Sonic Advance 2

Sonic Advance 2

Embark on a journey through various levels within the forest and beyond to access new characters in the beloved platformer, Sonic Advance 2! Showcase your remarkable jumping skills now!

Sonic Advance 2, a thrilling speedrunning platformer designed for the GameBoy Advance (GBA). It surpasses its predecessor with enhanced performance, captivating animations, and an irresistibly catchy soundtrack. Join Sonic once more in thwarting Dr. Eggman's sinister schemes in this second installment of the Sonic Advance series.

The gameplay of Sonic Advance 2 unfolds as a dynamic 2D side-scrolling platform adventure. Featuring five playable characters: Sonic the Hedgehog, Cream the Rabbit, Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, and Amy Rose. While Sonic is readily available, players can unlock Cream, Tails, and Knuckles. By vanquishing the game's initial, third, and fifth adversaries, respectively. The primary objective in single-player mode is to conquer each act within a designated area within ten minutes. Following Act completion, players confront bosses who persistently advance, necessitating a chase. Each boss requires eight hits (six in Easy Mode) to be defeated, with their attacks intensifying after the third or fourth assault. Similar to its predecessor, Sonic Advance 2 autosaves character progression, including the accumulation of Chaos Emeralds.

Sonic Advance 2 reintroduces numerous items from the preceding game, notably rings, which are scattered throughout the zones. These rings serve to shield characters from harm, bestow extra lives upon collecting 100, and contribute to end-of-stage point tallies. Additionally, a character's speed increases with the accumulation of rings. Damage incurred results in the loss of all held rings, though some can be reclaimed before disappearing. Failure to possess rings upon sustaining damage incurs penalties. Furthermore, drowning, falling into bottomless pits, or running out of time lead to character loss. Checkpoints preserve progress, reinstating players to their latest score post-defeat. However, exhausting all attempts results in a game-over. Alongside Rings, Sonic Advance 2 incorporates Item Boxes containing similar power-ups as its precursor.

Beyond the primary objective, players can pursue the collection of seven Chaos Emeralds to unlock bonus features. Each act houses seven Special Rings, which, in a single attempt, grant access to Special Stages, where Emeralds can be acquired. Acquiring all seven Emeralds for Sonic unlocks the Final Area, concluding the game triumphantly.

For enthusiasts of this genre, Sonic Advance and Sonic 3 & Knuckles offer similar gaming experiences that are not to be missed.

How to play

  • Arrow keys: Movement
  • Space: Selection
  • Enter: Start
  • "Z" key: A button
  • "X" key: B button
  • "S" key: R button
  • "A" key: L button
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