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    Boss FAQ by HyperShadow87

    Version: 1.3 | Updated: 07/30/03 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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    Sonic Advance for Gameboy Advance
    Boss FAQ
    By HyperShadow87 
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    I.    Introduction
    II.   Updates
    III.  Copyrights
    IV.   The Bosses
     a)   Neo Green Hill Zone Boss
     b)   Secret Base Zone Boss
     c)   Casino Paradise Zone Boss
     d)   Ice Mountain Zone Boss
     e)   Angel Island Zone Boss
     f)   Cosmic Angel Zone Boss
     g)   X-Zone Boss 1
     h)   X-Zone Boss 2
     i)   X-Zone Boss 3
     j)   The Moon Zone Boss
    V.    Version History
    VI.   Special Thanks
    
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    I. Introduction
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    Welcome to the Sonic Advance Boss FAQ. Here I will provide information
    on the bosses, and strategies on how to defeat them with each character.
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    II. Updates
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    12/30/01-Version 1.0 written, basically everything put in more
    updates soon.
    01/03/02- Version 1.1 written, updated the Moon Zone boss.
    01/16/02- Version 1.2 written, added hits for each boss.
    07/30/03- Version 1.3 written, final version just changed a few things 
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    III. Copyrights
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    Sonic and all related to Sonic are copyright of Sega, and Sonic Team 1991.
    Sonic Advance is copyright of Sega, and Sonic Team 2001, 2002. Gameboy
    Advance is copyright of Nintendo 2001. This FAQ is copyright of HyperShadow87
    2002, 2003. 
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    IV. The Bosses
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    a) Neo Green Hill Zone Boss
       Difficulty: Very Easy For Sonic, Easy for Tails, and Knuckles, 
       Medium for Amy
       Hits:6 hits (Easy Mode) 8 hits (Normal Mode)
       Eggman is in a mallet machine. He swings his mallet back and forth
       and by common sense you have to dodge it. Wait until the mallet is
       back so you can attack. After a few hits Eggman will use the mallet
       as a catapult so watch out. As with all bosses you should have at
       least 1 ring. 
    b) Secret Base Zone Boss
       Difficulty: Easy for Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, Medium for Amy
       Hits:6 hits (Easy Mode) 8 hits (Normal Mode)
       Eggmans bouncing machine from Sonic Chaos makes a return. Here all
       you have to do is move out of the way when he bounces and just keep
       hitting him on the head. A few hits later he will jump very high and
       try to squash you. You have to jump out of the way very fast, but if
       he lands on you, you just lose your rings. 
    c) Casino Paradise Zone Boss
       Difficulty: Medium for Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, Hard for Amy
       Hits:6 hits (Easy Mode) 8 hits (Normal Mode)
       Eggman goes through 8 pipes to try to confuse you. This boss is not
       really hard, it's just frustrating because you never know where 
       Eggman is going to be next. You should also watch out for a spiked 
       ball that moves through the pipes like Eggman. Just keep hitting
       Eggman as soon as you see him and avoid the spiked ball. 
    d) Ice Mountain Zone Boss
       Difficulty: Hard for Sonic, and Knuckles, Easy for Tails, Medium for 
       Amy
       Hits:6 hits (Easy Mode) 8 hits (Normal Mode)
       Eggman is in a drill mecha. You are underwater and Eggman drills big
       icicles which you must jump on to reach Eggman, and to get air.
       This is a pretty hard boss if you dont know any jumping techniques.
       This boss is hard for Sonic and Knuckles because they cannot
       jump high to reach the air. Boss is medium for Amy because her high jump
       can reach the air if you're out of air. Boss is easy for Tails
       because he can just fly to get air, but he'll need to jump to hit Eggman.
    e) Angel Island Zone Boss
       Difficulty: Medium-Hard for All
       Hits: 8 hits (All Modes)
       Mecha Knuckles is your opponent this time. At first he is wearing a red
       suit. It is better to hurt him with your special attacks. Dont go near
       him when he is gliding or spindashing. After four hits his suit will fall
       off and he is in bare metal. Now he gets harder. This time he will shoot
       four consecutive homing missiles at you. Just jump to avoid them. He can
       block your attacks but if you constantly do them he will get hit. It is
       better if you attack him when his back is turned.
    f) Egg Rocket/Cosmic Angel Zone Boss
       Difficulty: Medium-Hard For Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, Hard for Amy
       Hits:6 hits (Easy Mode) 8 hits (Normal Mode)
       Eggman is in a tubular thingy with spikes. The tube is on a sort of rope
       with metal orbs. At first his spikes will be up and he will move around.
       You have to get a little close to him and jump on a metal orb. If done
       correctly the tubes weak side will appear and thats where you attack.
       Later in the battle he will shoot electric balls that you have to avoid.
       After a few hits he will move very fast so just jump over him as fast as
       you can. 
    g) X-Zone Boss 1
       Difficulty: Easy for All
       Hits:4 hits (All modes)
       The swinging ball boss from Sonic 1 makes a cameo appereance as the first
       boss in X-Zone. He is very easy. Just jump to avoid the ball and just jump
       to hit him. 
    h) X-Zone Boss 2
       Difficulty: Easy for All
       Hits:4 hits (All modes)
       Another cameo appereance. This time its with the first boss of Sonic 2.
       He is easy also. Just jump to hit him and avoid his spike when it comes 
       out after the 3rd hit. 
    i) X-Zone Boss 3
       Difficulty: Hard for All
       Hits:6 hits (Easy Mode) 8 hits (Normal Mode)
       Eggman with some sort of utility belt. His attacks include throwing a bomb,
       flashing a beam, a robotic hand, and he will try to run you over. When he
       throws the bomb jump over it when he just throws it and hit his head. For
       the beam, either duck or jump and possibly try to hit him or get him next time.
       For the robotic hand just jump over it and when it is extended move out of the
       way. When he tries to ram you just jump and hit him. If you
       dont have all the emeralds than this is your last boss. But if you have all the
       emeralds...
    j) The Moon Zone Boss
       Difficulty: Hard
       Hits:6 hits (Easy Mode) 8 hits (Normal Mode)
       This is the final battle with Eggman. This is a hard boss. You face the
       boss with Super Sonic. Eggman will be in a large robot. He will try to block
       himself with his hands, capsules that can trap you, and a laser. That pattern
       will always repeat. To hit eggman you have to jump and than dash into his head
       when he's unblocked. You have to do this constantly and fast so you dont run
       out of rings. If you need a few extra rings dash onto a capsule and break it
       for rings, just dont get trapped. Once you beat this boss you have completely
       beaten the game.
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    V. Version History
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    12/30/01- Version 1.0
    01/03/02- Version 1.1
    01/16/02- Version 1.2
    07/30/03- Version 1.3
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    VI. Special Thanks
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    CJayC/GameFAQS- for hosting this FAQ
    Sega/Sonic Team- for making Sonic Advance and the other great Sonic games
    Nintendo- for making the Gameboy Advance and allowing sonic games to come to 
    GameCube and Gameboy Advance
    Me- for wasting my time making this FAQ
    You- no thanks to you you did nothing j/k thanks for reading it