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Sonic Battle

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In his latest handheld caper, our favorite blue hedgehog must engage in a nearly endless succession of fights. A more bellicose Sonic may sound like fun, but in this adventure you’re duking it out with foes both evil and good, with ”Pokemon”-like dialogue boxes forcing the story along. While the graphics and some of the battle moves are impressive, ”Sonic Battle” would have made more sense as a minigame inside the last Sonic GBA release, the infinitely more playable ”Sonic Advance 2.”