Sonic Advance & Sonic Pinball Bundle
Sonic Advance is a good game, but I wish I could say the same for Pinball Party.
I got this game because I had a plane trip and thought the 2 in one idea was cool. After all, it was cheap, so I thought, why not? So I picked up the game the day before we left and popped in the cartridge into my Game Boy Micro for a little test. The first Sonic Advance was good, but not as good as it's successors, such as Advance 2, 3, and Battle. The graphics can be really choppy sometimes, like sometimes you'll have Knuckles running and his left foot will seem to be gliding along. It makes him look like he's skipping. Other than that, the game is pretty fun. You've got 4 characters to choose from, and you don't even have to unlock them. They each have a special move, like Sonic's Insta-Shield, Amy's Piko-Piko Hammer, and Knuckles's punches. The Insta Shield is particularly helpful in reflecting projectiles or when an enemy pops out at you. As usual, the music was great, and fits their respective zones perfectly. Secret Base Zone has a mystery feel to it, and Angel Island Zone makes you feel like you're high in the air. Now, in the area of challenge, the main game is not extremely challenging, but Sega really upped the ante with the special stages. They make it literally impossible to get the Chaos Emeralds. I have found at least 5 Special Springs (which take you to the Special Stage) so far, and have not even come close to the required Ring Amount. So I'm pretty sure I won't be getting Super Sonic any time soon. Now, moving on to Pinball Party. I pretty much have no interest in this game for a couple of reasons. One is that it is JUST AN ORDINARY PINBALL BALL. Or is it just pinball? Never mind. Anyway, I thought that the balls would be Sonic, Tails, Shadow, whoever, just curled up in their ball forms. But no, just a stupid silver ball. The other main reason I don't play it is because of the INSANE REQUIREMENTS. For the very first level, you have to get 10,000,000 points. The closest I have ever gotten in 350,000. This is very hard for me...maybe I'm missing a secret or something, but this really is an INSANE requirement for the VERY FIRST LEVEL. Overall, I wasn't overjoyed with this, but it is decent. I don't think I'll keep it for long, however.
Yes! Sonic Advanced! No! Sonic Pinball Party!
I like the sonic advanced portion of the game very much, but it's not worth the money for the Sonic Pinball Party