Hands On: Sonic Superstars Is Exactly What Sonic 4 Should Have Been

A triumphant return.

Despite the promising debut trailer for Sonic Superstars, a niggling feeling of doubt had crept into our minds prior to our hands-on session with the game at Summer Game Fest. After all, this latest side-scrolling effort from Sonic Team really has two things going against it straight away. Number one; aside from the spectacular Sonic Mania (which was developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest), this is really the first pure ‘2D’ Sonic game since the much-maligned two episodes of Sonic the Hedgehog 4, and number two; it’s primarily being developed by Arzest, a team perhaps best known for co-developing Balan Wonderworld alongside Square Enix.

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