GameTrailers Video Review
Nintendo Life – 80
The fans who clamoured for a “proper” Sonic adventure will be thrilled by Sonic 4: there’s no dialogue, no cutscenes and no sidekicks. A dozen side-scrolling stages, seven torturous special stages and five classic bosses all adds up to a great Sonic game. It’s a shame there just isn’t more of it.
IGN – 80
Sonic 4 is short, but sweet and well worth downloading.
NintendoWorldReport – 80
There are no bugs and glitches, the controls are tight, and save for a few annoying spots, the levels dazzle in their ingenious design.