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Sonic Advance 3 (Game Boy Advance)

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Eggman has broken the world into seven parts, now the player must find the seven Chaos Emeralds to restore the world.

Sonic Advance 3 is a Sonic game with a twist: the player can play with a friend in co-op mode or one of many multi-player modes like ring race. The game contains features from Sonic Advance and Sonic Advance 2, but with more options like choosing from 2 characters in story mode (a leading and a following character).


Sonic Advance 3 Game Boy Advance Main menu.
Sonic Advance 3 Game Boy Advance ...will allow you to use their powers to help you!
Sonic Advance 3 Game Boy Advance Collecting enough chao gives you access to the special stage
Sonic Advance 3 Game Boy Advance Grabbing hold of your partner characters...

Alternate Titles

  • "索尼克 Advance 3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "SA3" -- Common abbreviation

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The Press Says Sep 03, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Cubed3 Jun 25, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Game Freaks 365 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Shark Sep 10, 2004 B+ 83
Retro Gamer Jun, 2004 80 out of 100 80
1UP May 27, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic Sep 09, 2005 B 75
GamePro (US) Jun 17, 2004 3.5 out of 5 70
Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2004 6.75 out of 10 68 (UK) Jul 07, 2004 6 out of 10 60


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The save poles and the theme song for Sunset Hill (Zone 2) are the same ones used in the very first Sonic game.


  • Golden Joystick Awards
    • 2004 - Handheld Game of the Year
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Sonicfanx (8) added Sonic Advance 3 (Game Boy Advance) on Aug 01, 2004