I haven’t done a throwback in a while and there’s a certain game that I’ve been thinking about a lot…
Sonic Adventure 2 Battle originally came out in June 2001 for the Nintendo Gamecube. 2001… that’s a long time ago.
Every once in a while, I think of this game. It’s not a great game by any means, but Kris and I absolutely loved playing it at the time it came out.
The game had two story modes, Hero and Dark. Both modes were the same story but through the different points of view of the hero characters, Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, and the dark characters, Shadow, Eggman, and Rouge. It was fun to play as both the heroes and the villains in their own unique levels going along the same storyline.
Sonic and Shadow had speed levels while Tails and Eggman were in some sort of machine for their levels, and Knuckles and Rouge had treasure hunting levels searching for pieces of the broken Master Emerald.
Each character could find a Chao key in their levels that would allow them to go to Chao world. There you could hatch Chao, put them in Kindergarten, feed them and level them up, throw them in combat tournaments and races. Then you could have them make baby Chao together. It was a lot of fun and honestly, I think that was my favorite part of the whole game.
My other favorite part of the game was the 2-player where you competed against one another in races, battles, and treasure hunting. Kris and I would compete all the time and after we beat the game once, I think we mainly just played with our Chao (we each had about ten or so Chao on our accounts) and then competed against each other.
It was a lot of fun and I remember I recorded ourselves competing and put a few videos on Facebook.
I know the game isn’t too good. It was great when we were kids, but I would love to play this again just for the nostalgic purposes. The main reason I thought of writing about this game was mostly because of the music.
While playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, I always start singing “City Escape” by Ted Poley whenever we’re racing on the Toad Harbor track. Sonic Adventure 2 Battle did have great music if nothing else.
Have you played Sonic Adventure 2 Battle? How much did you enjoy it? Let me know in the comments below!