• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2016
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  • Summary: Sonic the Hedgehog is racing once again in Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice as the game introduces more adventure, speed, exploration, and an all-new fire and ice gameplay element that will help propel the action. The game also features the return of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Sticks. DevelopedSonic the Hedgehog is racing once again in Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice as the game introduces more adventure, speed, exploration, and an all-new fire and ice gameplay element that will help propel the action. The game also features the return of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Sticks. Developed by Sanzaru Games Inc., Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is a single-player game with collaborative gameplay components that shares key characters, events and lore of the Sonic Boom universe. Players see Sonic and his friends in familiar settings as they embark on a brand new adventure to battle Dr. Eggman as well as an all-new super villain, D-Fekt. The team’s adventures brings them to locations both familiar and new as they explore, race and protect their world. To create an entirely new experience, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice infuses fire and ice elements throughout gameplay, enabling new abilities to play out in special character moves and interactions with environments. The new title also delivers gameplay that enables players to run through the game at top speed, or take their time with deeper exploration and puzzle play. New to the title is the introduction of Bot Racing, a supplemental game tied to the single-player story that features multiplayer gameplay. The new Bot Racing feature is an extension of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice that is purely about racing and speed, where a user unlocks character-themed Bots to challenge friends on fast courses or tracks. [Nintendo UK] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
  1. Sep 27, 2016
    80
    Feels like a real return to form, with well-designed and vibrant environments matched with varied, exciting challenges throughout.
  2. Sep 27, 2016
    74
    Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice is more positive than negative. It is developed to tap that deep nostalgia that Sonic fans have for the series, while bringing in some new elements that make it more than just an arcade platformer. While it isn’t perfect, especially the controls, it’s still a very entertaining experience that should satisfy the Sonic the Hedgehog fanbase.
  3. Oct 3, 2016
    70
    The new Sonic Boom manages to offer an adventure with good ideas, but its lack of difficulty makes it recommended for young players.
  4. Sep 27, 2016
    60
    Even being the best title inspired by the Sonic Boom cartoon (Ryse of Liric and Shattered Crystal were both a mess), Sonic Boom Fire and Ice fails to impress long time fans of the blue Sega mascot, due to a bland level design, a childish difficulty level and the unimaginative repetition of the same puzzles and monster types.
  5. CD-Action
    Dec 12, 2016
    60
    It’s not the new Generations (that we’re all waiting for), but faithful fans of the series should be moderately happy with it if they can endure a subpar level design. [12/2016, p.77]
  6. Sep 29, 2016
    60
    Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is too easy and suffers of a lack of inspiration for what concerns the level design. Buy it if you are interested in the TV series, otherwise you should spend your money for something better.
  7. Sep 27, 2016
    30
    It isn’t the first game that had something to prove, and many others have come and surmounted all obstacles put before them. This latest entry into Sonic’s legacy simply failed to do so. While the game works well (I experienced no bugs whatsoever), it’s just not very fun to play. The story lacks substance, the action is slow and very by-the-numbers, and there is no real challenge at any point. The Sonic franchise has been in a rapid decline and it needs a game that will reinvigorate the series and restore faith from fans. Unfortunately, Fire and Ice is not now, nor will it ever be, that game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. Sep 27, 2016
    10
    A very Fun adventure.

    Basically play at your own pace, you want to go fast (And I mean fast) pick Sonic you can do almost endless dashes
    A very Fun adventure.

    Basically play at your own pace, you want to go fast (And I mean fast) pick Sonic you can do almost endless dashes and his spindash is insanely fast. You can go at a moderate pace or an evening jog its all in your hands.

    You can explore if you want but don't have to, see everything you do is option. Play the game how you want, thats what its all about.

    How I've been preceding.

    Speed run the level to get the best time and speedy experience, bonus for completing at a certain time too so more incentive to really learn all your tools (Which is the secret for going super fast)

    Than I proceed to play the level again this time to other paths I might have missed, you find challenge rooms and collectables when you explore which really motivates to explore while finding a fun new path.

    The stuff you get actually gives you good rewards, either upgrades for Amys hammer, unlock more race tracks and or help sticks build her Project which I wont spoil here.

    The green crystals can be used for bonus content like previews for the TV show Sonic boom season 2, concept art etc.

    Exploring is fun unlike shattered crystal with its maze like and confusing level design. Its easy to find your way and the you need so its never a chore and since theirs always a new path you never been on its pretty exciting to look around.

    Story isn't anything outstanding but the characters are what makes going through it a real blast, caught myself laughing a couple times.

    Sonic Boom fire and ice proves that a good boom game can very well exist, Joining the TV show on the road that leads to plenty of golden rings.

    This game is Gotta go fast and gotta go at a moderate pace at the same time which is truly impressive for a Boom game.
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  2. Oct 19, 2016
    10
    The game has 5 characters and each has its own mechanics. Each character can be changed at any time causing the game is not repetitive. ThereThe game has 5 characters and each has its own mechanics. Each character can be changed at any time causing the game is not repetitive. There are also some minigames. The game is fun, has beautiful scenery and good gameplay. Expand
  3. Sep 28, 2016
    9
    Personally I really enjoyed this game, it has great level design,great gameplay and the fire and ice gimmick is fun to use
    don't let the
    Personally I really enjoyed this game, it has great level design,great gameplay and the fire and ice gimmick is fun to use
    don't let the previous games in the sonic boom series make you assume this game is bad , because in reality it's a really good game
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  4. Apr 12, 2017
    8
    It's not bad, but it's not good either. It fixes a lot of the problems with its predecessor, but it's still somewhat forgettable and notIt's not bad, but it's not good either. It fixes a lot of the problems with its predecessor, but it's still somewhat forgettable and not exactly to be expected of a Sonic game. Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2016
    7
    By no means a bad game. The controls are good, the level design is nice. However, the game never really changes as it progresses, and thisBy no means a bad game. The controls are good, the level design is nice. However, the game never really changes as it progresses, and this really lowers your enthusiasm as you go on. The little minigames are forgettable, but a nice break from the main stages. There is some challenge for those who seek it, and the game both encourages speed and exploration - neither of which are really necessary. You can play whatever way you want - whether you want to speed through the stages or find every hidden goodie - which is a big improvement over Shattered Crystal. Level design is also better this time round, and boss battles are in this time too, though they can be rather generic. I can recommend Fire & Ice to people who liked Shattered Crystal, but if you're on the fence of getting this game you might want to wait for a price drop. Expand
  6. May 12, 2018
    7
    This is the only good sonic boom game but its the Worst Selling Sonic Game to date with Selling aroud 260K Copies when Rise of Lyric the 2ndThis is the only good sonic boom game but its the Worst Selling Sonic Game to date with Selling aroud 260K Copies when Rise of Lyric the 2nd worst sonic game of all time sold 630K Copies Expand
  7. Dec 7, 2016
    0
    Just a re-hash of shattered crystal. Save your money for Sonic Mania or Project 2017. Plus the game doesn't sell well either way. It's only aJust a re-hash of shattered crystal. Save your money for Sonic Mania or Project 2017. Plus the game doesn't sell well either way. It's only a matter of time before SEGA pulls the plug on Sonic Boom which will be the best decision they've ever made. Expand

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