Doom Game Boy Advance

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  • Summary: From the legendary game developers at id Software, comes an explosive journey into the nightmare world of DOOM™. Embark on a harrowing mission to rid of Martian Moon Base of hordes of demonic creatures. Navigate through DOOM™'s 24 maze like levels, scouring the corridors forFrom the legendary game developers at id Software, comes an explosive journey into the nightmare world of DOOM™. Embark on a harrowing mission to rid of Martian Moon Base of hordes of demonic creatures. Navigate through DOOM™'s 24 maze like levels, scouring the corridors for secret areas and combat aids as you take on hell spawned demons with an explosive arsenal of chainguns, plasma rifles and rocket launchers. Use the Game Boy® Advance Game Link® Cable to team up with a friend and blast the levels together or link up to 4 players for the ultimate deathmatch.® Collapse
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. For either a first time fragger or a battle hardened veteran, Doom is simply superb. [GamesMaster]
  2. 90
    You’ll have fun, and you’ll get a portable taste of gaming history that will remind you of why we’re doing all this fiddling around with these plastic doohickeys in the first place.
  3. Pocket Games
    90
    It rocks. Grab three friends (who aren't very good at FPS games), link up, and blow them away. [Spring 2002, p.32]
  4. 80
    Though switching weapons with the directional pad and both shoulder buttons takes a little time to get the hang of, the control scheme is tight and simple.
  5. All in all Doom is a fantastic port to the GBA, some things are missing, some things are toned down, but that same raw gameplay that changed the way we thought eight years ago has come across wonderfully.
  6. Game Informer
    75
    Even with a handful of miniscule changes, Doom remains immensely entertaining. [Dec 2001, p.118]
  7. The 1993 PC original might look blocky by 2001 standards, but the GBA version fares worse, with intensely pixilated visuals that detract from an otherwise admirable port of the classic first-person shooter.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. RockmanSnake
    Jul 21, 2004
    10
    For a GBA game, the graphics are awesome! This game is a port of the original smash-hit PC version of DooM released about 1993. It's a For a GBA game, the graphics are awesome! This game is a port of the original smash-hit PC version of DooM released about 1993. It's a fun shoot-em-up, with Hell-spawn demons to kill and maze-like levels to go through. Several aspects of the violence were cut out (why!?), but it retains the great gameplay of the predecessor. Buy this game! It's very rare now, so don't waste your chance if you ever find it! Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Aug 5, 2003
    10
    Doom on the PC rocked! Now it has been ported to the GBA. Some stuff has changed, like the music isn't in the right levels, not to Doom on the PC rocked! Now it has been ported to the GBA. Some stuff has changed, like the music isn't in the right levels, not to mention the the blood is GREEN, but it is still a great shoot-everything-in-sight game that you will love! It even has multiplayer modes! Think about it--portable Doom is now! One of the best FPS's ever to hit GBA! Expand
  3. ChrisC.
    Dec 4, 2003
    10
    This game is the best made for the gba. Although it dosent have the spider guy thet was the last boss, nor does it have specrtas, this game This game is the best made for the gba. Although it dosent have the spider guy thet was the last boss, nor does it have specrtas, this game is a true blast. Buckle up, the games graphics, overall control, and weapons will sure to be a great gift. It will also obsess you, it sure did me! Expand
  4. Jul 22, 2011
    9
    A Very Good port of the game of my childhood. (Except with the blood being green goo... -1 point for that) If you want to blast to demons backA Very Good port of the game of my childhood. (Except with the blood being green goo... -1 point for that) If you want to blast to demons back to hell on the go. Go buy this port today. Expand
  5. Aug 5, 2016
    8
    Doom makes it's way to the GBA with almost no changes. The only really noticeable changes are that Nintendo did do a bit of censorship withDoom makes it's way to the GBA with almost no changes. The only really noticeable changes are that Nintendo did do a bit of censorship with this port to help keep more in line with their family-friendly image. For example, blood is green instead of red.

    However none of that really affects what makes Doom so great. It's the remarkably well-aged gameplay that makes it such a treat, and helped give the game it's legendary status. I will admit that the graphic violence (for the time) is part of what drew so much attention to the game in the first place. I'm just saying the light bits of censorship don't detract much from the overall experience. They just mean that this GBA port isn't the definitive way to experience Doom.

    What helps give this version some credit though is that it is in fact a portable version of Doom. You can what is literally one of the best FPS games with you wherever you go. The gameplay transfers over very well to the handheld console. The controls and level design are on point. The only issues with the gameplay stem from the game's age. It occasionally gets to spam happy with it's enemies at times.

    Overall though, Doom is still a phenomenal game. It's one of the best games of all time for a reason, FPS or not. While the completely uncensored version are the best way to experience Doom for the first time, this GBA port still has a lot of value considering that it allows you to take the game wherever you go. If you are looking for an excellent port of this legendary game and can put up with a bit of censorship, then give this GBA port a go. The game itself holds up very well after all these years, and it's nice to have the option to pick it up and play it anywhere.

    8.5/10
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  6. SeriousDuke(GBAFPSexpert)
    Jul 7, 2004
    7
    Doom is the seventh best FPS for the GBA and the second released for the system. Doom was first released for the PC back in 1993. The game Doom is the seventh best FPS for the GBA and the second released for the system. Doom was first released for the PC back in 1993. The game was awesome. Eight years later the game is now portable. And yes, it is still awesome. Everything from the original is here except for some minor elements that don't detract from anything. Doom is back, back with a vengeance! Expand

Awards & Rankings

#10 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2001
#3 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2001