Sonic and his friends find a robot on the beach. Upon establishing a "link" with it, they discover the robot—called a "Gizoid"—can mimic their fighting abilities, learn communication skills, and is powered by Chaos Emeralds. Sonic decides to name him Emerl. The more Emeralds he gets, the more he can grow and learn about the world. Emerl grows and learns from Sonic and his friends, but there are hints that he's more than he appears to be. And Dr. Eggman has plans for him...
is a 2003 Fighting Game
spinoff of the Sonic the Hedgehog
series for the Gameboy Advance
. It's connected to the Sonic Advance
trilogy and Sonic Chronicles
, through the story of a certain robot and its makers. Unlike most Sonic
spinoff games, the focus was more on the story.
The gameplay is simple, yet open to wide variation. There is roaming on small, multi-tiered maps, similar to Power Stone
. Each character has a basic combo, advanced directional moves, midair motion and attacks, and supers of the Shot (projectile), Power (direct physical attack) and Set (land-mine type) moves, for both land and air. Each Skill is represented by a Skill Card, which Emerl copies after he's witnessed it in a fight. You have to budget it, however, since each skill costs points, and you have to earn
points in battle, and there is a limit to how many points there are
Game modes include an extensive Story mode, a Challenge Mode, Vs, and several minigames themed for five of the characters.
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