Sonic Advance ROM

sonic advance rom
When focusing on the main objectives, Sonic Advance is about 2 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 6 Hours to obtain 100% completion.
Beat the game with all four characters and collect the seven Chaos Emeralds. Then, beat the final zone with Sonic. After you defeat Robotnik, Sonic will go to the Moon Zone as Super Sonic.

Completing a Special stage will grant the player a Chaos Emerald and if the player has all seven Chaos Emeralds (by completing all seven Special Stages), the player will be able to access the game's true final level, The Moon Zone, as Sonic after he clears X Zone.

You need to download and install Visual Boy Advance and then load the rom.

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Download the official Sonic Advance ROM in the (USA) version for the Game Boy Advance handheld consoles. To fully utilize a GBA ROM game, use our Cheats, Rom Hacks and GBA Roms sections. You can open the Sonic Advance ROM or GBA file by Installing VisualBoyAdvance on Windows, MAC, Linux, Android or IOS/iphone.

Additional Information

Sonic Advance is a 2001 platform game developed by Dimps for the Game Boy Advance (GBA). It was the first Sonic the Hedgehog game released on a Nintendo console with Sonic Adventure 2: Battle on the Nintendo GameCube (GCN), and was produced in commemoration of the series’ tenth anniversary. The story follows Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy as they journey to stop Doctor Eggman from taking over the world. Controlling a character, players are tasked with completing each level, defeating Eggman and his robot army, and collecting the seven Chaos Emeralds.

Development began after Sega shifted its focus to third-party software development, due to the poor performance of the Dreamcast console. Sega recruited Dimps to lead development, making the game the first in the franchise developed by the studio. While Sonic Advance follows a similar style of gameplay to the Sega Genesis Sonic games, certain concepts and designs were reused from newer games such as Sonic Adventure (1998). The game has been ported to Nokia’s N-Gage and Android devices, and is available on the Wii U via the Virtual Console in Japan.

Sonic Advance received positive reviews for its graphics, character animations, and faithfulness to the original Genesis games, but was criticized for its short length and special stages. It was a major commercial success, selling 1.21 million copies in the United States and is among the GBA’s bestselling games. The game was followed by two sequels also on the Game Boy Advance; Sonic Advance 2 (2002) and Sonic Advance 3 (2004).

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Sonic Advance

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Release Date

Japan: December 20, 2001
North America: February 3, 2002
Europe: March 8, 2002




Dimps & Sonic Team


Game Boy Advance




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