|Developer(s)||Kaji Productions, Sonic Team|
|Platform(s)||PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U|
Beat em Up
|Series||Sonic the Hedgehog|
|Release Date(s)|| December 16th, 2016|
December 15th, 2016
December 20th, 2016
December 18th, 2016
December 14th, 2016
|Mode(s)||Single Player, Multiplayer|
|Age Rating(s)|| ESRB: (Fantasy Violence, Strong Language)|
|Media Included|| PlayStation 4 Disc|
Xbox One Disc
Wii U Disk
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.
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.
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.
|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 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|
|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
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.|
|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.|
|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.