Ace Combat Advance Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: The Ace Combat series makes its debut on the Game Boy Advance with challenging missions, unlockable planes, and free-roaming environments. As the newest pilot in an elite fighter squadron, you must help destroy the Air Strike Force--the military arm of an evil multinational corporation. If you destroy enough enemy planes during your missions, you'll unlock new planes. Fly in air-to-air and air-to-ground missions over arctic, forest, and desert environments. Each environment features destructible buildings and objects. Expand
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  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
  1. 90
    Once you get the hang of the game engine and acquire better strike craft, the game becomes a very pleasurable experience. Ace Combat Advance is the perfect stopgap between an air-combat sim and an arcade top-down shooter.
  2. Very different from the PS2 games, but still a fast-paced and somewhat fun dogfighting sim. [Spring 2005, p.68]
  3. 60
    When compared to the rest of the Ace Combat games before it, it feels like a letdown, limited in so many areas and also forgiving in terms of fighting against a supposedly invincible enemy army.
  4. A pretty average-and notably short-videogame.
  5. If the developers had focused on making this title more of a 2D shooter on rails instead of trying to recreate the Ace Combat experience on the GBA screen, it could have been more enjoyable.
  6. Although your jet fighter naturally stays at one altitude, the game's unusual control scheme allows you to dive for a moment by pressing Up on the Control Pad. [Apr 2005, p.100]
  7. The thrill of the series has always resulted from engaging in semi-realistic dogfights amidst some of the most gorgeous visuals ever seen - features that are sorely lacking in the GBA version. [Feb 2005, p.81]

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  1. GabyH.
    Feb 22, 2005
    A pretty good game for a GBA iteration of the popular Ace Combat franchise.