Sonic Rumble is a fighting/action game, very similar to Sonic the Fighters. It features 20 characters and a mini story. It was released June 3rd, 2011.
Eggman, under the name of Rumble, is holding a fighting tournament and invites 16 lucky competitors to participate in the competition.
Characters fight each other in a specific order, characters are added once unlocked:
After those 16 are beat, you fight Rumble. When he is beat, Metal Sonic reveals he brainwashed Eggman into thinking he was a wrestler. He then battles you. Once he is defeated, he explodes, and Eggman returns to normal.
|Icon||Name||Home Stage||How to unlock|
|Rouge the Bat||Chaos Cave||Beat Story Mode as Shadow|
|E-123 Omega||Popgun Cliff||Beat Story Mode as Rouge|
|Espio the Chameleon||Angel Island||Beat Story Mode as Tails and Knuckles|
|Mighty the Armadillo||Pink Water City||Beat Story Mode as Ray|
|Ray the Flying Squirrel||Babylon Garden||Beat Story Mode as Sonic 5 times|
|Fang the Sniper||Popgun Cliff||Beat Story Mode as Omega|
|Vector the Crocodile||Future City||Beat Story Mode as Silver and Blaze|
|Bolt the Porcupine||Electric Island||Beat Story Mode as Amy and Shadow|
|Rumble||Rumble's Rink||Beat Story Mode as Eggman and Metal Sonic|
|Classic Sonic||Green Hill Zone||Beat Story Mode on Intense difficulty|
- Green Hill Zone
- Mechanic's Room
- Angel Island
- Pink Water City
- Chaos Cave
- Future City
- Pyro Arena
- Popgun Cliff
- Babylon Garden
- Electric Island
- Rumble's Rink
Reception and Sequel
The game received relatively high ratings, though it was heavily criticized for having so many characters. Most fans got it for nostalgic purposes, as Fang, Mighty, and Ray were all brought back, and for being a sequel to a popular arcade game.
In August of 2011, it was announced that the game would receive a sequel, slated for release in October. The game, entitled Sonic Rumble II, is currently in production. null