Sonic the Hedgehog (2006 video game)
Sonic the Hedgehog is a 2006 platform game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega. It was released for Xbox 360 in November 2006 and for PlayStation 3 the following month. Players control Sonic, Shadow, and new character Silver, who battle Solaris, an ancient evil pursued by Doctor Eggman. In multiplayer modes, players can work cooperatively to collect Chaos Emeralds or race to the end of a level. It has been frequently described as the worst game in the series.
About Sonic the Hedgehog (2006 video game) in brief
Sonic the Hedgehog is a 2006 platform game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega. It was released for Xbox 360 in November 2006 and for PlayStation 3 the following month. Players control Sonic, Shadow, and new character Silver, who battle Solaris, an ancient evil pursued by Doctor Eggman. Each playable character has his own campaign and abilities, and must complete levels, explore hub worlds and fight bosses to advance the story. In multiplayer modes, players can work cooperatively to collect Chaos Emeralds or race to the end of a level. It has been frequently described as the worst game in the series. In 2010, Sega delisted all Sonic games with below-average Metacritic scores to increase the value of the brand. Its failure led to a rethinking of the series’ direction; future games ignored its tone and most characters. The game also features two multiplayer modes: a cooperative mode where two players must clear levels and collect Chaos. Emeralds, and a battle versus a player where two other players race against each other to collect a Chaos Emerald in the hopes of capturing the kidnapped Princess Elise of Soleanna in the game’s final episode, which is unlocked upon completing the first three episodes. In certain areas, control is switched to one of several friend characters, with their own abilities. Although each character traverses the same levels, their unique abilities allow the player to access different areas of each stage and prevent them from accessing certain items. Scattered through each level are golden rings, which serve as a form of health.
The rings can protect a character from a single hit by an enemy or obstacle, at which point they will be scattered and blink before disappearing. These lives are successively lost whenever, with no rings in their possession, the characters are hit byan enemy or obstacles or encounter other fatal hazards. The game ends when the player exhausts the characters’ lives, and to proceed, they must defeat the boss by depleting its health meter. Certain upgrades are required to complete the game, and more money is needed to buy upgrades for the player’s character. Certain upgrades can be used to complete certain levels, and the player can spend money on upgrades for other characters as well. The player can also buy extra characters to complete missions, and some of these can be upgraded to higher ranks for completing the game. Sonic’s story focuses on the speed-based platforming seen in previous Sonic games, with some sections having him run at full speed while dodging obstacles or riding a snowboard. Shadow’s sections are similarly speedy, albeit more combat-oriented. In contrast, Silver’s levels are slower and revolve around his use of telekinesis to defeat enemies and solve puzzles. Some sections have him use a special barrier to guard Sonic. A friend, Tails Knuckles, works to protect Sonic from evil from Eggman, and accidentally releases an evil power sealed within her. A fellow Sonic agent, Shadow Rouge, accidentally releases Disaster of the Flames, a destructive power sealed inside her.