Sonic: Advance


The 2001 platform game Sonic Advance was created by Dimps and released for the Game Boy Advanced. It is the first Sonic the Hedgehog game to be developed for Nintendo's handheld console. It was also released to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the popular Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. While Sonic the Hedgehog: The Emerald City was released several years after its predecessor, Sonic Advance is a great addition to the series, and is an essential purchase for any gaming fan.

The game was developed by Dimps, a team of industry veterans re-born from the ashes of SNK. The team also had key staffers from the Pocket Adventure games. The resulting game had several features that distinguish it from its predecessors, including two cutscene songs. The first, EX Demo 1, is an extended version of the intro cutscene, while the second, Triumphant Reprise of Super Sonic's transformation theme, plays for a total of 18 seconds. The player must complete the level before the EX Demo is over to reveal a new cutscene.