Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Review

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I was brought up with Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Mega Drive (remember them?).

Now, the iconic ‘blue blur’, Sonic the Hedgehog, is racing once again in Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice and we were sent a copy to put through its paces.

The game features the now infamous Sonic, as well as friends Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Sticks.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is a single-player game on the Nintendo 3DS. You will find Sonic and his friends in familiar settings as they embark on a brand new adventure to battle Dr. Eggman as well as an all-new super villain, D-Fekt which were Isaac’s highlights of the game.

The game has lots of checkpoints which is perfect for Isaac who can save the game as he goes along without having to go back and restart large sections. He gets really frustrated by games where you have to repeat large portions of the game. It also features Sonic’s life preserving ring system and the familiar “Ping Ping Ping” as you collect them, which really helps in tricky moments by repositioning you at a point just before the trouble that caused a hit.

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The team’s adventures bring the characters to locations both familiar and new as they explore, race and protect their world. The game infuses fire and ice elements throughout gameplay, enabling new abilities to play out in special character moves and interactions with environments.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice enables players to run through the game at top speed, or take your time with deeper exploration and puzzle play. I am not sure being able to race through the game at top speed is the best move as it meant Isaac has completed it already and no longer wants to play it, moving on to another game within a couple of weeks, however Kian has been enjoying some of the puzzle play (when Isaac isn’t looking that is).

If you are looking for a high-speed fun classic platform game, then this is for you.

13 thoughts on “Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Review

  1. I used to love Sonic the Hedgehog. I wasn’t particularly good at it, but it was fun. I’d love to get a sneaky go on this myself I think
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  2. This looks brilliant I want to play it. I don’t get to play games much!!!!
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  3. We are huge Sonic fans, when I first met my husband and before kids we use to stay up all night playing Sonic!! So many fun memories!! I will have to look out for this one.

  4. This brings back memories for my mummy! She used to play Sonic when she was younger! Looks like a cool update!
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  5. I used to love sonic!! I didn’t realise he was still around to be honest! My son is only interested in Fifa but I think I might have to get him into Sonic, just so I can have a try!
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  6. Jodie Marie says:

    Forget the kids, I want to buy this one for myself!

  7. I can see my nephew and niece loving this. They love playing games.

  8. I’m so buying this for myself this Christmas never mind the kids I used to love playing sonic as a kids. I am taking over jacks ds for a while.

  9. Oh gosh, never mind the kids lol I’m sure mummy would have lots of fun playing this. I loved sonic growing up xx
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  10. I used to love Sonic when I was little!
    Now my boy is Sonic mad! Will have to get him this for his 3DS 🙂 x
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  11. Rachel says:

    Now this looks and sounds like so much fun, I do love a it of Sonic x
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  12. Oh gosh,
    I do miss a good bit of vintage sonic!

  13. We don’t play games in our house, not that I’m against it, but no ones seems to be interested. This does look like a fun game to play though 🙂
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