Who would of thought that the face of SEGA, Sonic the Hedgehog would appear on a Nintendo machine? It just goes to show how much the game industry has changed in the last few years.
Sonic Adventure 2 Battle may be familiar to some people but that's because it was released on the SEGA Dreamcast almost two years ago. The game is almost an exact port of the original but features a few exclusive GameCube enhancements.
Single player mode allows you to choose from two different storylines, either the hero side story or the dark side story. If you choose the hero side story, you get to play as Sonic, Knuckles and Tails. While the dark side has Rouge, Dr. Eggman and Shadow the Hedgehog. As heroes you must save the world from the evil Dr. Eggman, while as villains you must try to conquer the world.
The game consists of three different game types where you must control three different characters in unique game environments. For example, Sonic and Shadow use their super speed to accomplish certain goals in the levels, Knuckles and Rogue must smash their way through levels in order to find chaos emeralds while Tails and Dr. Eggman must control futuristic mechs and use their amazing firepower to progress through levels. The game contains many different puzzles, bosses, powerups, secrets and much more that will definitely give you hours of enjoyment.
The beauty of the GameCube version is the multiplayer aspect of the game that contain a variety of different levels that can be played with either 2 to 4 players. The multiplayer games are;
- Action Race Battle
- Treasure Hunt Race
- Shooting Battle
- Chaos Race
- Chao Karate
- Kart Race
These party games are great for a quick game of the GameCube and range from racing games to fighting games.
The sound effects of Sonic have that really arcade edge to them and the characters voices, although a little cheesy, suit the game very well. The music of Sonic is very pop orientated and will you bopping along.