Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is an action-adventure platform game developed by Sanzaru Games and published by Sega for the Nintendo 3DS. It is part of the Sonic Boom spin-off franchise of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, along with the games Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal, and a television series. Originally planned for a release in late 2015, Fire & Ice was released in North America and Europe in September 2016, and was released in Australia and Japan in October 2016. It received mixed reviews from critics upon release.
Like the previous 3DS entry, Shattered Crystal, Fire & Ice is a side-scrolling platform game in which Sonic and his companions fight their way through various stages. In addition to Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Sticks, Amy was added as a playable character. Like the previous game, players are able to switch between characters at will in order to use their unique abilities such as Sonic’s speed, Tails’ flight, Knuckles’ strength, Sticks’ boomerang, and Amy’s hammer. A new addition to Fire & Ice was the addition of fire and ice elements, which apply both to the level environments and character abilities. For example, Sonic can infuse himself with fire to break ice blocks or surround himself with ice in order to freeze water, alternating between the two at will. The game also features various special stages, bonus minigames, challenge rooms, and local multiplayer modes.
Developer: Sanzaru Games
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: September 27, 2016
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