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Developer(s) Simple Studios
Publisher(s) Sega Logo
Platform(s) PlayStation 4 logo and wordmark.svg

WiiU.svg Xbox One logo.svg Steam Icon

Release Date(s)
World icon November 21, 2015
Age Rating(s)
ESRB 10460px-PEGI 7+.svgCERO B
Genre(s) 3D action-platformer
Series Sonic Blur
Successor Sonic Blur: Episode β
A New Beginning.
Tagline

Sonic Blur: Episode α is the first game of the Sonic Blur series, released in November 21, 2015 for the Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam. Developed by Stardust Citadel and published by Sega, the game takes place in South Island, setting up the origins for the new storyline of the series. The game was developed on Unreal Engine 4 for the next gen consoles, while the Wii U version was made with Unity 5.

Story

The game has three (four if you count the Final Battle as its own story) stories. Chronologically, Tails's Story is the first one, while Sonic's Story directly follows that storyline while the Knuckles's Story takes place sometime after the events of Sonic's Story. The final story is the ending of all 3 stories, in which Sonic,Knuckles and Tails must defeat Metal Sonic Kai

Sonic

TBA

Tails

TBA

Knuckles

TBA

Team Chaotix (DLC)

Gameplay

The gameplay of Sonic Blur: Episode α is fairly similar to the likes of the original trilogy. Players take control of either Sonic, Tails or Knuckles through out zones with three acts each. Levels are linear, only requiring the player to go the right end of the stage, although through the stage are hidden rare items, such as 1-Ups and emblems, which can be utilized to unlock content in the game. Each character plays differently in terms of speed, with Sonic being the fastest, Tails being average and Knuckles being the slowestand they go through the same stages, but they go through different sections of the stage. Each one of them has unique abilities and their levels utilizes those abilities in order to progress.

At the end of the third act, players fight a boss, either Eggman for the Sonic levels, a high rank mook of the Bird Armada for Tails or EggRobo for Knuckles. The game has a multiplayer mode similar to the one in Sonic 2, in which players go through the levels trying to finish it before the other one does. It also includes items from the multiplayer mode of Sonic 3 to make things more chaotic, although the player can disable that if they want.

Controls are simple in Sonic Blur, only requiring the D-Pad or analog stick and two other buttons, a jump button and an action button, which is utilized for certain moves and to progress through the level by activiting levers or switches. The game also includes a Party Mode, featuring minigames from Sonic Shuffle which can be played up to four players.

Moves

Description
SBSpinAttackTutorial1SBSpinAttackTutorial2
"While going through a slope, press the down button and you will perform a Spin Attack! This will defeat any enemy in the path as well giving a small speed boost. You can also perform a Spin Jump! Simply jump and hit the enemy while in a ball position or otherwise you might get hit by the enemy!."----

SBSonicIconSBTailsIconSBKnucklesIcon

SBSpinDashTutorial
"Stand still and hold the down button, then tap the jump button and you will begin charging your Spin Dash! The more you tap, the longer and faster you go.----

SBSonicIconSBTailsIconSBKnucklesIcon

SBHomingAttackTutorial
"When you get close to an enemy, a crosshair will appear. Jump in the air and press the jump button again to perform a Homing Attack! Sometimes, multiple crosshairs across multiple enemies will appear, so keep pressing the jump button to hit them all!"----

SBSonicIcon

SBInstaShieldTutorial
"If you jump and an enemy is too far away and throws a projectile at you, you can utilize the Insta-Shield, which not only protects you from the projectile, it also reflects it."----

SBSonicIcon

SBLightSpeedDashTutorial
"If you see a trail of rings, press the action button to perform a Light Speed Dash! Sonic will go through the rings very fast, collecting all the coins and defeating all the enemies in the path. Sometimes, a trail of rings can lead to a secret, so pay attention!"----

SBSonicIcon

SBStompTutorial
"Sometimes, pure speed cannot break through some things. So that's you have the ability to Stomp! Jump and then press the action button in midair to stomp an enemy or to break something heavy, sometimes you might even find secrets under those things!"----

SBSonicIcon

SBPropellerFlying
"As Tails, jump in the air and press the jump button again to use the Propeller Flying! Press the jump button again to get better height, although be careful, Tails will become fatigued if flying for long enough.----

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SBTailsAttack
"As Tails, press the action button while moving to perform a Tails Attack! You can press the action button again to keep doing the attack."----

SBTailsIcon

SBGlideTutorial
"As Knuckles, press the jump button while in mid air to perform a Glide! While gliding, if you get to a wall, you can cling on that and climb the wall."----

SBKnucklesIcon

Characters

Playable Characters

Character Description
Creative title of this sonic render updated by finnakira-d8usj5g Sonic the Hedgehog----

Sonic is the fastest character of the game, although he has the shortest jump and average strength. He has his famous abilities from the 3D games such as the Homing Attack and the Light Speed Dash as well his traditional Spin Dash and the Spin Attack from Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Sonic's stages are traditional sidescrollers reminiscent of the original Sonic games.

Tails flying recreated pose upgraded by finnakira-d81luus Miles "Tails" Prower----

Tails is not very fast neither he is very strong but he makes up for great mobility, thanks to his ability to fly, allowing him to get to places where neither Sonic or Knuckles can reach. Tails stages are logic puzzles in which he must use his gadgets to unlock the gateway to the end of the level.

KnucklesRemastered Knuckles the Echidna----

Like Tails, Knuckles isn't very fast, although he is the strongest character in the cast, being the only one able to break through big boulders, giving him access to secret paths. Knuckles can glide and climb up walls giving ihm more options for mobility. Knuckles' stages are based off of Sonic Adventure 2's but refined and without the randomized locations.

The brave mighty by nibrocrock-d84o9rq Mighty the Armadillo(secret)----

Mighty is a character unlocked by collecting every emblem in the game. His stages are hybrids of the other 3. TBC

NPCs

Stages

Story

Stage Description
Beryl Beach Zone
Malachite Mountain Zone
Realgar Ruins Zone
Feldspar Forest Zone
Sarsen Sea Zone
Celestine Cave Zone
Spinel Skies Zone
Jet Jungle Zone
Lazuli Labs Zone

Extra

Enemies

Bosses

Items

Achievements

Downloadble Content

Reception

References

  • Sonic the Hedgehog: The whole game takes place in South Island (with the exception of the last unlockable stage), which was the location of the events of the first Sonic game.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2: The game utilizes sprites from that game for the tutorials.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit): Tails's story in this game is similar to the one the 8-bit Sonic 2 game, where he is captured by Robotnik.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3: Sonic can perform the Insta-Shield attack, which works the same way it did in StH3.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles: Tails not being able to use the Insta-Shield comes from this game, where he instead flies.

Trivia

Credits

  • Spriters-Resource: User Flare for the Sonic icons.
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Works
Smash Revolution | Sonic the Hedgehog: Terminal Velocity | Heir to the Throne | Pokémon Order and Chaos Versions | Digimon Saga: Cyber Anarchy | Persona NX: The Game of Fate | Sonic the Hedgehog: Remastered | Shadow the Hedgehog 2 | Project X Zone 3 | Sonic Blur: Episode α | Sonic Blur: Episode β

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