|Sonic Speedball RPG|
|Developer(s)||Coke Dimensions, EEA Inc.|
|Platform(s)||Nintendo DS, S.T.Y.L.U.S., S.T.Y.L.U.S. 1.5|
|Release Date(s)|| Nintendo DS: |
January 3, 2009
January 21 2009
February 12 2009
March 3 2009
March 9 2009
April 13 2009
June 12 2009
July 2 2009
July 24 2009
August 31 2009
September 3 2009
October 11 2009
|Media Included||DS Card, S.T.Y.L.U.S. Card, S.T.Y.L.U.S 1.5 Card, Wii Disk|
Sonic Speedball RPG (Japanese: 音波のスピードボール RPG) is a new RPG title game. It was started by Coke Dimensions and EEA Inc. is assisting it. The game takes place after Sonic Rush Adventure, but uses terms from Sonic Adventure DX: Directors Cut for the GameCube, but the Game is for the DS and the DSi. A remake of this game will release for the S.T.Y.L.U.S. A novel of the game was released along with the game in a special bonus pack. The game was rated E for Cartoon Violence and Crude Humor.
The game is a RPG game so if Sonic or any other character runs into an enemy they must battle it in an RPG style. It has very great graphics for a DS RPG game which fans enjoyed. It is still like any Sonic adventure game like Sonic and the Secret Rings. The game is not all RPG though. If the player beats the game they will unlock non-RPG mode which would make it like other Sonic adventure games. Then the player can chose on options RPG, on or off. There is also a 2 player mode in which one player will control the heroes and the other will control the enemies and try to kill the other player. They can pick from 10 stages to battle in. To change characters, the player must pause and pick swap characters and then pick from the characters they have unlocked (to unlock characters, you must get them to join your party in Adventure Mode). The gameplay is also somewhat similar to Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The game has no online play.
Sonic the Hedgehog is enjoying the beach one early morning. Then he hears commotion coming from Station Square. Everyone is chattering about a flying car that headed into Emerald Beach. Sonic says, "Finally time to flex my legs and move it!" before rushing to Emerald Beach. He finds the flying car. He feels a familiar sensation. Zoom. A Chaos Emerald flies by. Then Sonic hears a familiar voice: Shadow. "Well, well, well. Look who we have here. Long time, no see, Sonic the Hedgehog!" he says. "The Emerald; have you come for it?" Sonic denies, but Shadow insists that he's lying. He uses Chaos Spear and runs off. Sonic knows Shadow is up to no good so he chases Shadow. Shadow sees Sonic is following him so he uses Chaos Control and disappears. Sonic is confused and scratches his head. "What was that all about?" thought Sonic. Then Tails and Amy ran up to Sonic. "Seems like Shadow's at it again..." said Amy. "But what does he want this time?" asked Sonic. Tails spoke up. "According to the news, Shadow is after the emeralds." "Wrong," said a voice behind them. "I AM!" Robots surrounded the animals and trapped the three in the middle. "So you're after them too!" said the voice. "I KNEW IT..." Everything went black for Sonic and his friends. One day later Silver the Hedgehog was watching T.V. and found out the Sonic, Tails, and Amy were kidnapped. "I thought so," he said with a snarl. "Sonic has got himself in enough trouble already!". Then the T.V. turned black. "Silly power." said Silver. Then it lit up. A voice called from the T.V. "So, Silver-want a chance to be a hero?" Before Silver could answer the voice said "Two words, STAR STATUES." Then the normal T.V. turned back on. "What?" said Silver out loud. "The T.V. is in black and white..." Then he heard a knocking sound. Silver opened the door to find Robots all around the door. Silver defeated them all and walked out. The town was gone. Only his house and a few other small houses remained. Silver went up to a door and knocked. A bunch of Robots came out of the house. "Weird." he said. Then a voice called to him, "So, Silver want a chance to be a hero?" Before Silver could answer the voice said "Two words, STAR STATUES." Then Sonic ran by. "I thought you got kidnapped!" said Silver. Then the realized he had traveled back in time.
Silver thought it would be best to follow Sonic. After a little while he gave up and sat down. There before him was a Star Statue. In the Mushroom Kingdom Mario was walking down the path when a Metal Star fell on him head. Mario took it home and showed Luigi and Peach. Suddenly Mario remembered his MHL hockey tournament (Super Mario MHL at this time). What Mario, Luigi and Peach didn't know was that when they were gone a mysterious dark figure entered the house and stole the Star. It was Shadow. "Ah." he said and opened it up-inside was a Chaos Emerald. "So, the Star Statues have Emeralds in them. Now I see why Eggman Nega wants them." Shadow had used Chaos Control before to get to the Mushroom Kingdom. Shadow disappeared with Chaos Control and later Mario and Luigi got back. They saw that Mario's Metal Star was on the ground and opened. "Something important was inside." said Peach. There was nothing they could do about it. Then a Toad came to Mario and said "Peach has been kidnapped!" Mario and Luigi went to Bowser's Castle.
"Where is the Princess, Bowser!" But Bowser didn't know. At that time, Silver was taking the Star Statue home when Shadow arrived and grabbed the statue. "So you are looking from EMERALDS too!" "No." said Silver. "Surrrrre." said Shadow. He used Chaos Control but Silver grabbed him and went with him. "Tell me what is going on, Shadow!" Shadow was silent for a few minutes then he said "Okay, I'll tell you. Remember Eggman Nega." "Yes. So?" said Silver. "He made 7 Star Statues and hid the Emeralds is them until Mecha Shadow was finished. Mecha Shadow is a new robot supposed to be better that me. I have to get the Emeralds before Mecha Shadow is finished and stop him." Little did Shadow know that the Stars on the Star Statues would be the only things that Eggman Nega needed to finish Mecha Shadow. Eggman Nega arrived at Silver's house after Shadow and Silver were gone and retrieved his first Star to finishing Mecha Shadow and destroying Sonic's home world. Eggman Nega that left the past and went on his way to he fortress. Meanwhile Sonic, Tails, Amy had been kidnapped by a giant Eggman Robot and were at its fortress. "WHERE ARE THE CHAOS EMERALDS YOU STOLE FROM ME?" Sonic claimed that he didn't know what the robot was talking about. "THEN YOU MUST BE DESTROYED!" "Stop!" yelled Shadow and Silver who arrived from Chaos Control. Shadow defeated the giant robot and it was revealed this it was really Blaze the Cat who was also searching for Chaos Emeralds.
"I have three Emeralds if you want to help us, Blaze." said Shadow. "Thanks, buddy." said Blaze. "NEVER CALL ME BUDDY!" yelled Shadow and he walked away. Amy and Tails went home and the team included: Sonic, Shadow, Silver and Blaze. Shadow kept walking, then he used Chaos Control. He warped to a battlefield. "Pikachu, Raichu, Tag Team Thunder!" a voice yelled. Shadow turned around to see two mouse creatures attacking a giant poison blob and a bird with a stick. Shadow said, "Aw, this place is worthless." He used Chaos Control and went home. However, the mouse creatures went with him... Sonic and Silver were arguing about what to do. Shadow was missing, and Blaze was tracking down a Star Statue. Suddenly Sonic, Silver, and Blaze stopped in there tracks. Their before them was a huge dragon, Ridley. The Sonic team charged. "Why is that dragon dude from when we brawled HERE?" yelled Sonic. Blaze attacked him but the monster swallowed her whole. "Retreat!" called Silver but Sonic didn't listen. Ridley ate Sonic too. Silver didn't know what to do so he ran away as fast as he could. Inside the beast, Sonic met Blaze and together they started to search for a way out. Then something catches Sonic's eye. "Look." There before them was a Star Statue in the belly of Ridley. Meanwhile, Silver had given up his efforts to fight Ridley. He jumped on top of a building and into the sky. There before him was Ho-oh and Lugia, fighting over... A Star Statue. A Fire Blast from Ho-oh broke the statue open. But inside was a Sol Emerald. Silver tried to get it, but an Aeroblast from Lugia blasted Silver into the clouds and into a desert. Then a swordsman was right in front of him. Marth. "So, Silver, want a chance to win a Star Statue?" he said. "How do you know about Star Statues?" Silver replied. "Henry the Moose told me." Marth shot back. "Who in the world is Henry the Moose!?" Silver said. "I don't know, I got a letter instructing me to kill you at all costs or give up my Star Statue containing the Ruby of Altea. So, are you game?" Marth proposed. "Oh, I'm more than just game. I'm prepared to kill you." Silver accepted.
Meanwhile, in Ridley's belly, Blaze plucked open the Star Statue. She fell through a portal in the statue. "Blaze!" Sonic shouted. But it was too late. Blaze was gone. Blaze was in the Mushroom Kingdom. Now only the Chaos Emerald remained. Sonic used it to escape from Ridley. Meanwhile at Mushroom Kingdom, Mario still thought Bowser had kidnapped Peach. But Bowser didn't because it was Eggman Nega. "So you are the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom. I have got to admit that you are really cute but your Kingdom has one of my Star Statues..." Peach didn't want to give away the secret of Mario having one. Just then Henry the Moose jumped down and freed Peach. But Eggman was strong. he picked up Henry and threw him to the ground. Henry's two Star Statues fell out. "TWO statues. Thanks Henry." But before Eggman Nega could leave, Blaze fell on top of him. After beating a boss battle, Blaze saved Henry and Peach. But sadly Eggman Nega took the two Stars from the Star Statues back to the Death Egg. He had two more parts to add to his one already at the Death Egg. "Mecha Shadow will soon be complete!" Then he zoomed away.
Before he could add the parts to Mega Shadow, a program appeared in front of him. "You are not getting past me without giving me those Star Statues!" it said. "Oh, I know you. 3.14." Eggman Nega responded. As soon as he said that, a fierce battle engaged between 3.14 and Nega. In the end, 3.14 almost got both of the Stars, but only one was retrieved, so he fled. "I'll get you, 3.14, if it's the last thing I ever do!!!" Nega yelled in agony. At about the same time, Silver and Marth had been battling it out. Marth called for Ike, so Silver would be at a disadvantage. When Ike successfully stole the Ruby of Altea, he shrunk, and shrunk, and shrunk, until he was a child. Young Ike.
Marth said, "WHAT?!?! My ally is now a CHILD? Should have let Silver get the Ruby... Aaagh! You win this time, hedgehog." He took the Ruby from Young Ike and gave it to Silver. Luckily, he didn't shrink. While roaming the Mushroom Kingdom, Blaze was pulled into a dark alley with a familiar ally. "Shadow! What are you doing here?" Blaze whispered. "I found seven Star Statues here. They each contain Coconuts. And they each have an engraving; Find the princess of fire and summon the eight coconuts for the true power to be awakened. You're the princess of fire. And I need one more coconut. Will you help?" Shadow responded. "Yes," Blaze answered. So, she set out to find the eighth coconut. She saw a tall castle. Hmm, this looks suspicious, she thought. And she entered. Little did she know that this was Bowser's Castle.
Bowser had a Star Statue of his own set up in his castle then Shadow, Pikachu, and Raichu arrived and took the Emerald. Bowser chased Shadow but soon was far behind him as Shadow used Chaos Control and escapes. "FOUR Emeralds now. Little does Sonic know that I will use the Emeralds to destroyed him!" Shadow then started to look for the three Emeralds. One was taken by Eggman Nega, one was in 3.14's hands, and the other was still unfound. The last Emerald was really in the hands of Pichu and Lucario. They used it to beat every Pokemon that battled them. Pokemon Trainer was pleased that little Pichu had found the Emerald. Shadow arrived. Pokemon Trainer was not scared. "Come on Pichu old buddy. Lets show this hedgehog what we got." But Shadow had four Emeralds and the Pokemon buddies only had one. Pikachu saved Pichu and he and Raichu ditched Shadow. Sadly the Pokemon left the Emerald on the ground. Shadow picked it up and used Chaos Control before the Pokemon saw what happened. Then Eggman Nega arrived. "Ha Ha. I have all out the Stars but one." "Who cares about Stars when you can get CHAOS EMERALDS!!!" yelled Shadow. Eggman Nega explained everything to Shadow and then ran of. Shadow chased him but them something caught his eye. One of the last two Emerald! Shadow stopped. "Should I get it or chase Eggman Nega?" Shadow ran back to get the Emerald. Big mistake. Shadow got the Emerald and Eggman charged. Then Peach, Henry, and Blaze jumped out of a pipe and saved him. Then 3.14 ran by with the Emerald.
He ran up to Shadow and gave him the Emerald. "It's a...a...FAKE!!!" yelled Shadow. "What?" questioned 3.14. "That means that there is one more Emerald and Star Statue out there!" said Eggman Nega in a tricky voice. Then a voice can from behind. It was Wario. In his hand was the last Emerald in the Star. Shadow tried to get it but the whole Wario was fake. The Emerald was stuck on it. "Wait, let you get this straight, how did you know about the Emeralds and Star Statues?" Eggman smiled. Then the Wario Statue shook and out of it came the one and only, FINISHED, Mecha Shadow!
"But where is the last Chaos Emerald?" wondered Shadow. Then the star on top of Mecha Shadow glowed. Shadow tried to get the Emerald but Mecha Shadow pushed him away. They suddenly the whole clan arrived. Sonic, Silver, and Blaze. "I found the last coconut!" and with that Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, and PalmMan who helped her find in tosses the coconut at Mecha Shadow and the Chaos Emerald popped out. It was an equal battle with Mecha Shadow and Shadow. after Mecha Shadow was beat, Shadow tossed the Emeralds into the sea. "I was going to kill you Sonic but you are my friend know." Sonic hugged Shadow but Shadow used Chaos Control and left. Eggman Neda tried to get the Chaos Emeralds but Sonic, Blaze, PalmMan, Baby Mario, and Baby Luigi grabbed him and imprisoned him. They also took apart Mecha Shadow. But then as they left a monster, named Chaos jumped into the water and got the Emeralds.
The story continues in Sonic Speedball RPG II: The Coming of Chaos!.
All of these characters are playable somewhere in adventure mode. In battle mode all the characters but Sonic, Shadow, Silver, and Blaze are unlockable. All other characters are unlocked by meeting them in adventure mode.
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The game had mostly good reviews. The great graphics in an RPG game was part of the reason. Fans loved the cross-over game and reviews said, great story, characters, and gameplay. They also said that the game was not to easy or hard. Also and good amount of reviews mentioned that this game in an improvement of the new Sonic the Hedgehog (series) games. Some reviewers complained that the game had no online play. It got an 8.5/10 from IGN and a 9/10 from Gamespot.
- The game was originally going to be called either: Sonic Adventure 3: RPG Warrior, Sonic and the Last Ritual, or Sonic V.S. Mecha Shadow. Then, C.I.A. Station, Inc. asked EEA Inc. if they could come up with a title, then work on it.
- During the cut scene where Shadow and Blaze are in the Mushroom Kingdom discussing coconuts, Baby DK is seen walking at the end of the alley.
- In beta elements, Litle P, McQueen Mario, and 4.13 were going to be playable but they were moved to Sonic Speedball RPG II: The Coming of Chaos! because the game had so many characters already.
- In the S.T.Y.L.U.S. 1.5 version of the game, the name was changed to Sonic Speedball RPG I: Emerald Round Up.
- One of C.I.A. Station, Inc.'s conferences said that the game would release early 2010 but it was later confirmed that the game's official release dates were in mid-2009.