Sonic and the Black Knight Review
A sequel to the hugely popular Sonic Dash TV show, Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom! was released on Android devices on July 1, 2016, and received an iOS release in October. The game includes many of the same characters, as well as some new ones. For those wondering how to play the game, here’s a look.
It’s possible to complete the game on one save, or to replay sections that have been skipped. This allows players to see the hidden secrets within the different stages more clearly. By collecting all of the purple coins in each stage, you earn rings which can be used in the Game Center for challenges and downloads. These are only available if the player is playing with non-player characters.
Once the purple rings have been collected throughout the course of the game, a new character, Tails, will appear. He will help you by guiding you through certain obstacles and missions. You can also purchase special items, which can be used for boosting your score, as well as other things like getting extra lives. You can buy these in the shop or unlock them by collecting the right amount of gold during gameplay.
In terms of gameplay, it’s possible to beat the green ghost almost every level without getting hit. The occasional crash into a blue mushroom is common though. Graphics for the game aren’t something to sneeze at, but they aren’t incredibly detailed either. Sonic Boom: Special Edition is an average game in terms of content. It contains over twenty-five levels spread across seven different islands. It’s not a game that gets new fans, but those who enjoyed Sonic the Hedgehog 3 can feel right at home with this version.
For those who collect the original Sonic the Hedgehog and its Spinmaster figures, there is also a special edition of Sonic and friends. The Sonic Spinmaster packs contain not one, but two versions of the infamous hedgehog. One set features Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Dr. Eggo, and Amy Rose. These are the same characters featured in the original games but are made available as collectible toy.
You’ll also get to enjoy two brand new mini-games in Sonic and the Black Knight’s gameplay. The first one takes place on a speeding train as you fight against the evil Dr. Eggo. The other sees you racing against a pack of enemy robots as you try to get to the bottom of the island where Dr. Robotnik is located. The graphics for these mini-games are fairly basic, but the Sonic animation makes up for it and they really look like the good Dr. I.
Characters form the New Sonic games have been given a makeover in Sonic and the Black Knight. Sonic and his arch enemies are now metallic in appearance, which really brings out their personalities. They still have the same funny expressions, but the texture of the characters has been changed to give them a much more realistic feel. Even the occasional reused animations from previous games are done well, especially when you take a look at the two bonus characters, the Paper Dude and the Eggman.
Sonic and the Black Knight is a great game, that does what it sets out to do very well. It introduces a new set of characters that feel like an extension of Sonic’s world without making him feel too small. It has a great overall storyline, exciting fast pace, and some great replayability. If you liked the first game, this one should satisfy your needs. If you didn’t, well, it’s worth playing the second!