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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 Collecting enough chao gives you access to the special stage
Sonic Advance 3 Game Boy Advance ...will allow you to use their powers to help you!
Sonic Advance 3 Game Boy Advance Title screen.
Sonic Advance 3 Game Boy Advance The first boss robot

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Alternate Titles

  • "索尼克 Advance 3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "SA3" -- Common abbreviation
  • "ソニックアドバンス3" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

GameSpot Game Boy Advance Jun 23, 2004 8.4 out of 10 84
Game Shark Game Boy Advance Sep 10, 2004 B+ 83
Retro Gamer Game Boy Advance Jun, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Jul, 2004 7.75 out of 10 78
JeuxActu Game Boy Advance Jun 18, 2004 15 out of 20 75
The Video Game Critic Game Boy Advance Sep 09, 2005 B 75
1UP Game Boy Advance May 27, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75 Game Boy Advance Jun 18, 2004 15 out of 20 75
GamePro (US) Game Boy Advance Jun 17, 2004 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Jun 14, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 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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