During the weekend of October 12th 2015 I took part in the 6th Sick Kids Save Point – a 24 hour gaming marathon raising money for the charity “Sick Kids Friends Foundation”. As part of this people voted for games to play and one poll voted for me to play pretty much every Sonic game that I could get my hands on.
I found a trial of a Sonic fighting game but didn’t play it for long as the demo was single player only and the AI didn’t really try. Due to this it was awful to play but I could see it being decent to play with kids or “non-gamers” though.
The controls were simple, meaning it would be easy to pick up. It also means that you won’t have a kid that knows all the great moves, thrashing their friends when they get together for co-op. I guess this is a bit like the Naruto games  but more colourful and of course characters known more in the West.