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  • Summary: The sequel fans have waited 16 years for is finally here - Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I. Featured enhancing gameplay elements, including the classic Sonic Spin Dash, and the versatile Homing Attack, Sonic 4 picks up right where Sonic & Knuckles left off. Get ready for the next chapterThe sequel fans have waited 16 years for is finally here - Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I. Featured enhancing gameplay elements, including the classic Sonic Spin Dash, and the versatile Homing Attack, Sonic 4 picks up right where Sonic & Knuckles left off. Get ready for the next chapter in an all new epic 2-D saga built for old and new fans alike. Expand
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  1. 79
    Although I do not normally side with gamers who prefer digital versions of games, in the case of episodic games, it's perfectly rational, especially when it's accompanied by a very logical price- priced at 7 euros, Sonic 4.1 does not disappoint. [March 2012]
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Jan 22, 2015
    10
    With loads of inspiration and nostalgia, at the same time as it's own unique, fun, cute, and overall enjoyment of this game makes it worthy ofWith loads of inspiration and nostalgia, at the same time as it's own unique, fun, cute, and overall enjoyment of this game makes it worthy of the 4 at it's end. Expand
  2. Jan 20, 2012
    9
    It's the sequel we've all been waiting for. SEGA, kudos to you. You have done well. Basically, if you liked Sonic 1, 2 and 3, then get thisIt's the sequel we've all been waiting for. SEGA, kudos to you. You have done well. Basically, if you liked Sonic 1, 2 and 3, then get this game. If you love platformers, get this game. All in all, well worth the 10$ price tag. Expand
  3. Oct 19, 2013
    8
    Lo mas decepcionante de Sonic episodio 1 es la poca innovación que tiene en mi opinión. Creo que esta claro que es como una suma de sonic 1 yLo mas decepcionante de Sonic episodio 1 es la poca innovación que tiene en mi opinión. Creo que esta claro que es como una suma de sonic 1 y 2 (Escenarios, enemigos, jefes, ETC.) pero con algunos ligeros cambios. Después la verdad dejando de lado algunos problemas en sus físicas el juego es muy recomendable. Tiene una gran calidad (al menos yo no tuve ningún problema técnico), una muy buena jugabilidad, gráficos decentes, Historia simple pero atrapante, correcta duración y dificultad, y una muy eficiente banda sonora, ademas de que es MUY divertido en mi opinión. En conclusión considero que es una secuela digna de "Sonic 3 and Knuckles" y lo recomiendo para todos los fans de Sonic y de este tipo de juegos en general. Expand
  4. Mar 16, 2014
    7
    It's Sonic. If you like Sonic, why not just buy it? I'll tell you why, take the first Sonic the Hedgehog, add fun mini-games with 3-DIt's Sonic. If you like Sonic, why not just buy it? I'll tell you why, take the first Sonic the Hedgehog, add fun mini-games with 3-D graphics. Although I don't like how Sonic looks. He looks like as if he was in a bad 70's movie with a green screen. Sonic team, get a better lighting guy for Sonic, I'm just saying. The act backgrounds are cool and are very colorful and has a fun art design. That will bring me to the 720p only on PC. WHY? The game would look MUCH better in 1080p. Verdict: Sonic fan? Buy it. It's a rebirth of the originals. Expand
  5. Jan 19, 2013
    5
    It was really ''okay'', I did get the nostalgia but I didnt get too much fun. The Homing Shot was annoying and it was kinda ripped off fromIt was really ''okay'', I did get the nostalgia but I didnt get too much fun. The Homing Shot was annoying and it was kinda ripped off from the original but not as good. Expand
  6. Jan 30, 2012
    5
    Kind of nostalgic. Graphics much improved over Sega Genesis, however does not scale to high resolutions like 2560x1600 well. POV stays theKind of nostalgic. Graphics much improved over Sega Genesis, however does not scale to high resolutions like 2560x1600 well. POV stays the same no matter what resolution. That is disappointing. Everything looks nice except Sonic and the mobs which are blocky. Set up controller by mapping it to keyboard game-mode seems to be working ok. Has support for xbox controller or keyboard mapping. Can't alt-tab back to full-screen game when minimized. Have to end the task manually and restart. Expand
  7. Jan 2, 2013
    0
    This game insults the Sonic brand. Levels are designed in good nostalgic style but the controls of this game, at least on PC, make itThis game insults the Sonic brand. Levels are designed in good nostalgic style but the controls of this game, at least on PC, make it frustrating to play. Add to that the poor support and guesswork required to make it actually run. If you really want a traditional sonic experience go get the classic collection or something. The updated graphics are not worth the headache. Expand

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