Sonic Shuffle

Dreamcast
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2000
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
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  1. 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.
  2. Sega X
    67
    Hello. My name's John and I'm a disappointed gamer.
  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. As much as I'd like to say yet another great Sonic title, this one just doesn't deliver past its looks and sound. So sorry to say this, but here's a Sonic game you probably should avoid.
  5. If you're looking to feel bored and frustrated, pick up Sonic Shuffle.
  6. Drops the ball in pacing, rewarding gameplay, technical use of the system (read: LOADING) and even the storyline. It's still moderately fun, but the potential for a blockbuster new franchise is not evident.
  7. Play it long enough and you may start to enjoy it, but the long load times and cheap AI mean you'll likely never get to that point.
  8. Not only is the game lacking in innovation, but it's dragged way, way down by uneven and confusing mini games, far too many load-time interruptions and horrible, sophomoric music.
  9. Da Gameboyz
    52
    With frustrating gameplay and painful load times, this game just not fun.
  10. It's the snail's pace of the action that is Sonic Shuffle's main undoing. Against the computer, even with the speed of the moves turned up, it's agonisingly drawn-out and often just plain boring.
  11. 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.

Awards & Rankings

72
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#4 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
5
#5 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 41
  2. Negative: 5 out of 41
  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. Jun 9, 2016
    10
    Why do people hate this game? The minigames are good and the controls are okay. The game is kinda nostalgic. Not that much and it didn'tWhy do people hate this game? The minigames are good and the controls are okay. The game is kinda nostalgic. Not that much and it didn't really age well. Full Review »
  3. May 8, 2022
    10
    Fun game, whit good story and in general is an awesome party game to play with friends, people pretty hate this game just becuase it's a MarioFun game, whit good story and in general is an awesome party game to play with friends, people pretty hate this game just becuase it's a Mario Party rip off Full Review »