About the Product
- 12 playable characters each with different story lines.
- A wide array of game modes including various styles of gameplay.
- Supports two player split screen so that you can share the fun with a friend.
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Right out of the gate, players have the option of choosing Hero (Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles) or Dark (Dr. Eggman, Shadow, and Rouge) quests, which are completely different. Sonic and his dark counterpart Shadow traverse levels at warp speed colleting coins and power-ups while fighting enemies in the game's most exhilarating moments. Unfortunately, the other characters are nowhere near as fun to play. Dr. Eggman and Tails fight through levels that require little more than constant button-mashing to shoot an endless procession of enemies, and Knuckles and Rouge participate in seemingly endless levels that require searching for a variety of objects.
Graphically, the game is a bit of a letdown considering the processing muscle of GameCube. Models are fairly simplistic, and level textures are sometimes bland. Game Boy Advance owners can use a link cable to download Chao from the game and train them on the go, but the rewards for doing so are minor considering the time investment involved. The main feature this game offers over its Dreamcast predecessor is the variety of multiplayer modes, which are fun but offer none of the depth or replayability of standalone multiplayer games like Super Smash Bros. Melee. Still, they are nice additions--especially the racing games--and round out a flawed single-player component. Sonic addicts who missed this game the first time around on the Dreamcast will definitely want to check it out, but the finicky camera, tedious non-Sonic/Shadow levels in single-player mode, and surprisingly shallow multiplayer components (especially the Chao games) turn what could have been a great game into a mere good one. --T. Byrl Baker
- Plenty of variety
- Sonic/Shadow levels are pure, unadulterated fun
- Knuckles/Rouge levels are tedious
- Multiplayer aspects could use some more depth
Top Customer Reviews
As soon as you play the first level of the Hero storyline (my favorite level), you'll be hooked.
With two storyline's and 180 missions to complete, you won't be done with this game for a while. There's even a secret storyline...
Multiplayer modes are insanely fun. While you can only play with 2 players at a time, the amount of fun you get makes up for it. There are many Multiplayer modes: Action Race, Robot Battle, Treasure hunt, Chao racing, Chao Karate, and Kart racing.
There are some pretty original ideas. You can grind down rails and slide down city streets on a snowboard while pulling crazy tricks off ramps.
The music in this game is unbeatable.
The storyline is very good, offering suspense, action, and even a few touching moments.
You can raise adorable little creatures called chao. You can even transfer chao from Sonic Advance into your chao garden.
BUY SONIC ADVENTURE 2 BATTLE NOW!!!
This is one of the must have titles along with Smash Bros. Melee for the Gamecube. Like it predecessors it's a classic already.
Mario, Luigi and Sonic sharing the same hardware. But does "Sonic Adventure 2: Battle" live up to the hype?
Firstly 12 playable Sonic characters are on this game. The makers of this game give you lots of sonic for all the year's they've deprived us of it. And they deliver it in story mode (1 player) and multi-player battles.
There are 2 sides that you can play on, 'Hero' or 'Dark'. One trying to save the world, the other trying to destroy it. This is an excellent feature as it gives you double the game time. And don't worry about wondering if they're the same levels just with different characters, each side has its own storyline and own levels. The Sonic team did not skimp on missions. Also when you finish both the 'Hero' and 'Dark' one last mission pops up in the middle of the two. An extra stage indeed.
The multiplayer in this game is good also. You can do 3 categories: Shooting, racing or treasure hunting. The racing levels are the best as it allows you to go through past levels Versing your friend while attacking each other. This is depending on how many rings you have, the more rings, the better the attacks. A multiplayer game you earn is that of Kart Racing. Just like Mario Kart except with Sonic characters.
But what you do when you've finished the game and there's no one to play in multi-player?
Well, The sonic team have added their own versions of Tamogotchi called 'Chao'. You feed them, nurture them, teach them and make them grow up to either be Evil Chao or Good chao. A lot of fun can be had and it passes the time very quickly as you can also make chao fight or race each other.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very fun and re-playable. I had it as a kid, and I am happy to have it again.Published 2 months ago by leo
I ordered this used and in very good condition for $17.99. It is perfect, no freezing or skipping while i'm playing the game. I already almost finished the game!Published 3 months ago by Tay