Sonic Galactic is a fantastic 2D Sonic fan game with beautifully animated characters, a gorgeous color palette, large sprawling levels, boss fights and five playable characters.
There are plenty of 2D Sonic fan games floating around on the internet, but most of them are just trying to emulate the classic Genesis games. Sonic Galactic does what Sonic Mania managed to do – it recreates the classic Sonic the Hedgehog gameplay, but infuses the game with its own personality and ideas (as well as some gorgeous pixel art animation).
The current build of Sonic Galactic features two large levels, two boss fights and five playable characters. The character roster consists of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Fang and an all new character called Tunnel the Mole. Tunnel has a nifty ability that allows him to anchor himself into surfaces and shoot out at high speed, which really shakes up the gameplay without breaking it.
The characters all feel great, maintaining the inertia and speed of the Genesis classics while also feeling a touch more responsive. The levels are also very well crafted (the first one especially), with a wide array of different routes and lots of little secrets to find. It is essentially everything you want from a good 2D Sonic game. Hopefully SEGA notices too and it can get the Sonic Mania treatment, it could be another classic.
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