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E3 2013 | “Sonic Lost World” A Colorful Roller Coaster

Posted on June 11, 2013 AT 02:40pm

SEGA’s favorite blue hedgehog has been on a roll as of late, thanks to his recent hits Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations. A couple weeks ago it was announced that SEGA will be releasing three exclusive Sonic titles for the Nintendo Wii U system. One such game is Sonic Lost World, which takes a couple plays from the Super Mario Galaxy realm and injects a big shot of adrenaline into it.

In the Nintendo booth I was able to test out the first level in Sonic Lost World: Windy City. Here Sonic speeds through like he always does, taking out Doctor Eggman’s robots with his agility and lock-on smash maneuvers along the way. The controls, unlike what I dealt with in Sonic Generations, were automatically responsive, with Sonic jumping immediately after I pressed the A-button, and maneuvering with ease without any sense of lag that I could find. Windy City’s colors were vibrant and beautifully detailed, while at the same time keeping true to the classic look of Sonic’s Genesis days.

Returning to Sonic’s world are the Wisps, last seen in Sonic Colors. In this level I came across Cyan, who uses a laser speed maneuver to get through an area quicker. When activating him you then trace the path you want using the Gamepad’s touch screen. While it’s fairly easy to just go nilly-willy on the tracing it’s probably best to take your time when initiating this power (this speaking from my experience from it). Still it’s a welcoming return to see these powerful characters in an HD world.

Sonic Lost World is due on the Wii U on October 13, with a 3DS version coming on the same day. From the way it’s looking so far this is one adventure with the fastest thing alive that you may not want to miss.

An accomplished music, anime, and video game critic, Evan Bourgault has been a Contributing Editor and Podcast host with ElectricSistaHood since 2008. His passion for discovering new bands, developers, and Japanese pop culture began in his college radio days and continues on today. Follow Evan on Twitter at twitter.com/King_Baby_Duck

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