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Sonic Speed DX

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Sonic Speed DX
Publisher: Sega
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System(s): i-mode 504/505/700/FOMA/900/901/902/903
Release Date RRP Code Rating
Mobile phones
JP
2006-03-28 ¥315/mo ?

Sonic Speed DX (ソニックのスピードDX) is a mobile phone game released as part of the Sonic Cafe service offered by Sega, and is the 3rd version of a line of games whose predecessors were Speed and Speed DX. This game is a card game where player(s) choose a character out of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose, Dr Robotnik and Shadow, then either play a 1P game against the computer or as a 2P game against each other. High-scores can be logged on the high-scores server. There is also a tutorial mode to explain the game's rules, and a cut-down graphically version of the game for the lower-spec phones.

Gameplay

Each player is dealt five cards to form a hand, and fifteen cards facedown to form a drawing pile. A stack of five cards is then placed facedown on each side between the players, and serves as a replacement pile. Finally, two cards are placed between the replacement piles in the center in two different places, also facedown. Players flip the two center cards and proceed to put down cards. After a card is played, another is drawn from the drawing pile to maintain five cards in the hand. In traditional Speed, a player cannot put down a card of the number (a nine cannot be placed on top of a nine), only a card one step higher or lower in value than the card in the center. For ace cards, the two choices are king and two. The objective is to be the first person to play all his or her cards. Players do not take turns, and may play as many cards in a row as possible. It is considered unfair to put down more than one card at a time, but one may place them immediately after each other. For example, one may not put down 3,4,5 in one motion, but they could put down 3 then 4 then 5, in three separate motions. If neither player can put down any cards, they flip cards from the replacement cards at the same time and continue. If all cards are used up, the two piles are shuffled, and then used as the replacement decks. A card is drawn off of the top of each deck and play resumes.

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Sonic games for the Sonic Cafe mobile phone service
2001 Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic Tennis
2002 Sonic Golf | Speed | Sonic Fishing | Sonic Billiards | Nakayoshi Chao! | Sonic Bowling | Eggman no Kazuate Panic! ‎ | Sonic no Jirai Sagashi Game | Sonic Racing Shift Up | Sonic Golf C-Mode Cup
2003 Sonic Putter | Sonic Darts | Sonic Racing Kart | Sonic Reversi | Tails no Flying Get
2004 Sonic Hopping | Sonic Hopping 2 | Sonic Hearts | Sonic Panel Puzzle | Sonic Gammon
2005 Sonic Jump | Sonic no Daifugou | Amy no Page One | Sonic Kart 3D X | Sonic the Hedgehog
2006 Shadow Shoot | Sonic Reversi Hyper | Sonic Golf 3D | Sonic no 7 Narabe | Speed DX | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | Sonic no Napoleon
2007 Sonic Speed DX | Sonic no Jigen Ressha ‎ | Sonic no Casino Poker