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Sonic Adventure - Sega Dreamcast

by Sega
Sega Dreamcast
Everyone
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (312 customer reviews)


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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00000K3X9
  • Item Weight: 5 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (312 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,716 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

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After several years in video game retirement, Sonic the Hedgehog returns as the star of a graphically stunning 3-D adventure game that blows away every other game in the genre. Sonic is joined by five of his friends in a massive quest that spans over 50 game levels filled with remarkable visuals and a pulsating soundtrack. Taking full advantage of the unprecedented processing power of the Dreamcast, Sega's development crew, Sonic Team, has designed several gravity-defying game levels that will keep gamers hooked.

Our favorite level is Windy Valley, which requires you to survive the stormy perils of a tremendous tornado. This tyrant of nature chases you relentlessly before ultimately sucking you into the air and up through its eye. During the chase, the tornado manages to tear up just about everything on the screen. This dizzying visual spectacle moves so fast that you will literally hold on to the game controller for dear life.

Assuming you survive the tornado, there are several more challenging areas to conquer, including a level that requires you to snowboard directly in the path of a fast-approaching avalanche. During the Emerald Coast level, you will race across a precarious dock as a killer whale attacks from below, destroying the wood planks underneath your feet while you attempt to outrun the crazed creature.

We also liked the numerous mini-games scattered throughout this title. When you least expect it, Sonic Adventure tosses in some old-fashioned arcade action, such as pinball or bumper car racing. In between, you can raise virtual pets, known in the game as "Chao." These characters, which are saved using the optional Visual Memory Unit (VMU), can be combined with other Chao characters exchanged between friends or downloaded via the Internet.

Gamers looking to show off the strong processing power of the 128-bit Dreamcast will definitely want to pick up this title. Simply put, Sonic Adventure's graphics surpass those of any other game currently available on any home video game system. Let the Sonic assault begin. --Brett Atwood

Pros:

  • Strong replay value
  • Stunning graphics
  • Bonus virtual pet game
  • Six different game characters

Cons:

  • May be too fast-moving for some players
  • Awkward camera angles can inhibit gameplay in some areas

Product Description

Includes game, original case, and original manual. These items are in good condition and complete but they are not like new. They may have small flaws to the case and the game may have very small scratches that do not affect game play. All ClassicGameStore games are tested before being taken into our inventory.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yep, I like it! December 28, 1999
By A Customer
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
First off, I really like this game. I have to say I wasn't the hugest fan of Sonic in the past, but this one I absolutely love. The "adventure" aspect really makes it work for me.
It is very playable, quite challenging and it really makes you want to come back for more. The story has been well thought-out, the graphics are excellent, the music is pretty cool and the level designs are nicely done and fun to explore.
Having said that, it can be hard to find your way around the game at some points, but there are plenty of characters to talk to which give hints, which usually point you in the right direction. Bear in mind, I said "usually." Sometimes I've spent around 20 minutes zooming around all the wrong areas of a level because of an obscure or misleading clue. For instance, "Wasn't there something shiny in the caves?" could mean almost anything. (This shouldn't give anything away, by the way!)
There are a lot of video sequences. Some seem gratuitous and add nothing to the game apart from an extra video sequence. It would have been nice to skip them if you'd seen them before. In fact, it would have been nice to be able to turn them off completely. The game is big and sophisticated enough to live without many of them and still make sense.
I found one or two of the levels to have traps which were extremely irritating, where you'd fall through something and die or get stuck without it being clear what had happened (particularly the Egg Carrier level). Generally they were extremely well-planned and very enjoyable to work through.
Almost everyone comments on the camera angles. They are a bit dodgy, to say the least. It isn't just a problem when you've died. Frequently the camera will get "stuck" behind a scenery item.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sonic, a great game! November 19, 1999
By A Customer
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Sonic, like all Dreamcast games, has incredible graphics. The first time I played at part when you are flying I felt weightless. To all the people who brag about beating it in two days, this game is great no matter how you look at it and I still want to play it over and over again.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Blue's Back November 19, 1999
By A Customer
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
It's been years since Sonic & Knuckles, the last true Sonic game. The series has been plagued with terrible titles such as Sonic R and Sonic 3D Blast. Luckily, Sonic Adventure makes up for lost time, and that was a lot of time to make up. Yuji Naka's latest title is among the best 3D platformers I've played in a while and really helped the Sonic series get back on its feet. Basically a Mario 64 pumped on steroids, the first thing you'll notice are the breathtaking graphics. From the killer whale escape in Emerald Coast to the tornado ride in Windy Valley, you would want to play the level all over again just because of how smooth and crisp the graphics are. A traditional pop soundtrack and fast, action-based gameplay all also add to a classic Sonic game.
I just couldn't leave out the minor problems to the game, though. I would have given Sonic five stars but some quirks here and there left the hedgehog not as hip and urban he should have been. First of all, the annoying camera can leave you frustrated some times. Also, pop-up occurs at times even if it doesn't affect gameplay. The cinemas contain too much talking and dialogue when all you want to do is get to playing. The overall appearance of the game also suffers from lame music that somewhat don't fit the mood for a few of the stages.
Despite such problems, Sonic Adventure is still destined to be the best Sonic game to date. It will definitely entertain 3D action/adventure fans and most of all, Sonic fans. After waiting for such a long time to play a worth while Sonic game, the fans deserve it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sonic Adventure is one of the best games out ! November 18, 1999
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Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Yes Sonic is back with all new adventures in Sonic Adventure! Sonic Adventure has the best graphics I have ever seen on a home console and its just unbelievable how realistic it looks. When you first play Sonic Adventure your like wow is this real are what? At least that's what I thought when I first play Sonic Adventure. I just can't believable how great the graphics are and there still more to come! Sonic Team really did a great job bringing Sonic and all his friends home to the Sega Dreamcast. Yeah I know some of you are saying stop talking about the graphics and tell me more information about the game. Ok Sonic Adventure is a great game for Sonic fans and there so many ways to play the game that it will take a long to get tried of this game. At first you have to get use to the different camera angles but after that the game is all good. The game is about Sonic and all his old friends like Tails, Knuckles and Amy plus some new ones like Big The Cat and E-102 a.k.a Gamma come together to fight against the evil Dr. Robotnik a.k.a Eggman from d station sqaual. One of the big difference between Sonic The Hedgehog and Sonic Adventure other then the great graphics is the plot. Instead of fighting Dr. Robotnik on Sonic home planet you get to fight Eggman on planet earth which is kind of cool. Plus there are 50 difference levels and add the minigames you can play with your VMU ( Visual Memory Unit ) which include snowboarding,  sandboarding levels, aerial shooting segments, pinball games, racing, and even fishing. Your going to have a great time playing with each and ever charter to see how the story come together. 
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5.0 out of 5 stars I am sure he would have loved it, since he loved the one he got
Unfortunately I had to return it my nephew had already got one... I am sure he would have loved it, since he loved the one he got.
Published 20 hours ago by A Ayers
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have.
A great game and a must have for any Dreamcast, or Sonic collector. The sound track makes the experience even better.
Published 1 day ago by Blake Sherwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game!
Got very fast, vacuum sealed. Great game!
Published 1 month ago by Kramer Hall
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
It didn't even work. I couldn't find a single dreamcast that could read it.
Published 1 month ago by Matt Murray
4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic, of course!
I never actually played the original Sonic Adventure until I was in my mid-late teens (this game came out when I was 4 or 5). I grew up on SADX on the gamecube. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Micah
4.0 out of 5 stars they had pressing problems and a good bunch of these CD's don't work...
Beware, when these were released back in the Dreamcast era, they had pressing problems and a good bunch of these CD's don't work on Dreamcasts. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Miles
5.0 out of 5 stars Sonic Adventure: The best adventure you'll ever take with the "...
Sonic Adventure was my first Dreamcast game, and to this day it's still in my top-ten of all time favorite games ( on any system ) ever! Read more
Published 3 months ago by mark B Allred
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game
Game is great and a fun one to play. No doubt would buy again if I somehow lost it. Great quality. Must buy!
Published 4 months ago by KamaruAshamae
5.0 out of 5 stars Sonic Adventure Is All That
I've been loving all the Sonic The Hedgehog games since I was 11 yrs. old. I love the Sonic Adventure game. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Rhonda Goodman
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
I really like this product. It has a good looking. And also it has a pretty good size. I really like this product.
Published 7 months ago by adilene
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