Sonic DS

From Sonic Retro


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Sonic DS
Publisher: Sega
System(s): Nintendo DS
Genre: 3D Platform


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Sonic DS is a tech demo for the Nintendo DS. It was shown during the May E3 convention in 2004. The UK based Official Nintendo Magazine ran a piece on it which praised its visuals as being the best on the DS, but also criticized it for having basic gameplay. The magazine compared it to being the Nintendo DS equivalent of the 100 meter button dash. Elements from the demo were used for Sonic Rush, which became the first Sonic game for Nintendo DS.

To play the game the stylus must be moved left and right quickly on the touch screen to make the character move faster. Jumping was possible by touching the top of the touch screen, but hardly necessary as there were few platforming elements and the level layouts are fairly basic and straight forward. After running for a certain distance the player will reach a new level of "Sonic Speed", which causes the screen to blur. There are multiple levels of speed attainable. The HUD on the game screen had a timer, rings, and a bar on the bottom which indicated distance from the finish line. After passing the finish line a ranking is given which is based off the achieved Max Speed, Rings, and the time taken to finish the course. A splash screen then appeared afterwards with a note to "Keep an eye out for SEGA's titles on the DS!".


External Links

Sonic games for the Nintendo DS
Sonic Rush (2005) | Sonic Rush Adventure (2007) | Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (2008) | Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (2008) | Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009) | Sega Fun Pack: Sonic Rush & Super Monkey Ball: Touch & Roll (2009) | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (2010) | Sonic Classic Collection (2010) | Sonic Colours (2010)
Pre-release/Scrapped Sonic games for the Nintendo DS
Sonic Rush (E3 beta) | Sonic DS
Unreleased Sonic the Hedgehog Games

Sonic's Edusoft (Master System)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Amiga) (Amiga)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega-CD)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 CD (Mega-CD)
Sister Sonic (Mega Drive)
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Limited Edition (Mega Drive)
Sonic Jr. (Pico)


Sonic Sports (Sega 32X)
Sonic Ride (Arcade)
Sonic Saturn (Saturn)
Sonic X: Chaos Emerald Chaos (Gameboy Advance)
Sonic DS (Nintendo DS)
Sonic the Hedgehog Extreme (Xbox)
Sonic the Hedgehog: Awakening (Platform unknown)

Sonic X-treme incarnations:

Untitled Isometric Game (Mega Drive)
Sonic-16 (Mega Drive)
Sonic Mars (32X)
Sonic X-treme (Saturn)