Sonic Advance 2 Game Boy Advance

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Mar 9, 2003
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
Buy On
  1. 70
    Digital déjà vu. Your brain knows that it’s a brand-new game…but you never quite shake the feeling that you’ve played it all before.
  2. Sonic is fast alright. Yet here's a game that openly discourages Sonic and his friends from fully embracing the thing that made the Sega's mascot so popular in the first place: raw, uncontrolled speed.
  3. There are no surprises in Sonic Advance 2... The lower your expectations, the more you'll enjoy this game.
  4. What it doesn't have is originality or depth, making this sequel more subsonic than supersonic.

Awards & Rankings

#15 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Nov 23, 2013
    9
    After making the excellent Sonic Advance, how on Earth would they make Sonic Advance 2 better. Well, in almost every way. The music andAfter making the excellent Sonic Advance, how on Earth would they make Sonic Advance 2 better. Well, in almost every way. The music and sound quality is better. There's little animations before you start your zone that make the game feel more lively as well. With new tricks added to grinding, ramps, and bumpers, it adds a new layer of precision to objects that used to fling you around where you had no input while you were flying by.

    This game is better, stronger, and faster than the first Sonic Advance. It leads the game to feel more epic and thrilling, and the running boss fights are an excellent addition, but also quite challenging.

    Probably the only thing that has always bugged me was how difficult finding the special rings are. It's particularly difficult as you will likely fly past one without realizing, and you must make a certain path to each one. Some are intuitive to find, but others are so far off the beaten path. I've spent hours in a zone searching, and that's just not fun. Still, the extra boss is great and was worth the torment.

    Overall, this game builds upon the first and makes it much better. On the other hand, must won't see the whole game through because of how difficult finding those special rings are.
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  2. GaryR.
    Apr 24, 2003
    10
    Great game. Better than the first Sonic Advance game. 2D Sonic rules!
  3. Mar 20, 2016
    6
    A game that sometimes makes the gameplay a little uncomfortable and while annoying.This game is not bad or good, it's a decent game.I like isA game that sometimes makes the gameplay a little uncomfortable and while annoying.This game is not bad or good, it's a decent game.I like is the level design is very colorful and lively and that makes it go higher rating Full Review »