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Sonic Rush Adventure

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Sonic Rush Adventure
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Publisher: Sega, Nintendo (KR)
Developer:
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

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. "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

Created by Sonic Team
In Cooperation with 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
Sega Corporation Sound Staff
Sega Corporation
  • Marketing: Yasushi Yamashita
  • Retail Sales: Naoko Ooka, Akihide Ichimura
  • Publicity: Yasushi Nagumo, Hiromi Seida
  • Sales Promotion: Yumiko Ueda
  • Overseas Consumer Business Department: Tatsuya Shikata, Aya Takeuchi
  • R&D Support: Toshirou Nakayama
  • Package & Manual Production: Yoshihiro Sakuta, Hisakazu Nakagawa, Toshiki Yamaguchi, Makoto Ohta, Tetsuya Honda
  • Customer Relation: Yoshiharu Honda, Kazunori Yagi, Masahiro Ozeki, Nobuyuki Inoue, Yukihiro Taguchi
  • Product Test: Junichi Shimizu, Akira Nishikawa, Hiroyuki Miyano, Akinobu Koechi, Kazuhiko Morii, Yuji Nakamura
  • Web Artists: Mayumi Moro, Yuichi Kikuchi
  • Special Thanks: Ai Muroi, Shinobu Yokota
SEGA OF AMERICA
  • 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 Puruganan
  • Online Art Director: Rodwin Pabello
  • Flash Developer: Mike Dobbins
  • Senior Web Developer: Ricky Viray
  • Head of Operations: 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 Uberman
  • Testers: Justin Honegger, Matt Girard, Alice Grunstra
  • Compliancy Lead Analyst: Stephen Akana
  • Compliancy Assistant Leads: 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
  • Hardware Technician: Matt Ellison
  • 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 and COO: Mike Hayes
  • Development Director: Gary Dunn
  • Director of European Marketing: Gary Knight
  • Head of Studio, Localisation: Kuniyo Matsumoto
  • Localisation Producer: Ayano Murofushi
  • Senior Brand Manager: Helen Lawson
  • Assistant Brand Manager: Michele Dix
  • Head of Development Services: Mark Le Breton
  • Localisation Manager: Marta Lois Gonzalez
  • Localisation Coordinator: Giuseppe Rizzo
  • QA Supervisor: Marlon Grant, Stuart Arrowsmith
  • Senior Team Lead: Julie Metior
  • Team Lead: Renée Teloka
  • Testers: Deanne Anderson, Kasim Rehman, Kerry Hance
  • Standards Coordinator: Mohammed Ajaib
  • Standards Technicians: Tom East, Hiroki Saito, Aaron Wright
  • Senior Language Team Lead: Jean-Baptiste Bagot, Sven Wittmaack
  • Assistant Language Team Lead: Jaron Scholz
  • Language Testers: Joe Hellmann, Raul Garcia, Julien Grelet, Ruggero Varisco
Voices
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 Corporation Ltd.)
  • General Producer: Hiroyuki Miyazaki, Takayuki Kawagoe
  • Executive Management: Hideki Okamura, Masanao Maeda
  • Executive Producer: Hisao Oguchi

© Sega

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

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80 Sonic Retro Average
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