Exclusive to the Gamecube are improved visuals, new 2 player battle games (including Kart Racing, Hunting and Chao Karate) and the ability to grow your Chao and exchange them to the Game Boy Advance game Sonic Advance for portable training.
The new additions to Sonic Adventure 2 Battle when compared with the Dreamcast version of the game are the multiplayer modes. You can race, fight, shoot, and treasure hunt against friends, but each gameplay type is fairly shallow with just a few options to choose from. Older players will tire of their simplicity rather quickly. Raising small creatures called chao is another aspect of Sonic Adventure 2 Battle that has received an added twist. You can still feed them animals and attribute upgrades that you find hidden in the game's adventure levels, but they can now also be transported to the Game Boy Advance, where they can be trained further. If you have Sonic Advance for the Game Boy Advance and a cable to link the two platforms, you can save your chao and keep them on the handheld for easy access. Even if you don't have the handheld version of Sonic, a training minigame can be loaded into the GBA's RAM and played until you're ready to transfer the creatures back into the GameCube. It's a neat feature and the first of its kind in the US, but the training aspects are so simple that they will captivate only the young. After your chao have been trained, you can enter them in races or karate competitions, but the outcome is basically decided by your chao's attributes, and there's little in the way of interactivity. While Sonic Adventure 2 Battle's gameplay has a nice variety, the implementation is lacking and there's not enough of the high-speed gameplay Sonic games are known for. The tedious collecting and shooting levels are made more frustrating by the game's uncooperative camera, and it's a shame that Sega's latest Sonic game has very little to do with the blue hedgehog.
@RainbowGazelle because there hasn't been a good 3D sonic game and the Switch struggles to run big open world games. It's hard to be optimistic when Sonic, Sega and Switch track records are so terrible.
I just played the adventure games just a week or two ago and was very impressed with how well it holds up. I feel like I have more precise movements with sonic in the adventure series than mario in 64 or sunshine. All of which I recently played through, forgot how janky sunshine was.
In the Main Menu, you'll see a 2-Player option. Once there, you'll find the categories that are needed for this trophy. This trophy requires you to play and finish a single battle of all the Level 4 Stages within each category. You can simply leave the 2nd player idle and allow the 1st player to win, as long you finish all the battles needed (starting a battle and instantly exiting doesn't count).
Shadow The Hedgehog allows players to collect an arsenal of weapons, vehicles, and objects to rocket through more than 50 unique missions. In his feature debut, Shadow is tormented by a dark past, struggling to discover his true identity. He is caught in a complex battle between aliens, the G.U.N. army, and Dr. Eggman, and discovers that he may be the very element that will tip the scales between good and evil forever.
The Magic Box is reporting that Sega's GameCube port of Sonic Adventure 2 Battle will feature various new mini games and stages. Sonic Adventure 2 Battle was originally thought to be a direct port of the Dreamcast version of Sonic Adventure 2, with added GameBoy Advance functionality for owners of the title on both systems. Now it has emerged that a stage called the High Speed Action Race will be added to the game, including Wagon Race and Chao Karate sub-games. The pictures of Chao Karate on The Magic Box are so cutesy it beggars belief. There will be a versus battle mode, with six characters to choose from: Metal Sonic, Amy, Tical, Chao Walker, Dark Walker and Chaos Zero. Related Feature - Sonic Adventure 2 Dreamcast review 781b155fdc