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Sonic Battle
Developer(s) Sonic Team, Dimps
Publisher(s) Flag of Japan Sega
Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of Europe THQ
Release date(s) Flag of Japan December 4, 2003
Flag of the United States Flag of Canada January 12, 2004
Flag of Europe February 27, 2004
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: Everyone (E)
PEGI: 7+
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Media 32-Megabit cartridge

Sonic Battle is a fighting game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Dimps (under the guise of Sonic Team) and published either by Sega (in Japan) or THQ (outside of Japan)[1] for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. This is the second Sonic fighting game, the first being the 3D arcade game Sonic the Fighters. Like most modern-day Sonic games, it fits within the official canon. Cover to the game boy advance game Sonic Battle, featuring Sonic and Shadow the Hedgehog. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... Sonic Team is a computer and video game developer established in 1988 originally known as Sega AM8. ... Dimps is an Osaka-based development studio with an additional office in Tokyo, Japan. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... This article is about the video game company. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... THQ Inc. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Video games are categorized into genres based on their gameplay. ... Screenshot of The King of Fighters XI (2005, SNK Playmore). ... In computer games and video games, single-player refers to the variant of a particular game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session. ... Online gaming redirects here. ... The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is a self-regulatory organization that applies and enforces ratings, advertising guidelines, and online privacy principles for computer and video games in the United States. ... PEGIs logo Pan European Game Information, or more commonly PEGI, is a European system for rating the content of computer and video games, and other entertainment software. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In various types of electronic equipment, a cartridge can refer one method of adding different functionality or content (e. ... Screenshot of The King of Fighters XI (2005, SNK Playmore). ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Dimps is an Osaka-based development studio with an additional office in Tokyo, Japan. ... Sonic Team is a computer and video game developer established in 1988 originally known as Sega AM8. ... THQ Inc. ... Nintendo Company, Limited (任天堂 or ニンテンドー Nintendō; NASDAQ: NTDOY, TYO: 7974 usually referred to as simply Nintendo, or Big N ) is a multinational corporation founded on September 23, 1889[1] in Kyoto, Japan by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sonic the Fighters (Sonic Championship in US arcades), is a fighting game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...

Contents

Storyline

About 4000 years ago, a sentient weapon was created by an ancient civilization. After being lost for millennia, the weapon, called a Gizoid, was unearthed and researched by Prof. Gerald Robotnik. It remained dormant for another half century before being discovered by, of all people, resident would-be ruler of the world and Gerald's grandson, Dr. Eggman. Frustrated at his inability to get the dormant Gizoid to work properly, Eggman dumped the contraption at Emerald Beach... where it was discovered once again, this time by planet's resident hero, Sonic the Hedgehog. Sentience is the capacity for basic consciousness -- the ability to feel or perceive, not necessarily including the faculty of self-awareness. ... For the span of recorded history starting roughly 5,000-5,500 years ago, see Ancient history. ... Professor Gerald Robotnik ) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... Towering over the city of Naples, Vesuvius is dormant but certainly not extinct .A dormant volcano is one which is not currently erupting, but is believed to still be capable of erupting. ... A century (From the Latin cent, one hundred) is one hundred consecutive years. ... Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ... This article is about the video game character. ...


The Gizoid starts saying something about showing him power,so Sonic proceeded to show the Gizoid his power.Shadow apeared suddenly,saying he had to destroy the Gizoid.After the fight,Sonic took the Gizoid to Tail's lab so he could fix the Gizoid.Tails found out that the Gizoid can copy your moves if it sees you use them(or if you attack it)and that it runs on Chaos Emeralds,plus it already has one.Sonic then decides to train the Gizoid(who he named Emerl).Sonic and Tails decided to find all the Chaos Emeralds to give to Emerl.They head for Knuckles the Echidna's house.On their way there,they are attacked by a robot that strikes a similar resemblance to E-102 Gamma.When they arrive at Knuckles house he fights Emerl.After the fight Knuckles gives Sonic his Chaos Emerald.After absorbing it,Emerl is able to say words,which shocked Sonic and Tails. The next day,Tails decides to study Emerl at the Central Computer.Once they got there,the security did not allow them.Crestfallen,Tails leaves and Bumps into Rouge the Bat.Tails fights her to get a card pass to allow him in the building.Once there,Tails finds out that Emerl may become very Deadly if it collects the Chaos Emeralds.The data is classified and security robots attack Tails and Emerl.Forced to retreat,Tails decides to go through the Mountains.On his way,he bumps into Shadow,who still wants to kill Emerl.After they fight,Rouge appears to take Shadow home.Tails and Emerl finally make it back to Sonic.Even after Tails and Rouge tell him that Emerl may be dangerous,Sonic is still skeptical.A few days later,When Amy Rose saw Emerl,she was a little scared,untill Tails tried explaining who Emerl was by saying it was Sonic's "pet project" or his "baby".Amy thaught this meant that Sonic was practicing for when they got married.After Tails left,Rouge saw her chance and stole Emerl from Amy.Amy put up a fight,but lost.Rouge and a reluctant Emerl headed to the city.While in the city,the robot that looked like E-102 Gamma attacked them.After it lost,E-102 Gamma dropped an emerald shard,which Rouge quickly collected.They continued on to "Club Rouge" in Night Babylon,only to encounter Amy,who proceeded to fight Rouge.Rouge beat Amy,then trained Emerl to be a thief.To Rouge's horror,Emerl absorbed the Chaos Emerald she had been trying to steal.Before Rouge could do anything to Emerl,Sonic(accompanied by Tails and Knuckles)began to fight Rouge.Emerl then suceeded in annoying Sonic and Rouge(the latter of who left disgustingly).A few days later,Knuckles(who wanted to train Emerl)headed over to Tails lab.Then he and Emerl went to the beach to train.When Tails told them that robots were attacking the city,Knuckles and Emerl decided to find and destroy them(even though Tails was worried that Knuckles would teach Emerl profanity).In a set of comical events,Knuckles lost Emerl and kept getting attacked by guard robots.Knuckles finally found Emerl fighting Rouge.When 2 robots broke into "Club Rouge",Knuckles and Emerl proceeded to fight them,afterwards gaining 2 emerald shards.Through a series of events,Eggman tricked Knuckles into getting captured by a strange ray.Emerl had to fight 3 more robots to save Knuckles.After they escaped,they gave Tails the 5 emerald shards to create a third Chaos Emerald for Emerl to absorb,which enabled it to speak full sentences. Later,Amy,as usual,was chasing Sonic,when she realized that maybe Sonic would like her more if she took better care of Emerl.Resolving to do better,Amy helped Emerl destroy 2 robots,which gave them 2 emerald shards.Amy decided that the best way to help Emerl was to find 3 more emerald shards,so that she could create a Chaos Emerald. Shadows on pavement A shadow is a region of darkness where light is blocked. ... Tails may refer to: Tailcoat – a type of coat used in evening dress Miles Tails Prower – a video game character Tails – Lisa Loebs debut album This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Emerl ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog video game Sonic Battle. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... E-102 Gamma ) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... Rouge the Bat ) is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, who is a determined treasure hunter and part-time government agent who plans to make all the gems and treasures of the world hers. ... Amy Rose ), once known as Rosy the Rascal, is a video game character who appears in many of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games developed by Segas Sonic Team. ... A woman showing disgust. ...


Gameplay

The following characters are playable: This article or section should be merged with Player character A playable character is a character in a video game that can be used as the players avatar within the game world. ...

Battles are fought in 2.5-D arenas with up to 4 players. Each character has a set of attacks and abilities. The majority of attacks are used with B, including the combo (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Attack), Air Attack, Upper Attack (Used to knock opponents straight up) Heavy Attack (Used to knock opponents away), and Aim Attack (Used to pursue an opponent after the Heavy Attack). The A button is used to jump, and the L button lets the player block attacks, or heal damage if the button is held. The playable characters also have unique special moves, the three types being Shot, Power, and Set. Shot moves, obviously, center around using a projectile to damage the opponent from a distance. Power moves focus on dealing damage quickly in a single move. Trap moves generally involve using a type of bomb to surprise-attack the enemy. However, only a limited number of special moves can be selected. Shot, Power, and Trap must be allocated to three slots: Ground, Air, and Defend. The special move you set to Ground will be used when you press R on the ground. The move you set to Air will be used when you press R in mid-air. The last slot, Defend, has a different function; When you set a certain type of special move to Defend, then every time an enemy uses the same type of special to attack you, you'll automatically block it.[3] This article is about the video game character. ... Sonic the Hedgehog comics, see Tails (comic character). ... Rouge the Bat ) is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, who is a determined treasure hunter and part-time government agent who plans to make all the gems and treasures of the world hers. ... Amy Rose ), once known as Rosy the Rascal, is a video game character who appears in many of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games developed by Segas Sonic Team. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... Cream the Rabbit ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ... This article is about the video game character. ... Emerl ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog video game Sonic Battle. ... E-102 Gamma ) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... Chaos ) is a fictional character and the main antagonist in the video game Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast. ... This article is about the video game character. ... GameShark is the brand name of a line of video game enhancers and other products for a variety of console video game systems and Windows based computers. ...


Each player has two vital stats, a health bar and an Ichi Hiro gauge. When health is completely depleted, the player is KO'd and loses one life (in a Survival match) or the one who KO'd them gets a point (in a KO match). The Ground, Air, and Defend settings are chosen at the beginning of the match, and every time the player respawns. As a player takes damage, blocks attacks, or heals, the Ichi Hiro gauge fills up. When it is full, the next special move the player does will instantly KO anyone it hits. However, if they chose to defend against that type of special, or successfully block, their Ichi Hiro gauge will be filled instantly. Players healing damage will also slowly fill up their Ichi Hiro gauge, but are still vulnerable to attacks.


One tactic is to use a Trap special when the Ichi Hiro gauge is full, so if the opponent didn't choose Trap as their Defense, they will instantly be KO'd upon touching the trap. This works best with characters whose traps conceal themselves (Knuckles) or move around (Tails, Rouge, Shadow).


The main gimmick of the game is called the Skill Capture system. Emerl can imitate the actions and attacks of every other character. He starts out with slow, incomplete captures of Sonic's actions, which serve as the defaults. As the game is played, the abilities of other characters are recorded as Skill Cards. After each fight, certain skills are captured this way, usually around 2-4 per fight. The capturable actions consist of not only the attacks and special moves each character performs, but their individual abilities in running, jumping, mid-air actions, and the like. These can be allocated to their corresponding slots in Emerl's ability list, and doing so gives Emerl the new moves to use in battle. However, all these abilities cannot be used simultaneously. A limit is placed on the amount of non-default Skill Cards that can be used, in the form of skill points. Each card has a certain number of stars shown on the corner, and for each star, five skill points must be available to use on it. The total number of required skill points of all the allocated Skill Cards cannot exceed the current maximum of skill points Emerl has accumulated. Like the Skill Cards themselves, the skill point maximum is increased slightly with each battle, to a maximum of 500.


Since Emerl is powered by the Chaos Emeralds, there are cutscenes in the Story Mode episodes in which the Emeralds are used to enhance Emerl's abilities. Each Emerald raises the skill point maximum by 10, a rather large amount considering that most of the time, individual battles raise it by 1-5. The player can choose to replay a Story Mode episode after it's been completed, but the Skill Card/Point data is still saved. Oddly enough, the skill point maximum is raised at the Chaos Emerald cutscene every time the player reaches them. This means the same Story Mode episode can be repeated to raise Emerl's skill points faster than normal.


Locations

Each character has an arena they can be found fighting at, and several arenas can be found in a larger map screen of a location.

Emerald Town
  • Emerald Beach - Sonic
  • Tails' Lab - Tails
  • Beach - Tails' arena in Emerl's story, identical to Emerald Beach.
Holy Summit
  • Chao Ruins - Knuckles
  • The Crater - Chaos
Central City
  • Battle Highway - Shadow
  • Amy's Room - Amy
  • Library - Cream
Night Babylon
  • Club Rouge - Rouge
Gimme Shelter
  • Metal Depot - Chaos Gamma
Death Egg
  • Death Egg - Eggman
Other
  • Colosseum - Emerl
  • Green Hill (Has to be unlocked by completing story mode)[4]

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Minigames

Sonic Battle has five minigames that can be played. You start off with one, then unlock more as you progress through story mode.[5]

  • Soniclash - the only minigame available at the start, players try to knock their opponents off the field to get points.
  • Tails' Fly and Get - Players fly around and try to collect more rings than their opponents.
  • Knuckles' Mine Hunt - Minesweeper 'Sonicified', and the only single-player mini-game.
  • Amy's Treasure Island - Players move around and try to find emeralds.
  • Shadow's Speed Demon - A racing game to reach the goal first.

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Reception

The game was well received by most fans, but mixed reactions from other sources. People praised its graphics, story mode, and the customizable Emerl, but criticed its simplicity and repitition.

Game Rankings current score for Sonic Battle is 69.3%. For other uses, see IGN (disambiguation). ... GameSpy, also known as GameSpy Industries, is a division of IGN Entertainment, which operates a network of game Web sites and provides online video game-related services and software. ... GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information. ... Game Informer (often abbreviated to GI) is an American-based monthly magazine featuring articles, news, strategy and reviews of popular video games and associated consoles. ... Electronic Gaming Monthly (often abbreviated to EGM) is an American video game magazine. ... GameZone is a multiplatform videogame website. ... GamePro is an American video game magazine published monthly. ... X-Play logo X-Play (previously Gamespot TV and Extended Play) is a video game review television show hosted by Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb. ... Game Rankings is a website which keeps track of video game reviews from other sites, and combines them to present an average rating for each game. ...


References

  1. ^ http://uk.gamespot.com/gba/action/sonicbattle/news.html?sid=6074923&mode=recent
  2. ^ http://www.neoseeker.com/Games/cheats/GBA/sonic_battle.html
  3. ^ http://www.nintendo.com/gamemini?gameid=m-Game-0000-1819
  4. ^ http://www.nintendo.com/codegallery?gameid=m-Game-0000-1819
  5. ^ http://www.nintendo.com/codegallery?gameid=m-Game-0000-1819
  6. ^ http://uk.gameboy.ign.com/articles/462/462741p1.html
  7. ^ http://uk.gba.gamespy.com/gameboy-advance/sonic-battle/494463p1.html
  8. ^ http://uk.gamespot.com/gba/action/sonicbattle/review.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=gssummary&tag=summary;review

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GameSpy: Sonic Battle Review (535 words)
Sonic Battle provides a portable dose of furry-fisted action, stuffing a handful of cast members from SEGA's marquee franchise into an arena fighter with a groovy 3D engine pulled out of the GBA's 2D butt by Sonic Team's programming wizards.
Sonic Battle has four modes of play, along with a batch of five mini-games.
Each battle is preceded by a meaningless sequence in which you move across a tiny world map to your clearly marked destination, followed by meaningless and ridiculous dialogue exchanges with scaling and rotating character clipart, gobs of text, and the occasional speech clip.
Sonic Battle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1907 words)
Sonic Battle is a fighting game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Dimps (under the guise of Sonic Team) and published by THQ for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance.
Sonic's 'set' move "Sonic Cracker" is a possible reference to the cancelled Sonic title, Sonic Crackers.
The picture of Sonic in Amy's Room is the headshot of Sonic's pose in the game Sonic Rush (but with a very slight modification to his hand) and the picture of Amy on the red drawer (on top of Sonic's picture) is the headshot of her pose in Sonic Advance.
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