|Sonic Rivals 2|
|Developer: Sonic Team USA|
|System(s): PlayStation Portable|
Sonic Rivals 2 is the second Sonic game to be developed for the PlayStation Portable, and is the sequel to Sonic Rivals. Unlike the last game, this game has 8 different playable characters, and a much more complex plot. The theme music is Race to Win.
Sonic Rivals 2 has four main Single Player modes. Story Mode is the main single player mode. Players will go through each of the game's battle modes (listed below) and levels to advance the plot. Each zone has three acts and a boss, with the exception of the final zone. The characters are divided into four teams (Sonic and Tails, Shadow and Metal Sonic, Silver and Espio, Knuckles and Rouge) and each character has their own story.
The game introduces a new mode called Free Play In this single player mode, players can choose any one of the eight characters and play through the zones in traditional 2D Sonic fashion. They can also try Time Attacking, or finding the ten hidden Chao in the levels. There are no opponents for this mode. This is a first for many of the characters featured.
In addition, players can also try the Cup Circuit and Single Event modes. Races and battle can be customized in every aspect, and players can try to earn cards by completing challenges. There are 150 different cards to collect, and each is tied to a certain achievement. For example, getting an S Rank in Knockout Mode unlocks a card of Mephiles the Dark.
The cards themselves contain art from various older Sonic games, and can unlock things such as alternate suits for the characters. Unlike the first game, only one card is needed to unlock a suit; and each character has four suits instead of the original three. The cards also unlock the Cup Circuits, and Chao Detectors for the Zones.
Sonic Rivals 2 boasts a new "Battle Mode" with six different types of competition in addition to the main race mode. These modes are also worked into the story. The lengths of the battles can be set though the selection menus.
|Sonic Rivals 2|
|Sonic games for the following systems|
|2006 Sonic Rivals | Sega Genesis Collection 2007 Sonic Rivals 2 2009 Sega Fun Pack: Sonic Rivals 2 & Sega Genesis Collection 2011 Double Rivals Attack Pack!|