Mega Man ZX Advent DS

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2007
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
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  1. 80
    It's a game that feels like Mega Man X with an environment more akin to a handheld Castlevania title. There's nothing wrong with that. Add in two playable characters, a load of optional collectables, and a great environment, and you got yourself a rock solid game.
  2. Mega Man ZX Advent walks a thin line between challenging and infuriatingly difficult, while bringing along a number of new tricks and improvements for the journey.
  3. While it’s certainly not for everyone, Mega Man ZX Advent offers some of the best 2D shooter action in years.
  4. Game Informer
    80
    Fight some robots, find some secret rooms, and enjoy the evolution of one of the most memorable heroes in gaming. [Nov 2007, p.162]
  5. The old school difficult may turn a lot of gamers off, but the gameplay is solid and the power/appearance assimilation is fun.
  6. Mega Man ZX Advent tries to outdo the last game in the series, and in doing so actually ends up as a less satisfying experience.
  7. There's no denying, however, that the platforming feels a little tired and the constant blibbering of the characters is rather trite.
  8. Games Master UK
    82
    A hugely enjoyable quest that deserves more appreciation in the UK. [May 2008, p.85]
  9. 75
    A revolution in gaming it's not, but it fits comfortably into its fan-oriented niche&and it plays well in the process.
  10. The complete package looks and feels polished - the simple 2D graphics are colorful and manage to cram tiny details into the DS screen, while the controls are as tight as you would expect from a Mega Man game. After all these years, its amazing the formula hasn't strayed too far from the original.
  11. 80
    It fixes the main problem with the original ZX, throws in some other major improvements besides, and keeps everything that almost made ZX a classic to begin with.
  12. AceGamez
    80
    Mega Man ZX Advent is a great Mega Man game that inspires memories of former glory while hinting at the possibility of a bright future both for a character that most gamers holds dear and a sweet little system that is more than capable of handling whatever the developers throw at it.
  13. Play Magazine
    85
    Together with the wonderfully integrated story and action-RPG accoutrements, ZXA is yet another 2D diamond from Capcom. [Nov 2007, p.74]
  14. Nintendo Power
    85
    As devotees will tell you, platform action doesn't get much better than what Mega Man dishes out, and Mega Man ZX Advent lives up to that reputation. [Dec 2007, p.85]
  15. Even with a few notable annoyances, ZX Advent is a fun and addictive action game with plenty of clever level designs and fun abilities.
  16. Advent is clearly a step backwards in this regard and this only serves to prolong the stagnating circumstances that the series is currently in. That said, the game is still as much of a blast as the first one was with more forms to assimilate, plenty of crazy boss fights (those who complete Expert Mode deserve much respect), better production values, and an overall smoother ride.
  17. 80
    Overall, Mega Man ZX Advent reinvents the wheel in a way, but it still spins just as well as it ever has.
  18. Nintendo Gamer
    80
    A fluid run-jump-fire actioner with something new at every turn. [JPN Import; Oct 2007, p.72]
  19. Mega Man and retro aficionados should apply for ZX Advent.
  20. Throwing in some quality animated scenes and voice acting, on top of two interlocking campaign modes and some fun mini games for two players, makes this one of the better games in the long running franchise.
  21. Advent is a solid entry in one of gaming's longest running franchises, but it doesn't do anything to bring the series to a new generation of gamers.
  22. While the Mega Man series have seen some high points and low points over the last twenty years, Mega Man ZX Advent hits the bullseye. You can't go wrong by purchasing this well crafted title.
  23. The game features a ton of solid gameplay with enough improvements over the original to take note of.
  24. ZX Advent delivers a solid 2D platformer that is difficult to find elsewhere, forcing a players to rely pretty heavily on their skill to see them through. Mega Man fans will have their desire sated.
  25. Excellent gameplay, challenge and visuals. Voice work and story are the only low marks.
  26. Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    75
    Following the steps of old GBA games of the same franchise, it doesn’t offer anything new. But it still manages to be addictive for player who like old fashion games, with a nice 2D and a difficulty level that can lead who to throw your DS against a wall. [March 2008]
  27. 70
    ZX Advent packs an ample challenge that will chase away many of those groomed on easier 2D action games like the recent Castlevanias.

Awards & Rankings

#30 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
#38 Most Shared DS Game of 2007
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 20, 2015
    10
    Superior than the original game because is more hardcore-oriented. Is not a game for the newcomers. Graphics style matured a bit from theSuperior than the original game because is more hardcore-oriented. Is not a game for the newcomers. Graphics style matured a bit from the first game. Is so hard that die-hard MMX-MMZ fans will love to play it. Full Review »
  2. Nov 1, 2016
    10
    Surely it is better than the first. The fact that voice acting leaves much more immersive game.
    Using the model A and become the stage
    Surely it is better than the first. The fact that voice acting leaves much more immersive game.
    Using the model A and become the stage leaders was a brilliant idea and one of the coolest things already implemented throughout the Megaman franchise.
    Megaman ZX is an epic continuation of Megaman zero, with a very good story.
    Character designer is very well done and the characters are very charismatic.
    One of the best games of the Nintendo DS, no doubt
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  3. Jul 21, 2016
    9
    The game is what you expected but the gameplay is a bit stall and so is the story so it isn't 100% perfect all the time but it still is greatThe game is what you expected but the gameplay is a bit stall and so is the story so it isn't 100% perfect all the time but it still is great so ZX advent is fine with me! Full Review »