YMMV / Sonic Shuffle

  • Awesome Music: Well, it IS a Sonic game. Some notable ones are the Emerald Coast theme and the 4th Dimension Space theme.
    • The event song Crystal Knight, which does a beautiful job playing up the magic and mystery of the dream events they accompany.
  • Counterpart Comparison: Lumina has been called a NiGHTS ripoff by fans, especially considering that NiGHTS and Reala replace her on certain days of the year. She has also been compared to Cosmo despite her having made her debut after Lumina.
  • Ear Worm: Many of the songs.
  • Game-Breaker: Super Sonic. There's a reason he's an unlockable.
    • Sonic's special move can sometimes be this; if he gets the same number twice he can move double the spaces. IE, if he got two 2s, on the second turn he could move four spaces.
    • At the same time, it's subverted and can turn into a self-imposed Annoying Video Game Helper. If you're not aware of Sonic's special move, you can overshoot where you're trying to go, since with the double-move you must move the required double amount of spaces.
    • Several Forcejewels are game breakers, such as Stopnite, which blocks off a space for 3 turns, Barrier Amber, which prevents anyone from passing you for 5 turns, and Curse Opal, which can randomly stop a player from moving for up to 5 turns.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Mario Party 9 and Wii Party note  used some of the same ideas as this game. Mario Party: Island Tour also has a mode called "Shy Guy's Shuffle City" which basically screams Sonic Shuffle.
  • Most Annoying Sound:
    • Eggman's laughter; it is loud.
    • The downward series of notes that play when you pick the Eggman card.
    • The siren that announces an Accident Mini Game.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: The sound effect played when landing on a Mini Game/Mini Event space.
    • The distinct sound of an S-Card being played.
  • Scrappy Mechanic:
    • The person farthest away from the Precioustone loses half their rings, courtesy of Eggman. If they have no rings, they lose a turn.
    • Losing a Duel. The winner steals the difference in rings from their opponent. The loser not only gives up the difference in rings but also loses a turn. Thankfully disabled in Story Mode.
    • Accident Mini Games which can show up at any time and without warning. Some of them have good ring payouts, though.
  • Sidetracked by the Gold Saucer: Getting all the pictures requires a ton of rings, but it's fun seeing new ones. Getting all the Mini Games and Mini Events is quite a feat, too.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Those who don't hate this game for being a Mario Party ripoff, an AI cheat-a-thon or an all-around snorefest view it as a decent attempt at a Sonic-themed party game with unique ideas and a decent story, and can be enjoyed with the right friends even though it's inferior to Mario Party.
  • That One Level:
    • Riot Train is long and has lots of backtracking.
    • When you get the second-last Precioustone on Fire Bird, lots of Battle Spaces appear. You will be fighting a LOT of monsters.
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks: Part of the bile this game receives is due to the game taking after Mario Party despite being made by the same developer.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Void is male, but he's quite easily mistaken for a girl due to his feminine appearance and voice.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Seen in the opening FMV.
  • The Woobie: Both Lumina and Void, and by extension, Illumina.

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