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Sonic Rush Adventure
Sonic Rush Adventure.jpg
Developer(s) Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
SK Nintendo[1]
Designer(s) Sakae Osumi & Yukihiro Higashi (directors)
Artist(s) Yuji Uekawa (art director)
Composer(s) Tomoya Ohtani
Seirou Okamoto
Mariko Nanba
Series Sonic the Hedgehog
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date(s) EU September 14, 2007
NA September 18, 2007
AUS September 27, 2007
JP October 18, 2007
SK September 17, 2009[1]
Genre(s) Platformer, Action
Mode(s) Two-player, multiplayer, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection
Rating(s) CERO: A
ESRB: E (Everyone)
PEGI: 12+
Media Nintendo DS Game Card

Sonic Rush Adventure (ソニック ラッシュ アドベンチャー Sonikku Rasshu Adobenchā?) is a Sonic the Hedgehog game for the Nintendo DS videogame handheld, developed by Dimps and Sonic Team, published by Sega. Sonic the Hedgehog and Blaze the Cat return as playable characters, alongside a new, slightly hotheaded female raccoon named Marine the Raccoon. Sonic Rush Adventure is a direct sequel to Sonic Rush, and the first game in the Sonic series to allow online head-to-head play, via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection[2].



Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails are flying in Tails' airplane, searching for a mysterious energy signal that has appeared on Tails' radar. As they travel farther and farther across the ocean, a sudden storm approaches and a tornado appears. Sonic warns Tails of the danger. Tails not hearing him continues flying onwards all of a sudden the plane is hit by a lightning bolt and falls into the tornado leaving a green flash in the center of the tornado. They are awakened by an energetic raccoon named Marine, who tells them that they have landed on Southern Island. They find her in the middle of testing a ship she has made, which then blows up. She explains to them about her dreams of building a ship to explore the world's oceans, as she wanted to do this ever since she was shipwrecked on Southern Island. Tails offers to help rebuild her ship, hoping that she could also help him and Sonic find their way home.

Sonic sets off to explore the island for materials to build a ship, and Tails starts to work on Marine's ship. Sonic returns, and discovers the smaller, faster vehicle that Tails and Marine have made. Marine, Sonic, and Tails try out the vehicle. They soon encounter various islands and a band of pirates on their search for a treasure, lead by the notorious Captain Whisker. These pirates have treasure and loot in their sights, and they won't let anyone - not even Sonic the Hedgehog - stop them or get in their way.

Unexpectedly, as Sonic races through this chaotic world, Blaze appears. Blaze (from Sonic Rush) reveals to them that they've accidentally traveled to her dimension during the storm. It turns out she is after Whisker and decides to go along with Sonic, Tails, and Marine in order to find answers. Throughout their adventure, they finally find and confront Captain Whisker and his right hand man, Johnny. After they defeat them Marine is kidnapped, and Sonic, Tails, and Blaze rescue Marine and defeat her kidnapper. After that, Sonic and gang return to Marine's island. Suddenly, an earthquake occurs and Sonic and gang go out side to look. A robot appears, along with Dr. Eggman. It seems Dr. Eggman and Eggman Nega were behind everything. The evil geniuses head to the center of Blaze's home planet to receive the power of the stars which Eggman Nega has said it is to have more power than both the Sol, and Chaos Emeralds together. Sonic, Tails, Marine, and Blaze go to stop him with a vehicle Tails built. Sonic is too late as Dr. Eggman and Eggman Nega use the power of the scepter to make their machine more powerful.

When Marine and Tails are separated, Sonic and Blaze confront Dr. Eggman and Eggman Nega. By using the Chaos Emeralds and the Sol Emeralds, they transform into Super Sonic and Burning Blaze to fight Dr. Eggman and Eggman Nega. Eggman Nega tries to destroy Blaze's planet, but with the help of Marine, Super Sonic and Burning Blaze defeat them. The story ends with Tails building a craft that uses the Chaos Emeralds and the Sol Emeralds. Sonic and Blaze shake hands before Sonic and Tails leave. As Sonic and Tails head home, Marine appears with her new vehicle and tells Sonic and Tails that she will study to become a captain. Sonic and Tails wish her the best of luck and the say that they will meet again. After Sonic and Tails leave, Marine and Blaze know that they will see each other again.


As Sonic (and later, Blaze), the player begins each adventure from Windmill Village on Southern Island. Bring up the Sea Chart, you have to plot your route using the stylus. After plotting the desired route, the character begins to race to one of the seven main islands using one of the four ships, a waterbike named Wave Cyclone, a sailboat named Ocean Tornado, a hovercraft named Aqua Blast, and a submarine named Deep Typhoon. On the Wave Cyclone, Sonic can collect rings and perform tricks to fill up a Boost Gauge. When Sonic uses the boost, the waterbike speeds up and becomes temporarily invincible until the Boost Gauge runs out. While using the Ocean Tornado sailboat, you can shoot enemies and rings with either bullets, cannonballs, or a flamethrower. Each varies in strength and clip size before reloading. Sailing in the Aqua Blast is roughly similar to using the waterbike, however there are no ramps, and holding the stylus down charges up a laser which is fired by releasing it. Using the Deep Typhoon submarine involves tapping (sometimes sliding) rhythmically on enemies and powerups to fire missiles at them.

When the player arrives at one of the seven main islands, his objective is to get to the goal at the end of the level. Sonic Rush Adventure uses the trick system, first introduced in Sonic Advance 2, with which the player can perform aerial tricks by pressing the A, B and R-button in mid-air. By doing tricks or defeating enemies, the Tension Gauge will fill up, allowing the character to perform a Super Boost until it runs out. The Tension Gauge decreases over time and whenever the character takes damage. There are two acts per level, and after completing them, a 3D boss battle is played.

After unlocking Blaze, the player is given a choice of what character to use. While neither character differs extensively from the other, there are several key differences. Blaze can hover, and her aerial tricks propel her higher. Also, when she encounters flames, they die down, allowing her to pass unharmed. However, Sonic is considerably faster than Blaze in comparison. Blaze could as such be considered the 'easy' mode- her hovering allowing for the player to avoid pitfall deaths, and her tricks let her rescue herself from the same fate. Sonic is the more time-attack based character and is primarily used for gaining a higher score.

One of the main tasks within the game is to gather up Materials so that Tails can build new ships and equipment to allow progress within the story. Tails can be found at Marine's house in the center of Southern Island and can tell the player what Materials he needs, as well as requesting their completion. At Marine's house, the player can also engage in multiplayer battles using DS Download Play, as well as playing using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, which allows people to race against each other online using Sonic or Blaze, or Ring Battles where the player has to collect as many rings as possible, spread throughout the map. In Time Attack, players can either race on the main stage or play a 5-lap race on hidden islands, a feature that was originally introduced in Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Saving is no longer automatic after completion of a level, instead being done via the menu while on the island.

Among other events, Sonic can find Johnny and end up racing for one of the Chaos Emeralds. Blaze has her own set of jewels to collect, the Sol Emeralds, and she can earn them by completing a series of special missions. Collecting all fourteen Emeralds will unlock the final stage.


The music in the game keeps its overt funk and hip hop influences that first used in Sonic Rush. The music is atypical for the Sonic series, along with its many small phrases and words throughout the songs. Sega composer Teruhiko Nakagawa is the sound director and composer of Sonic Rush Adventure.

The official soundtrack of the game, titled Sonic Rush Adventure Original Soundtrack was released on October 18, 2007 in Japan, along with 52 original tracks. The theme song of the game is "A New Venture", exclusive to Sonic Rush Adventure with female vocals by Tahirih Walker and lyrics by Sakae Osumi.



Marine the Raccoon

Marine's design for the game

Marine the Raccoon (マリン ・ザ ・ラクーン Marin za Rakūn) is a 7-year-old raccoon with brown fur and blue eyes who lives in Blaze's dimension, on Southern Island where her house is located. She (assumably, as she has no voice actor) speaks with an exaggerated Australian accent, using Australian slang words such as "strewth" and "bonza" and adding the word "mate" to the end of sentences. She's also one of the few characters who swears by occasionally using the word "bugger". Marine dreams of becoming a captain one day, so she can sail around the world, but wrecked her ship, the S.S. Marine, when she pressed the gas instead of the brake and crashed into a rock. Tails decides to help her repair her ship, and Sonic goes to find parts to repair Marine's vessel. Unfortunately, Marine and her new-found friends find themselves confronted by a dangerous menace: the pirate Captain Whisker. When Whisker appears, she never refers to him by name and always calls him the "fuzzy-faced bloke" and pulls on his whiskers.

In terms of personality, she is rather scatterbrained and so often acts before she thinks. She is relatively bossy and attention-seeking, but has many koala friends who are pleased to help Sonic and his companions. Marine is afraid of ghosts and is over-protective of her fear. She also runs off multiple times, causing trouble almost every time she does. Despite having been able to build an (incomplete) sailing ship, before the game's events she appears to have no idea what a submarine or a hovercraft are, or how to read her book on shipbuilding. She also offers to read ancient text in Sky Babylon, but actually cannot. She is extremely embarrassed of her flaws and tries to hide them, although she does this very poorly.

Marine also appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic adaptation of Sonic Rush Adventure and has reappeared alongside Blaze in Sonic Universe's first issue.

The Coconut Crew

The Southern Island Youth Association, or the Coconut Crew, is a club of seven koalas and one Viking polar bear who live on Southern Island, the main hub location of the game. Most are found on various Hidden Islands around the ocean and must be found in-game before their services can be accessible. Their names are Tabby, Colonel, Muzy, Setter, Daikun, Kylok, Gardon, and Norman. The various members of the crew provide different activities for Sonic or Blaze: Tabby unlocks missions, Colonel sets decoration and unlock missions, Muzy opens the sound test, Setter helps with Options, Daikun sets decorations, Kylok opens the theater, Gardon tells Sonic and Blaze the locations of the Sol Emeralds, and Norman unlocks the Viking Cup.

Captain Whisker

A robot pirate[3] who was created by Dr. Eggman and Eggman Nega, Captain Whisker resembles them heavily. He and his band of Ghost Pirate robots (Johnny, Mini, Mum, and a slew of others.) are out to cause havoc on the seas, and intend to use an ancient artifact called The Jeweled Scepter to awaken an unnamed entity, and use its power to conquer. However, despite their claims, the pirates are not very intimidating, and are generally clownish and bumbling; he also always forgets about Sonic and others as well as what he has recently done like freezing a bunch of Vikings. Whisker can also be easily tricked and can fail to notice when someone is insulting him. Despite this, Whisker can avoid being captured and is an incredible force in battle: he can breathe fire, shoot his fists as boomerangs, manifest saws and use shockwave-inducing ground pounds. He takes a special dislike of any characters who have pulled on his 'whiskers', at least when either Mini or Mum remind him. He was supposedly destroyed when the Ghost Titan was blown up, or fell into the sea. He was voiced by Lonnie Hirsch, though the boss duel against both himself and Johnny was the only time Whisker's voice was heard (save a cut-scene of his first appearance (in Coral Cave) where he is heard laughing).


Johnny is the right-hand man of Captain Whisker in Sonic Rush Adventure. His face resembles a mix of that of a shark, a submarine, and a torpedo and was designed to resemble an anthropomorphic shark. He immediately forged a bitter rivalry with Sonic, believing that the hedgehog is unworthy of being "the fastest thing alive". Thus, if Sonic should encounter him on the seas, he will challenge Sonic to a race on the water. If Sonic wins, he is rewarded with a Chaos Emerald. Johnny is later fought alongside Whisker in a boss battle, but he escapes after their defeat, so it is unknown what happened to him. He was voiced by Christopher Pellegrini.

Mini & Mum

Mini & Mum are 2 ghost pirate birds who sit on Captain Whisker's shoulders, and act as his pet parakeets. Mini is blue, while Mum is green. Surprisingly, they weren't seen during the fight against Whisker, and Johnny. It is unknown what happened to the two after their master, Captain Whisker, was presumably destroyed.

Their names are a pun of the word "minimum".


Role English Voice Actor Japanese Voice Actor
Sonic the Hedgehog Jason Griffith Junichi Kanemaru
Blaze the Cat Bella Hudson Nao Takamori
Miles "Tails" Prower Amy Palant Ryō Hirohashi
Dr. Eggman Mike Pollock Chikao Ōtsuka
Captain Whisker Lonnie Hirsch Shinya Fukumatsu
Johnny Christopher Pellegrini Kōta Nemoto


Sonic Rush Adventure was a critical and commercial success. Noticeable improvements over Sonic Rush were fewer bottomless pits, better enemy placement, and no more use of supporting characters to occupy the lower screen during boss battles. However, many reviewers commented on having to replay levels multiple times, and weakness in the story sections.[4][5] Game Rankings currently scores it 80% based on 33 reviews.

Sonic Rush Adventure also won IGN's Best Platform Game of 2007 for the Nintendo DS [6] and Nintendo Official Magazine's Gold Award, which was featured in the European cover.


  1. ^ a b Spencer (August 24, 2009). "Nintendo Publishing A Sonic Game". Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  2. ^ Sonic Adventure International, Sonic Adventure 2, and SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (2006) all had online downloads, but no gameplay modes
  3. ^ "SEGA Announces Sonic Rush Adventure For Nintendo DS". Sega Europe Ltd. 2007-04-16. 
  4. ^ 1
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  6. ^ 3

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Sonic Rush Adventure
Box artwork for Sonic Rush Adventure.
Developer(s) Sonic Team, Dimps
Publisher(s) Sega
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Platform, Action
System(s) Nintendo DS
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
ESRB: Everyone
PEGI: Ages 12+
Preceded by Sonic and the Secret Rings
Followed by Sonic Rivals 2
Series Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic Rush Adventure is a direct sequel to Sonic Rush and the second Sonic the Hedgehog game for Nintendo DS. Sonic the Hedgehog and Blaze the Cat return as playable characters, alongside a new female raccoon named Marine the Raccoon.

It is developed by Dimps and Sonic Team, published by Sega. The game has pirate theme and The DS stylus touch-screen functionality is used for controlling the water bike and the hovercraft or shooting by the sub-marine and the sailboat.

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