Play as 3 different characters
Game forumula redone in 3D
Surely you have played, or at least heard of Sonic the Hedgehog? SEGA's answer to the Super Mario Bros. It was all the rage back in the early 90s, and Sonic's adventures on the 16-bit SEGA Genesis (a.k.a. Mega Drive) console are still considered to be some of the greatest games of all time.
Sonic Robo Blast 2 cashes in on the glory of Sonic's Genesis games, albeit in a very unique way. Sonic Team Junior (the creators of Robo Blast) heavily modified a popular source port of the GOD of first-person shooters, DOOM, and converted it to play like a 3D version of a Genesis Sonic game. This seems insane, but I must say, they did an AWESOME job!
In the game's single player mode, you play as either Sonic himself, or his buddies Tails and Knuckles. Once again, Dr Eggman (a.k.a. Dr. Robotnik) wants to take over the world, and you must race through the new 3D zones playing like you would play the Genesis Sonic games: collecting rings, jumping on badniks and freeing the cute animals, and getting to the goal. Each zone has three acts, and in the third act of each zone, you fight Robotnik. The seven Chaos Emeralds have also returned, and you must make it through their respective Special Stages in order to collect them and become Super Sonic.
Multiplayer is where this game really shines! You can play split-screen on one computer with another player, OR you can go online and play against up to 32 other players from around the world! You can co-op or race in the single player zones, or you can duke it out in VS matches, play Tag, or Capture The Flag in specially-designed multiplayer zones! The game's graphics are very well done, and succeed in re-capturing the look and color of the Genesis Sonic games. The classic Sonic sounds are there as well, plus the music is absolutely breathtaking. The controls are a seamless mix of Sonic and DOOM. You're able to comfortably move Sonic around and have him jump and spin-dash with ease in the new 3D world thanks to DOOM's revolutionary physics. In conclusion, Sonic Robo Blast 2 may very well be the greatest fan-made Sonic game ever made! Well, it might have some competition when some other fine fans release the HD remakes of the original Genesis Sonic Classics!
Review by: Spidol
Safe for all ages