Sonic & Knuckles
Reviewed by Aristotle
Sonic and Knuckles is an excellent game in all manners.
Every single thing I love abut this game is covered by the
reviews, so read on to hear what I think about Sonic and
GRAPHICS: Great, no doubt about it. No NFL2K, but very
detailed, as detailed as Genesis can be, and I love when
Knuckles is gliding through the air, not to mention Sonic's
shield. The game also features a very good framerate, so the
graphics all flow together smoothly, not choppily. And what
the graphics don't have, the sound and music more than makes
up for it.
SOUND/MUSIC: Great, but not as good as the graphics. Unlike
most other games, the music doesn't become tediously
annoying as quick. There are separate soundtracks for each
and every level (check out the Lava Reef's music!), all of
which are unique in their own way. The sound is pretty cool,
but can get pretty annoying and boring after a relatively
short time compared to the music. However, I don't really
notice either of them because I'm too engrossed in the
gameplay and controls :-)
STORY: Top notch. In Knuckles' story, Robotnik steals the
Master Emerald holding up the Floating Island, and Knuckles,
being the excellent guardian that he is, must get it back
and save the world from EggBelly. In Sonic, Robotnik is
capturing his friends while up to no good, trying to
dominate the world, and Sonic, being the great hedgehog that
he is, goes and saves the world from him. Excellent.
CONTROLS: Simple and effective. Three different buttons
jump, so you can use whichever one works best for you, and
of course, you have your directional pad for moving Sonic or
Knuckles. Press one of the Jump buttons twice in a row and
Sonic will do his Shield, and Knuckles will glide and/or
grab onto a wall.
DIFFICULTY: Not that difficult, which is pretty cool. Seven
or eight levels, all consisting of two separate levels
provide extremely engrossing gameplay. Only a few cheat
codes, however, and that sometimes takes away from the fun
factor for those video game challenged.
FINAL THOUGHT: BUY THIS GREAT GAME RIGHT NOW!!!!!!! Everyone
will enjoy it, all ages. Doesn't cost that much either, only
anywhere from $5 to $20.