Playable characters (story mode)
Route 99 ( is the first ルート99 Rūto 99 ) ? Zone of . It is a highly Sonic Advance 3 urbanized area and one of the parts of the Earth that Dr. Eggman created when he broke the planet apart with Chaos Control.
Route 99 is a big city with skyscrapers that can be spotted in the background.
Route 99 is the starting point of
Sonic and Tails' adventure after being separated from their friends by Eggman's world-shattering experiments with Chaos Control.
This mess of highway features a lot of straightaways to allow the player to become accustomed to the game's high speeds. There are also some simple platforming,
switch puzzles and Grind Rails to get the player used to the Tag Action-based gameplay. Gimmicks include moving boxes, Star Light Zone-styled Seesaws, Spring Poles, corkscrew bridges, and Platform-raising Wheels. Dangers include Badniks, spike pits, death by crushing, and a brief bottomless pit near the end of Act 1.
The Egg Hammer 3
The boss here starts off with a fight with
G-merl. To defeat him, the player needs to hit him four/two times. Then the characters are escorted to fight with the Egg Hammer 3. To defeat it, the player will need to know when he's going to hit the player. The hammer will smash left and right alternatively. When Dr. Eggman smashes down, the player needs to smash his face in. The player needs to hit him eight/six times for him to be destroyed.
The city background of this Zone appears to be based on a pre-2001 Lower Manhattan as a skyscraper that resembles the North Tower of the former World Trade Center complex (as well as other buildings that resemble the surrounding World Financial Center) can be seen amongst the skyline. The original building was destroyed in the 11 September attacks, nearly three years before the release of
Sonic Advance 3. The background music for this Zone is a remix of the music that plays in
Tails' Lab in . Sonic Battle The name of this Zone could be a reference to the famous U.S. highway,
Route 66. A remix of Act 1's music is unlockable in . Another remix of Route 99's music appears as one of the selectable songs that can be played in events in Sonic Generations and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games . Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
N/A (Sonic Generations remix)
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Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Amy | Cream | Cheese
Eggman | Vanilla | G-merl ( Ultimate G-merl) | Chao | Omochao
Zones Route 99 | Sunset Hill | Ocean Base | Toy Kingdom | Twinkle Snow | Cyber Track | Chaos Angel | Altar Emerald | Nonaggression | Special Stage
Akatento | Aotento | Ape | Bu-bu | Buzzer | Clam | Condor | Gaogao | Gekogeko | Ginpe | Guards | Guruguru | Hariisen | Jousun | Juggling | Kamaki | Kyacchaa | Marrun | Minimole | Muugaden | Spina | Takkon | Uutsubo | Yadokka | Yukigasen
Egg Hammer 3 | Egg Ball No.2 | Egg Foot | Egg Cube | Egg Chaser | Egg Pinball | Egg Gravity | Hyper Eggrobo | Ultimate G-merl
Amy Dash | Big Hammer Attack | Boost Mode | Bound Attack | Chao Attack | Chao Ball Attack | Chao Spinning Attack | Dash Climb | Double Mid-Air Glide | Double Punch | Drill Claw | Fire Sliding | Flying | Floating Fall | Grinding | Hammer Attack | Hammer Jump | Hammer Propeller Flying | Head Slide | High Propeller Flying | Hip Drop | Homing Attack | Jump Dash | Leap | Mid-Air Dash Glide | Propeller Flying | Mid-Air Chao Attack | Mid-Air Chao Ball Attack | Mid-Air Chao Spinning Attack | Mid-Air Glide | Mid-Air Hammer Attack | Mid-Air Hammer Jump | Skid Attack | Spin | Spin Dash | Spin Jump | Super Sonic Boost | Spinning Hammer Attack | Spiral Upper | Tag Action | Tail Spin Attack | Tail Swipe | Tornado Attack | Upper Spin | Wall Climb | Wind Attack
Mid-Air Trick Actions Big Air ( Happy Spring, Hop Jump, Petit Step) | Long Wind Jump ( Humming Top, Sweet Roll, Window Jump) | Stop 'n' Slam ( Bound Attack, Spinning Hammer Attack, Propeller Descent, Hip Drop)
Gimmicks and obstacles
Balloon | Bungee Rope | Dash Panel | Flywheel | Grind Rail | Gymnastic Bar | High-speed warp tube | Iron ball | Jump Panel | Minecart | Platform-raising Wheel | Pole | Pulley | Propeller Spring | Seesaw | Snowblower | Special Spring | Switch
Act Ring | Box ( 1-Up, 5 Ring Bonus, 10 Ring Bonus, Confusion, Invincibility, Minus Ring, Maximum Speed, Mosaic, Random Ring Bonus, Ring Magnet, Shield, Slow, Swap, Transparency) | Capsule | Chaos Emerald | Checkpoint | Factory Ring | Goal Medal | Ring | Special Key
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Deem Bristow ( | Eggman) William Corkery ( | Tails) Scott Dreier ( | Knuckles) Jon St. John (Announcer) | Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy) Sarah Wulfeck (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic the Hedgehog) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Sayaka Aoki (
Angel Island | Chao Playground | Corkscrew loop | Fly Type | Freeze | Mini-Games | Power Type | Shuttle loop | Sonic Factory | Speed Type | Time Attack | Tornado 2