Sonic Shuffle

Dreamcast
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2000
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  • Summary: Illumina, the Guardian Angel, needs your help. The mysterious monster Void has locked up the power of the Precioustones, and it's up to you to guide Sonic and his friends through incredible game boards to recover them. Play with up to 3 friends to find out who will be the first to save theIllumina, the Guardian Angel, needs your help. The mysterious monster Void has locked up the power of the Precioustones, and it's up to you to guide Sonic and his friends through incredible game boards to recover them. Play with up to 3 friends to find out who will be the first to save the land of Maginaryworld. Play minigames, fight bosses, work your way through special events, and more, in Sonic's latest adventure! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
  1. Antagonist
    82
    With a lot of creativity, Sonic Team has taken the boardgame to the digital age, and made a fun, sometimes frustrating board game that is a lot more than throwing some dice and moving around a rectangle.
  2. Dreamcast HQ
    70
    If you intend on playing by yourself, don't expect to win anytime soon. The computer players are cheap, if not downright nasty.
  3. There are so many rules, combos, mini-games and quests that it's easy to get more than a little confused. But the essence of the game is fun, and all of the variation leaves tons of room for competition.
  4. Da Gameboyz
    52
    With frustrating gameplay and painful load times, this game just not fun.
  5. Most players will feel disappointed by Sonic Shuffle, especially if they expect a game of the same quality as other Sonic ones. Overall, Sonic Shuffle isn't awful, but the Dreamcast's library offers plenty of better choices.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Dec 13, 2017
    10
    Well Sega Dreamcast Has Only 3 Sonic Games But This One Is Awesome!
    Its Not A Bad Game Like People Say It Has Fun Minigames Interesting Story
    Well Sega Dreamcast Has Only 3 Sonic Games But This One Is Awesome!
    Its Not A Bad Game Like People Say It Has Fun Minigames Interesting Story And The Voice Acting Is Not So Bad Also Its One Of My Favourite Sonic Games It Doesnt Deserve All That Hate Also The Graphics Arent 100% Bad Its A Little Bit Good I Give It 9/10
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  2. DavidM.
    Sep 4, 2002
    10
    Well I think this game is not that bad at all it just needs so more mini games where you actually win more force jewels and ring combos. The Well I think this game is not that bad at all it just needs so more mini games where you actually win more force jewels and ring combos. The music especially the introduction music is excellent without no doubt it is really cool. Sonic Room the picture prices could have been a little lower but otherwise thats not such a bad idea either. Peace Out. Expand
  3. Dec 24, 2021
    10
    The only people who hate this game are people with no friends. It’s a blast with some buddies. The random elements can be a bit brutal and theThe only people who hate this game are people with no friends. It’s a blast with some buddies. The random elements can be a bit brutal and the AI cheats, but that just gives you and your bud(s) extra motivation to beat the crap out of the bots before each other.

    Really my only critique is that tying all of the character unlock progression to the single player mode is absurd and very against the spirit of a party game.
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  4. HawkN.
    Nov 18, 2001
    8
    This game aint as bad as most people say, the music can get annoying and can get cool, the graphics aren't to great but I don't This game aint as bad as most people say, the music can get annoying and can get cool, the graphics aren't to great but I don't really value that. If you liked "Mario Party" you should try this out and by the way, the loading times aren't as long as people say. Expand
  5. Dec 18, 2017
    8
    This game despite being a clone of Mario Party is not half bad even though the "critics" say otherwise.

    This game might be based on Mario
    This game despite being a clone of Mario Party is not half bad even though the "critics" say otherwise.

    This game might be based on Mario Party, but it uses a different system whilst Mario Party is purely based on luck. Sonic Shuffle uses cards, at first they are hidden, but when they become visible it makes this luck based game more strategy based.

    And the other good thing this game does is the music. Sonic Shuffle has a better ost than Mario Party.

    In the other hand it has the same lackluster as the very first Mario Party, only 4 characters playable: Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy Rose. It has also a very few stages, sadly.

    I'm indifferent ragarding the graphics, I have seen better, but it's not ugly either.

    Honestly, it's really far from being that bad.
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  6. Aug 28, 2020
    6
    It wasn't terrible but wasn't amazing either. There's an obvious lift off of Mario Party here but it salvages itself by having vastlyIt wasn't terrible but wasn't amazing either. There's an obvious lift off of Mario Party here but it salvages itself by having vastly different mini games and different structure for the game.

    The game is a C. It's worth giving it a try on a multi player night but it may just leave your guests asking for a round of Mario Party instead.
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  7. Oct 17, 2020
    2
    Wow, all the nostalgia-blind fanboys are hilarious with their positive reviews. This game is complete nonsense & an obvious very poorly madeWow, all the nostalgia-blind fanboys are hilarious with their positive reviews. This game is complete nonsense & an obvious very poorly made Mario Party rip off. Shuffle was a fitting title, however, seeing as it's total random garbage. Hopefully they never ever ever make a new one of these games, & if they do I expect several improvements. Followed suit by the many, many other poorly designed & optimized 3D Sonic games. Expand

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#6 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
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#5 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000