The latest issue of the Japanese magazine Famitsu has included the first review for Sonic Superstars, and it also revealed how long one can expect the game to be. The game is another homage (and an upgrade) to the 2D Sonic era, so one would probably expect it to be quite a short game. But it seems like Sonic’s the only one going fast around here, as the game will keep you entertained for a bit longer.
With a score of 32/40, the Famitsu reviewer took around 24 hours to complete the main playthrough, with up to 7 extra hours to wrap up the remaining challenges and other missed things. So the average player might take more than 30 hours if they really want to 100% Sonic Superstars.
This is on par with last year’s Sonic Frontiers, which had a similar length on release and gradually received more content over the upcoming months with DLCs and free updates. But Sonic Frontiers is a full open-world 3D game, and you would definitely expect it to be longer than that. Even with New Game Plus and all of the other side content, Superstars still looks huge in comparison.
The side-scroller game lets you play with any of the four main Sonic protagonists (Knuckles, Tails, Amy, and the blue hedgehog himself) in classical and new stages completely remade in new visuals to defeat villains from the franchise like Dr. Robotnik. The usual approach of fast-paced levels paired with each character’s uniqueness and newly-added powerups is the key to its promising gameplay.
Sonic Superstars is scheduled to release on October 17, 2023 and will be available on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Series X|S. The game will feature local Co-op play and many other nice secrets and additions like a Lego collab to give blocky looks for the characters. While you’re waiting you can read our preview of the game where we played through the first two levels.