The Final Word game review
This is without a doubt the best portable version of Sonic, hands down... (although we'll see what happens when Sonic makes his debut on the GameBoy Advanced!). It's an absolute shame that this system didn't take of. It was competitively priced against the GameBoy Color, had great games, awesome hardware specs, and could be played in poor lighting! OH well, on with the game... Sonic for the NGPC is primarily an re-incarnation of Sonic 2 from the Genesis, with a small dose of elements from the other Sonic games thrown in to add flavor. While the game was a relatively quick solve for an old hat at the series, the real replay value came in trying to collect the color pictures of each character.
See, scattered all throughout the game levels are these little picture parts that you have to collect, and after you solve a stage, you get to keep all of the pieces that you have found so far. Next you go to the gallery and try to put these pieces together like a puzzle, to form images of all of the characters from the game (Sonic, Tails, Robotnik, etc...). Don't kid yourself, this is probably the hardest part of trying to solve this title. Even after playing it a ton I'm still missing a couple of pieces. The only downer is that once you've found everything, you've played the game so much that the replay value is now, pretty much spent, so take that thought as you will.
My last thoughts would have to be that if you have a NGPC, you absolutely have to get your hands on this game for your collection. If you are a Sonic fan, but don't have a NGPC, this may just be reason enough to track one down. It really is a lot of fun, and well worth the price.
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