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Sonic Advance

aka: Sonic N
Moby ID: 5900
Game Boy Advance Specs
Buy on Game Boy Advance
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Sonic the Hedgehog has arrived for his first ever adventure on a Nintendo console. Sonic Advance combines elements from the original Sonic series on Sega's Genesis, as well as from the Dreamcast Sonic Adventure series.

Choose from Sonic, Knuckles, Tails, or Amy and take them through level after level of fast gameplay and ring collecting, dodging enemies in your path towards the final showdown with Dr Robotnik (aka Dr Eggman). Collect Chaos Emeralds along the way to transform into Super Sonic for added speed, and train your Chao to exchange them into Sonic Adventure 2 Battle on the Nintendo GameCube. You can also play four-player battle modes with your friends, using one game cart between 4 GBAs.


  • ソニックアドバンス - Japanese spelling
  • 索尼克 Advance - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Credits (Game Boy Advance version)

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Average score: 78% (based on 28 ratings)


Average score: 3.9 out of 5 (based on 50 ratings with 1 reviews)

As close to the original Sonic games besides the original games!

The Good
Older gamers will no doubt have played a Sonic game. Recently Sonic games have strayed from the high-speed fun of the originals, replacing it with slower adventure segments. The Sonic Advance series is as true to the originals in form as we will be likely to every see.

The plot as in Sonic games of old takes a back seat to the action. Unlike the newer Sonic games. In which the plot is more prevalent a generally not very good. The simple plot in Sonic Advance involves the evil Dr. Robotnik, aka Eggman and his latest scheme to take over the world.

As per usual only a blue hedgehog can stop him. However unlike Genesis Sonic games instead of only having one or two playable characters, Sonic Advance features four. Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy are all playable. And to truly finish the game you should play as all four. Each has there own special abilities. Sonic is fast, Tails can fly, etc.

The Graphics are solid 2D. And tend to look better than those of the 16-bit Sonic games. As one would expect from the 32-bit Gameboy Advance. The game also features an Opening and Ending cutscenes, unlike those of 16-bit Sonics.

The soundtrack while good. Fails when compared to Sonics of old.

The game itself plays more like the Genesis Sonic games. This is a good thing. Sonic blazes through levels collecting rings, grabbing chaos emeralds, and trashing Eggman. Just like the golden years of Sonic.

The Bad
The soundtrack is weak compared to Sonic games of old. The games difficulty jumps in the last stages of the game. A tad on the short side, even shorter than the Genesis Sonic games. But I guess that's why there are multiple playable heroes.

The Bottom Line
Fans of older Sonic titles will find a lot to love here. And seeing as you can get this game for under $20, bundled with another Sonic game, it is assuredly in your price range.

Game Boy Advance · by MasterMegid (723) · 2006


In the X-Zone, before the final fight, you will have to fight against the first bosses of Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 respectively, with their original music.


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Game added by Kartanym.

Wii U added by Michael Cassidy. Android added by CrankyStorming. BlackBerry added by firefang9212. J2ME added by Kabushi.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, Pirou Julien, Grandy02, Rwolf.

Game added March 6, 2002. Last modified March 27, 2024.