays just like Sonic but her moves are fire-themed. She can also hover with her boots. There are no special stages as Blaze.

    Once you beat both stories and collect all the Chaos and Sol Emeralds, the Extra story will appear where you will have the final battle against the two doctors.

    I have a bone to pick with the game’s gameplay. This game can be very frustrating on many occasions. There are so many death pits in the game, cheap enemy placements, and bosses that can insta-kill you at times. My least favorite boss is the second to the final boss of the game (Egg King) which, not only as an insta-kill move that he does twice in the match but also uses moves that are nearly impossible to avoid which can be very frustrating when the boss level only provides nine rings. I have no problems with the special stages, however. Basically, it can be fun but also very frustrating. I give the gameplay a B-. Sonic Rush Image

    The Soundtrack

    Sonic Rush’s soundtrack has a very unique style to it. Hideki Naganuma (composer of Jet Set Radio), composed this game’s soundtrack. There are so many great tracks from this game like “Right There, Ride On,” “What U Need,” “A New Day” (probably my favorite song out of the soundtrack), and “Wrapped in Black.” Not to mention a few of these songs have remixes for Blaze’s story. I give the soundtrack an A+.

    Conclusion

    To conclude, I have mixed feelings with this one. It has a great soundtrack and Blaze’s story is pretty good. But the gameplay is just so frustrating and Sonic’s story is pretty lacking. I give the game a 7.8/10.

    At a Glance: Sonic Rush

    Summary: Stop Dr. Robotnik and Dr. Robotnik Nega’s plans and stop the merging of two dimensions.

    Rated: E for Everyone: Mild Cartoon Violence

    Price: $14.99 (Gamestop)

    Systems: Nintendo DS

    Distributor: Sega

    Release Date: November 15, 2005

    Rating: 7.8/10