A fan-made replica of Sonic the Hedgehog that takes place in the same world, but in 3D
Sonic Robo Blast 2 is a 3D fan-made recreation of the famous Sonic the Hedgehog from the Sega glory days. It aims to bring the same enjoyment that the original title offered, while putting gameplay in a different perspective.
Controls for which the saying ‘practice makes perfect’ was invented
Sonic Robo Blast 2 tries to offer the same worlds that existed in the Sega game and transposing them to 3D takes a good dose of creativity and clear thinking. In terms of textures, you feel like that is the Sonic world which you came across in 2D but once you start to move, you soon understand that gameplay will be almost nothing like in the real thing.
In 2D you only had to worry about hitting things at the right speed and jumping at the right time, here however, you have to take into consideration angle, where stop and how to steer. Controls are rather sensitive but the layout for the keys makes it so that it’s relatively easy to get a handle on them. Still, you need to practice because bumping into enemies and walls happens quite a lot.
A vast world to explore and plenty of secrets to find
Like in Sonic, in this ‘reenactment’ you can come across secret areas but unlike in the original, in 3D, it’s much more fun. Climbing somewhere above and seeing things in a new way makes the entire game feel like much more, and it is.
The original was a rather tough game to beat and here, you can still ‘feel the burn’. There is a lot more thinking things through now and consequently a bigger sense of satisfaction when you manage to pull off a couple of good moves.
It’s fun, but it’s very patience dependent
On a closing note, Sonic Robo Blast 2 is a nice game for the Sonic fans out there. It might be a bit frustrating at first but once you master the controls, it turns into an enjoyable experience.