Sonic Shuffle

Dreamcast
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2000
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 35 Ratings

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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: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  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. Sep 21, 2020
    10
    I play this game in 4P mode with my family and we have so much fun! GD-emu nullifies loading times and the graphics look really good with vga.I play this game in 4P mode with my family and we have so much fun! GD-emu nullifies loading times and the graphics look really good with vga. The mini-games are varied, very exciting and often hilariously over the top, even including some with asymmetrical game play. Seeing your cards at your own VMU so that only you can see the numbers is such a unique detail and adds to the fun. There's a lot of interference by "Eggman" Robotnik, which turns a seemingly easy game into a tearful challenge. Same goes for the jewels, they enable a player to turn the tide in one turn, so you can never feel safe standing next to a precious stone. The balance between luck, dexterity and strategy is perfect and it has many unique traits and the pace really works. Don't hate this game just because it's another party game - find 3 other humorous gamers and enjoy this code! Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Aug 17, 2004
    9
    Great graphics, fun gameplay and an amazing multiplayer experience makes this game amazing. The one player game can be quite difficult, but Great graphics, fun gameplay and an amazing multiplayer experience makes this game amazing. The one player game can be quite difficult, but it's nice to have a challenge in a sonic game for once, eh? Overall decent game, music fitting, imaginative storyline. Expand
  4. 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. Expand
  5. 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. Expand
  6. Jun 28, 2020
    6
    Eh, It's mediocre at best. The minigames are alright and sometimes actually fun. I'd recommend to play this with friends other than byEh, It's mediocre at best. The minigames are alright and sometimes actually fun. I'd recommend to play this with friends other than by yourself because the game gets boring. Overall if you wanna play a fun minigame collection like mario party, I'd recommend this. 6/10 Expand
  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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#5 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
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#5 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000