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Sonic Lost World is a digital port of the Wii U video game of the same name. It was released publicly worldwide on the PC via the Steam store on 2 November 2015.

Development

The foundation for Sonic Lost World was laid shortly after Sonic Colors was finished, with the project beginning after finishing Sonic Generations. Development started on PC, with early experiments involving "twisted tube-type level(s)" inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk. However, development ultimately shifted from the PC to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS because of the success of previous Sonic titles on Nintendo platforms.[1][2]

The PC version of Sonic Lost World was announced on 6 October 2015 by Sega Europe and America to be released in the Steam store on 2 November 2015, with the Nightmare DLC included. The game is a part of a strategy from the company where they will publish "high quality" PC ports of past Sega games in the following years. Users who pre-ordered the game would also a receive a free copy of the PC version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.[3][4]

Plot

Main article: Sonic Lost World#Plot

Gameplay

Changes

Noticeable changes from the original Wii U version of Sonic Lost World include:

  • Full controller support.
  • Steam Achievements, cloud saves and a leaderboard functionality.
  • Interchangeable keyboard prompts if the player uses mouse and keyboard.
  • High-definition display with widescreen support.
  • Locked 60 FPS, though the result varies depending on the hardware.
  • The PC port lacks the multiplayer mode, RC Vehicles and Circus mini-game. The player receives a slightly larger number of animals when clearing stages to compensate for the lack of mini-game.
  • The Yoshi's Island Zone and The Legend of Zelda Zone DLC are not available on Steam. However, NiGHTMARE Zone is included in the base PC version, rather than as a special edition bonus.
  • After completing all the missions, Omochao will give a simple congratulations message to the player in the PC version instead of an award.
  • The loading icon has being changed from the Miles Electric to a white monitor.

Steam achievements

All of the achievements listed here are tied to Omochao's missions and are unlocked when their respective mission is cleared.

Image Name Requirement
SLW45fa262136c5f79fd28c69adc9192e67093d27c5.jpg Ring Saver! Collect 500 Rings. You can't ever have enough.
SLWBdb7144c7c4b72186ec789ab08936268b5465dce.jpg Secret Rings Collect 750 Rings. Where are you keeping them all?!
Dcc4bfee4ce1aea9a8eb7c7cdb405eef67f6ac9f.jpg Ring Collecting Collect 1000 Rings. A grand achievement!
C3afb84f44ba32f71288e7bb672e2ab306840bb2.jpg Deep Pockets Collect 1250 Rings. You can't ever have enough.
SLW138cb0526d8a9a6269ce04339782effe85696d8f.jpg Rings to Spare? Collect 1500 Rings. You can't ever have enough.
SLW423d21fb361c8608d894f2f453b94cf5808533d9.jpg Ring Gather Collect 1750 Rings. Wow, that's impressive!
SLW9dce484713ddb621c56cdbd219a75d16d1e6b850.jpg Ring Hoarder Collect 2000 Rings. You can't ever have enough.
SLWFcdb0876d51209487bb52a5dabaad95488406fce.jpg Ringmaster Collect 2250 Rings. You can't ever have enough.
SLW24ff1fb656bcd5914c3288bc1eb1a791371d5940.jpg Ringleader Collect 2500 Rings. You can't ever have enough.
SLW35c68e02b0f774f7ba09f6a93ec5adb44d26c593.jpg Ring Collector Collect 3000 Rings. An epic collection!
SLW06da5b680164feb76f3d901864eba248df8e580b.jpg Shiny Rings Collect 3500 Rings. You can't ever have enough.
SLW929ff68aaf0b27a99163585db199b4977cf3a9b8.jpg An Ocean Of Rings Collect 4000 Rings. You can't ever have enough.
SLW439e43033a502836199386e8bc1b86859ae88d6e.jpg 4500 Rings Collect 4500 Rings. You can't ever have enough.
SLWFc0e8fa85e42acecccdb85181624d89b5121ac8b.jpg The 50 Zone Clear a zone with at least 50 Rings.
SLW82875a86a35c404c9dfdaced7a7091fb9ea46a09.jpg The 75 Zone Clear a zone with at least 75 Rings.
SLW5387789ddccf888ec5b59189ac9532da4a0e020c.jpg The 100 Zone Clear a zone with at least 100 Rings.
SLW95f1e1762e46146458ea6437cadc83a27f8459e8.jpg The 150 Zone Clear a zone with at least 150 Rings.
SLW3235503984c0aed916631b5990c9c59febdadfdc.jpg The 200 Zone Clear a zone with at least 200 Rings.
F738d8f7bf6e6213ea8ffbd7a78269ca6b9de610.jpg The 250 Zone Clear a zone with at least 250 Rings.
SLW835920498fc09e03d61c5efdeda84e7016ab4008.jpg The 300 Zone Clear a zone with at least 300 Rings.
SLW259229115787e62f730f9eba7e60e6f817ef7010.jpg The 350 Zone Clear a zone with at least 350 Rings.
SLW272027eabaa9b88b28351026a0aa376f0bce1bb7.jpg Up, Up And Away! Jump 30 times. Up, up, and away!
F2f07c979c9d1e4a764a617b578822cba495bb00.jpg Up, Over and Gone! Jump 100 times. Just keep going!
SLWF97bb34e7c337ab202a0e75d525d4739846b9858.jpg Blast Off Jump 250 times. You're blasting off again!
SLW9dfb28d74f2993939cd6124a56ee80d24378d3b3.jpg Climbing Practice Grab a ledge and climb up 5 times. It's climbing practice!
D5af35de00824c6dacc70a2f5c7d1a22cfe6b115.jpg Acrobat Extraordinaire Move along the ceiling for at least 5 seconds. Acrobat extraordinaire!
SLW11b795a8da8f2cf9c83c7e767235d23cdea6eedb.jpg Go For A Spin Spin Dash for at least 2 seconds. Practice makes perfect!
E80096783f47a29f8a5111d433788322958445e1.jpg Spin Dashing Spin Dash for at least 5 seconds. Getting faster!
SLW8cbb380966e614d3295c3d88945c22ca3ef09e84.jpg Rolling Around At The Speed Of Sound Spin Dash for at least 10 seconds. Spin Dash master!
SLW0892b8c2221d51a34e37ac124b4cf7d0280e5bbd.jpg Wall Jumper Pull off a Wall Jump. Serious ninja skills!
SLWAa6e376b89f1a4febed7ef66dd56866a36702345.jpg 5 Wall Jump Pull off at least 5 Wall Jumps in a row. You're getting good at this!
SLWFe409065bedf1500acd08795738a15c221764243.jpg Sonic Skills Pull off at least 10 Wall Jumps in a row. Wow, you've got skills!
Eb91e8d463a885cee68ffe4e76423f462feb786f.jpg A Wall Jumper Pull off at least 20 Wall Jumps in a row. That qualifies as mad skills!
SLW921b04b974bcd93b8d9c73be49186a0a4cdfb1b0.jpg The Ground Is Lava Run along the walls for at least 10 meters. Who needs gravity?
SLW5a4df5e1fc725658daf791c45e3f10bdafbf575c.jpg Wall Runner! Run along the walls for at least 20 meters. Who needs gravity?
SLW3f84d65ecb1d6a3afcafda55b9705cd0efd3bdce.jpg It's Wall About Speed Run along the walls for at least 30 meters. Gotta go fast!
Beceb6890bf732b12f64f3a1c7e5454328ea1081.jpg Dashing Through Defeat 10 enemies with the Spin Dash.
SLW5f737f0121e009afcbbaf82232f9e5d32c7eb032.jpg You're Quite Dashing Defeat 20 enemies with the Spin Dash.
SLWB327c8a0f679bc09db6be412d46a72c9e7125913.jpg Spin And Win Time Defeat 30 enemies with the Spin Dash.
SLWBcb642679ff11e08c1549ac5d7b43d44f1d023d3.jpg An Ounce of Bounce Defeat 10 enemies by Bouncing.
SLW8c2cce6ce8e593832c8e0acf00d0186d088355bc.jpg Bounced About Defeat 20 enemies by Bouncing.
C3a479ae10c153e84b64a9444d1d892674d73d3d.jpg The Bouncer Defeat 30 enemies by Bouncing.
SLW37437e9c767285ce51f1559fc22363ab8131c066.jpg Lock On! In a single attack, use 3 or more lock-ons to defeat one or more enemies.
SLW88ca9ef26ed235f896369af23f8622e2d7887372.jpg Locked and Loaded In a single attack, use 4 or more lock-ons to defeat one or more enemies.
SLW652c85dfe6e4d6ea23224b4a312798adc03f149d.jpg Locksmith In a single attack, use 6 or more lock-ons to defeat one or more enemies.
SLW3d5c200d15535271422508e2092ee60ec3f96c73.jpg The Boot Kick an enemy into another enemy. Give' em the boot!
SLW87e4fb75d172a5d872a3769aa2fdc61b48d6c343.jpg Kicker Defeat 100 enemies with Kicks. Now you're getting the hang of it!
SLW35bfdcd9842b5c57b7b7b21d729114ab362c4b1c.jpg Homing In Multi Lock-on to a single enemy and defeat it with a powerful Homing Attack.
D35dcac4b0cf7d6e05caccb43a920bce3b87bf51.jpg 50 Enemies Defeat 50 enemies. This is what you've trained for!
SLW412eb3e9907f0ff10b673e084617054c08db37eb.jpg 75 Enemies Defeat 75 enemies. This is what you've trained for!
SLW6b6ba1aa17f616070fd33a2507561d7786644c6d.jpg 100 Enemies Defeat 100 enemies. You're really getting the hang of this!
SLWAf5533dc2742666abd9656143ee20781c7c789c8.jpg 200 Enemies Defeat 200 enemies. They didn't know what hit 'em!
C929ef7962c6813e99c4f02df54e008e18419af4.jpg 250 Enemies Defeat 250 enemies. This is what you've trained for!
SLW29cd09ed7402ba29c64d1bc21bbfbfd3c1a646e7.jpg 300 Enemies Defeat 300 enemies. This is what you've trained for!
SLW317b453686ae3b374fc5bde5c5bbbaeeee697b4f.jpg 3-Ups Can you find 3 1-Ups? You can never have too many!
SLW60f848c96a5b1aef9a027c0cc4a3f411b344dbfc.jpg 6-Ups Can you find 6 1-Ups? Keep going!
SLW4a9f1506ebc09546f561a1fc84639055a7d7f844.jpg 9-Ups Can you find 9 1-Ups? Keep coming back for more!
SLW3d98c20ef25835129fce83bb4c4ecd49aedae8ed.jpg Laser Guided Defeat 20 enemies with the Cyan Laser.
SLW5ae80e916c718379c8f8bbf46dfcde61b8e98413.jpg 10 Cyan Rings Collect 10 Rings with the Cyan Laser.
Da32d5bbcce12a6193586352f99fdbb820459279.jpg 50 Cyan Rings Collect 50 Rings with the Cyan Laser.
SLW81edef058a2a11d4062411be215b7eaf31751b54.jpg A Will To Drill Wreak havoc for at least 30 seconds with the Yellow Drill.
SLW181a1af7b89c4290d34c97f2b94657ef1c05b603.jpg Drill Jumper Perform 5 Drill Jumps with the Yellow Drill.
SLW508ca76259bf7edc5e0982d1b0e4a3bae3aa4ba3.jpg Drill Jumper Extraordinaire Perform 10 Drill Jumps with the Yellow Drill.
D9620bfe5dd14adb5bbbabc4cdadb18c48f3ba41.jpg Drill Jumper Master Perform 20 Drill Jumps with the Yellow Drill.
SLWA9f22690b14d418f879b982e9d947be129c907a3.jpg Drilled Defeat 10 enemies with the Yellow Drill.
SLW75d0742d4a3adc471ff4a821cff93843f9ab113c.jpg 50 Yellow Rings Collect 50 Rings while in Yellow Drill form.
SLW76378b827e32c802b94887f418345ef431127237.jpg 10 Orange Rings Collect 10 Rings with the Orange Rocket.
SLWB3d08d82545fc1a78cb4fff1559d15ebf4edee04.jpg 50 Orange Rings Collect 50 Rings with the Orange Rocket.
SLWA496bf69d913b43e0100af3911e01727dc2e7456.jpg Find The Bonus Room! Use the Indigo Asteroid to find a bonus room.
SLW71fbd4146c979469f6cdcc77d25ed2a4f02d02bd.jpg Indigo 20 Wreak havoc for at least 20 seconds in Indigo Asteroid form.
SLW831582d9c2424516374b94c50c8c77604ec19900.jpg Rip Up The Place Destroy 10 pieces of terrain with the Indigo Asteroid.
SLW1c26dd9d67c933c70e52f4e04b94891c4ea7116e.jpg Tear Up The Place Destroy 20 pieces of terrain with the Indigo Asteroid.
SLW952c807ebe85514a62a57f14a782fc675d1e35dc.jpg Destroy The Place Destroy 40 pieces of terrain with the Indigo Asteroid.
SLW43267a2b7ef948e3cbc2fee5f5a0d07ca03b55f8.jpg Nothing Can Escape Defeat 20 enemies with the Indigo Asteroid.
SLW25d273fcc9967fadad44c14d27677debe1606406.jpg 100 Indigo Rings Collect 100 Rings with the Indigo Asteroid.
SLW86daff43d389c1352bfeef212cd5dfa30e0f824d.jpg Crimson Flight Fly for at least 30 seconds as the Crimson Eagle.
SLW9b6b47f34189e6f3b9f7ddbfd650db85d727f967.jpg 50 Crimson Rings Collect 50 Rings with the Crimson Eagle.
SLW8de0ff6675e77cb979f0e6c4a260c70d40d80f0d.jpg 100 Magenta Rings Collect 100 Rings with the Magenta Rhythm.
SLW330082993e494af08a4e3ef739c88e351e854304.jpg 200 Magenta Rings Collect 200 Rings with the Magenta Rhythm.
Ecbca891b30aa421aa1ef3a317e693fa36dbd689.jpg Tiny Black Bomb Defeat an enemy with a Black Bomb explosion.
SLW92913dbc0cd57cc9f7c8c9fe4e222ccfee35da2a.jpg Black Bomb Defeat at least 3 enemies at once with a Black Bomb explosion.
SLW899324e37d11ad25f7a41b3f2d8fd28f05bc1345.jpg Big Black Bomb Defeat at least 5 enemies at once with a Black Bomb explosion.
SLW94d653d44de3c8e93eae9243198baf26976bab79.jpg 50 Black Rings Collect 50 Rings with the Black Bomb.
F4a75e6aa90b55c2e8557c919c18ab6aa70909b7.jpg Peacemaker See if you can clear a zone without defeating any enemies.
SLW3116578bd9b9946f4956d9a8661b76ca7d49b20a.jpg Small Bonus Earn at least 3 bonuses when you reach the goal.
SLW942968e795f3ff5bb0564027e4ce97f1a4b9968c.jpg Medium Bonus Earn at least 5 bonuses when you reach the goal.
SLW55e5932da22b42636ddc1bd2e58306aad3295671.jpg Large Bonus Earn at least 8 bonuses when you reach the goal.
SLW695526fb546785596f9a2d857966ba72fd9f14fa.jpg Zone Life Clear a zone without losing a Life.
SLW64f5f8fdf11ef9e6970fc9aa624110b27e6d7077.jpg 3 Zone Life Clear 3 zones without losing a Life.
SLW51250a8521de5ae01d77304e359a13264c295f34.jpg 5 Zone Life Clear 5 zones without losing a Life.
SLW3c84e1e9d4cf6d3c9146b5d1bef6fb22ca63892f.jpg Clean Zone Clear a zone without taking any damage.
SLW657cfc3edc684fe90d6036afef576c5cc7de6bca.jpg 3 Clean Zones Clear 3 zones without taking any damage.
SLW9b5210572cdc0f5995f7ef9eaa896c8e20b0b824.jpg 5 Clean Zones Clear 5 zones without taking any damage.
SLW84e9844ca9b2cf25e014898e2139e2c125e92230.jpg Clean Zazz Defeat Zazz without taking damage in the world's final zone.
SLW3b2ed526083c8e3388d81d99f6c9b48f04c128b8.jpg Clean Zomom Defeat Zomom without taking damage in the world's final zone.
F7109475fbe40d1dccf68ea7f943c60170a85ffb.jpg Clean Zik Defeat Master Zik without taking damage in the world's final zone.
SLW05b7ac2040d2b2d65e62c1ddaee6a2f63e437e55.jpg Clean Zeena Defeat Zeena without taking damage in the world's final zone.
SLW439346c0f9753bc00be68ce453c824a877aeeb60.jpg He's A Zor Loser Defeat Zor without taking damage in the world's final zone.
SLW8647bacb001d5537d197c3e2bd7fc33d21bf7b04.jpg Zavok Havoc Defeat Zavok without taking damage in the world's final zone.
SLW4b4f3f4a41356b4f394fd6f5cf2dcd7c3653c25a.jpg Scrambled Defeat Dr. Eggman without taking damage.

Cast

Role English voice actor Japanese voice actor French voice actor Italian voice actor German voice actor Spanish voice actor
Sonic the Hedgehog Roger Craig Smith Jun'ichi Kanemaru Alexandre Gillet Renato Novara Marc Stachel Jonatán López
Miles "Tails" Prower Kate Higgins Ryō Hirohashi Marie-Eugénie Maréchal Benedetta Ponticelli Anke Kortemeier Graciela Molina
Dr. Eggman Mike Pollock Chikao Ōtsuka Marc Bretonnière Aldo Stella Hartmut Neugebauer Francesc Belda
Orbot Kirk Thornton Mitsuo Iwata Benjamin Pascal Massimo Di Benedetto Romanus Fuhrmann Alberto Vilar
Cubot Wally Wingert Wataru Takagi Tony Marot Luca Sandri Matthias Horn Xadi Mouslemeni Mateu
Knuckles the Echidna Travis Willingham Nobutoshi Canna Sébastien Desjours Maurizio Merluzzo Claus-Peter Damitz Sergio Mesa
Amy Rose Cindy Robinson Taeko Kawata Naïké Fauveau Serena Clerici Shandra Schadt Meritxell Ribera
Zavok Travis Willingham Jōji Nakata Benoît Allemane Gianni Gaude Klaus Lochthove Miguel Ángel Jenner
Zazz Liam O'Brien Yutaka Aoyama Gilbert Levy Diego Sabre Gerold Ströher Rafael Parra
Zomom Patrick Seitz Chafūrin Franck Sportis Pietro Ubaldi Viktor Pavel Santi Lorenz
Master Zik Kirk Thornton Mugihito Philippe Catoire Riccardo Rovatti Romanus Fuhrmann Rafael Turia
Zeena Stephanie Sheh Yumi Tōma Valérie Nosrée Loretta Di Pisa Marianne Graffam Meritxell Ribera
Zor Sam Riegel Yūki Tai Luc Boulad Davide Garbolino Ilja Köster Ivan Labanda
Wisp Announcer Roger Craig Smith Fumihiko Tachiki Alexandre Gillet Renato Novara Marc Stachel Xadi Mouslemeni Mateu

System requirements

Minimum

OS Processor Memory Graphics DirectX® Hard Drive Sound
Windows 7 8 10.png Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4200 2GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce 8800 (512MB) / ATI Radeon HD 2900 (512MB) Version 9.0c 8 GB available space DirectX 9.0c compatible Sound Card

Recommended

OS Processor Memory Graphics DirectX® Hard Drive Sound
Windows-7-logo.png Intel Core i5 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.0 GHz 3 GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (1GB) / ATI Radeon HD 5850 (1GB) Version 9.0c 8 GB available space DirectX 9.0c compatible Sound Card

Update history

Patch

  • On 5 November 2015, Sega posted a patch on the Steam's General discussion to help those with a minimum of capabilities to play the game.[5] The patch consists of some command lines to be put inside the game's launch settings. The command lines are as follows:
    • The line "--F30", will change the expected throttle to 30FPS.
    • The line "--F", will completely disable framerate locking and allow the machine to run as best as it can.
  • A public Test Branch Patch was launched on 11 November 2015 which included:
    • VPN no longer required to run the game in certain territories.
    • New pop-up debug message appearing when game crashes on launch.
    • Mission button remapped to D-PAD UP.
  • On 30 November 2015, a Japanese localization option was added to the game.
  • On 6 January 2016, Sega released another patch that included:
    • Steam Controller template has been added to the game.
    • New players will start with 9 lives instead of 4.
    • Existing save games will be updated automatically when current lives are exhausted.

Reception

The port has got mixed reviews from Metacritic gaining 57 out of 100 based on five reviews. Gamingenthusiast gave it 6.5/10, praising the unique 2D levels design and characters' dialogues, though criticizing the controls and the disjointed 3D.[6] IGN of Spain lends it his 7 out of 10, saying that the port is very clean, well adapted and fan, but blasted the lack of an online mode and the slow down on some computers with lower capabilities. Other reviewers are very negative with the bad controls the game offers, like PCGamer, who gave it 32/100.[7] games(TM), noticed the brilliance in design of levels and overall, but criticized the "a weak boss encounter or an awkward stop-start stage".[8]

Video

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Sonic Lost World PC Launch Trailer


Trivia

The "SSAO" option is shown on the bottom left of the screen.

  • The "screen space ambient occlusion" option was originally planned to be added in the video preferences to allow the choice of enabling and disabling it, but that option scrapped from the settings.
    • It is the only option in the game that does not have text stroke effects and has a bubble that is in a hexagonal shape.
  • This is the first Sonic game to have more than 100 Achievements in total. Most other Sonic games had an average of 47 achievements to 50 achievements in total.
    • This is also the first Sonic game where the player cannot achieve any random achievement in an instant, but are instead unlocked in order. Players must achieve the first task they are given before the next achievement can occur.
  • The disabled multiplayer mode is still in the game data and fully functional, and can be reenabled by hex-editing the game executable.
  • Every achievement icon with Sonic and the Wisps uses artwork from previous games.

Gallery

Assets

Gallery

References

  1. Mason, Mike (2013-06-13). Sonic Team's Iizuka Recognises Sonic Lost World, Mario Galaxy Comparisons. Nintendo Life. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
  2. Whitehead, Thomas (2013-10-16). Interview: SEGA On Bringing Sonic Lost World to Wii U and 3DS. Nintendo Life. Retrieved on 2013-12-13.
  3. Sal Romano (6 October 2015). Sonic Lost World coming to PC on November 2. Gematsu.com. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  4. THE BLUE BLUR SPINS ON TO PC WITH SONIC LOST WORLD™!. Gamasuta.com (6 October 2015). Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  5. Sonic Lost World Patch - Public test branch. SEGA (5 November 2015). Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  6. Bargas, Gregory (12 November 2015). Sonic Lost World PC Review: Get Lost!. PC Enthusiast. Retrieved on 26 November 2015.
  7. Savage, Phil (20 November 2015). Sonic Lost World. PC Gamer. Retrieved on 26 November 2015.
  8. Sonic Lost World review. GamesTM (December 2015). Retrieved on 31 January 2016.

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