Metascore
47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jan 16, 2013
    50
    Ideal for complete beginners and Amy-haters, it's one to miss for the rest. [Feb 2013, p.85]
  2. Jan 8, 2013
    83
    Sonic The Fighters may be simple and easy to play, but it's too obscure to ignore. The cheap price and overall strangeness of the title is good enough to warrant a purchase.
  3. 50
    It's an interesting piece of Sega history, but not one that's aged particularly well.
  4. 50
    Sonic works hard, but looked better in the '90s. [March 2013, p.85]
  5. Dec 5, 2012
    50
    It's really hard to review this kind of games. They are well adapted, but there's little addition compared to the original versions. Only recommended for nostalgic gamers.
  6. Jan 20, 2013
    20
    This game is a fossilised turd that never deserved to be excavated. [Issue#93, p.85]
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Feb 14, 2013
    5
    Sonic the Fighters is a OKAY game for the most part. It's not the Sonic game where you run and collect rings and defeat Dr. Robotnik. All youSonic the Fighters is a OKAY game for the most part. It's not the Sonic game where you run and collect rings and defeat Dr. Robotnik. All you do in this game is fight and fight till the cows come home. The gameplay is EXTREMELY short and can be beat by just pressing one button all the way through. The characters have little to no special abilities and they are all the same. The graphics are also very dull and way to cartoony for me The fights are extremely easy until you get to the last fight of the game where now it is extremely hard! I won't give anything away, but it took me almost 10 attempts to finally beat the final boss and the game. For most Sonic fans, this game is not that good, but if your bored and want to try something new and unique, this is the game for you. Full Review »
  2. Dec 23, 2014
    4
    Clunky, dated fighter with Sonic tie in. The colours are nice and the gameplay is easy to pick up but it very quickly becomes frustrating dueClunky, dated fighter with Sonic tie in. The colours are nice and the gameplay is easy to pick up but it very quickly becomes frustrating due to the lack of control during the fights. Good for a quick thrill but won't draw you back. Full Review »
  3. Oct 29, 2013
    7
    It's classic and obscure sonic game, true gift for fans. Music and graphics are still very enjoyable. Yes, this game is terrible as seriousIt's classic and obscure sonic game, true gift for fans. Music and graphics are still very enjoyable. Yes, this game is terrible as serious and competitive fighting game. But this game was never something like this. This is little joky Fighting Vipers sonic mod. And I am very glad AM2 properly ported it and added bonus content and better graphics. Full Review »