Sonic Adventure DX

a game by Sonic
Genres: Action, Adventure/RPG
Platform: GameCube
Editor Rating: 6/10, based on 2 reviews
User Rating: 7.4/10 - 10 votes
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See also: Sonic Games
Sonic Adventure DX
Sonic Adventure DX
Sonic Adventure DX
Sonic Adventure DX

Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut is chock-full of amusing diversions. In addition to all of Sonic's Game Gear appearances, there is an extensive Chao-raising and-racing minigame.

Minigame Madness

All 12 of Sonic's Game Gear games (such as the Japan-only Sonic Drift) are hidden in DX. Complete 10 missions or collect one Sonic Emblem to unlock a new Game Gear minigame. After you unlock the first one, Sonic the Hedgehog, a Minigame Collection option will appear on the Main menu.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chao Pets

Raise and race Chao for fun and profit! First, go to a Chao garden and find a likely candidate. Nurture his racing abilities by feeding him fruit and giving him animal role models to learn from.

You see, Chao take on the abilities of nearby animals. Strong animals improve a Chao's strength, fast animals upgrade its running speed, and so on. With the right roster of animal playmates, your Chao can quickly become a racing contender! Please, allow us to drop some science on your Chao-raising shenanigans. With this information, you can improve your pet racer as you see fit:

Swimming. Improve this ability with penguins, seals, and beavers. Flying. Boost a Chao's flying skill by giving it birds to play with. Running. For a speedy Chao, look to the wallaby, rabbit, or deer. Strength. Elephants, lions, and gorillas can help you out here. Random. Animals from the blue group (mole, koala, and skunk) can have a dramatic impact on any of a Chao's stats. Use with caution.

Special Eggs

Three special Chao eggs are available in addition to the standard blue Chao eggs found in Station Square, Mystic Ruins, and Egg Carrier gardens. The first special Chao egg is silver. Get it by pushing the large stone pedestal near the Mystic Ruins waterfall. A shop in Station Square holds another special egg. Grab the rock in the nearby courtyard and make an Indiana Jones-style switch. The third special egg is in the cell next to Amy's when she's locked up on the Egg Carrier.

Take a Walk, Chao

Developing your Chao is a long process that involves more than giving it animals. Taking your pet on Adventure Walks on your Game Boy Advance is the fastest way to help it along, since stat-boosting fruit is rich and plentiful on GBA.

The coconuts you get from the GameCube Chao gardens are all right, but they have only about half the effect on your pet's stats as the fruit found on Game Boy Advance. Additionally, your Chao might run into various Sonic game characters during his Adventure Walk. If he does, he'll receive a significant boost to one characteristic (unless he meets the nonorganic Gamma, who is stingy and will give him nothing).

The Adventure Walk path you choose for your Chao is critical. Don't bite off more than a Chao can chew. A walk could be dangerous for your racer in training if he hasn't had enough time, fruit, and animals to develop his abilities. If you're not sure whether your pet can handle the excitement, measure his relative skill by entering him in a race.

Races

It's showtime! There are five Sonic Emblems to be won here, one in each race. Begin with a course that plays to your Chao's highest skill. Eventually, you must compete in races where all your pet's abilities will count. Only a well-rounded Chao can win those races.

Pearl Course. Strength is the most important characteristic in the Pearl Course because your Chao needs to get past some heavy pearls strewn near the finish line. If your Chao isn't buff enough, he takes a nap before the finish.

Ruby Course. This course tests only swimming. The entire race takes place in a pool, appropriately enough. Amethyst Course. This course heavily emphasizes running. However, a wily Chao with good flying ability might opt for a crucial shortcut. Sapphire Course. This long course tests every aspect of your Chao's abilities. Only the well-rounded need apply. Emerald Course. This is the ultimate test of a Chao's abilities. The Emerald course combines the Amethyst and Sapphire courses into one long trek. Make sure your Chao athlete is well-rested and fed before trying it. A Goose for the Chao. As the Chao are racing, you'll have a chance to cheer your Chao toward victory when he's the current crowd favorite (represented by a small red arrow over his head). Encourage the little guy to pour on the speed with a few quick button taps.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

Thank goodness. We were worried we'd never get a GC version of the original Adventure, the best next-gen Sonic game (this blows Sonic Adventure 2 out of the water). What's more, this is not just a port of the old Dreamcast title. As the name suggests, Sonic Adventure will be updated. It'll include Game Boy Advance connectivity for raising your little Chao buddies on the go (like in Sonic 2: Battle) and a few more hours of game-play in the form of 50 new missions. Don't get too excited, though--you won't find any new levels. Instead, these new challenges will be scattered throughout the game's existing stages.

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