Sonic 3D Blast
by SEGA Entertainment, Inc.
I've seen some games on the Genesis that try so hard to be 3-D when the Genesis really can't do Il Sonic 3D Blast Isn't necessarily a 3-D game, but It does come as dose to 3-D as the Genesis can get. The game plays like any other Sonic game-fast and springy. The graphics look like the other games as well, being bright cartoony and colorful. The characters almost look rendered. The levels, though having the same type of graphics, do have distinct themes. The Bosses In the game are kind of easy. I like having to retrieve the animals In each level and the various warps make the levels seem huge.
I feel that Sonic 3D Balls can be to the Genesis (almost) what Donkey Kong Country was to the Super NES. Blast has some of the best, most colorful graphics this old machine has ever seen, The action Is fast, yet smooth and refined. The levels are a bit too similar In design for my taste, but a couple of them will surprise you, The control takes a little bit of getting used to, but so are most games that are viewed from a three-fourths perspective. I would've liked a map of some sort (I know-Sonic games don't need a map), but the levels are big; I've gotten side-tracked on a couple of occasions. Is this the Genesis' last call?
Silly me-l thought the next time I saw Sonic he'd be in a Saturn game. Oh well, I guess this will do until Sega gets over Its fear of Mario and releases Sonic X-TREME, Sonic 3D Is a fun enough game, with lots of cool levels and decent, rendered graphics. It's just not nearly as fun as the hedgehog's previous, side-scrolling adventures. The game doesn't hold nearly as many secrets, and It gets repetitive after a while. Still, even though with Isometric perspective, Sonic 3D packs most of the things gamers expect tram a Sonic game-way-cool bonus levels, bumpers, loops, springs, unusual enemies and the trademark zones.
Converting a 24 D title Into the third dimension takes a delicate touch so the fun and action doesn't suffer from a half thought-out process. Sega put said thought into Sonic 3D Blast and therefore turned it Into something worthy of recognition even on a 16-Blt system. I was impressed with the graphic and although the control doesn't conquer new grounds, It still remains somewhat practical. The most notable feature JnS3DB Is the classic slew of power-ups and rings waiting for the daring player to grab and use in the giant levels. Sonic has officially adapted to 3-D and has done it In style.
Sonic is now transformed once again into an outstanding 3D game! This time, if you're too familiar with the 2D Sonic games, then I'm afraid you'll need a little time to be okay with this game.
With 3D, this game is even marvellous! The game requires a bit of thinking so you can manage to zoom to the end. Getting Chaos Emeralds can change the ending a bit. Also, you have to collect these cute birds called Flicky in order to teleport you to the other levels! These creatures are now changed into enemy robots by Robotnik so you have to smash them to reveal their own body.
Sonic now has a Blast Attack that will help him defeat Robotnik's minions. Environmental effects, like rain and fog, add new gameplay elements. Save the Flickies and collect the Chaos Emeralds before Robotnik does in SONIC 3D.
2006-05-09 Sonic 3D is a 3D reincarnation of Sonic!