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Spike The Porcupine to Will The Wisp

Spike The Porcupine Logo
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Developer(s) Spike Squad Logo
Publisher(s) Nintendo Wordmark
Platform(s) Wii U



Xbox One


Release Date(s)
October 13, 2014 worldwide
Single Player


Age Rating(s)



Genre(s) Action Platformer
Spike The Porcupine (or スパイク山嵐 in Japan) is an action platformer created by the Spike Squad. It is the first installment in the Spike The Porcupine series. It was made in partnership with Nintendo. The game takes place in the same universe as Sonic The Hedgehog, but on a different planet, known as Planet Delta. The gameplay focuses mostly on Spike, but there are certain levels where you can play as his friends.


Spike and his friends are fighting invading Shadow Creatures in Wind Valley Zone, Spike's hometown, when suddenly a large portal opens. Everyone stops fighting for a second and stares at it. An unexpected giant gust of wind blows everybody over, and a laugh can be heard. Zero The Negative Porcupine jumps out of the portal and flashes an evil smile as he studies the destruction.

"Once I have all of the Chaos Diamonds, I will destroy this planet!" Zero exclaims.

The nefarious porcupine then exits back through the portal, summoning his Shadow Creatures with him. Still on the ground, Spike glares up at Zero as he leaves.

Spike and co. then have to venture through many levels to find the Chaos Diamonds before Zero.


The gameplay is very similar to the Sonic series, but with the addition of swords and other new elements. There are 3D segments mixed with 2D segments, also like Sonic. But, there is a new addition, known as "falling" segments. These new portions of levels add a greater variety to the control system. You must tilt and and use the homing attack to play at these parts.


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Image Name Abilities
Spike The Porcupine Transparent Spike The Porcupine Can swing swords and grab ledges
Stella The Porcupine Can use star blasts and spin
Claw The Crow Can fly around and use nunchuks
Razor The Cheetah Can use claws and run on all fours
Rocky The Rhino Can punch with fists and charge with horn
Saturn The Monkey Can use whip to attack and swing in certain parts
Violet The Fox Can use tornado spin and turn invisible temporarily


Image Name Description
Will O. The Wisp Transparent Will O. The Wisp A friendly creature from Planet Wisp who has accidentally traveled to Delta. He is the guide, and also runs a Skill Shop. In other words, he is the equivalent of Omochao.


Image Name Description
Zero The Negative Porcupine An evil porcupine from another world, this first boss will attack with his double spear. He is fairly easy.


There are 7 stages in each world, but only the world gets its own name. There are 7 worlds total, making the amount of levels 49. If you include the secret bonus level, then it is 50.

Image Name Description
Wind Valley Zone A very basic world, with basic Shadow Creatures and a simple layout.
Scorching Sands Zone A more difficult world, with stronger enemies and tougher obstacles, such as quicksand.
Sparkle Carnival Zone A medium difficulty world filled with obstacles and enemies.
Twilight Sky Zone A very challenging world with lots of enemies, obstacles, and cliffs.
Haunted Woods Zone A very difficult world overrun by enemies and obstacles. There is also lots of fog.
Shade Savannah Zone A fast paced world full of strong Shadow Creatures and obstacles aplenty.
Swampy Marsh Zone The final and most difficult world, Swampy Marsh is filled to the brim with enemies and hazards.


Single Player

In single player mode, you will take control of certain characters (mostly Spike) and venture through the story mode.


In multiplayer, there are two options: Co-op and Race, both of which use splitscreen.

Co-op: In co-op mode, one person will take control of Spike, while the second player gets to play as whoever is playable at the moment. You will venture through story mode, and if there are no friends playable, P2 plays as a Spike clone.

Race: In race mode, each player chooses a character and a stage. You will have to race to the finish as fast as you can go.

Full Story

Main article: here


Main article: here


The game got mostly positive reviews, praised for great visuals, tight controls, and a surprisingly good multiplayer mode. The surprising success of the game quickly demanded a sequel.

Compared to the Sonic series, there were mixed reviews. Many companies stated that it perfectly fit the Sonic series and was very fun to play. However, despite all the good reviews, some companies disliked it for certain reasons. One company said that Spike's controls were too similar to Sonic's from Sonic And The Black Knight. This is odd, considering the sword controls are actually much better than the previously mentioned title. They even feature Wii Motion Plus controls.


On October 15, 2014, it was revealed that Spike The Porcupine would indeed receive a sequel. It was yet to receive a title.

On December 3, 2014, the name was revealed. Titled a simple "Spike The Porcupine 2", the game was much anticipated.

On January 27, 2015, a trailer was released, showing the gameplay, new elements, and new characters.

On March 2, 2015, a CGI trailer was released, showing Spike slicing enemies. Then, his friends join him, smashing and blasting enemies. This trailer did not reveal much.

On May 21, 2015, a short movie was released, titled "Spike's Journey". It featured Spike and Will venturing through Dragon City to Fire Mountain.

On June 17, 2015, a final trailer was revealed, showing tons of new elements, gameplay, and enemies.

On August 13, 2015, the long-awaited game was released.


  • Oddly, Spike's artwork depicts him with a green Chaos Emerald, whereas in the games, he gets a green Chaos Diamond. This issue was later fixed.
  • The game originally had a character called "Psych The Hedgehog," but it was scrapped for unknown reasons.
    • Hacking the game will allow you to play as Psych, but his controls are incomplete and he is very glitchy.