On that note, it has to be said that there is A LOT on offer within the game itself. There are 21 different events to play with up to 4 people (and online), plus 10 “retro” events, 3 dream events, and even more to discover along the way (but we’ll get to that later).
The regular events are fairly grounded in terms of presentation and rules, but do add a nice flourish to the gameplay, with the characters able to pull off various Super Moves during events to show off their unique backgrounds. For example, during running events Sonic has the ability to spin dash near the end of the race for a final push, while Knuckles will perform a corkscrew; each character has their own strengths and specialties that can give you an edge, and it’s nice to see their superhuman abilities getting shown off with such flair.
Then of course there are the dream events, which are always a ton of fun to check out. The 3 events on offer are each fantastic in their own way, with a much more party style flavour to them to compliment the much zanier antics within.
My personal favourite has to be the Dream Skateboarding, which brought back memories of both Sonic Riders and the snowboarding events of Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games. These events are an absolute blast to play with friends and I would love to see more of them appear in the future.