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Sonic Advance (Game Boy Advance)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
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Advertising Blurbs

www.atari.fr - Game Boy Advance (French):

    descriptif



    Et oui ! Le mythique hérisson bleu débarque enfin sur la Game Boy Advance !

    SONIC fête cette année ses 10 ans, et il n'a vraiment pas pris une ride ! Le 1er épisode de ses aventures sur MegaDrive l'avait rendu célèbre grâce à des graphismes superbes et une vitesse d'animation ahurissante ! Aujourd'hui le fabuleux développeur qu'est la SONIC TEAM nous fait revivre cette légende sur GBA !

    charactéristiques



    • Le savoir-faire de la SONIC TEAM sur console portable n'est plus à prouver : Sonic 3D, n°1 sur MegaDrive et Sonic Pocket Aventure sur NeogeoPocket, un des meilleurs jeux de cette console.
    • Toujours la même jouabilité mais des graphismes encore plus somptueux et des séquences spectaculaires notamment en snowboard,
    • Une nouvelle aventure dont le but est de faire échouer les plans du Dr Robotnik.
    • 4 personnages à incarner : Sonic, Tails, Knuckles ou encore Amy.
    • Possibilité de jouer à 4 avec une seule cartouche.
    • Un jeu déjà très attendu par la presse et les fans.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on Sep 24, 2005.

www.nintendo.com:

    Blink, and you're missing out.



    At long last, Sega's hasty hedgehog is tearing it up on a Nintendo system. Developed by Sonic Team but published by THQ, Sonic Advance delivers all of the high-speed action which has made Sonic a world-wide success.

    Sonic has always been known for speed, and his adventure on Game Boy Advance is quicker than ever. The spunky hedgehog rolls, jumps and flies through the game at break-neck speed. With an insane selection of locomotive devices such as spring boards, bumpers and zip-cords, every level presents new challenges.

    For Sonic fans, it will come as no surprise to learn that Sonic's main goal in this game is to spoil the wicked plans of Dr. Eggman (also known as Dr. Robotnik). As in previous games, the bad doctor has created an army of robotic enemies who would love nothing more than to present a bruised hedgehog to their master.

    Sonic Advance is much more than a classic Sonic side-scroller. In addition to Sonic, players can also progress through the game playing as Knuckles, Tails or Amy. Since each character has different abilities, the gameplay experience changes depending on which character you choose to control.

    Sonic Advance also features a cool multiplayer mode which allows up to four players to compete using just one Game Pak (each player must have a Game Boy Advance and the proper number of Game Boy Advance Game Link Cables must be used). In this chaotic minigame, players race through levels to see who can collect the most coins. If each player has a Sonic Advance Game Pak, even more options become available.

    One of the greatest bonus features in Sonic Advance is the Tiny Chao Garden. The Tiny Chao Garden is where you can raise a cute little pet called a Chao. To keep your Chao happy, you have to pet it frequently, feed it often and buy it toys. By playing minigames, you can earn rings which can be traded in for food and toys. One minigame presents a slight variation of the classic memory game, while the other is an action game based on the good ol' rock/scissors/paper premise.

    Whether you're a seasoned Sonic fan or a newcomer to the series, Sonic Advance is sure to impress. Welcome to Nintendo, Sonic!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on Apr 26, 2005.

Back of Box–GBA (US):
    SONIC IS BACK TO SAVE THE WORLD!

    The evil Dr. Eggman is at it again, with a brand new scheme to trip up Sonic and his pals. Maneuver your way through obstacles, puzzles and traps to collect the Chao Emeralds and defeat the vile Dr. Eggman before it’s too late!

  • Play as Sonic, Knuckles, Tails, or Amy
  • Link up to 4 players on one Game Pak
  • Zip through levels filled with puzzles and traps at sonic speed
  • Exchange chao between the Game Boy® Advance and the Sonic Adventure’ 2: Battle game on the Nintendo GameCube’

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Jan 18, 2005.

Nokia N-Gage website:
    Sonic, the super-speedy blue hedgehog is one of the games world's favorite characters. In this lightning-quick action-platform game, you get to play as Sonic plus his friends Tails, Knuckles, and Amy, through five zones, each split into two acts. Collect the rings, plus avoid the traps and enemies, and you will have a chance to reach the Chaos Emerald and foil Dr Eggman's evil plan.

    Each character you play as has different abilities, bringing about varied and involving gameplay. Sonic N is a gaming classic, available in the palm of your hand thanks to Nokia N-Gage’ game deck.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on Jun 13, 2004.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - Game Boy Advance:
    Sonic's outing on the Game Boy Advance is a significant one for many reasons. For one, it'll be only the second time that Sega's mascot has appeared on a competing console system (the first being on the NeoGeo Pocket Color) and two, it heralds Sonic’s return to the 2D realm. Of course, this isn't just any handheld, it's Nintendo's handheld - not many people would've believed Sega's flagship title would appear on a Game Boy, that's for certain" - SegaWeb

    "Exploration is a good thing, people, and it's what makes Sonic better on the Game Boy Advance than on the Genesis. Add to this the ability to play as four distinctly different characters, and you've got yourself a game that you can play over and over well after you've completed all the levels the first time."

    " Sega's GBA development team pulled out a wonderful handheld title...it covers every possible base on system: it's graphically excellent, it sounds great, it puts the link cable features to outstanding use, and its GameCube connectivity opens up potential never before available. 9.1/10"

    "The game is fast and furious, and uses the GBA's sprite capabilities so subtly you'll probably take it all for granted. It's a great looking 2D platformer...definitely the best looking 2D Sonic game." - IGN Online

    "As a die-hard Sonic fan, I knew that I would love Sonic Advance, but I could never have guessed at just how much."

    "Sonic Advance is the best fun to be had on the GBA." - Gamepower.com.au

    ""Sonic epitomises what two-dimensional platforming is all about. 90%" - Hyper Magazine

    Nintendo Gamer April Issue: Score 91%

    “There’s no faster, more infuriating and addictive 2D platform game in existence, and it shines on the small screen. 4/5” - Empire Magazine

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on May 16, 2004.

Atari Australia website - Game Boy Advance:
    DESCRIPTION:
    If you've heard of Sega, you've heard of Sonic the Hedgehog. From his debut on the 16-bit Genesis system to his latest 3D incarnation in Sonic Adventure 2, old blue has set the pace for fast-action gaming. Soon, Sonic will speed his way to the small screen in Sonic Advance for the Game Boy Advance system. The game is in development now and the game's features aren't locked down yet, but here's a little taste of the supersonic goodness to come. Sonic Advance marks the hedgehog's return to the 2D realm, with graphics and gameplay reminiscent of the original Sonic the Hedgehog games. Dr. Eggman is at it again, with a brand new scheme to trip up Sonic and his pals. This time you'll play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy as you collect Chaos Emeralds and thwart Eggman's nefarious machines. You'll need all the help you can get, because this all-new quest gets more challenging by the minute with tons of new puzzles and traps. Evade the obstacles and enemies, unlock secret areas, and uncover the hidden Chaos Emeralds to transform into Super Sonic for the final battle against Dr. Eggman!

    GAME FEATURES:
  • Four playable characters, including Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Ami Rose
  • Link cable support for up to four players
  • Upload and download Chao between your Game Boy Advance and Nintendo Game Cube with Sonic Adventure 2
  • Breed Chao like in Sonic Adventure 2
  • All new levels, graphics and animation unique to the Game Boy Advance version of Sonic

    Contributed by Xoleras (66241) on May 16, 2004.