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Sonic Advance 3 Ad Blurbs (Game Boy Advance)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - (EU):
    JOIN THE QUEST TO DEFEAT THE EVIL DR. EGGMAN!

    *Team up with any one of 5 different characters
    *Pull off different combinations of attack moves
    *Experience changes in game play depending on a player's partner selection
    *Multiplayer option allows up to 4 players

    Contributed by Sonikku225 (248) on Feb 24, 2010.

www.nintendo.com:

    Multiplayer Sonic!



    Live life in the fast lane with the hedgehog.

    Chaos and Sonic adventures go hand in hand, and Sonic Advance 3 brings a massive dose of chaotic action to the Game Boy Advance.

    First, the bad news: the diabolical Dr. Eggman broke the world into seven parts. The good news is Sonic and Tails are around to stitch the world back together. In order to make things right, our heroes need to recover the seven Chaos Emeralds.

    Features

    • Play as one of five Sonic characters and chose one of the others to be your partner
    • Multiplayer modes for up to four players, including two-player co-op


    If you've played a Sonic game in the past, the basic play of Sonic Advance 3 is going to look familiar. Sonic speeds through various stages in each world, collecting rings, smashing up the bad guys and running at supersonic speeds. This time, though, the character you choose gets a partner to tag along and help your character through the stage.

    At first, you can only choose between Sonic and Tails. But as you progress in the game, you run across Sonic's pals Knuckles, Amy Rose and Cream the Rabbit. Not only does a partner give your character moral support, the partner shares its attributes with your character. For example, if Sonic is your character and Tails is his partner, Tails can throw Sonic way into the air or Tails can use his tail as a propeller and left Sonic overhead.

    Hold down the L and R Buttons and release them to have Tails throw Sonic. To perform the propeller move, hold down the L and R Buttons, make Sonic jump and release the buttons before Sonic hits the ground. Tapping the A Button will make Tails lift Sonic higher into the air. Conversely, if Tails is your character and Sonic is his partner, Sonic can give Tails an insane burst of speed. Other unique character attributes:

    • Sonic -- increases your max speed
    • Tails -- increase your ability to jump
    • Knuckles -- increase your attack power
    • Amy -- gain the Piko Piko hammer attack
    • Cream -- gain the ability to do a homing attack


    In order to collect the seven gems, Sonic and company need to find 10 Chao (tiny green creatures) in each area. Once all 10 Chao are found, you get to compete in a special stage to earn a gem. Some of those Chao are harder to find than a flaw on a supermodel. You'll need to search each level multiple times until you snag all of the Chao.

    With a Game Pak and the proper number of Game Boy Advance Game Link Cables, up to four players can compete to find the most Chao. With multiple Game Paks, four players can race in a 2-on-2 battle mode. If you're looking for eye-crossing speed, play the Time Attack mode and go for the fastest time in areas you have played and with characters you have unlocked.

    Bottom Line

    The gameplay and graphics are right in line with other games in the Sonic series. The multiplayer modes should make for some interesting races.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66737) on Apr 26, 2005.

THQ UK website - Game Boy Advance:

    FASTER THAN A SPEEDING HEDGEHOG...



    Dr. Eggman is up to his dastardly tricks again! The demented genius has smashed the world into seven parts with Chaos Control, and plans to build an evil Eggman Empire amidst the confusion!

    It's down to Sonic and Tails to return the world to its original state again. Separated from their friends, they have to team up and track down all seven Chaos Emeralds, and use the power of Chaos Control to undo Dr. Eggman's mischief. But Dr. Eggman won't be caught unprepared - he's used all his skill and cunning to create the ultimate fighting robot, designed to stop Sonic once and for all!

  • Play as any one of five Sonic characters - Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Cream or Amy - and choose a team mate to use special moves and reach secret areas. Twenty possible team combinations mean twenty unique routes through the game!

  • Choose your own route to the finish. Select which Acts you want to play and what order you want to play them in. Use your team's unique abilities to reach hidden areas and unlock secrets. No two games will ever be the same

  • Brand new multiplayer co-op mode - play through the whole game with a friend as part of an unstoppable team

  • The fastest Sonic game yet - reach incredible speeds as you run, jump and grind through the game

  • The sharpest, smoothest, graphics ever seen on Gameboy Advance

  • Seven huge Zones to explore, each with multiple Acts and Boss stages

  • Conquer the all-new mini games to reach special bonus stages

  • Multiplayer battle mode - up to four players can race to the finish!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66737) on Aug 30, 2004.