Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I HD review (iPad)December 22, 2011
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10 word description: Sonic sequel for iPad. Special stages, exclusive iOS levels. Game Center.
10 word review: Really impressive Sonic game for iPad. Blurs at speed, unsurprisingly.
You will like this if you enjoy: Sonic the Hedgehog. Very fast-paced platform/running games.
The good news: Graphically impressive. Performs very well (reviewed on iPad 1). Music and sounds are great. Gameplay is fun – Sonic fans won’t be disappointed. After first act of first zone, the first 3 acts of each zone are available to play in any order.
The bad news: It won’t convert anyone who doesn’t like the whizzy, spinny, often rather chaotic world of Sonic. Ironically, the graphics look their best when you are moving slowly, or not moving at all, but that’s hardly something to complain about.
Arcadelife verdict: A lot of fun and a very good implementation of a Sonic game on the iPad. If you don’t have an iPad 2, I can confirm that this definitely looks and runs fine on an original iPad. If you’re a Sonic fan, that’s probably the only question you were going to ask.
Arcadelife rating: 89/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.00
Sonic 4 Episode 1 website link