Sonic Battle

Game Boy Advance
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Jan 5, 2004
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
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  1. AceGamez
    90
    A charming game with a riveting plot and, most of all, a fun and challenging engine at heart.
  2. Pocket Games
    90
    Stuffed with enough game modes and options to make many console fighting games jealous. [Spring 2004, p.46]
  3. 90
    It offers up quite an astounding amount of depth for such a pint sized fighting game and allows for some truly exciting multiplayer madness.
  4. Not only does this game offer probably the best multiplayer Game Boy experience since "The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords," but the story mode, challenge mode, and excellent gameplay make it a great single player experience as well.
  5. Play Magazine
    83
    The fighting constantly evolves and always has an angle beyond mere versus encounters. [Mar 2004, p.72]
  6. 80
    It does try hard to be what Smash Bros. is, and even though the game doesn't quite reach the same status Nintendo and HAL created for the Nintendo consoles, Sonic Battle has enough stuff to make it one of the top original fighters on the Game Boy Advance system.
  7. 80
    A fun game to bash around with, and it's one of the best Sonic offshoots the series has seen so far. If you can get over the odd balance, you'll find that it's also one of the best pick-up-and-play fighters on the GBA, too.
  8. Even though the controls are tight and responsive, you’ll be left wondering why your character didn’t pull off a move that you entered. Button mashing will probably work fine for most players, instead of trying to work on a particular move.
  9. A good substitute for "Super Smash Bros," and while you may find it lacking in certain areas, the fast-paced design and raucous battle mode more than compensate for the majority of the game's wholly subjective shortcomings.
  10. Sonic Battle’s strong point is definitely its visuals. Everything has more detail than you’d think with a GBA game.
  11. 75
    A solid and pleasantly deep arena beat-'em-up with lots of longevity, and through the presence of the Hedgehog and his posse adds absolutely nothing to the game, it's nice to see them getting work in these tough economic times.
  12. A surprisingly creative, fun take on mascot-driven fighting games.

Awards & Rankings

38
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#14 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
25
#25 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Jan 13, 2018
    9
    Knuckles is playable but there's not enough knuckles to chuckle which leads to 9/10
  2. Oct 3, 2016
    10
    one of the best sonic games ever you can play as sonic tails knuckles shadow rouge amy cream emerl chaos or gamma and beat the crap out ofone of the best sonic games ever you can play as sonic tails knuckles shadow rouge amy cream emerl chaos or gamma and beat the crap out of your opponents i enjoy this game immensely and play it a lot Full Review »
  3. Aug 4, 2016
    10
    This game aged very well and has addicting gameplay and simple storyline. The game is one of the best fighting games to be on the gameboyThis game aged very well and has addicting gameplay and simple storyline. The game is one of the best fighting games to be on the gameboy advance for sure. Full Review »