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The sequel fans have waited for is finally here - Sonic The Hedgehog™ 4 Episode I!

Featuring enhanced gameplay elements, including the classic Sonic Spin Dash, and the versatile Homing Attack, Sonic 4 picks up right where Sonic and Knuckles™ left off.
Two exclusive levels build specifically for iOS devices using the accelerometer.

All of Sonic's classic moves are available, including the newer Homing Attack which will add a new level of control and excitement.

Race through 4 unique zones containing 4 acts each as well as 7 special stages.

A staple of the Genesis-era games, the special stages return allowing fans to collect the 7 Chaos Emeralds and unlock Super Sonic.

Experience Episode I with stunning HD resoultion graphics for your iPad devices!

GamePro - “…this looks and feels like a genuine Sonic game, deserving of the "4" attached to its title.”
IGN – “After an afternoon in its presence it's become seared in our conscience just like the classic levels of the early Sonics – and surely that's reason enough to have faith in Sonic the Hedgehog 4.”

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What's New in Version 1.1

Optimization for iPad 1 and bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

By far one of the best Sonic games ever made!

It plays like the original Sonic game but with the design focused on Sonic's ease of speeding through levels that were so characteristic of Sonic 2... In fact, I'd say even to the next degree! That makes this game one of the best to play of all the side scrolling Sonic games! Super fun!! [FOR A CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM, SEE BELOW].

I love the variety of ways that Sonic can go fast, get thrown around, and interact with the environment to the effect of going faster and getting thrown around more... Obviously this game was very well through.

Though I gave it five stars, I do have two major pieces of criticism, (I hope the developers take the time to read this...) One: the thumb controls are a little hard to use. Their sensing range is too small for my hands, especially the jump button. The tilting controls don't seem to work well either because you have to turn your head too if you want to see the screen upright... it has the effect of something akin to eating a taco.

Also a little disappointed there are only four levels, rather than the standard six. If you're going to make a game this good, why not go full out? It also makes it disproportionate to the time it takes to complete the special stages, which are the standard number, and are quite challenging.

One more point of criticism: the third battle against Robotnik (I refuse to call him "Eggman") is disproportionately hard compared to the others. A slight oversight?

Repeat of the Wii

The game is great. So when I saw Episode II available on the Itunes store. I bought it. Turns out Episode II doesn't work on Ipad Minis. (I've already posted a review on Episode II about this.) And Episode I doesn't work on iPod Touches. Sega make the same mistake they did with the Wii, which is: If you release Episode 1 on a certain platform, you have to release Episode II on the same platform. Otherwise, it cheats the fans out of Episode Metal, and it becomes such a hassle for the fans because they either miss out on half the game, or have to rebuy the half they already own.

I would be fine if both episodes only worked on the iPad (mini), or only worked on the iPod Touch, but one only working on one, and the other only working the other is not acceptable. Ever. The game, however, is so good that it warrants a better rating that 1 Star.

(Side Note: It is a bit annoying to rest the cord of headphones plugged into the headphone jack in between your pinkie and ring finger, but it's relatively minor.)

The controls are horrid.

I love sonic, but more importantly my 12 year old nephew loves sonic and I figured downloading this game would be great fun for the both of us, however upon my purchase I soon realized I made a mistake. The d-pad is a pain it's tiny and it is stuck in its
Location without the the option to move it. It's small size and positioning make playing the game very awkward for me. I can't enjoy anything that's going on because everything bit of progress I make feels like a fluke.

This game needs an update, if Grand a theft Auto 3 can be pulled off on the iPad with incredible control customizations, then a 2D platformer should be a breeze, and yet it's a pain.

Sonic The Hedgehog 4™ Episode I HD
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Games
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  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 187 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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