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Encyclopedia > Sonic Pinball Party
Sonic Pinball Party
Cover art for Sonic Pinball Party
Developer(s) Sonic Team
Publisher(s) Sega
Release date(s) July 17, 2003 (JP)
June 1, 2003 (US)
October 31, 2003 (EU)
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: Everyone (E)
PEGI: 3+
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Media 32-Megabit cartridge

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Sonic Pinball Party was released exclusively to Target stores in North America. Because of this, it went largely unnoticed and has since became highly sought after. This drew ire from fans in Canada and Mexico, which do not have Target stores, and Sega made no alternate arrangements to get the game to other stores in those countries. More recently, the game has started being sold at other locations in a bundle pack with Sonic Advance. This article is about the United States retail company. ... To meet Wikipedias content policies, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Contents

Story

The story is set in Casinopolis (in Station Square), where Doctor Eggman turns the people gambling into robots, and brainwashes Miles "Tails" Prower and Amy Rose. Sonic must rescue his friends by winning a pinball tournament called the "Egg Cup Tournament". Station Square is one of the three main Overworlds in the games Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure DX: Directors Cut. ... Doctor Eggman ), whose real name is Doctor Ivo Robotnik ) (see naming variations) is a video game character and main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Sonic the Hedgehog comics, see Tails (comic character). ... 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. ... Sonic the Hedgehog comic book version, see Sonic the Hedgehog (comic character). ...

  • At Neo Green Hill Zone, Knuckles goes against Sonic because he thinks he wouldn't be able to win the tournament. If Sonic wins, the Samba de Amigo boards are now playable.
  • At Casino Paradise Zone, Miles "Tails" Prower, who appears brainwashed, goes against Sonic to defend Eggman.
  • In Spring Valley, Amy Rose, who is also brainwashed, goes against Sonic as well for Eggman.
  • Metal Sonic challenges Sonic, and the player must play through all seven Sonic stages.
  • Finally, Sonic goes up against Eggman himself on the Sonic table.

Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... Sonic the Hedgehog comics, see Tails (comic character). ... 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. ... Metal Sonic ) is the fictional robotic counterpart and a rival of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ...

Characters

Sonic the Hedgehog comic book version, see Sonic the Hedgehog (comic character). ... Sonic the Hedgehog comics, see Tails (comic character). ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... 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. ... Metal Sonic ) is the fictional robotic counterpart and a rival of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... 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. ... Cream the Rabbit ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ... This article describes the time of day. ... Samba de Amigo is a video game developed by Sonic Team and released in 2000 by Sega in arcades as well as for the Sega Dreamcast video game console. ...

Mini-Games

Sonic Pinball Party features several mini games:

  • A Chao Garden, which is also from the Sonic Advance games.
  • You have to take care of the chao by either playing a game that require you to remember things, or Chao's CC Shoot.
  • Hot Potato requires you to use flippers to whack around bombs into your opponent's table.
  • In hockey, you're supposed to block your goal from your opponent.
  • In Ladder Climb, the players have to toss the ball to a checkpoint.

Boards

  • The game features 3 Pinball tables: one is based on the Sonic the Hedgehog series, the second is based on the Sega Saturn classic NiGHTS Into Dreams, and the third is based on the Sega Dreamcast and arcade game Samba De Amigo.
  • On the Casinopolis boards, when you defeat enemies in story mode, you acquire slots and BINGO. It has one roulette, and when you beat the Chao mini-games, you acquire rings which let you choose one of the casino tables.
  • The Sonic table has a Neo Green Hill Zone, Secret Base Zone, Casino Paradise Zone, Ice Mountain Zone, Angel Island Zone, Egg Rocket Zone, X-Zone, and The Moon Zone boards. They are all based on the zones from Sonic Advance. The player must first acquire five hundred rings in Ring mode before beating Eggman at X-Zone to enter The Moon Zone.
  • On each board, the player must beat Eggman to move to the next area.
  • Until the player loses, they will keep playing the zones in a circle.

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Modes

Sonic Boards

  • Normal
  • Egg Mode
  • Ring Mode
  • Mini Game Mode

NiGHTS Boards

  • Normal
  • Dualize Mode
  • Boss Mode
  • Chip Mode
  • Mini Game Mode
  • Acrobat Mode

Samba de Amigo Boards

  • Song Select Mode (Normal Mode)
  • Song Play Mode
  • Fever Mode
  • Letter Collect Mode
Sonic Advance / Sonic Pinball Party combo pack boxshot

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Receptions

Overall, many fans enjoyed the game. Here are some of the reviews:

Game Rankings currently scores it 78%. IGN is a multimedia news and reviews website that focuses heavily on video games. ... GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information. ... 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. ... Cover of the May 1994 issue. ... This article is about the Nintendo of America produced publication. ... Electronic Gaming Monthly (often abbreviated to EGM) is an American video game magazine. ... 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. ...


Trivia

  • There is a stone carving of Tikal on the "Angel Island" board.
  • Sonic Pinball Party appeared on a Combo Pack along with Sonic Advance, and in another Combo Pack alongside Columns Crown.
  • There are several remixes of music from previous Sonic games. The most notable ones are Eggman's boss music from Sonic the Hedgehog, "Super Sonic Racing" from Sonic R, and "Open Your Heart" from Sonic Adventure. On the Sonic Board, the Ring mode plays the Star Light Zone music and the Jackpot Mode plays the Spring Yard Zone music from Sonic the Hedgehog.

Tikal ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog game series of games released by Sega. ... To meet Wikipedias content policies, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is the platform game that launched the career of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Team. ... A screenshot of the PC version of Sonic R. Sonic R (ソニック R) is a racing game developed by Travellers Tales and Sonic Team for the Sega Saturn and PC, the latter version being ported to the GameCube in Sonic Gems Collection. ... Open Your Heart is the main theme of Sonic Adventure, and also the song played in the first stage of the battle against Perfect Chaos. ... Sonic Adventureソニックアドベンチャー ) is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is the platform game that launched the career of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Team. ...

External links

  • Sonic Pinball Party at MobyGames
  • Gamespot
  • Deeko
  • IGN
  • Sonic Pinball Party at Green Hill Zone
  • Game Pro

  Results from FactBites:
 
EAGB Advance Game Review - Sonic Pinball Party (970 words)
Sonic is back on the GBA, and this time it's for some pinball and mini-game fun.
You play as Sonic in a pinball tournament organized by the evil Dr. Eggman, he has kidnapped your friends and brainwashed them to turn against you.
Sonic Pinball Party defaults to the controls of D-Pad Left and A Button as your flippers, but thankfully if this is not your configuration of choice the designers have included in their options menu the ability to configure the controls to exactly what you want.
Sonic Pinball Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (513 words)
It is a celebration of sorts for Sonic Team featuring many references to their proud history.
Sonic Pinball Party was released exclusively to Target stores in North America.
Sonic Pinball Party appeared on a Combo Pack along with Sonic Advance.
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