Friday, July 15, 2011

It Came From Sega: Sonic Battle

Thousands of years ago, an ancient civilization created artificial soldiers for war in an ancient world.

Many years later in the world of Sonic, the war is long forgotten. Professor Gerald Robotnic discovers a soldier from the ancient civilization and conducts research. A half century later it gets discovered by his grandson Dr. Eggman. Angry because of not being able to awaken it, Dr. Eggman tosses it aside on Emerald Beach.

Sonic the Hedgehog finds the Gizoid alongside the beach causing it to awaken, and the adventure of Sonic Battle begins.

Sonic Battle was released in North America on January 5, 2004 for the Game Boy Advance. The game is a four player all out brawl with Sonic and his friends. What’s cool about the game is that the fights take place in large 3D arenas. The characters themselves are in 2D sprites. 

It made the game very unique at that time.

All of the characters in the game have there own special move sets. The new character introduced in the game, the Gizoid learns moves from each of the character you play as leading to deep customization.
Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Shadow, Rouge, Amy, Cream, Chaos and even the once dead E-102 Gamma make an appearance and are playable.

Playing through each characters story mode pits the characters against each other for there own personal reasons.

The game uses a basic fighting mechanics. The players get a health bar and a Ichikiro bar. When the Ichikiro bar fills up, your character is able to perform an instant one hit K.O move.

If you’re a fan of the Sonic Adventure series you’ll feel right at home with its cast of characters.
The new character ,Gizoid adds to the story which leads to a surprising twist.