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Sonic Advance 4 is a 2.5D Platform Side-scrolling video game, a Sonic Advance 3 Sequel. Who released for PS Vita and 3DS.
Sonic Advance 4
Sonic Advance 4 PS Vita and 3DS
Platforms
PS Vita and 3DS
Released for
USA\BR: Summer 2017 EUR: Halloween 2017 JAP: January 2018
Publisher:
Sega (USA/BR/JAP) Sony (EUR)
Media:
PS Vita Game Card Nintendo 3DS Game Card
Preceded by:
Sonic Adventure 3: The End of World (de facto) Sonic Advance 3 (chronologically)
Followed by:
Sonic and the Secret Emeralds (de facto) Sonic Generations 2 (chronologically)
Mode:
Single-player, Multi-player, Online (PS Vita Only)
Rating:
ESRB: Everyone PEGI: 3+ DEJUS: L
Genre:
Platform

It was released in USA and Brazil on Summer 2017 and Europe on Halloween 2017 and Japan on 2018.

Plot

After the Sonic Advance 3's Events. Dr Eggman was planning to make Metal Sonic 3.0 to destroy the world. Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Cream, Shadow, Silver and Blaze had to stop him.

Playable Characters

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic is a blue anthropomorphic hedgehog who has the ability to run at super-sonic speeds and the ability to curl into ball, primarily to attack enemies. Sonic is playable from start.

Miles "Tails" Prower

Tails is an anthropomorphic eight-year-old fox cub born exclusively with two twin-tails, hence his nickname. Tails is playable from start.

Knuckles the Echidna

Knuckles is an anthropomorphic sixteen-year-old Echidna and the current guardian of the Master Emerald, a powerful ancient relic which is his solemn duty to protect from anyone who wants to abuse it. Knuckles can be unlocked by completing Casino Madness Act 2.

Amy Rose

Amy Rose is an anthropomorphic twelve-year-old pink hedgehog with a major long-standing crush on Sonic the Hedgehog. Amy can be unlocked by completing Windy Palace Act 2.

Cream the Rabbit

Cream is an anthropomorphic six-year-old rabbit and the daughter of Vanilla the Rabbit. She is a friend of the Chao, especially to her dear Chao friend Cheese, who she takes with her everywhere. Cream can be unlocked by completing Matrix Base Act 2.

Shadow the Hedgehog

Shadow is an anthropomorphic hedgehog/Black Arm alien hybrid and the arch-rival of Sonic the Hedgehog. Shadow can be unlocked by Stress Highway Act 2.

Silver the Hedgehog

Silver is an anthropomorphic fourteen-year-old hedgehog hailing from at least two hundred years into the future where his role is to protect his time by changing the catastrophes of the past, thus preventing the ruining of his era. Silver can be unlocked by Quartz Island Act 2.

Blaze the Cat

Blaze is a fourteen-year-old anthropomorphic cat and a princess hailing from analternate dimension, where she is both the regent of her world and the appointed guardian of the Sol Emeralds, a role similar to that of Sonic and Knuckles combined. Blaze can be unlocked by Ocean Land Act 2.

Gameplay

This gameplay is silmar to Sonic Advance Series. Sonic Advance 4 requires player to choose Playable Character.

Controls

Sonic

Walk/Run: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad and Analog Stick

Jump: PS Vita: X Button 3DS: A Button

Duck: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad Down and Analog Stick Down

Spin Dash: PS Vita: D-Pad/Analog Stick Down + Hold X Button 3DS: D-Pad/Analog Stick Down + Hold A Button

Somersault: PS Vita: Square Button 3DS: X Button

Light Dash PS Vita: Triangule Button 3DS: Y Button

Hold up: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad/Analog Stick Up

Boost: PS Vita: Hold Circle Button 3DS: Hold B Button

Jump Move: PS Vita and 3DS: L and R when air

Homing Attack: PS Vita: X Button when air 3DS: A Button when air

Tails

Walk/Run: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad and Analog Stick

Jump: PS Vita: X Button 3DS: A Button

Duck: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad Down and Analog Stick Down

Spin Dash: PS Vita: D-Pad/Analog Stick Down + Hold X Button 3DS: D-Pad/Analog Stick Down + Hold A Button

Fly/Swim: PS Vita: Hold X Button when air 3DS: Hold A Button when air

Hold up: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad/Analog Stick Up

Jump Move: PS Vita and 3DS: L and R

Tail Attack: PS Vita: Square Button 3DS: B Button

Throw Rings: PS Vita: Circle Button 3DS: Y Button

Jump Move: PS Vita and 3DS: L and R when air

Knuckles

Walk/Run: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad and Analog Stick

Jump: PS Vita: X Button 3DS: A Button

Duck: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad Down and Analog Stick Down

Spin Dash: PS Vita: D-Pad/Analog Stick Down + Hold X Button 3DS: D-Pad/Analog Stick Down + Hold A Button

Glide/Swim: PS Vita: Hold X Button when air 3DS: Hold A Button when air

Hold up: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad/Analog Stick Up

Punch: PS Vita: Square Button 3DS: B Button

Float: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad/Analog Stick Up when in mid-water Cancel: PS Vita: Circle Button when in mid-water floating 3DS: B Button when in mid-water floating

Drill Claw: PS Vita: Circle Button when air 3DS: Y Button when air

Jump Move: PS Vita and 3DS: L and R when air

Amy Rose

Walk/Run: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad and Analog Stick

Jump: PS Vita: X Button 3DS: A Button

Duck: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad Down and Analog Stick Down

Amy Dash: PS Vita: D-Pad/Analog Stick Down + Hold X Button 3DS: D-Pad/Analog Stick Down + Hold A Button

Piko Piko Hammer: PS Vita: Square Button 3DS: B Button

Hammer Jump: PS Vita: Square Button when running 3DS: B Button when running

Spin Hammer Attack: PS Vita: Square Button when jumping 3DS: B Button when jumping

Jump Move: PS Vita and 3DS: L and R when air

Cream

Walk/Run: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad and Analog Stick

Jump: PS Vita: X Button 3DS: A Button

Duck: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad Down and Analog Stick Down

Spin Dash: PS Vita: D-Pad/Analog Stick Down + Hold X Button 3DS: D-Pad/Analog Stick Down + Hold A Button

Fly: PS Vita: Hold X Button when air 3DS: Hold A Button when air

Cheese Attack: PS Vita: Square Button 3DS: X Button

Jump Move: PS Vita and 3DS: L and R when air

Shadow

Walk/Run: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad and Analog Stick

Jump: PS Vita: X Button 3DS: A Button

Duck: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad Down and Analog Stick Down

Spin Dash: PS Vita: D-Pad/Analog Stick Down + Hold X Button 3DS: D-Pad/Analog Stick Down + Hold A Button

Somersault: PS Vita: Square Button 3DS: X Button

Light Dash PS Vita: Triangule Button 3DS: Y Button

Hold up: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad/Analog Stick Up

Boost: PS Vita: Hold Circle Button 3DS: Hold B Button

Jump Move: PS Vita and 3DS: L and R when air

Homing Attack: PS Vita: X Button when air 3DS: A Button when air

Chao Control: PS Vita and 3DS: L (when power is full)

Chao Blast: PS Vita and 3DS: R (when power is full)

NOTE: Shadow's gameplay and controls has same of Sonic!

Silver the Hedgehog

Walk/Run: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad and Analog Stick

Jump: PS Vita: X Button 3DS: A Button

Duck: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad Down and Analog Stick Down

Psychokinesis: PS Vita: Hold Square Button 3DS: Hold X Button Cancel: PS Vita: Release Square Button 3DS: Release X Button

Chao Control: PS Vita and 3DS: L (when power is full)

Jump Move: PS Vita and 3DS: L and R when air

Blaze the Cat

Walk/Run: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad and Analog Stick

Jump: PS Vita: X Button 3DS: A Button

Duck: PS Vita and 3DS: D-Pad Down and Analog Stick Down

Burst Dash: PS Vita: D-Pad/Analog Stick Down + Hold X Button 3DS: D-Pad/Analog Stick Down + Hold A Button

Fire Claw: PS Vita: X Button when air 3DS: A Button when air

Fire Boost: PS Vita: Hold Circle Button 3DS: Hold B Button

Burst Hover: PS Vita: Square Button when air 3DS: X Button when air

Non-Playable-Characters

Vanilla the Rabbit

Vanilla is a Cream's mom. She never appeared as Playable Characters. She appears in Cream House and Extra Stage.

Dr. Eggman

Dr. Eggman is a main villain of Sonic series. He planning to destroy world. He appears as boss.

Metal Sonic 3.0

Metal Sonic 3.0 is a upgrade of Metal Sonic. He planning to destroy world and kill Sonic's gang. He appears as Central City Boss, Matrix Base Boss and Extra Zone Boss.

Chocola

Chocola is a Cheese's brother. He appears in Cream House.

Tiny Chao Garden

This game marks Tiny Chao Garden's return. Its have a new minigames.

Minigames

Chao Run (3DS Only): Downloable via Sonic Lost World (Wii U)

Pac-Chao (PS Vita Only): Downloable via Sonic Adventure 3 . This minigame was silmar to Pac-Man

Chao Swim: Free Minigame who not for downloable.

Zones

  • Central City
  • Casino Madness (Unlockable: Knuckles)
  • Windy Palace (Unlockable: Amy Rose)
  • Fall Forest (Unlockable: None)
  • Matrix Base (Unlockable: Cream)
  • Stress Highway (Unlockable: Shadow)
  • Tall Canyon (Unlockable: None)
  • Quartz Island (Unlockable: Silver)
  • Ocean Land (Unlockable: Blaze)
  • Emerald Island
  • XXX-Zone Act 1 (features 3 classic boss (Sonic 1, 2 and 3))
  • XXX-Zone Act 2 (features all boss)
  • XXX-Zone Act 3 (Final Boss)
  • Extra Zone (Metal Sonic 3.0 Extra Boss) (Unlock by collecting all 7 Emeralds)

Trivia

  • Unlike Sonic Advance 3, Sonic and Tails is playable from start.
  • This game marks Tiny Chao Garden's return
  • The Graphics is silmar to Sonic Rush
  • Unlike Sonic Advance 1 and 2, in XXX-Zone Act 1, features Classic boss (Sonic 1, 2 and 3) and in XXX-Zone Act 2, features all boss.
  • This game was planning to be in PS4 and Wii U, but its cancelled.

Review

IGN: 8.2/10

Nintendo Power: 14/10

GameSpot: 9.4/10

1UP: 10/10

Maxime's Review Site: 8.5/10 "Pretty good controls and character choices, only misses a bit of things."

Gallery

Sonic Advance 4 PS Vita

Sonic Advance 4 PS Vita Cover

Sonic Advance 4 PS Vita Game Card

Sonic Advance 4 PS Vita Game Card

Sonic Advance 4 3DS

Sonic Advance 4 3DS Cover

Sonic Advance 4 3DS Game Card

Sonic Advance 4 3DS Game Card

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