Review by Sega_Gamer
An OK Port, still could be improved
I played Sonic Advanced on my GBA before I finally gave the GBA away (as I wanted to see what it was like). Then when I got the N-Gage I finally thought I'd be able to play it again... Although I was partly right, there were some things takes from the game as well. There were originally 2 extra levels for it as well. Why didn't they keep them in there? They should have delayed the game for it to be released in my opinion.
Same as GBA. But because of the backlit screen, its much easier to play. I've used Sonic Advanced on an emulator and I can tell that the N-Gage version has improved color depth. Enemies and characters are nicely drawn and animated...Nothing much else really.
They sound the same to me, nothing really added, not improved or anything. I think they could have made it louder though, or the option to turn the music / sound effects on/off separately, rather than just having a volume control. And even then the loudest isn't really that loud even on the headset.
Some catchy tunes, some horrible ones as well. But they sound the same as the GBA version. Although I do find that the music occasionally pauses every so often (could it be my copy of the game?), which does get annoying after a while.
Although you can switch from a 'wide-screen' view to a full screen view, none are really that easy to play with. When in 'wide-screen' view, it basically puts 2 borders on the top and bottom of the screen, which makes it smaller - meaning harder to see the character/enemies/traps. In full screen view, you see the characters/enemies/traps clearly, but because its a vertical display, you cant really see that far ahead. So you may end up running into enemies or traps or off cliffs because you don't have a lot of time to react(which DOES get annoying).
Replay Value: 8
If you've played/completed the GBA version, then don't expect anything new on this. Actually don't expect the 2-player/Chao garden on this either. They probably removed the Chao garden as there was no use for it (cant be connected to the Game Cube), but why the 2-player? They could have kept that as I have seen several multi-players on the N-gage.
There are definitely better, more playable games on/coming to the N-gage. If you haven't yet played Sonic Advance, and you own an N-gage, then I recommend you buy it.
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