Sonic the Hedgehog 4 video leaks

Well there you go! A leaked off screen video of ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 4’. You can clearly see four levels, Splash Hill Zone, Lost Labyrinth Zone, Casino Street Zone, Mad Gear Zone not to mention a special stage. Each seem to have three acts and a boss battle.

Four Zones with Three levels each and one boss means twelve levels in total, four bosses and a special stage. Although, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a fifth final zone.  At the right price I think that’s a good amount of content for a downloadable game.

As for impressions,

It looks like an early build and indeed the video is called ‘Sonic 4 Alpha Splash Zone‘. But too pass judgement on what I have seen, I Can’t say I’m impressed with it…

While I’m not really sold on those graphics, which seem bit cheap! My biggest gripe would be that the physics look totally off.  Sonic picks up speed far to quickly, the jump looks floaty and at one point Sonic stands still on the side of a cliff…  But again, it is an Alpha build, I hope we can expect all that to be fixed by release.

One positive thing to note, the ‘infinite run animation’ makes a return and the level designs look nice, clean and colourful.

I’m starting to feel sorry for Sega, they clearly cannot catch a break with those leaks! I really hope the best for this game.  For everyone’s sake!

[Source: 1up]


5 responses to “Sonic the Hedgehog 4 video leaks

  1. Snowcat says:

    This is actually making me more excited about this game, but like you said that bit where he got stuck on the slope was a bit sad 🙁 I hope sSEGA fixes these things. other wise, its looking good

  2. crackdude says:

    Well I do not get what's wrong with the graphics, they look beautiful..

    The physics here seem to feel A LOT like the first one. Sonic picks up speed just like he did on the first one to be honest. Though either the video is choppy or they are overusing the scrolling image or blur in there..

    As for the standing on a cliff (and though it DID happened in the first one if you suddenly lost momentum, afterwards you'd fall down) that's just the early build..

    Have we come to the point where we nitpick an Alpha build? cmon..

    And it looks great fun.

    As for my complaint, the game looks fast enough without the turbo boost things. Hope those don't seriously blur up everything.

  3. Sharky says:

    So they are taking the shit things about the first game and putting them in here?… No thanks.

    I played the first game only today, the momentum and physics are not the same at all.

    And I'm giving impressions on what I see. Not a crime, last I checked. As I even mentioned I know it's the Alpha build so I'm giving it the benifit of the doubt.

  4. crackdude says:

    Gee, don't take it so personal lol ;P

    I didn't say they were the same. I said that they look to feel the same. Maybe it's something on translating my thoughts to English that's making my comment misleading.. For that I apologize.. 😛

    What I meant is that the game has a similar feel to Sonic 1. The momentum looks really close to that. What I think the problem is is either something to do with the video or the motion blur or something that makes it seem faster than it should. But a minor thing IMO..

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