Gamebosh Review: Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

Gamebosh writes: "It takes a particular brand of muppet to take a character like Sonic the Hedgehog and make so many spin-offs that the poor 'hog ends up spreading himself too thin in too many games. Case in point: Zero Gravity. This is the fifth racing game in a series that begin with Sonic Drift in 1994 and it suffers from poor controls and lame pin-ball environments. All we can say is: thank god for Sonic Unleashed.

You're given three controller options in Zero Gravity: hold the Wii remote forward, hold it horizontal or you can use a Gamecube controller. Yes, a Gamecube controller. This highlights how far behind the crowd the makers of this game seem to have aimed. Who exactly thought it a good idea to put Sonic in a sequel to one of the dullest spin-off games so far, Sonic Riders? Yes, Sonic zooms around on his hover-board (and motorcycle, yacht and wheel), bouncing off walls and collecting rings. Someone call 1994 - they want their ideas back."

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Myst5625d ago

Kind of a late review isn't it :)?


Simon's Top five Sonic games

Simon Smith from Gameluster discusses his personal top five Sonic games.

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thepatientgamer3066d ago

Was this kid born in 2005?

Someone call his parents and sit him in front of a Genesis. Teach your children people.

SimonSmith3065d ago

Actually I am in my 20's and have gone back and played many of the Sonic games made, personally I find a lot of the older games to be absolutely awful with a particular nod to the original Sonic the Hedgehog. I know a good game when I play it and the games on my list and ones that are truly great and the pinnacle of the Sonic experience.

thepatientgamer3065d ago (Edited 3065d ago )

Well. I guess an opinion is an opinion.

But just because you can't make it through a game doesn't make it bad.

"Classic sonic for life!"

and sorry...I just can't let the "absolutely awful with a particular nod to the original sonic the hedgehog" slide


get cultured

jreeves823066d ago (Edited 3066d ago )

For me it would be.

1. Sonic Adventure

2. Sonic 2

3. Sonic and Knuckles

4. Sonic 3

5. Sonic the Hedgehog 1991

donwel3066d ago

That's pretty much my list, only I'd put S&K and Sonic 3 at 1 and 2. And maybe drop Adventure for Sonic Chaos for GameGear/Master System, I had so much fun with that game.


Top 10 Sonic The Hedgehog Games


Being a Sonic fan for a majority of my life, I’ve played nearly every Sonic game that’s ever existed. As such, I’ve played each game so many times that I’ve even began collecting them as of recently. Doing so, I’ve had the opportunity to play games I haven’t even looked at in several years.

I’ve never been big on the classic Sonic games, or really anything before 1999 when Sonic Adventure for the SEGA Dreamcast was released, so don’t expect to see anything before then in my list. To celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 24th anniversary, here are my top 10 favorite Sonic games of all time.

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SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Mr. 200 Edition

"We restarted SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs, a smorgasbord of the best video game music in history, at the start of the year, and now we have reached the edition where we crown the 200th VGM volume. What will it be? Will you like it? Will I care if you don't? Probably not. Regardless, on today's edition of the VGMs we have music from Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, and Super Mario 3D Land. Enjoy!" - SuperPhillip Central

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