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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:10 AM

Applelinks has posted a new review of Sonic The Hedgehog for iPod. The game brings the well known sidescroling action hero to Apple's multimedia device. Applelinks gave Sonic for iPod a score of 2 out of 5.

From the review:

Now Sonic can be played for $4.99 on the iPod. The price is important, because the controls are so frustrating and awkward to use that to pay any more would be rip-off. To their credit, Sega tried to give users two control styles: one-handed and two-handed. Neither of them work, because you just can't get the precise control you need to play a game of this speed. Both methods require you to remove your thumb from the direction controls (click wheel) in order to jump (center button), and there's just no time to do this. With practice, it's possible to work your way through the six stages of the game (all stages from the original game are here), but beating the bosses is quite a chore, and collecting all the secrets is well nigh impossible. The only place I found the controls to work at all were in the bonus stages, which are actually easier here than with the old Sega Genesis controllers.

Sega must've realized this would be a problem because they offer a feature unheard of in platform games: unlimited continues. You're going to die a lot, so rather than force you to start over, they just let you keep going until you finally finish the game or you give up entirely, the latter of which is the more likely result.
Check out the full review at the link below.
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