Sonic Advance (Android)

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Sonic Advance
System(s): Android
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Action
Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code Rating
Google Android OS
2011-12-01[1] ¥? ?

Sonic Advance is a port of the Game Boy Advance game Sonic Advance to Android devices. It was made available in Japan through the PuyoSega subscription service, though it was apparently free for anyone to download.[2]

The game itself is nearly identical to the Game Boy Advance version. Graphics are upscaled from their original resolution. Game performance is hit-or-miss depending on the device, with some users reporting 100% speed while others report that it runs ridiculously slow.



While this port remains faithful to the original Sonic Advance, it does contain some differences:

  • The invincibility theme, originally a remix of the classic featured in Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, is replaced with a remix of the Sonic Advance title theme.
  • The Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 throwback bosses, featured in the X-Zone stage, no longer use the remixes of their original themes. Instead, the two feature the final boss themes from Sonic the Hedgehog 4.
  • There is no known way to access the Sonic and Tails mode within this port.
  • The Android port does not feature the Tiny Chao Garden and contains no files referring to it.
  • If the player has collected all Chaos Emeralds, they are able to access The Moon Zone as Sonic without completing the game as the other three characters first.
  • When a Chaos Emerald has been collected, it appears in the corner of its respective zone's icon in the Zone Select screen.
  • The credits from the original game have been removed. The credits sequence is simply a still image of the Sega logo with copyright information.

Version history

System Version Size Date Comment Ref Icon
Google Android OS
0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 8.1MB 20132013 SA Android icon 100 yuusega.png
Download.svg (info) (8.1 MB)
Google Android OS
0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 5.85MB 201111252011-11-25 SonicAdvance Android icon.png
Download.svg (info) (5.86 MB)


Several users have reported bugs within the port ranging from terrible framerate on various Android devices to the game locking up when the device goes into sleep mode. These bugs are most likely caused by the game only being tested on a limited range of hardware.

External links


Sonic Advance
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Main page (N|Android|Gameloft)

Promotional material
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Technical information

Sonic the Hedgehog games for the following systems
Google Android OS
 2011  Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic Advance | Sonic the Hedgehog CD     2012  Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II | Sonic Jump     2013  Sonic the Hedgehog | Happy Sonic! Live Wallpaper | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing | Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | Sonic Dash | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed     2014  Sonic Jump Fever     2015  Sonic Runners | Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom     2017  Sonic Runners Adventure | Sonic Forces: Speed Battle     2020  Sonic at the Olympic Games     2022  Sonic Speed Simulator     2023  Sonic Prime Dash    
 Unreleased  Sonic Central | Sonic Demo