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Sonic Battle (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

Sonic Battle is a fast paced pseudo-fighting game, akin to Super Smash Brothers from Nintendo. Rather than being 3D side-scrolling, this game employs a 3D isometric view- not a static, sprite-based field though, it is comprised of actual texture-mapped polygons. The character sprites are 2D though, and while you think it wouldn't work- it does :P

You can have 9 characters to choose from, 5 modes of play; Story, Battle, Challenge, Training, and Mini Games; you can link up 4 GBA's to fight your friends, each character has a bunch of moves you can use to beat the you-know-what out of whoever you're fighting. It has a system of selecting Aerial, Ground, and Guard based attacks, and depending on what type of attack you set for which area (aerial/ground/guard), you have a possibility of 9 total different special attacks to choose from (only 3 at a time in a match though) which you can change each time you lose 1 stock point.

Among the other many features, Sonic Team has also made the game more dynamic with the addition of a trainable character whose abilities and techniques you can raise and add to. You get to pick and choose every aspect of the robot's style (running, attacking, jumping, dashing, etc etc etc etc etc).

The game takes a moderate amount of time to play through as all the characters, and adds a longer lifespan to itself if you wish to play through and beat it completely (all characters, get all moves for the trainable robot, etc).

Screenshots

Sonic Battle Game Boy Advance Challenge Mode Results
Sonic Battle Game Boy Advance Inserting Chaos Emeralds into Emerl gives him additional skill points.
Sonic Battle Game Boy Advance Those white dots are areas for fighting and plot advancement.
Sonic Battle Game Boy Advance As you advance through the game, you can customize Emerl's moves and colors.

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User Reviews

Sonic Battle, or how to disgrace a classic franchise... Depth Lord (943) 1.33 Stars1.33 Stars1.33 Stars1.33 Stars1.33 Stars
Somewhere between Power Stone and Super Smash Bros Pirou Julien (2308) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

The Press Says

SegaFan.com Dec 06, 2003 8.1 out of 10 81
GamerDad Feb 10, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Jan 13, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Jan 30, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpot Jan 13, 2004 7.7 out of 10 77
JeuxActu Feb 26, 2004 15 out of 20 75
GamePro (US) Jan 02, 2004 3.5 out of 5 70
Next Level Gaming Mar 06, 2004 62 out of 100 62
GameSpy Jan 19, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 05, 2004 10 out of 20 50

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Nov 03, 2008

Trivia

The two secret characters of this game are E-102 "Gamma" and Chaos, both from Sonic Adventure.

Related Web Sites

  • Sonic Battle X (Lage Sonic Battle site with all kinds of stuff, including walkthroughs, guides etc.)
AG Wolf (255) added Sonic Battle (Game Boy Advance) on Jan 18, 2004