Power of Teamwork
Sonic Heroes stars Team Sonic (Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles) Team Dark (Shadow, Omega, and Rouge), Team Rose (Amy, Cream, and Big), and Team Chaotix (Vector, Charmy, and Espio) as they travel various lands, each with their own simple story. As they travel through each of the lands, each team utilizes teamwork, each team having a three types of characters with unique abilities. Those types are speed, power, and fly. Utilizing all three types, the player has to utilize the unique abilities to traverse the obstacles of each land, as well as solving puzzles and battling various robots. Now while some might find the game to be repetitive and dislike that each team just happens to be going through the same environments, the layout for each of the teams has variations and missions here and there to make up for that. Interestingly, a game that has a setup that involves going through many stages fighting enemies four times to reach the "true final boss" would be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003). Well, except the GBA version of the game. For to unlock the final boss in that game, the player has to play as each of the four turtles through the same exact series of levels, with the same exact stories, in the same exact layout. I'd honestly recommend to play that game alongside this game just so you all have a better idea for what I'm talking about. And to be clear, I'm not insulting the game (the game itself is fine, but there's better), just comparing one game to another. Now getting back to Sonic Heroes, the game also has scripting issues in certain areas. However, most of these can be bypassed by either holding forward or backward. Trust me on that on. One of the more infamous scripting error with Sonic and Shadow when performing the Light Speed Dash, where when performing it on the ground, there's a chance of the team falling to their doom instead of continuing on. Whatever you do, always perform that maneuver in the air, where it is much more safe to perform the maneuver. This game is perhaps one of the few Sonic games that is structured around achieving 100%, evidenced with the "Get All "A" Rank" message if you haven't beaten all of the missions in the game with an "A" rank before completing the story. My advice would be not lose any lives, collect as many power cores as possible to increase the score and power of your team, and utilizing every little "quirk" that each of the formations and teams have. You can do it, because you have teamwork on your side! :)!
Reviewed by: Ryan P from Edwardsburg, MI on 12/18/2018