Sonic Shuffle Dreamcast

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2000
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
Buy On
  1. AllDreamcast
    46
    With the exception of the graphics, Sonic Shuffle does everything wrong. Don't be fooled by the visuals. Even fans of Sonic (and I'm one of them) will be extremely disappointed.
  2. CNET Gamecenter
    40
    A game that blends all the fun of a long tedious board game with the excitement of staring at a loading screen!
  3. Load times and boring mini-games will have this one appearing in the used game bin faster than you can say "ugh." It's my duty as a human being to warn all against even thinking about buying this game.
  4. Game Fan
    42
    Almost everything that "Mario Party" did right, Sonic Shuffle does wrong, and to add insult to injury, it expects you to sit through repeated, lengthy load sessions to get to the next sequence of absolute un-fun.
  5. For the love of gaming, avoid this title like the plague.
  6. Not only a poorly realized party game, it's also a boring one to boot.
  7. 47
    Everything that can make a board game less enjoyable is done here... and I'm talking about load times up the wazoo, complex instructions, and too many options that will bewilder most players, especially during a multiplayer game.
  8. Spank!
    30
    If the design document for Sonic Shuffle contained anything more than the sentence "Make a clone of Mario Party but with Sonic characters" I'll be very much surprised. (But) Sega HQ left out the all-important instruction of: "Make sure you don't leave out all the good bits".

Awards & Rankings

#11 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
#3 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 9, 2016
    10
    Why do people hate this game? The minigames are good and the controls are okay. The game is kinda nostalgic. Not that much and it didn'tWhy do people hate this game? The minigames are good and the controls are okay. The game is kinda nostalgic. Not that much and it didn't really age well. Full Review »
  2. Feb 8, 2013
    7
    I thought the cell-shaded art style looked pretty cool, As party games go it's definately worth playing. Some of the mini-games could've beenI thought the cell-shaded art style looked pretty cool, As party games go it's definately worth playing. Some of the mini-games could've been done better but overall it's a good game. Full Review »
  3. ZaronX.
    Oct 22, 2004
    8
    The game is not BAD, per se. Reviewers acclaim the graphics while dissing the game, but it should really be the other way around. The The game is not BAD, per se. Reviewers acclaim the graphics while dissing the game, but it should really be the other way around. The graphics are the SUCK. Overall, though, the game is fun. Mini games include shooting each other in tanks, passing bombs back and forth, jumping rope over a pit of doom, various random things, and about a billion different versions of tag. Playing against the computer is a mule, to say the least, but that makes it horribly amusing when you dominate them and get to the climactic (and only) boss battle in the game against Void. Multiplayer can be a lot of fun, with a little practice and no computer players. Unless you get paired up with someone with decent skill, the computer will OWN you. Get four players. For your own bloody good, get four players, lest you die a horrible and unspeakable death. Never pair up with a n00b against the computer. You WILL wind up playing with them against the computer in any 2-on-2 games. And you WILL lose if any cooperation is involved. Practice your partner. Game is fun. Computer is mean. Kill them, and you will be happy. Full Review »