• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 18, 2007
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  • Summary: Sonic returns to the DS with all the classic 2D dual screen action of "Sonic Rush," as well as a new high-seas adventure where he clashes with ruthless pirates. As Sonic, set off from Windmill Village to explore seven islands for action-packed adventures spread across a large map. As youSonic returns to the DS with all the classic 2D dual screen action of "Sonic Rush," as well as a new high-seas adventure where he clashes with ruthless pirates. As Sonic, set off from Windmill Village to explore seven islands for action-packed adventures spread across a large map. As you venture, you'll uncover valuable items and materials that will help Tails build new ships so that Sonic can track down the villainous pirates in a variety of ways. With a fleet of up to five ships, including a submarine, water bike, and hovercraft, you will use the touch screen technology in exciting new ways to control your ships as you race across the ocean gathering rings, busting tricks, and torching pirate ships in fierce ship-to-ship battles. At the end of each level, test your skills in epic 3D boss battles that span both screens, including the ultimate showdown with the evil pirate, Captain Whisker. A high-speed ocean adventure: Battle with wicked pirates both on land and at sea throughout 14 action stages on seven different islands. Navigate the oceans and perform aerial tricks to avoid treacherous water mines and aim your cannons during ship-to-ship battles by using the stylus and touch screen on the Nintendo DS. Compete with friends via Wireless DS Single-Card Download Play in two battle modes. Two players will face-off in intense dual screen races or collect the most items spread throughout the map in exciting mission battles. [Sega] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. New and old interwoven, Sonic Rush Adventure is a shining example of what a sequel can and should be.
  2. 90
    It's great to see Dimps and Sonic Team really hit the bull's-eye. The classic Sonic games stand among the best 2D platformers ever, and it's been difficult to see the franchise lose much of its former glory.
  3. Play Magazine
    85
    True to form Sonic Team gets the action just right on the DS. [Oct 2007, p.98]
  4. While the game is not a massive departure from Sonic Adventure, and at £30 it's a tad expensive for the play-time you get, if you're new to the series on DS or love all things Sonic, we heartily recommend it. One of the best games on the system.
  5. The extra bells and whistles that Sonic Rush Adventure add to the formula might not equate to much of an overall improvement, and the game might not have as much impact as its predecessor, but this is still a mighty-fine platformer that is guaranteed to satisfy Sonic fans.
  6. Multiplayer now includes online play, but most people will probably focus on bettering their online time trial rankings.
  7. games(TM)
    40
    A Sonic game struggling for its own identity. [Nov 2007, p.108]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Mar 30, 2015
    10
    Sonic Rush Adventure follows Sonic after Sonic Rush, in which Tails and Sonic are pulled into a tornado, and into the Soul dimension, anSonic Rush Adventure follows Sonic after Sonic Rush, in which Tails and Sonic are pulled into a tornado, and into the Soul dimension, an alternate version of Sonics world, consisting of 12 hidden islands, and 8 level areas. In order from Plant Island, Machine labyrinth, Coral Cave, Haunted ship, Blizzard peeks, Sky Babylon, Pirates island, and Big swell. The plot of the game is that an eggman robot look alike named whisker and his companions mini, mum, and Jhonny have risen Coral Cave to steal the jeweled scepter to obtain the power of the stars, immense power that ensures the existence of parallel worlds. Its up to Blaze and Sonic to find the chaos, and sol emeralds to stop Whiskers plan. Expand
  2. Apr 29, 2021
    10
    It's a really good thing that Sonic Rush Adventure's gameplay is the same gameplay like Sonic Rush's. Sonic Rush Adventure improved a lot ofIt's a really good thing that Sonic Rush Adventure's gameplay is the same gameplay like Sonic Rush's. Sonic Rush Adventure improved a lot of things that Sonic Rush didn't really have like the the character models being much more cleaner, much better level design, and less/no lag. Now the lag is something that I haven't mentioned on my review on Sonic Rush but Sonic Rush had some lags, like in a certain area in Huge Crises you start to lag a little but it wasn't a huge problem for me. The soundtrack in this game is really good too! Even though Sonic Rush's soundtrack is better, Sonic Rush adventure has some great music! I only have 1 flaw about this game and that's the traveling to islands. I didn't have that many problems but I used to get really frustrated sometimes because I will go to a certain area then when you stop and Tails is like "Where would you like to go next?" when I literally chose a destination already. And then sometimes Tails will say "Looks like there aren't any islands here. lets go back to the village" And it's like I keep on wasting my time. This game also has missions which is really cool and makes things pretty challenging! I honestly I don't know if Sonic Rush or Sonic Rush Adventure is better because they are both really great games! Expand
  3. nam1018
    Sep 15, 2007
    10
    Better than the first.
  4. Nov 9, 2014
    9
    This is the second time I have played through the game, and I can say really good things about it!

    Story: The story is a continuation of
    This is the second time I have played through the game, and I can say really good things about it!

    Story: The story is a continuation of the original Sonic rush albeit tropical island themed this time around. Sonic and Tails meet up with this racoon named Marine and a whole new venture starts from there! You will see a few familiar faces along the way, but the game does boast quite a few new characters!

    Graphics: This game looks very good for a DS game. Sonic and Blaze are full 3D models while everything else is 2D sprites. Just like the first game, this setup works very well; the colorfulness of some areas are baffling! Some cut scenes are full rendered while some are static character portraits. They both look very good, and keep the story moving along at a nice pace.

    Sound: Probably the best part of the game. Everything sounds WONDERFUL from the level themes, to the main hub world theme. Sound effects sound great; like Sonic destroying an enemy or his boost, and all these sounds keep you immersed in the game, and really makes you WANT to keep playing. I would highly recommend looking up the soundtrack for this game!

    Gameplay: This game plays GREAT! It plays like an old Sonic game from the genesis days, albeit the physics are a little off in comparison. This was probably due to the fact that they wanted to keep speed in the game in emphasis (It is called Sonic Rush lol). The boost mechanic returns from Sonic Rush, and it works just as well as it did in that game. The level design is built around using it strategically, so if anyone says "Boost to win" That is not a proper argument here. The only thing that is a complaint is that they have added vehicles sections to the game. They really are not bad at all, but they do cut into the actually meat of the game towards the end. The saving grace of the vehicles sections is that they control good, and are fun to play.

    Replay Value: This game is very repayable. With the ranking system, missions, and material gathering; there is PLENTY to do in this game! After finishing the main story, there is plenty more content to get your hands on! See if you can get all S ranks! That will prove that you mastered the game!

    As you can see, the game is very good, the only thing that keeps it from a perfect score would be vehicle sections popping up a bit too much, and material gathering during the story can be a little bit of a downer (Though playing through levels again is good way to practice for the S rank). So, I would give this game a very strong recommendation!
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  5. Aug 24, 2020
    8
    It's fun, it works, the bosses are pretty hard, there is gameplay outside the stages and an overwolrd, the emerald finaly got a fun way toIt's fun, it works, the bosses are pretty hard, there is gameplay outside the stages and an overwolrd, the emerald finaly got a fun way to obtain, it have all the pros of the first Sonic Rush and none of the flaws, if I have to find a negative aspect maybe the quests are sometimes stupidly hard and sometimes easy as they can be, also the finale could have been a bit more epic but it was fine I guess. It's a simple game but it's not simple to finish it, but lets be clear, is not masterpiece. Expand
  6. Mar 3, 2018
    7
    Though he's been struggling on home consoles, Sonic has been doing pretty well on handhelds. Sonic Rush Adventure is a very good game. TheThough he's been struggling on home consoles, Sonic has been doing pretty well on handhelds. Sonic Rush Adventure is a very good game. The level designs are good to play through and good to look at, considering the DS's limited graphical capabilities. The races felt unnecessary, and the game could have done just as well without them. However, the controls aren't as smooth as they could have been, which can lead to some frustrating moments, especially in the water bike stages. The water platforming stages are pretty generic, too. It was a good step for Sonic, and showed that the franchise is capable of delivering a solid platforming experience. Expand
  7. Mar 7, 2022
    4
    Sonic Rush Adventure is tedious, bland, and over-dependent on filler. Don't even bother with this waste, or it's predecessor.

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