Sonic Pinball Party Game Boy Advance
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jun 1, 2003

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. 91
    Everything looks fabulous and the pinball physics are dead-on, but the difficulty could've used a bit more tweaking. [July 2003, p.50]
  2. 85
    With it's fast paced levels, challenging story mode, and mini-games galore, Sonic Pinball Party is a good time no matter how old you are.
  3. 83
    A great game, but not quite a must-have.
  4. With its well-designed tables, wonderful music, excellent visuals, and of course the Sonic Team charm, Sonic Pinball Party is the most fun I've had playing video pinball since quite possibly ever. [Aug 2003, p.76]
  5. Three multiplayer party tables and a Chao Garden add to the mix. [July 2003, p.82]
  6. Takes the familiar characters and graphics from three of Sega's most cherished franchises and uses them to create an especially satisfying pinball game.
  7. The physics engine is dead on: Balls handle as they would on a real table. [Aug 2003, p.80]
  8. Take familiar characters, put them no pinball tables, and include a bunch of mini-games. That's a recipe for a fun time. [Fall 2003, p.52]
  9. 80
    Sonic's got the best portable pinball game on the market now—his tables are dead simple to get into, and there are enough extras to keep any Sega fan enthralled. It's also the closest thing to a new Nights game you'll ever get.
  10. The only problem is that Sonic Team just tried to do too much with it. Instead of getting a really solid set of pinball tables, it's a mediocre collection of several different play modes.
  11. Sonic's tables aren't especially innovative, but they do offer quite a bit of variety, and the gameplay is fast-paced and fun. [July 2003, p.117]
  12. If there were a little more meat on this, we’d be looking at one of the best pinball games around, but as it stands, we can’t help but want for more.
  13. Solid physics, colorful graphics, and bearable sound do make this a decent pinball title. [July 2003, p.122]
  14. Pinball games are largely disposable and not recommended for anything more than a rental. The same applies here.
  15. Sonic the Hedgehog is no longer a character who can be depended upon for quality games, unlike a certain Italian plumber, a limbless alien, or even an orange bandicoot.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. MauricioM.
    May 10, 2005
    I think it's the best pinball game for GBA, and it's even better with that minigames, its the exellent conbination. --- Give it a try!
  2. JacobL.
    Oct 23, 2003
    It's one of the best sonic games yet!