SONIC ADVANCE - REVIEW

Sega’s little blue mascot finally gets down and dirty with one of the company’s former enemies in the impending release of Sonic the Hedgehog Advance for Nintendo’s GameBoy Advance. Formally unveiled at E3, we now have a good idea of what the game’s going to look and play like, as well as the basic framework of the story. The plot is straightforward enough and you could probably guess it if you know anything about Sonic games – the evil Dr. Robotnik is up to no good once again, and you’ll need to stop him by collecting Chaos Emeralds. You’ll play as Amy, Knuckles, Sonic or Tails in this all-new adventure that features the same speed and graphical look of the hugely popular 2D Sonic games on the Sega Genesis.

There will be two multi-player modes, which Sega is calling “Chaos Emerald” mode along with the simply-titled “Battle” mode – but we did not get a chance to see these or try them out at E3. You can see by the screenshots that on the surface, at least, the graphics are even better than those of the last Genesis release, and they’ll probably improve even further before the game’s release date (click on the “download” tab above for a look at the game in motion). Those of you who never picked up a Neo Geo Pocket Color will finally get to take Sonic on the go when the game hits streets this November.

Graphics
8.0
Sound
8.0
Gameplay
7.5
Lasting Appeal
8.5
Overall
8.0

 

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