Classic NES Series: Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance

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  • Summary: Go head-to-head with an 800-lb gorilla all over again in the rerelease of Donkey Kong, part of the NES Classics series. As the story goes, Donkey Kong kidnaps a beautiful girl and Mario runs to the rescue. To reach the girl, however, Mario must avoid Donkey Kong's barrels, fireballs, andGo head-to-head with an 800-lb gorilla all over again in the rerelease of Donkey Kong, part of the NES Classics series. As the story goes, Donkey Kong kidnaps a beautiful girl and Mario runs to the rescue. To reach the girl, however, Mario must avoid Donkey Kong's barrels, fireballs, and bouncing rivets. Two players can take turns competing for the girl, either on the same Game Boy Advance or with the help of a Game Boy Advance Game Link Cable. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. It's hard to explain the addictiveness that sets in after a few levels, but it's safe to say that it's head and shoulders above the likes of "Donkey Kong" and "Ice Climber."
  2. Pocket Games
    70
    The single-player portion of Bomberman is a lot of fun, with varied stages and plenty of fast, hectic action. Unfortunately, this version is devoid of any sort of online play. The end result is a mixed bag. [Summer 2004, p.15]
  3. My other issue is that Bomberman wasn't that great a game to start with and there's no multiplayer, which is sure to cause some gamers to scratch their heads.
  4. 65
    It certainly holds up better than certain other Mini titles, which shall of course remain nameless. Provided you can get past the fact that multiplayer is but a fleeting dream, the solo experience isn't bad at all.
  5. Nintendo Power
    54
    The game is very simple but provides quite a challenge and tons of explosive fun. [July 2004, p.120]
  6. 50
    This game just isn't as timeless and classic as the rest of the reissues in the Famicom Mini series, and will probably not see nearly as much play as the other titles if you've scored the entire lot.
  7. Word of warning to anyone considering picking this up. There is no multiplayer in the original game. That should be enough to let you know this probably isn’t the game for you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Kandu
    Jul 8, 2005
    8
    It's the old classic Bomberman. Not more!

Awards & Rankings

#68 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2004