Sonic Advance Game Boy Advance

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

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  • Summary: Sonic is back to save the world! The evil Dr. Eggman is at it again, with a brand new scheme to trip up Sonic and his pals. Maneuver your way through obstacles, puzzles and traps to collect the chaos emeralds and defeat the vile Dr. Eggman before it's too late!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
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  1. What really shines, even on top of the great graphics and sound and gameplay, is the replay value.
  2. 100
    The best Sonic game released since "Sonic CD."
  3. Despite the 12 years since his debut, it's as captivating, exciting and, more importantly, as fun as it ever was - but of Sega, we'd expect no less. [GamesMaster]
  4. 88
    Everything that a side-scrolling platform loving fan could ask for. It's got all the great, tried and true, fast-paced Sonic action of the old Genesis series, looks fine, plays excellently, and offers some fun multiplayer action.
  5. This game is packed with extras and most importantly, actually allows you to play as Sonic through the entire game, something sorely lacking from the Sonic Adventure series.
  6. 80
    A simple, tried-and-true blast from the past, faithfully recapturing the ’hog’s legacy and reigning in just enough characters and elements from the “new” to satiate anyone craving more from their marsupials than just movin’ to the right at really high speeds.
  7. This game managed to do something its 3-D counterparts never could: catch my interest and hold on to it. I spent a lot of time simply looking around each level, experimenting with each character and attempting to find the various chao emeralds.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. KaineC.
    Apr 30, 2005
    10
    It's the best like all of them.
  2. KarlA.
    May 17, 2003
    10
    Sonic advance is cool. with cool music, characters and backgrounds.
  3. Nov 24, 2015
    9
    This is an amazing game. I remember playing it back when I was 6. It takes what the older genesis games were about, and built more onto it.This is an amazing game. I remember playing it back when I was 6. It takes what the older genesis games were about, and built more onto it. But, it has some cheap deaths here and there. Expand
  4. AndrewC.
    Feb 18, 2003
    8
    The levels are excellent, but raising chao is pretty much pointless unless you buy Sonic Adventure 2. With SA2 it's excellent!
  5. May 20, 2011
    8
    It's not "groundbreaking", but at least it sticks to its roots, resulting with one of Sonic's fastest adventures to date. Pros: BeautifulIt's not "groundbreaking", but at least it sticks to its roots, resulting with one of Sonic's fastest adventures to date. Pros: Beautiful graphics; fast and fun gameplay at classic Sonic speed; excellent multiplayer; lots of characters. Cons: "Hit-or-miss" level design; nothing "brand new". Expand
  6. May 1, 2011
    8
    Even if it's a bit formulaic, Sonic Advance is one of the funnest Sonic titles since Sonic CD. Pros: Rich, colorful graphics; basic controls;Even if it's a bit formulaic, Sonic Advance is one of the funnest Sonic titles since Sonic CD. Pros: Rich, colorful graphics; basic controls; it's fast, but easy to learn; fairly decent multi-player mode. Cons: Regardless of the control's will to run faster and never stop, a lot of the levels were designed to refrain you. Expand
  7. Oct 7, 2012
    0
    No platforming what so ever. THis game features four characters to play as and the only interesting one in Amy Rose.....wow. Why is there noNo platforming what so ever. THis game features four characters to play as and the only interesting one in Amy Rose.....wow. Why is there no platforming. This game basically took everything cool about Sonic and took it away Expand

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#6 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002