| October 2012|
| Single player|
Sonic Zoom is a game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It was developed by VictoryStar. The title is a pun of "sonic boom." It was releasded for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U. It was preceded by Sonic Generations.
In Sonic Zoom, the player travels through the levels of the game, collecting rings and defeating enemies. Defeating enemies adds to the player's score. The higher the score, the better the chance of getting a good rank at the end of the level. Collecting rings also adds to your score.
How levels are played depend on the type of character the player uses...
A Speed-type character's gameplay is similar to Sonic's gameplay in titles like Unleashed, Colors, and Generations. There is a Boost bar at the bottom-left corner of the screen that can be filled up by collecting rings, defeating enemies, and doing tricks. Then the character can use the Boost, which gives them limited invincibilty and increased speed. As long as there is energy in the Boost bar, the Boost can be used.
Speed-type characters can also do the Drift. This lets them get around tight corners without losing speed. Drifting also fills the Boost bar. A short boost of speed occurs if the character emits blue sparks.
Playing as a Flight-type character is a slightly slowed-down gameplay than the Speed type. Flight-type characters have the hover ability (it is called gliding when playing as Rouge). This lets the character be in the air for an extended amount of time. Flight-type characters can also drift when at top speed.
Power-types are the slowest characters in the game. Their gameplay is heavily combat-based. Levels are difficult when playing as a Power-type.
|Sonic||Speed||Sonic is the fastest hedgehog in the world. The 15-year-old has the best drifting ability of all the Speed-type characters.|
|Tails||Flight||His real name is Miles Prower. His Hover move has the longest range in the game. He also has possesion of numerous gadgets. The player can also use his Tornado in a couple of levels.|
|Knuckles||Power||Knuckles is able to stick to walls and scale them. He can also glide. His attacks are slow, but powerful.|
|Amy Rose||Power||Amy is Sonic's self-proclaimed girlfriend. She uses her hammer for combat. She also has a great jumping ability.|
|Blaze||Speed||Blaze is the guardian of the Sol Emeralds. She forms an emotional bond with a boy named Billy. Like Sonic, she can use the Boost and drift. She has a variation of the Homing Attack called the Fire Claw.|
|Rouge||Flight||Rouge's love for jewels has made her a part-time treasure hunter. She can dodge enemy attacks by rolling, climb walls, and glide. Her attacks are the fastest in the game.|
|Shadow||Speed||Shadow is Sonic's rival. He is unlocked after completing the first half of the story. Shadow has the best Boost of the Speed-type characters, which will make him the fastest character in the game. His drifting is poor, however.|
|E-123 Omega||Power||E-123 Omega was created by Dr. Eggman. He is the most powerful character in the game, and will be unlocked near the end of the main story. He is the best at long-range combat.|
|Cream||Flight||Cream is a rabbit who has bonded with a Chao, named Cheese. Her best friends are Amy and Blaze. She is unlockable, and will be playable after completing the main story. Cream has the highest jumps of the Flight-type characters.|
|Dr. Eggman||Evil||This time, Dr. Eggman plans to find a boy named Billy, who is the keeper of a dark secret. Eggman is also a boss who is battled three times in the game.|
|Orbot||Evil||Orbot is a robot created by Dr. Eggman. He usually checks to see if his plans are going well or points out his mistakes. Orbot works hard, but he seems to despise Eggman.|
|Cubot||Evil||Cubot was created by Dr. Eggman and Orbot. He previously had problems with his voice chip, but this is not present in the game. His best friend is Orbot, and always calls him "Buddy."|
The main theme of the game is a remix of the song "Sonic Boom."
The ending theme of this game is ""Dream with Me." It shows the relationship between Blaze and Billy.