Sonic Advance 2 Online
Release year: 2002 | Players: 1-2 players | Developed by Dimps / Sonic Team
Sonic Advance 2 (GBA)
Sonic Advance 2 (AKA ソニックアドバンス２ Sonikku Adobansu Tsu in Japan) is a 2D side-scrolling platformer developed by Sega for the powerful GBA (Game Boy Advance) in 2002. It is the second game of Sonic for the GBA.
If the original Sonic Advance is quite short for you, there’s a good way to continue the fun and that’s by getting the updated version which is Sonic Advance 2. The main difference between the two versions is the second’s updated game engine. In the 2nd version, the game is larger and the pace is faster.
Those updates were highly praised by critics. Specifically, they picked on the improved replay value that made this version stand out from the games made before it. Some media men however were polarized by the second Advance’s high difficulty level.
Here, you will also control the character Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic has the power to unlock other playable characters – Cream the Rabbit (with her Chao named Cheese), Knuckles the Echidna, and Tails. After you finish the game playing with each of these characters, the game will allow you to unlock another character named Amy Rose.
As in the first version, Tails can fly, Amy Rose can kill enemies with a hammer, Knuckles can climb walls and Sonic still possesses his “insta-shield” technique. Along with Tails, Cream has the ability to fly. You need to make use of these abilities in the right time and with a good measure of precision. Otherwise, you’ll end up accomplishing nothing along the way, as this game is a lot harder to beat than its predecessor.
Additionally, for every level that you enter in, you have three checkpoints to deal with, in contrast to the first version’s one or two checkpoints.
Yet, for all the difficulty setbacks, Sonic Advance 2 also comes with a number of interesting additions. With this version, you will have interesting tasks to do such as figuring out who among your allies have access to particular spots and who of them don’t. You also need to learn the positions of your enemies, the power-ups, and the rings. Another challenge is to know where hidden tunnels and loops are so you can pass through the levels much faster without missing the items to collect.
Making this game difficult was quite a risk to take by the company. The game is large, like other Sonic games, and so challenging. Nevertheless, the changes and enhancements were combined to form the first truly 2D Sonic game and that was sooooo good for gamers during the time of its release.
It is a hard game to learn, but you will love knocking down hugely difficult bosses. In the end, you might just come away greatly satisfied.
Sonic Advance 2 game has only been ported to Game Boy Advance, but you can always visit our website and play it online!