Comedy, action, adventure and speed awaits in the latest chapter of the Sonic Boom universe: Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, coming to Nintendo 3DS family systems across Europe later this month.
Releasing as part of Sonic’s 25th anniversary celebrations, this fast-paced title sees Sonic the Hedgehog, his faithful sidekicks Miles “Tails” Prower, powerhouse Knuckles, Amy Rose and Sticks the badger, all join forces again as they prepare to do battle with the dastardly villain D-Fekt.
The trouble begins when Dr. Eggman discovers a new supercharged element called Ragnium, mining it as a powerful fuel source for his robots, making them ultra-fast – even matching Sonic’s famous speed! Not only that, but all the waste that’s created as a result of Dr. Eggman’s mining is sent to nearby islands, completely covering some areas with fire and ice. When things go array with Dr. Eggman’s mining robot D-Fekt, it’s up to Sonic and his friends to save the world,
Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Sticks have all reunited, and players can seamlessly switch between them in-game to use their unique abilities. Teamwork has never been more important: only by using Sonic’s speed, Tails’ flight, Knuckles’ brute strength, Amy’s hammer and Sticks’ boomerang, do they have a chance of putting D-Fekt on ice. It won’t be easy though: when they’re face to face with giant bosses that fill both screens, things really start to heat up.
Brand new to this title is the unique ability to switch between fire and ice to reach new areas, destroy objects and solve puzzles. Sonic and his friends can melt icy obstacles to reach hidden areas, freeze water spouts to slide speedily across gaps and much more, for a fresh take on the series’ exploration-based platforming. Players can explore at their own pace as they search out hidden secrets, or race to set their fastest times, but however they play, using fire and ice is the key to discovering new routes and areas.
Fans of the Sonic Boom TV series will already be familiar with the hilarious dialogue between Sonic and his friends, and those comic quips come to life in this third Sonic Boom game with high-quality CGI animation clips between levels, bringing the game and TV series closer than ever before.
Also included alongside the single-player adventure, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice introduces the two-player Bot Racing mode that’s purely about racing and speed, with players unlocking character-themed Bots to challenge their friends on the track.
Comedy, action, adventure, speed and plenty of platforming awaits in the latest chapter of the Sonic Boom universe: Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, coming to Nintendo 3DS family systems across Europe on 30th September, releasing as part of Sonic’s 25th anniversary celebrations.
Smash hits the
Super Smash Bros. delivers what the fans wanted in the latest “Ultimate” instalment, writes BRYAN TURNER.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the latest addition to the popular Nintendo Smash series, has landed on the Nintendo Switch with a bang, selling 5-million copies in the first week of its release. The game has been long-anticipated since the console’s release, as many fans consider
It features 74 playable fighters, 108 stages, almost 1300 Spirit characters to collect while playing, and a single-player Adventure mode that took about three days (or 28 hours) of gameplay to complete. The game offers far more gameplay than its predecessors, making it the Smash game that gives its players the best bang for their buck.
For those new to the game, the goal is to fight opponents and build up their damage score (draining their health) to knock them off the stage eventually. This makes the game seem chaotic, as many players jump around the platforms as if they were on quicksand, in order to avoid being hit by the other players.
It also services two kinds of players: the competitive and the casual.
Competitive players can be matched on the online service by skill ranking to enjoy playing with similarly high-skilled opponents. This is especially important in e-sports training for the game, and for players wanting to master combos against other human players. The casual gamer is also catered for, with eight-player chaos and button-mashing to see who comes out luckiest. This segment is also important for those wanting to learn how to play.
Training mode is also a place to go for those learning to play. It offers “CPU” players that are graded by intensity to train as a single player to learn a character’s moves, combos and general fighting style. More challenging CPU players can also be used by competitive players to train when there isn’t a Wi-Fi connection available.
Direct Play features in this game, allowing two players with two Switch consoles to play against each other over a direct connection – no Wi-Fi needed. This is especially useful to those who want to have a social gaming element on the go, similar to that of the cable connector of the Gameboy.
Click here to read Bryan Turner review of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Win Funko Fortnite in Vinyl
Gadget and Gammatek have nine Funko Fortnite figurines to give away.
A Funko Pop figurine based on a character set is indicative of reaching the heights of pop culture. It is no surprise, then, that the world’s biggest online game, Fortnite, has its own line of Funko Pop figurines. The Funkos are modeled on the characters in game, including Drift, Ragnarok, Dark Vanguard, Volar, Tracera Ops, and Sparkle Specialist.
Now, local Funko distributor Gammatek has released the Fortnite figurines in South Africa. To celebrate, Gadget and Gammatek are giving away a set of three Funko Fortnite figurines to each of three readers (9 figurines in total). To enter,
You can put the tweet in your own words, but entries must have the competition’s hashtag (#FunkoFortnite) and mention @GadgetZA to be considered valid.
Click here to select the Funko Fortnite character you want to tweet.