• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 15, 2005
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  • Summary: Everyone's favorite blue dude with 'tude, Sonic the Hedgehog, blasts his way onto the Nintendo DS and takes high-speed action gaming to a new level...literally! Sonic pairs up with royalty - Queen, Blaze the Cat - from another dimension to save the universe from utter destruction. Sonic RushEveryone's favorite blue dude with 'tude, Sonic the Hedgehog, blasts his way onto the Nintendo DS and takes high-speed action gaming to a new level...literally! Sonic pairs up with royalty - Queen, Blaze the Cat - from another dimension to save the universe from utter destruction. Sonic Rush takes full advantage of the dual screens on the Nintendo DS system to deliver a frenetic adventure with dizzying dives, near vertical curves, extreme jumps, brain-twisting loops and more. [Sega] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Sonic may be in a rush, but Sega clearly wasn't when they crafted this glorious game. [NGC Pocket]
  2. Overall in terms of game play Sonic Rush offers great Sonic game play with evolutionary changes that really were needed to make the series feel fresh again.
  3. The stages are huge, well-detailed, and genuinely fun to poke around in. As far as side-scrollers go, it's high quality.
  4. Thwarting Dr Robotnik's nefarious schemes have never been this fun, especially with the blue hedgehog on the DS. Good clean fun for Sonic fans all over.
  5. 80
    With a bright, buoyant soundtrack, sharp, eye-catching visuals, and tightly-wound responsive controls, Sonic Rush is the Sonic game Sega's needed to make for years.
  6. 80
    It's vibrant and fast, easy to pick up, and as satisfying as a speeding hedgehog can possibly be in the long run.
  7. Perhaps the first Sonic game that had Gamestyle reaching for the instruction manual. It starts a bit vague in regards to how it should be played, but it soon clicks into place.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 55
  2. Negative: 4 out of 55
  1. Feb 12, 2018
    10
    "92% The Best Sonic Game Ever". The european box art says itself and it was right
  2. Jan 29, 2020
    10
    Sonic Rush. This game defined a generation. The 90's kids had Sonic 3 & Knuckles, but the kids of the 2000s had Sonic Rush as THEIR 2D game.Sonic Rush. This game defined a generation. The 90's kids had Sonic 3 & Knuckles, but the kids of the 2000s had Sonic Rush as THEIR 2D game. And what a glorious game it is to hold that title.

    This game is what truly introduced the boost mechanic, and did so in a 2D environment. It completely evolved the Classic Sonic formula and made it something modern. Being able to preform tricks, an amazing story arc for the newly introduced Blaze the Cat, just genuine fun.
    Easily the best Sonic game of all time and definitely worth you picking up.
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  3. Phishor
    Dec 24, 2005
    9
    Great game. I particularly like the extra moves they've added, it adds another layer of skill to the game. Actually, this is best fast Great game. I particularly like the extra moves they've added, it adds another layer of skill to the game. Actually, this is best fast paced action game I've ever played. I do have one complaint though, I finished it too quickly. I guess my old skills from the other Sonic games carried over. So I found Sonic Rush to be just a bit short. It's still just as long as any other Sonic game, but that's too short for someone like me... Expand
  4. JPK
    Aug 19, 2018
    9
    Great DS Game
    Sonic Rush Is Another Worthy Sonic Game That Has All The Humor And Likableness To It.
  5. Oct 14, 2016
    8
    Quite a good game, but I recommend playing this first before playing the DS version of Sonic Colours.

    Sounds, looks and plays wonderfully!
    Quite a good game, but I recommend playing this first before playing the DS version of Sonic Colours.

    Sounds, looks and plays wonderfully! One thing a get annoyed with though is when you get a game over, you go back to the title screen. Games in the older days had this, but this game kind of does it in an inappropriate way.
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  6. Mar 24, 2022
    8
    83%

    You won’t always crave this game, but it has a fun level design and much better controls than the classic games’ controls that really
    83%

    You won’t always crave this game, but it has a fun level design and much better controls than the classic games’ controls that really suit the Nintendo DS.
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  7. Oct 7, 2020
    0
    okay so i got a story to tell one day after getting my ds lite i played sonic rush and my god this is the best sonic game i played the onlyokay so i got a story to tell one day after getting my ds lite i played sonic rush and my god this is the best sonic game i played the only thing holding it back is the bottom less pits but it's up there with sonic advance 2 and sonic cd Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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#8 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
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#8 Most Shared DS Game of 2005