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Sonic Rush Adventure

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Sonic Rush Adventure
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Publisher: Sega, Nintendo (KR)
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System(s): Nintendo DS
ROM size: 64 MB
Genre: Action
Release Date RRP Code
Nintendo DS
US
2007-09-18  ? NTR-P-A3YE
Nintendo DS
EU
2007-09-18  ? NTR-P-A3YP
Nintendo DS
AU
2007-09-27  ? ?
Nintendo DS
JP
2007-10-18 ¥4,800 (¥5,040) NTR-P-A3YJ
Nintendo DS
KR
2009-09-17 ₩39,000 NTR-P-A3YK

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Sonic Rush Adventure (ソニック ラッシュ アドベンチャー) is a sequel to Sonic Rush, which is made for the Nintendo DS. The game features two playable characters: Sonic the Hedgehog and Blaze the Cat. Along with the return of Miles "Tails" Prower as Sonic's sidekick, the game introduces a new character, Marine the Raccoon, who is not playable.

Story

Sonic and Tails are flying in their plane, the Tornado, following a powerful energy signal (most likely the Jeweled Scepter, a powerful item that is introduced in this game), and get caught in a storm. They wash up on Southern Island (not to be confused with South Island), where they encounter a little girl called Marine the Raccoon. What starts off as Sonic and Tails trying to find their way off the island turns into a mission to defeat a new villain called Captain Whiskers, who possesses the Jeweled Scepter. The two soon realize that they are in Blaze's dimension when they bump into each other later in the game. They receive help from Marine's koala friends and set off on an adventure, with Marine issuing herself the title of captain.

Towards the end, Sonic, Blaze, and Tails tell Marine to stay behind while they pursue Whisker at his hideout, and though Marine tries to pass this off, Blaze even goes so far as to call Marine a nuisance. Heartbroken, Marine sets off on her own without the others knowing, refusing to give up. Soon, she gets captured, but Marine uses her predicament as an advantage to get back the Jeweled Scepter. Marine finally earns the respect of her friends, but only after being lectured.

After Whisker and Johnny were seemingly defeated, the Jeweled Scepter gets stolen by Sonic's archenemy, Dr. Eggman, and Blaze's archenemy, Dr. Eggman Nega. With no other way to defeat them, Sonic and Blaze use their respective emeralds to transform and destroy their mech. Although the two could not defeat the mech, Marine merely throws a rock at its back, leaving it open for Sonic's attack.

Finally, Sonic and Tails go back to their own dimension, and Marine stays with them the most she can on her new waterbike, the S.S. Super Marine. She vows that she will become a real captain one day and will see Sonic and Tails again, even if it means going to their dimension.

Gameplay

Gameplay is largely the same as the previous Sonic Rush, retaining the trick and boost elements. Unlike in Sonic Rush, Sonic and Blaze share the same story, and you don't choose the character you play as when you start playing. Instead, you choose before you play a stage. Also, levels are separated into islands, and you set sail to play there in vehicles that Tails creates out of materials you find in zones. There are four vehicles in all, each with their own unique play styles. Aside from the usual normal zones, there are also sixteen one-act Hidden Islands that you can seek out on maps, which can often be completed in under a minute.

The game sports a "pirate" theme; in lieu of that, a new pair of villains have arrived under the names of Captain Whisker and his right hand man, Johnny the Pirate. "Whisker" is another name for a mustache, hence Captain Whisker and possibly Johnny are creations of Dr. Eggman and Eggman Nega. Johnny serves as Sonic's rival in the game's equivalent of Special Stages; Sonic competes with him on the Wave Cyclone for Chaos Emeralds. Unlike in the previous game, in which Blaze automatically collected Sol Emeralds by progressing through the game, Sol Emeralds are obtained by completing missions, which you can access by talking to Marine at certain points of the game.

Island Map

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Voices

Character VA (English) VA (Japanese)
Sonic the Hedgehog Jason Griffith Jun'ichi Kanemaru
Blaze the Cat Bella Hudson Nao Takamori
Miles "Tails" Prower Amy Palant Ryo Hirohashi
Captain Whisker Lonnie Hirsch Shinya Fukumatsu
Johnny the Pirate Christopher Pellegrini Kouta Nemoto
Eggman/Eggman Nega Mike Pollock Chikao Otsuka

The game features only one voice track in the game card and according to the regional version, due to size constraints. The Western versions have the English voice language whereas the Japanese version has the Japanese one, while the text language is entirely multi-lingual and manually selectionable in all regional versions.

Manuals

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Production Credits

Sonic Team

Producer: Akinori Nishiyama
Director: Sakae Osumi
Art Director: Yuji Uekawa

Dimps

Producer: Kouichi Sakita
Director: Yukihiro Higashi
Planning Director: Masaaki Yamagiwa
Planners: Takuyuki Sakamoto, Ayano Komatsu
Eng Director: Katsuya Kuramoto
Programmers: Takaya Yamane, Chinami Ishizaki, Shinichi Manabe, Kouji Okugawa, Kouji Hokazono, Keisuke Tanaka, Motohiro Yasaka
Art Director: Kazuhiko Yamamoto
Designers: Nobuyuki Kuroki, Yuko Yamanoue, Shinobu Hashimoto, Sadaki Matsumoto, Etsuko Hosokawa, Tomohiro Ozawa, Miwa Kuramitsu
Sound: Hironobu Inagaki, Atsuyoshi Isemura
Special Thanks: Kazuhisa Kitajima, Akane Udatsu, Maki Fukunaga

Character Voices

Japanese Character Voices: Jun'ichi Kanemaru, Nao Takamori, Ryo Hirohashi, Shinya Fukumatsu, Kouta Nemoto, Chikao Otsuka
English Character Voices: Jason Griffith, Bella Hudson, Amy Palant, Mike Pollock, Lonnie Hirsch, Christopher Pellegrini

Sega Corporation Sound Staff

Sound Director: Teruhiko Nakagawa
Music Composers: Tomoya Ohtani, Seirou Okamoto, Mariko Nanba

Sega Corporation

General Producer: Hiroyuki Miyazaki, Takayuki Kawagoe
Executive Management: Hideki Okamura, Masanao Maeda
Executive Producer: Hisao Oguchi

Sega Of America Inc.

CEO: Naoya Tsurumi
President And COO: Simon Jeffery
Vice President Of Product Development: David Cobb
Localization Manager: John Merlino
Localization Producers: Kevin Frane, Patrick Riley
Senior Publishing Manager: Klayton Vorlick
Vice President Of Sales: Sue Hughes Taigen
Vice President Of Entertainment Marketing: Scott A. Steinberg
Director Of Marketing: Don Mesa
Marketing Coordinator: Grant Matson
Public Relations Manager: Steve Groll
Creative Services Manager: Jen Groeling
Production Specialist: Heather Lucchetti
Vice President Of Business Development: Rob Lightner
Licensing Specialist: Dyna Lopez
Director Of Web Development: Chris Olson
Web Producer: Marjorie Purganan
Online Art Director: Rodwin Pabello
Flash Developer: Mike Dobbins
Senior Web Developer: Ricky Viray
Head Of Openations: Tom Dudley
QA Manager: Deni Skeens
QA Supervisor: Josh Morton
Senior QA Lead: Shawn Dobbins, Demetrius Griffin
QA Lead Tester: Teressa Guest
Assistant QA Lead Tester: Kyle Beverman
Testers: Justin Honegger, Matt Girard, Alice Grunstra
Compliancy Lead Analyst: Stephen Akana
Compliancy Assistnat Lead: Lawrence Mann, Joe Floyd
Compliancy Testers: Junior Sison, Eduardo Camacho, John Belcher
Mastering Lab Coordinator: Rhianna Kellom
Mastering Lab Technicians: Rey Buzon, Ray Vasquez, Scott Sampson
Special Thanks: Jason Kuo, David Williams, Yosuke Moriya, Marcella Churchill, Lina Eriksson, Ayumi Tani, Mina Provonsha, Jamie Harvey, Peter Summersgill

Sega Europe Ltd.

CEO: Naoya Tsurumi
President/COO: Michael Hayes
Development Director: Gary Dunn
Director of European Marketing: Gary Knight
Head of Studio, Localisation: Kuniyo Matsumoto
Producer: Ayano Murofushi
European PR: Kerry Martyn
Marketing Manager: David Corless
Senior Brand Manager: Helen Lawson
Assistant Brand Manager: Michele Dix
International Marketing Manager: Ben Chalmers-Stevens
Creative Services: Alison Peat, Tom Bingle, Morgan Gibbons, Akane Hiraoka, Arnoud Tempelaere
Head of Operations: Mark Simmons
Purchasing Manager: Caroline Searle
Operations: Natalie Cooke
Online Marketing Manager: Mike Evans
Online Development Manager: Nina Ahmad
Online Creative Manager: Bennie Booysen
Web Designer: Bennie Booysen
Community Manager: Romly Broad
Head of UK Marketing: Tina Hicks
UK Product Manager: Phil Lamb
UK PR Manager: Stefan McGarry
UK Trade Marketing Manager: Clare Davis
Lawyer: Mark Bennett
Licensing Manager: Nivine Emeran
Head of Development Services: Mark LeBreton
Localisation Manager: Marta Lois González
Localisation Coordinator: Giuseppe Rizzo
QA Supervisor: Marlon Grant, Stuart Arrowsmith
Master Technicians: John Hegarty, Jigar Patel
Senior Team Lead: Julie Metior
Team Lead: Renée Teloka
Testers: Deanne Anderson, Kasim Rehman, Kerry Hance, Sam Leek, James Hovell, Samuel Jacobs
Standards Coordinator: Mohammed Ajaib
Standards Technicians: Tom East, Hiroki Saito
Senior Language Team Lead: Jean-Baptiste Bagot, Sven Wittmaack
Senior Language Tester: Joe Hellmann
Language Testers: Raul Garcia, Julien Grelet, Ruggero Varisco
DG Europe du Sud: James Rebours

Sega France

General Director: Frédéric Dumas
Head of Marketing: Thomas Grellier
Product Manager: Alexandre Chapt
Head of PR: Franck Sébastien
Press Representative: Alexandra Fiore

Theme Song "A New Venture"

Vocals: Tahirih Walker
Lyrics: Sakae Osumi
Music: Tomoya Ohtani
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Yoshitada Miya
Recording Location: SEGA DIGITAL STUDIO
Recording Coordinators: Teruhiko Nakagawa, Akiko Nakahata (A&K Corp. Ltd.)

Created By: Sonic Team
Presented By: Sega

Resources

Sales Data

Number of copies sold Sega IR Reference Platforms Regions Cumulative sales total
114,300 FY2008 3rd Quarter and Full Year Results DS US 114,300
234,800 " " EU 378,300

Physical Scans




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80 Sonic Retro Average
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Publication Score Source
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Artwork

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Sonic games for the following systems
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