Sonic Advance

Game Boy Advance
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Feb 3, 2002
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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 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
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  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: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Jan 6, 2019
    10
    Игра хороша. Интересный платформер, хорошие продолжение Соника. Игра чуть легче Sonic Mania и из-за этого интерес меньше.Игра хороша. Интересный платформер, хорошие продолжение Соника. Игра чуть легче Sonic Mania и из-за этого интерес меньше.
  2. KarlA.
    May 17, 2003
    10
    Sonic advance is cool. with cool music, characters and backgrounds.
  3. Jun 5, 2018
    9
    Sonic Advance is good. But, before I start this review, I don't get why people say this is similar to Sonic CD? It's not, it's similar to theSonic Advance is good. But, before I start this review, I don't get why people say this is similar to Sonic CD? It's not, it's similar to the classic games. It has the same physics and level design. So I consider this the real Sonic 4. It has great level design like its predecessors, the presentation is perfect for the Game Boy Advance, and the music is just too good. You can play as 4 characters, the obvious being Sonic, Tails and Knuckles, and the new playable character is Amy. She's an awful character to play as Jus... ju... just don't play as her. Each play style adds for a different experience and it will get challenging regardless of what character you'e playing as. Expand
  4. 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
  5. Aug 16, 2017
    8
    This is a really great game, and was a good way to start in the Sonic The Hedgehog series. It feels a lot like the original Sonic games, butThis is a really great game, and was a good way to start in the Sonic The Hedgehog series. It feels a lot like the original Sonic games, but with some modern stuff to it. This is honestly my favorite Sonic Advance game. Expand
  6. Nov 7, 2017
    7
    In my opinion the best in trilogy, very short, but fun game. I had zero problem with controls and level design seems okey to my tastes. GoodIn my opinion the best in trilogy, very short, but fun game. I had zero problem with controls and level design seems okey to my tastes. Good graphics for gba and music its ok. 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
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#8 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2002