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GBA Sonic Advance

  • Platform: GBA (Game Boy Advance)
  • Abbreviation: SAdva
  • Display name: Sonic Advance
  • Goodtools name: Sonic Advance
  • In group: Sonic

Total movies: 5


[Tier: Stars]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Amy" in 15:25.8 by GoddessMaria, Grincevent & VanillaCoke.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2014-08-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 84.23 MB, length: 19:00)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 82.56 MB, length: 19:00)
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Submission #4390 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2495 (15:45.7)
Rating: 8.3 (8 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses a suboptimal character
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's second appearance on a Nintendo console (being beaten by Sonic Adventure 2: Battle on the GameCube by 10 days), and he brought all his friends with him. You can play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, or Amy on a mission to stop Dr. Eggman from taking over South Island.

This run improves the previous submission by 19.89 seconds, thanks to a new route in Angel Island 1 and general optimization.

There's also a run using Knuckles, Tails, and a couple Sonic runs.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Tails, no Ultraspindash" in 13:33.54 by GoddessMaria.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2015-09-11)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 75.20 MB, length: 17:07)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 73.01 MB, length: 17:07)
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Submission #4824 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.7 (6 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's first appearance on a portable Nintendo console, and he brought all his friends with him.

In this run, Tails shows what he's capable of and sets off to defeat Dr. Eggman once again. He aims to do so as fast as possible without using the game-destroying glitch featured in this run as Sonic.

If you want to see more Sonic Advance runs, check out the run as Knuckles, Amy and an alternate run as Sonic where the aforementioned glitch is not used.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Sonic, no Ultraspindash" in 13:17.22 by Mukki.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-05-05)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 74.58 MB, length: 16:59)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 76.96 MB, length: 16:59)
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Submission #3548 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (13 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
In this run of Sonic Advance, the author doesn't take advantage of the game-destroying spindash glitch featured in the normal run. It goes somewhat slower because of this, but new inventive solutions are used to get through each act, and the result is still much faster than any oversized ferret ought to be moving.

There are two encodes for this movie: The first is a standard encode, whereas the second encode shows two screens: the screen on the left is the unmodified gameplay, and the screen on the right is from a hack which keeps Sonic in the center of the screen more often. (Note that this hack has no effect on the actual gameplay, only on the watcher's viewing experience.)


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Knuckles, No Ultraspindash" in 13:15.04 by GoddessMaria.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2015-05-15)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 103.81 MB, length: 16:49)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 98.88 MB, length: 16:49)
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Submission #4652 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2573 (13:51.76)
Rating: 7.8 (6 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's first appearance on a portable Nintendo console, and he brought all his friends with him.

This run proves that Knuckles the Echidna is up to the task of zipping through levels at warp speed and defeating Dr. Eggman yet again. Don't blink! In this movie, the author doesn't take advantage of the game-destroying spindash glitch featured in this run as Sonic.

This is an improvement of 36.54 over the previous movie by the same author thanks to new shortcuts and better optimization. You can read the author's comments for more details.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) in 10:49.73 by Mukki & ruadath.
BizHawk Movie (.bk2) (date: 2017-06-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 58.46 MB, length: 14:27)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 55.34 MB, length: 14:27)
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Submission #5492 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1665 (10:46.52)
Rating: 8.0 (5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
This movie of Sonic Advance is unique as a speedrun in one aspect: Sonic moves so fast that the "camera" of the game cannot even follow him. Therefore, he is rarely seen in the movie.

On the rare occasions we get to watch Sonic, we get to enjoy seeing him moving through walls, charging up for another dash, or making short work of bosses.

Besides the super fast speed itself, the speed also provides Sonic an ability (glitch) to pass through platforms and walls under certain conditions.

While this movie appears to be around 3 seconds slower than the previous movie, it is in fact faster. This is due to more accurate emulation and also including the GBA boot sequence.

Total movies: 6


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Knuckles, no Ultraspindash" in 13:57.58 by GoddessMaria.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-11-15)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 72.16 MB, length: 17:40)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 78.01 MB, length: 17:40)
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Submission #3729 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2010 (14:59.28)
Rating: 8.0 (11.5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses a suboptimal character
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's first appearance on a portable Nintendo console, and he brought all his friends with him.

This run proves that Knuckles the Echidna is up to the task of zipping through levels at warp speed and defeating Dr. Eggman yet again. Don't blink! In this movie, the author doesn't take advantage of the game-destroying spindash glitch featured in this run as Sonic.

This is an improvement of 1:01.70 over the previous movie by the same author thanks to new shortcuts and better optimization. You can read the author's comments for more details.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement][Console-verified]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) in 10:46.52 by Mukki.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-11-02)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 66.18 MB, length: 14:27)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 105.45 MB, length: 14:28)
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Submission #2894 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #568 (11:17.47)
Rating: 8.4 (25 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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This movie of Sonic Advance is unique as a speedrun in one aspect: Sonic moves so fast that the "camera" of the game cannot even follow him. Therefore, he is rarely seen in the movie.

On the rare occasions we get to watch Sonic, we get to enjoy seeing him moving through walls, charging up for another dash, or making short work of bosses.

Besides the super fast speed itself, the speed also provides Sonic an ability (glitch) to pass through platforms and walls under certain conditions.

Mukki's TAS improves the previous run by 30.94 seconds, thanks to new routes and glitches explained in his comments.


Note: There are two encodes available for download; the first one is the original version, and the second one is a comparison encode: you can see the original version to the left, and what you see to the right is something made with a special emulator, hacked to force the game's camera to focus on Sonic, making it much easier to follow what Mukki is doing with him. The second YouTube stream displays these views side-by-side as well.

[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Knuckles, No Ultraspindash" in 13:51.76 by GoddessMaria.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2014-04-08)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 82.89 MB, length: 17:30)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 72.82 MB, length: 17:30)
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Submission #4229 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2138 (13:57.58)
Rating: 9.0 (6.5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses a suboptimal character
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's first appearance on a portable Nintendo console, and he brought all his friends with him.

This run proves that Knuckles the Echidna is up to the task of zipping through levels at warp speed and defeating Dr. Eggman yet again. Don't blink! In this movie, the author doesn't take advantage of the game-destroying spindash glitch featured in this run as Sonic.

This is an improvement of 9.59 over the previous movie by the same author thanks to new shortcuts and better optimization. You can read the author's comments for more details.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) in 11:17.47 by nitsuja.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2006-07-30)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 73.80 MB, length: 12:28)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 57.92 MB, length: 14:59)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 59.88 MB, length: 14:59)
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Submission #1099 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.7 (44 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

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This Sonic Advance movie is unique as a speedrun in one aspect: the hero (Sonic) moves so fast that the "camera" of the game cannot even follow him. Therefore, Sonic is rarely seen in the movie.

On the rare occasions we get to watch Sonic, we get to enjoy seeing him moving through walls, charging up for another dash, or making short work of bosses.

Besides the super fast speed itself, the speed also provides Sonic an ability (glitch) to pass through platforms and walls under certain conditions.

Note: this run has two AVIs available for download. The second one is normal, 45.5 MB in size and shows the movie including the credits and all. The first one is 73.8 MB in size and it shows two screens side by side — the one on the left is identical to the normal version; the one on the right is made with a special emulator, hacked to force the game's camera to focus on Sonic, making it much easier to follow what nitsuja is doing with him. Unlike the first video, this version doesn't show the credits and anything following them.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Knuckles, no Ultraspindash" in 14:59.28 by GoddessMaria.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2012-03-29)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 80.26 MB, length: 18:35)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 90.37 MB, length: 18:35)
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Submission #3492 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (4 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses a suboptimal character
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
Sonic Advance meant Sonic the Hedgehog's first appearance on a Nintendo console, and he took all his friends with him. This run proves that Knuckles the Echidna is up to the task of zipping through levels at warp speed and defeating Dr. Eggman yet again. Don't blink! In this movie, the author doesn't take advantage of the game-destroying spindash glitch featured in this run as Sonic.

Watch out for the glitches, especially the complete breakdown in Egg Rocket Zone. You can read the author's comments for more information about the techniques used.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Sonic Advance (USA) "Amy" in 15:45.7 by GoddessMaria, Grincevent & VanillaCoke.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2013-12-14)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 85.03 MB, length: 19:21)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 83.61 MB, length: 19:21)
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Submission #4128 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.3 (6.5 votes)
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- Aims for in-game time instead of real-time
- Uses a suboptimal character
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
Sonic Advance was Sonic the Hedgehog's second appearance on a Nintendo console (being beaten by Sonic Adventure 2: Battle on the GameCube by 10 days), and he brought all his friends with him. You can play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, or Amy on a mission to stop Dr. Eggman from taking over South Island.

The pink hedgehog Amy Rose gets a run of her own at TASVideos to go along with the Knuckles run and a couple of Sonic runs. Amy is not as fast as Sonic, but she has her own tricks for preserving speed, and she has a very useful hammer.

#38947613422456922 - Sonic Advance "improvement
sonicadvance_test.bk2 (21.5kB bk2 movie [GBA])
Uploaded 2017-05-11 23:58:53 by ruadath (20 files)
For GBA Sonic Advance (6 files)
In 10:49.73 [38807 frames], 5055 rerecords)
601 views, 25 downloads
improvement to IGT (same RT)
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#24043236092326694 - Tails Advance WIP
0290 - Tails Advance (U)(Lord Moyne) - Copy.vbm (41.0kB vbm movie [GBA])
Uploaded 2015-07-10 18:37:27 by GoddessMaria (18 files)
For GBA Sonic Advance (6 files)
In 05:49.08 [20850 frames], 4194 rerecords)
2632 views, 137 downloads
It's a start, I guess... CP2 capsule isn't finished.
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#21226268331006256 - Oh well...
0290 - Knuckles Advance (U) - Copy.vbm (6.94kB vbm movie [GBA])
Uploaded 2015-03-05 21:54:43 by GoddessMaria (18 files)
For GBA Sonic Advance (6 files)
In 00:57.33 [3424 frames], 2620 rerecords)
3075 views, 243 downloads
looks so cool though...!
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#12750429891219382 - Sonic Advance. RNG scanner for ? Ring Box. v2
SA1_RNGv2.lua (2.70kB Lua script)
Uploaded 2014-02-17 04:49:27 by FatRatKnight (228 files)
For GBA Sonic Advance (6 files)
3257 views, 125 downloads
This is the script that I made for Zeupar.

It predicts what will come out of that ? ring box. It also counts RNG rolls. It doesn't really do much else, but I am showing that I worked out the mechanics of the RNG to some extent.

So, uh... I'm un-hiding it now.

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#1256259411745754 - Knuckles Advance v2 WIP 2
GoddessMaria_KAv2-WIP2.vbm (70.8kB vbm movie [GBA])
Uploaded 2012-09-17 13:22:48 by GoddessMaria (18 files)
For GBA Sonic Advance (6 files)
In 10:02.32 [36139 frames], 10590 rerecords)
5708 views, 386 downloads
From start to Angel Island Zone 2.
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#917129584656330 - Knuckles Advance v2 WIP
GoddessMaria_KnuxAdvanceV2-WIP.vbm (28.3kB vbm movie [GBA])
Uploaded 2012-09-02 06:49:57 by GoddessMaria (18 files)
For GBA Sonic Advance (6 files)
In 03:59.48 [14369 frames], 7518 rerecords)
5675 views, 318 downloads
From start to Secret Base Zone 2.
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