Sonic and the Black Knight

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Sonic and the Black Knight
Developer(s) Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
Series Sonic the Hedgehog
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) JP January 12, 2009
NA March 3, 2009
EU March 13, 2009
AUS March 12, 2009
Genre(s) Adventure, Action
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4)
Input methods Wii Remote + Nunchuk
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Sonic and the Black Knight is a title within the Sonic the Hedgehog series, released exclusively on Wii as the second entry in the Sonic Storybook series, following on from Sonic and the Secret Rings. The game is directed by Tetsu Katano, who was the lead programmer of the Sonic Adventure titles and Sonic Heroes. Set in the world of King Arthur, the game combines Sonic's trademark speed with a new swordfighting system, making use of the Wii Remote's motion-sensing functionality.

Emulation Information

Lower Framerate During Soul Surge

Sonic and the Black Knight drops to 20 FPS during Soul Surges. This is not due to emulator lag, internal game lag or any other kind of defect; the game is hardcoded to run this framerate. Because the game likes to shift in framerate suddenly like this, it may cause stuttering for users that are using v-sync or other framerate stabilization features.


There are no reported problems with this title.


60 FPS

The following AR codes will make run at 60 FPS instead of 30.


$60FPS [Nick Reynolds]
040887D8 3800003C


$60FPS [CosmoCortney]
04088808 3800003C

HD Texture Pack

Sonic and the Black Knight HD Texture Pack (ai upscaled) forum thread


This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Sonic and the Black Knight since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21148 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
r3200 Windows XP AMD Phenom II X3 720 @ 2.8 GHz NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Dolphin SVN R3200 : Sonic and the Black Knight (Wii) UltimateLF
r6964 Windows 7 AMD Phenom II X4 810 @ 2.6 GHz ATI Radeon HD 4200 DirectX11: 15-25FPS, no problems whatsoever Hookonsonic2
r7259 Windows 7 AMD FX 8 core @ 4.2 GHz AMD Radeon HD 7750 Using the same emulator for Sonic Colors, i can say one word... PERFECT, use this emulator for the game, here a video:, any lag by: fraps, but all perfect Angel-X
3.0-377 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 250 18-20FPS Gameplay Rafi
3.0-427 Windows 7 AMD Phenom II X4 810 @ 2.6 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 DirectX9: 15FPS on default settings, 25-30 with proper tweaking Hookonsonic2
3.0-438 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-2430 @ 2.4 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX DirectX11. 1600*900. 28-35FPS Solod49
4.0-8400 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.8 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Perfect. Everything looks perfect. JMC47

Gameplay Videos