Excerpt: Back in 2002, Sonic Advance was not only the first Sonic game to ever appear on a Nintendo console, it was also a welcome return to the blue hedgehog's 2D platforming roots. Sonic had been meandering around in 3D adventure games for too long, so it was nice to see him going back to what had made him famous.
Pros: No real challenge, looks a bit ugly, won't last long
Cons: Good characters, quite cheap, good for a quick fix
Excerpt: Introduction I'll start by saying that this game was the reason I actually bought a Gameboy Advance. I am a huge fan of Sonic and his games, and this one brings back memories of some of Sonic's older 2D adventures. Gameplay - 8/10 This game faithful to the original in almost every way.
Edward Murty "edward murty's daughter age 13", amazon.co.uk
8 July 2006
Summary: I find the sonic on sega better than this. On this there is 4 characters sonic, tails, amy rose and Knuckles. The levels are quite easy to start off with but towards the end i have only managed to get through all the stages with Tails. this is because in the water levels you can just fly out of the water but all the other characters drown- even sonic. the extras on this are quite good with time trials and a chao garden.
Inspector Gadget "Go Go Gadget Reviews", amazon.co.uk
2 July 2005
Summary: While I liked Sonic Adventure I was not very keen on it's sequel or Sonic Heroes. The blue hedgehog and his pals simply do not belong in a 3D world and I was more than eager to get this game as it is a return to good old days of Sonic's previous incarnations on the Mega Drive. Everything you would have liked about the old Sonic is back. The level designs, the power-ups, the cool music and gameplay that next-gen consoles lacked.
Excerpt: Well, for once i feel neutral about a game. i used to LOVE the original sonic on the megadrive and since then i find myself missing the old side scrolling platformer. But since i bought Sonic advance, i've been on it for hours, it's like the old megadrive version was a cake with icing and sonic advance was the iced cake with a big fat cherry on top the choice of character system is a brilliant idea, playing with knuckles is brilliant, seeing a character punch things and...
Pros: a must have for the classic sonic lovers
Cons: can get a little boring as levels are similar complexity
Summary: First of all, Sonic The Hedgehog games are always best in 2-D, because this was Sonic that created the term of "Platform" games. As a true Sonic fan, I love the originals and this just gives you what you want. It is brilliant to be able to play as Sonic and Tails once again in 2-D but we also get powerful Knuckles and sweet little old Amy to play with as well. As usual Sonic has the power of the speed with hiugh powered jumps and spin attacks.
Summary: Was a big fan of Sonic on the Megadrive and so tried this for my GBA, was very disappointed and returned it the next day for Super Mario Advance 4!!! Game play is very fast and it takes luck not skill to progress. I think you could move as quickly through the game with your eyes closed. Often, completely unavoidable spikes and other obstacles appear in your track.
Summary: A really graphically good game, its fun, exciting, thrilling and not farfrom the original mega drive games, or the game cube games. On my newGBASP the colors and everything are awsome, Tails is my favourite with hishigh flying abilities and adventures, Amy is funny, Knuckles is excellentfor smashing and breaking things (mostly rocks) and Sonics super sonicspeed and attacks help you complete the game at super sonic speed. It hasamusing tunes, but not much speech.
Summary: Having been a massive fan of Sonic for years now i was extremely disappointed with this version on the GBA. Although the graphics are great the speed of the game is absolutely ridiculous. You spend most of the time whirling around the screen with no idea what is happening. This was never the case on the Sega game. If i had known this at the time of buying i would never have purchased it.