Baseball Advance Game Boy Advance
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Mar 20, 2002

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 88
    One of, if not the best handheld baseball games yet developed.
  2. Although it has fewer features than other baseball video games, Baseball Advance is both fun and impressive.
  3. The play is solid, the graphics are good to excellent and program is delivered with an obvious appreciation for the sport.
  4. 81
    Fun right out of the tiny box, Baseball Advance is more enjoyable than most offerings on actual consoles.
  5. 80
    Two-player affairs expose weaknesses in the pitching portion of the matchup, but it’s forgivable since the majority of GBA owners will likely go at it alone.
  6. One of the most enjoyable baseball games on any platform.
  7. The piece de resistance is undeniably the batting and pitching. The other parts of the game merely dress it up to become a full baseball title.
  8. BA's batter/pitcher duel is one of the best on any system, making the game a blast to play.[May 2002, p.115]
  9. Though modes are limited and there's no two-player connectivity, the one player season experience defeats any console game to date.
  10. Sharp graphics and an accurate pitching system help drive home the big-league fun.[Aug 2002, p.147]
  11. While it's not as glitzy and gadgety as the titles on the consoles, it's one hell of a portable title that will bring back fond memories for anyone who grew up with the 8 and 16-bit era baseball titles.
  12. There's only four stadiums and there's no multiplayer, but it's still a great game of baeball. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  13. Baseball Advance may not be a home run, but it makes solid contact in the areas of playability and fun despite the rough edges.
  14. One of the best looking mini-baseball games ever.
  15. 80
    Very enjoyable but short on depth.
  16. Stat hounds beware... the lack of depth, all the MLB ballparks, current rosters and trading will really turn you off... [but] easily the best GBA baseball title on the market for the time being.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. GuilhermeG.
    Sep 7, 2005
    This game is very good! Esse jogo é mutio bom! This is the better than ALL games! Este é o melhor d TODOS os jogos!
  2. TheShark
    Apr 2, 2004
    Best sports game for the GBA hands down!!! Why was there never a sequel? Come on THQ, step up to the plate and give us a newer better version Best sports game for the GBA hands down!!! Why was there never a sequel? Come on THQ, step up to the plate and give us a newer better version of this great little baseball game! Full Review »
  3. DaveM.
    Sep 19, 2003
    Could use more stadiums and Home Run Derby, but everything that's here is top-notch... baseball fans will NOT be disappointed.