Shahra, the Genie of the Ring, pops out of a book of the Arabian Nights and into Sonic's world. Note that from here on out, the story may unfold in multiple sequential orders depending on what missions you choose to complete. Sonic Series. Sonic and the Secret Rings is a 2007 platform video game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for the Wii.A spin-off to the Sonic the Hedgehog series, it is the first title in the franchise for the system, and follows Sonic the Hedgehog's quest to stop an evil genie named the Erazor Djinn. Besides passive extras, like starting with five rings, the skills include special moves that rely on a "soul gauge" you'll fill by collecting specific orbs. The skills can be housed in special rings Sonic can equip. She hands Sonic a book, and he opens it to find that the pages are blank. The Sonic fans will want to keep their eyes peeled for Sonic and the Secret Rings when it ships for the Wii later this month. But, before you think that the game offers some variation on Sonic R's simplistic gameplay, think again. The blue blur will be the only character you'll control throughout the whole adventure. Copyright 2002-2008 Sonic World. It was a giant risk for Sega to take because it broke nearly every trend. He used his "evil magic" to become "more powerful," and he doesn't want to be in the book. The gameplay in Sonic and the Secret Rings seems fairly simple at first blush. All rights reserved. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Sand Oasis is the now-familiar desert area, which eases you into the action. Upon awakening, he reaches to check his clock and accidentally grabbing a ring. Her anxiety issues can be traced back to "Erazor Djinn," an evil guy who lives in the book with her. The narrative finds our hero visited by a female genie named Shahra who has a "Princess Leia moment" and pleads for his help. In keeping with the unique vibe that ran through all of the Wii software, the game used the Wii Remote to control Sonic as he sped through levels. Levitated Ruin kept closer to the storybook theme but married it with the scarier elements of the sky levels from the Sonic Adventure games. Shahra will show you the ropes on Sonic's various abilities in short chapters. Based on what we played, Sonic and the Secret Rings is looking like a fun entry in the Sonic series. We were able to try out a handful of different levels, set in unique areas that reimagined many signature Sonic locales with an Arabian Nights twist. In many ways, Sonic and the Secret Rings offers a retro Sonic experience. The mix works well enough, although if you're not a fan of '80s rock, you may have some issues with a few tracks. The combination of all of the above, as well as the presence of hidden paths and assorted collectibles you'll have to find and earn to unlock content, actually make for a good amount of stuff to do for an on-rails experience. Erazor tells the hedgehog that the only way he'll remove the arrow is if Sonic travels into the world of the Arabian Nights and collects the seven secret world rings. The fast-paced mode features a collection of 40 minigames (some of which you'll unlock by playing through the single-player game). Legal Disclaimer: The two main levels we were familiar with, Sand Oasis and Dinosaur Jungle, featured added polish while the new areas showcased an equally sharp look and impressively fanciful designs. The first level is the Lost Prologue level, which essentially functions as the game's tutorial. Sega of America and Sega.com expressly disclaims any obligation, responsibility and/or liability with respect to any content or accuracy of information contained on this website. Sonic and the Secret Rings makes some smart choices to ensure there's a modest amount of depth to keep things interesting. Though we've had the chance to see the title on and off since its debut, we haven't gotten a proper look at the game. Email [email protected] She reveals that an evil entity from her world, the world of the Arabian Nights, Erazor Djinn is absorbing the power of the book and causing its pages and the world within to disappear. Though you'll play through eight short chapters initially to get the basics of controlling Sonic down, you'll actually return to the prologue a few times once you get further into the game as Sonic gains new skills. Got a Sonic and the Secret Rings walkthrough, ... but Sonic and the Secret Rings is an upgraded reflection of Sonic the Hedgehog for Xbox 360 an 33 ยป view all threads. Ricardo Torres For Sonic Generations on the Xbox 360, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "Sonic and The Secret Rings vs Sonic 06" - Page 2. Still, the game makes a nice first impression and appears to recapture some of the charm lost in Sonic's most recent adventure. So basically, he's "absorbing" it all to get out of it. Never one to turn down a damsel in distress, Sonic offers his services and heads off with Shahra to take care of business.