Sonic Battle

Game Boy Advance
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Jan 5, 2004
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

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  • Summary: Who would win in a fight--Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles? You determine the answer in Sonic Battle, a game that pits Sonic and his friends against each other in furious arena combat. The game features eight playable characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, plus one mysteryWho would win in a fight--Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles? You determine the answer in Sonic Battle, a game that pits Sonic and his friends against each other in furious arena combat. The game features eight playable characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, plus one mystery fighter to unlock. With three types of special attacks and ground, aerial, and defense fighting techniques, you can customize your character to suit your fighting style. Up to four friends can link their systems together using the Game Boy Advance Game Link cable for team battles, and then combine special attacks into devastating combos. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. AceGamez
    90
    A charming game with a riveting plot and, most of all, a fun and challenging engine at heart.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Weekly Famitsu
    70
    7 / 7 / 7 / 7 - 28 [Vol 782]
  5. Entertainment Weekly
    67
    While the graphics and some of the battle moves are impressive, Sonic Battle would have made more sense as a minigame inside the last Sonic GBA release, the infinitely more playable "Sonic Advance 2." [13 Feb 2004, p.L2T 18]
  6. 60
    It's definitely not what most players have in mind when it comes to the speeding rodent, but for multiplayer-centric GBA owners, it's worth a ride.
  7. games(TM)
    20
    If ever a title were to prove that 3D fighters don't work with sprite-based characters on a small screen, Sonic Battle would be that game. Attack connection is nothing short of a joke and the appalling character balancing doesn't make it any funnier. [Feb 2004, p.116]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. KameronS.
    Feb 15, 2004
    10
    This game rocks!!! one more thing. Clarke Middle School Is AWESOME!!!!
  2. 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. Expand
  3. 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 Expand
  4. MarkB.
    Jan 16, 2004
    8
    I think a lot of reviewers were unfair to this game. The plot is excellent, and all the characters are shown how they really are. Sonic is I think a lot of reviewers were unfair to this game. The plot is excellent, and all the characters are shown how they really are. Sonic is over-confident, tails is shy, knuckles just wants to fight, etc. Plus, some very good voice clips are sprinkled in the game. I think its good, and my main complaint is that training emerl can take a lot of training. Expand
  5. May 15, 2016
    7
    This is best Sonic game on GBA and one of the best game on GBA . Normal Graphics for GBA and Very good storyline . Best Fighting game on GBAThis is best Sonic game on GBA and one of the best game on GBA . Normal Graphics for GBA and Very good storyline . Best Fighting game on GBA with Tekken Advance . This game very interesting and this game even better than Sonic Advance 1 , 2 . Sonic Advance 3 is suck . 7/10 . Very very good for GBA . Expand
  6. May 19, 2011
    7
    It's far from exceeding the Super Smash Bros series, but the truth is that Sonic Battle is an OK fighting game with lots of multiplayer value.It's far from exceeding the Super Smash Bros series, but the truth is that Sonic Battle is an OK fighting game with lots of multiplayer value. Pros: Fantastic graphics and 3-D fighting arenas; a surprising amount of depth in strategy during Battle; Emerl's ability to use Skill Copy is almost limitlessly customizable; lots of multiplayer value. Cons: Limited roster; Battles require lots of repetitive button-mashing; fighting with 2-D sprites in a 3-D environment results with often unresponsive controls; "hit-or-miss" soundtrack. Expand
  7. Aug 18, 2019
    3
    The game is pretty cool at first, but after battling the same guy twice in a row, making extremely uninteresting challenges, and still havingThe game is pretty cool at first, but after battling the same guy twice in a row, making extremely uninteresting challenges, and still having multiple Long Stories for each character that barely differ, makes it one of the most challenging games for me in the Game. Boy advance. Expand

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#17 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
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#26 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2004