Probably should have remembered this from any of the last three times I bought a Sonic game, but I do not comprehend this franchise. It might be aggravated somewhat by the fact that I’m playing on the Switch, which is likewise new to me, but–all four face buttons do the exact same thing, right? The only other meaningful control is directional input? Am I correct in this assumption, or have I missed something?
I’m getting through the stages alright, mostly, although I’ve had to figure out the harmful elements by trial and error. I think part of the problem is that I’m not clear on basic aspects of how Sonic “works” as a character, how spinning vs. running affects speed, whether a homing attack and/or a lock-on exist–I assume so from a sign I found in the casino, but I’m at a loss as to what superior play even looks like, let alone how you’d execute that. Like, in the “Collect Blue!” bonus stages, is there a reason I rotate 90 degrees with every step? How do I even control that stage??