- Original release: 4th December 2003
- Developer: Sonic Team
- Publisher: Sega (JP), THQ (NA/PAL)
- Original Platform: Game Boy Advance
A Sonic fighting game for the GBA. The graphics look outstanding for the console, with lovely 2D sprites complimenting the small 3D arenas. The story mode boasts a really great story, too, one of the best in a Sonic game, all revolving around a robot called Emerl, who you can customise using abilities from the other characters and enemies you encounter.
Unfortunately, the gameplay is just…..ok. For the limited amount of buttons on the GBA, it utilises them really well, but the battles all feel the same, even with the different abilities, so the game tends to feel a bit repetitive. What makes this even worse is in the story mode, you’ll often fight in a situation, then have to do the exact same fight but everyone has more lives (dragging it out even more). This padding starts out really early, and it’s a shame because the length of the game would be fine without them, so they make the game a chore to play for no reason.
The atmosphere of Sonic Battle is great, so it’s unfortunate that the gameplay can’t keep up with it.
Where to get
- ROM Status: Available
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