Sonic Legends
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Developer(s) Kaji Productions, Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U
Genre(s) Action
Beat em Up
Series Sonic the Hedgehog
Release Date(s) Flag of USA December 16th, 2016
Japan Flag December 15th, 2016
Flag of Europe December 20th, 2016
Canada December 18th, 2016
Flag of Australia December 14th, 2016
Mode(s) Single Player, Multiplayer
Age Rating(s) ESRB: 80px-ESRB 2013 Teen.svg (Fantasy Violence, Strong Language)
Media Included PlayStation 4 Disc
Xbox One Disc
Wii U Disk
Digital Download

Sonic Legends (ソニック伝説 Sonikku Densetsu) is a Sonic the Hedgehog video game developed by Kaji Productions and Sonic Team, and published by Sega for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U. This is the first Sonic game to be published for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game revolves around Eggman creating two different creatures from a red sphere and blue sphere, but his plan backfires and he goes missing. After Eggman's headquarters is taken over, Sonic and friends now team up to take down this new threat, encountering a new ally to help them.


At the start of the game, Eggman can be seen examining a red sphere and a blue sphere. After a few seconds, he pulls a lever on and two huge cylinders appear out of the floor, one with a female wolf and the other with a male wolf, energy tubes connected to their bodies. Eggman places the blue sphere inside of one cannon and the red orb in another, hitting a button as a laser shoots out of both cannons, striking the bodies as they start to glow in separate auras. Once the cannons shut off, both wolves open their eyes as the energy tubes disconnect from their bodies, Eggman triumph in his "successful project". He names his new associates Akai and Apollo, planning to use them to gather the seven chaos emeralds. When Eggman commands them too go and track the chaos emeralds, Apollo disobeys and steals the red sphere. Before Eggman can confront him, Apollo opens a warp hole and sends Eggman into it, not to be seen again.

After this happens, Apollo tries to take the blue sphere, but Akai gets a hold of it first and creates her own portal to flee. Out of anger, Apollo opens another warp hole as dozens of evil spirits and creatures pour from it, commanding them to go hunt down Akai and steal the blue sphere back.

When the scene changes, Sonic, Tails, Amy, and Knuckles are flying through the air in the X-Tornado, Sonic and Knuckles sitting on the wings. Tails is talking about a meteor shower that happened yesterday night, until a blue light comes shooting out of the sky and almost hits them. Instead, it hits the ground below and forms a crater in the ground. Tails lands the X-Tornado as the team examines the hole, finding Akai and the Zeta Orb. Akai wakes up, explaining herself and what's going on. As she is talking, a dark light emerges in the distance, shooting into the sky and forming dark clouds. They seem to be leading from Eggman's headquarters, and everyone decides to let Akai join the team and help them stop the new issue that has appeared.


Sonic Legends is an action-adventure. beat em up styled game featuring tons of different characters to play as, which is different from most other Sonic games. If there are other characters nearby, you can switch and play as them, while the computer will play as the other characters. The game also supports online multiplayer after beating it, being able to choose a stage from the game as well as your own character and play through it with up to 6 other players.

Basic Attacks

Physical Moves - Physical moves are attacks done that make contact with the enemy. Physical moves tend to deal more damage, but make it so that you are hit easier. Mostly Power-Type characters use these type of moves.
Special Moves- Special moves are the opposite of physical moves, and make no contact with the enemy. They don't do as much damage, but make it so that the character is at a safe range from the target and are less likely to be hit.
Support Moves- Support moves are used to help your teammates, but there are very few of them. Support moves have raise your health, power, and defense. Mostly Flying-Type characters use these type of moves. Combo Moves - Combo moves can be done by chaining together your basic physical and special attacks, along with the R1 and L1 buttons. Each character has different combo moves, which gives the game more variety.

Special Moves

Each character gets their own special move in the game. There is a small meter on the bottom left of the screen that starts to fill up as you defeat enemies. Regular badniks fill it up 1/30 each, upgraded badniks fill it up 1/20 each, and taking down a boss fills it up fully. Special moves usually knock out every type of enemy unless there are wearing silver armor or if it's a boss fight.

Character Signature Move Description
Sonic Blue Typhoon Sonic runs around in a wide-range circle, creating a huge tornado and taking out all enemies
Tails Bomb Voyage 2.0 Tails creates one large, deadly bomb which goes off and defeats all enemies.
Amy Love Frenzy Amy goes completely mad, her hammer growing twice it's size as she rages and swings it around wildly.
Knuckles Knuckle Sandwich Knuckles lands even more powerful attacks, hitting multiple times and then one final time which takes out several enemies at once.
Shadow Chaos Control Using the power of the Chaos Emeralds and his power rings, Shadow unleashes a heap of chaos energy that destroys everything in it's path.
Akai Serene Fury Akai forms a sphere of light that she floats on top of, spinning around on it and rolling over enemies, which is followed by a final blast.
Blaze Flames of Disaster Blaze engulfs the entire area in fire and lava, making it destroy all enemies and turn them to ashes.
Cream Charming Wish Cream makes a wish to help her friends, restoring all of her and her allies's health and statuses.
Silver Telekinetic Pulse Using all of his power, Silver unleashes a huge psychic pulse, blinding everyone and destroying everything.


Each character starts of with five default moves, most of which are either normal or high power, and a signature move. Speed-Type characters run faster than the other type of characters, having equal physical and special attacks, but aren't able to take hits very well. Flying-Type characters aren't very powerful attackers or defensive, but have very power special attacks and are usually seen supporting the other characters. Power-Type characters are very slow, having very good defenses to make it up.

Wii U

Wii U Controls
Right Analog Stick Moving
A/B/Y/X Jump, Double Jump, Attacking
D-Pad Dodging, Combo String
Left Analog Stick Change camera angle
L2, R2 Button Stomping, Crouch, Slide
L1 + R1 Special Move

Skill/Technique Tutors

Name Description Characters that can learn this move
Homing Attack A move that allows you to lock onto an enemy and attack. If several enemies are nearby, you can chain them together. All
Spin Dash A move that can be charged up for more power, and hits enemies simultaneously. It can also be used to boost the user's speed. All
Light Speed Dash A non-attacking moves that allows the user to travel across a trail of rings at light speed, which is usually used to get pass certain sections in the game. Sonic, Tails, Amy, Shadow, Blaze, Cream, Silver
Hammer Attack The user attacks with his or her special hammer, damaging enemies. Sonic, Amy, Blaze, Cream


Green Hill Zone
Pearl Lake
Dead Forest
Windmill Isle
Aquatic Summit
Quartz Casino
Crimson Mountains


Playable Characters

Name Character Description Default Moves/Powers Effects

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Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic is the world's favorite hero. The blue blur is back to stop an all new threat that seeks to inflict pain and darkness across Mobius. Being gifted with the ability of super speed, taking out enemies can be done in a flash.

Spin Dash A neutral power move that can hit several targets simultaneously. It also allows you too run faster.
Homing Attack A very powerful move that locks onto one enemy and attacks it. If enemies are close to each other, you can form a chain.
Blue Tornado A powerful move that hits several targets at once by creating a tornado of speed, but requires time to charge up.
Bullet Punch A neutral close-range attack that hits several times, and gets more powerful every time it hits.
Flying Kick An attack that can be performed by jumping in the air and hitting an enemy from above, sending them flying in another direction.
Miles "Tails" Prower

Tails is Sonic's loyal sidekick and best friend. Despite being younger than most of his friends, Tails is very smart and helpful to the team, always having a plan and sticking to it. Tails has also been gifted with the power of flight, which can sometimes be very helpful.

Bomb Voyage! Throws bombs at his enemies which explode on impact.
Tail Swipe Performs a 360° spin, lashing all nearby enemies with his tails. May get dizzy if used too long.
Spin Dash A neutral power move that can hit several targets simultaneously. It also allows you too run faster.
Whirlwind Blows away all enemies and confuses them, making them unable to move.
Meteor Smash A huge punch is thrown at the target, knocking them back.
Amelia "Amy" Rose

Amy is a very energetic and acrobatic girl who has had a long-standing crush on Sonic since she was little. Although Amy doesn't have super powers like flight or supersonic speed, she's confident in her ability to fight, using her Piko Piko Hammer to take on any enemy that threatens her or her friends. She also has the ability to perform a triple jump.

Hammer Whirl Amy spins around with her hammer at high speeds, destroying any enemies that enter the radius of the spin
Storming Hearts A wave of hearts is sent at the target or targets, which is almost impossible to dodge. However, this isn't the strongest move.
Spin Dash A neutral power move that can hit several targets simultaneously. It also allows you too run faster.
Hammer Slam When in the air, Amy slams her hammer into the ground and creates an earthquake, damaging all enemies around her.
Charming Kiss A kiss is blown to the enemy, making them unable to move.
Knuckles the Echidna

Knuckles is the strongest one on the team, with his fist ready to body any threat in his way. Although he's not the brightest, Knuckles is a team player for his friends and puts up a fight.

Dig Knuckles digs underground and pops back up, attacking enemies. This can also get pass locked gates and doors.
Drill Claw When in midair, you shoot straight downwards while spinning, causing heavy damage to enemies.
Dynamic Jab A slow yet powerful attack which deals massive damage.
Quake Punch Knuckles slams his fist into the ground, creating a tremor that damages everything around him.
Rage Another very powerful move that slams into enemies and damages them, but makes the user dizzy after a while.
Shadow the Hedgehog

Shadow was created to be the Ultimate Lifeform from the DNA of Black Doom by Gerald Robotnik. After the death of his close friend, Maria Robotnik, he lost his memory. Now, Shadow is a neutral character that does stuff his way, which sometimes may not be the best way.

Chaos Spear Lightning bolts of chaos energy is shot at the target, hitting several times at once.
Chaos Blast A move that takes very long to charge, but allows an explosion of chaos energy to deal massive damage to all targets around.
Spin Dash A neutral power move that can hit several targets simultaneously. It also allows you too run faster.
Shadow Punch Punches are thrown at the target or targets, dealing neutral damage.
S. Teleport Using chaos energy, you are warp through time and space before re-appearing a certain distance away, attacking.
Akai the Wolf

Akai is a being that formed from the ancient blue sphere, or Zeta Stone. She's a very kindhearted girl who is determined to stop her evil half, Apollo, from destroying Mobius. She's able to manipulate light and use the Zeta Stone to power herself.

Lightportation Disappearing at one moment and appearing in another spot, which is usually used for evasion.
Invisible Sneak The users turns invisible and attacks. The effects of invisibility wear off after a while.
Swift Swirl A neutral power attack where the user spins continuously and shoots out light spheres.
Energy Pulse When in the air, a huge pulse of light is shot at the enemies in different directions
Final Destiny Akai's fist become shrouded in energy and light, making her punches extra strong.
Blaze the Cat
Blaze the Cat

Blaze is a princess from the Sol Dimension who is a guardian of the Sol Emeralds. She is calm and elegant, but usually tries to conceal her feelings. After spending time with Sonic, she has discovered the meaning of friendship and not to work alone. She is gifted with the power of pyrokinesis and super speed.

Axel Spin Blaze engulfs herself in flames using her pyrokinetics and creates a tornado, spinning around and damaging enemies.
Fire Claw A move that locks onto enemies and then attacks them with claws of fire. If the enemies are close by you can form a chain.
Fire Dash A neutral power move that can hit several targets simultaneously. It also allows you too run faster.
Mystic Eruption Fireballs are hurled into the air and fall back down, damaging enemies in a large radius.
Flamethrower A blast of fire is shot at the target, dealing heavy damage.
Cream the Rabbit

Cream is a very polite, pure and sweet girl who is full of curiosity and excitement. She has the ability to fly with her ears, and is not afraid to stand up for herself to help her friends. Sometimes, she can be referred to as Amy's sidekick

Flower Power A tornado of flowers is formed, allowing Cream to float on top of them and control them, attacking nearby enemies until it deforms.
Hip Drop After jumping in midair, the user drops back down and damages enemies around.
Ballet Hit Cream spins around like a ballet girl and attacks all enemies around her.
Ear Slap Using her ears, Cream attacks the enemies with tough blows, dealing lots of damage with each hit.
Sing The user sings, causing all enemies around to fall asleep.
Silver the Hedgehog

Silver is a hedgehog hailing from 200 years in the future who has the ability to travel through time and change the future. He also has psychokinesis, an ability from his which allows him to move objects with his mind.

Psychic Knife A knife-like wave of kinetic energy enemies is sent at the target, able to continuously hit.
Hold Smash Using telekinesis, the target or targets are hurled into the air and thrown in a different direction. This may also be used on enemies.
Psycho Smash A move that gets more powerful and a larger attack radius when charged up. This may also stun enemies.
Invisibility Allows the user to become invisible for a few seconds.
Roll of Thunder Several lightning strikes are shot from the sky, damaging all enemies around and stuns them.

Non-Playable Characters

Name Character Description
Apollo the Wolf
Apollo is Akai's dark half which formed from the red sphere, or Omicron Stone. He wields the power of umbrokinesis, and uses the power of the Omicron Stone to power himself. At the beginning of the game, he is also shown to be able to open portals to different locations, possibly different dimension.
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Doctor Eggman
Doctor Eggman is Sonic the Hedgehog's arch-nemesis who plans on taking over all of Mobius and becoming their new ruler. However, these plans of world domination always fail. This time, Eggman creates two beings that are meant to help him, but instead his plans backfire and he is sent to another location, never to be seen again.


Name Description
Rings Golden rotating rings of unknown origin. With one, you may be able to survive damage taken from an enemy. You can also buy things from the market.
1-UP Box A mysterious box that makes a character gain another live.
Chili dog Sonic's favorite food. When consumed, the character gains five experience points in a single skill.
Sunset Blossom A very rare flower that only blooms at sunset. They can be found in gold, orange, and/or yellow. Giving it to a character makes their attacks stronger.
Diamond Necklace A very precious necklace that is made completely from diamonds. Giving it to a character will double their ring about (So one ring becomes two)


  • If you give Amy enough moves that don't require her hammer, it will disappear. These mostly include physical moves.
  • This is only the fourth time Cream has been a playable character in a main series console game, the last one being Sonic Advance 3.
  • Sonic Legends is one of the only open world Sonic games that is a Beat em' up.
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