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Sonic Advance is a Japanese-exclusive port of the 2001 Game Boy Advance video game, Sonic Advance, for Android mobile devices. It was originally published and released as a free Android application from the Android Marketplace (now known as Google Play) on 25 November 2011[1], though it later became available through the Puyo Puyo! Sega subscription service in December 2011.[2]

Aside from minor tweaks to accommodate the Android format, the game itself is nearly identical to the original. However, it possesses several bugs with the severity depending on the device.


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  • The game's resolution is improved from the original Game Boy Advance version to fit all Android devices: the game image is upscaled three times the base image size, which was increased to 264x158 (up from 240x160 on the Game Boy Advance).
  • The Invincible theme, which was originally a remix of its classic theme featured in Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, is replaced with a remix of the Sonic Advance title theme (possibly due the licensing issues of Masato Nakamura's music).
  • The Egg Mobile-H and Egg Drillster battles in X-Zone no longer use the remixes of their original themes from Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 respectively (possibly due the licensing issues of Masato Nakamura's music). Instead, they have been replaced with what would become the final boss themes from Sonic the Hedgehog 4.
  • The Sonic and Tails mode from the original game is inaccessible in this port.
  • The game does not feature the Tiny Chao Garden and contains no files referring to it.


  • The game features a number of bugs that depend on the device, with some users reporting normal game performance while others noting unbearable issues. This is possibly due to the game only being tested on a limited range of hardware. As a result, there have been reports of bugs such as extremely slow gameplay, terrible framerates, and the game locking up when the device goes into sleep mode.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Advance Now Available on Android Devices in Japan. Sonic Stadium (27 November 2011). Retrieved on 25 November 2015.
  2. セガのゲームが月額315円で、あそびほーだい! (Japanese). Sega. Archived from the original on 11 December 2011. Retrieved on 29 December 2021.

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