Summary: Sonic Advance in many ways is a throwback to the old Sonic games on the Sega consoles from generations back, which isn't a bad thing, but it would have to do more to earn this good of a score.
Excerpt: "...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. Sonic, Tails and Knuckles all reappear in this game are given virtually the same moves as in Sonic & Knuckles and other Sonic classic (except that Knuckles has not gained a neat swimming ability). Amy Rose is also added to the playable cast, and she actually makes ...
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: "...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 enemies to peices ...
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.
Excerpt: "...Sonic’s previous games a success, Sonic Advance blasts its way through all of its zones with super speed, with plenty of opportunities to grab rings, smash badniks, free animals and collect Chaos emeralds along the way. The storyline remains basically the same as with all the other Sonic games: The mad Dr. Eggman has hatched yet another plot to steal the Chaos Emeralds and use their power to take over the world! Once again it is up to Sonic and ...
Summary: Having purchased this new with my new shiny GBA, I was amazed at the clarity of the graphics of this game. The graphics are clean, crisp and clear, and everything flows wonderfully smoothly. The screen is just the right size for gameplay, but my only criticism would be the dullness of the screen - I needed a light enhancer to help me see through some of the darker levels.