Advance Guardian Heroes Game Boy Advance

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Sep 14, 2004
Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
Buy On
  1. 85
    The gameplay is solid action, not quite a fighting game, not quite an RPG, and always an action filled beat 'em up. The slowdown is awful, the pixilation is annoying, but the character designs themselves are fine.
  2. Play Magazine
    83
    The story is just as confounding as in the original, which makes me wonder if the translation is funky or Treasure simply wants to play with our heads... It's a great game. [Oct 2004, p.90]
  3. The graphics and Mode 7 effects are stunning, the music is epic and superb, and there are tons of options to choose from, including over 20 fighters to unlock and 160 attacks to master!
  4. Nintendo Power
    78
    Although it contains RPG elements, Advance Guardian Heroes is really an action game that requires fast reflexes and arcade-style fighting skills. [Nov 2004, p.131]
  5. It has its warts - mediocre extra modes, laughable text localization, occasional slowdown, a Story Mode that's over much too soon - but it also has fun and addictive gameplay with a lot of interesting features.
  6. 75
    Missing are the large sprites, the branching storylines, the dual-planed settings, and perhaps most disappointing to me, the undead hero, a truly iconic figure of the original game.

Awards & Rankings

#66 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004
User Score
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. NiGHTS
    Sep 16, 2004
    9
    Although heaped full of slowdown, you should come to expect that from a Treasure game - it's part of the experience. The depth? Deep Although heaped full of slowdown, you should come to expect that from a Treasure game - it's part of the experience. The depth? Deep enough. The story? Wacky enough. The translation? Hilarious enough. The game? Absolutely terrific. If it's not in your collection, you are not a gamer. Full Review »