At times, Fire & Ice finds the necessary tenants of classic Sonic. Stage designs whip the hedgehog around with the needed pace (with some wonderful racing stages) and layouts keep up a consistent flow. However, those designs come cobbled together from obvious pieces, lending Fire & Ice an unavoidable repetition. Thankfully, the inexcusable forced item-hunting from 2014’s Sonic Boom is out. That’s progress. Glancing blows at teamwork and friendship make up the story, enough for passable Saturday morning fodder.