by Joe Laurino
A platform game with the Hedgehogs (not winXP/2k
Sonic Raiden is a 1 or 2 player platform game featuring the Hedgehogs: Sonic,
Shadow and Gene. This game will NOT run on Windows XP/2000. It has been tested
on Windows 98 and may work on Windows ME/95 (untested).
One Player mode:
The main goal here is to solve the mystery of Raiden Island with
3 of the 4 required levels.
Arrow Keys left/right = Move Sonic left/right
Arrow Keys up/down = change view up/down
Shift = Jump
Ctrl = Action Button
Two Player mode:
The goal of "Head-to-Head Hedgehogs" is to reach the end of the level with most
Once done it tells you "COMPLETED" which means you may press esc when the race
Controls for the 1st player are the same as listed above.
Controls for 2nd player:
A/D = Move Sonic left/right
W/S = change view up/down
Z = Jump
X = Action Button
Delete = Self destruct (suicide)
Esc = Exit game
F2 = Restart game
Alt + F4 = Quit game to Windows
Allows you to perorm variou maneuvers. Some are documented in the HTML help file
and some are "secret."
Once in a while your character may get caught in an endless loop and the
character will NOT respond to the controls. At this point it will be necessary
to press the Delete key to lose a life.
The game play of Sonic Raiden is typical of most platform games with the
exception of the "endless loop" noted in the preceeding paragraph. The sound is
fine but nothing fancy. The biggest annoyance is the screen size. When you first
start the game you can select from two resolutions. Choose the 640x480 one to
give you the biggest image size. The game play area is very small, 320x200
pixels and when playing in two player mode that size is effectively cut in half
because the screen displays both persons view at the same time. The HTML help
file included in the download is very informative and has excellent screen shots
With all of this said: The game is still fun to play and if you are a sonic fan
do not pass is up. But remember that it will NOT run under Windows XP/2000!
Game Size: 8.61 Mb