Duke Nukem Advance Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: Alien scientists have taken control of the top-secret Area 51 military base, and are plotting to overthrow Earth! But not if Duke can stop them. Armed with alien-busting weapons, his kick-butt attitude, and using the aliens' own transporters, Duke takes the battle to four unique locations around the world. Oh, and rescues a few babes along the way. Expand
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Like the original BUILD-era game, it's a top-notch shooter. Torus really emulated the way Duke's action looked and felt back then, even including his ability to look up and down (a GBA shooter first!) and jump.
  2. 91
    For the most part, the look of the game is very clean. Unlike "DOOM," which could be occasionally muddy and hard on the eyeballs, the levels in Advance tend to be bright and easy to maneuver.
  3. This game has tons of action, blasting away at alien scum, and won't get beaten in the course of a couple of hours. It's definitely one of the deeper ones out there.
  4. Best FPS yet on GBA. [Oct 2002, p.94]
  5. Essentially, the GBA is not the place to look for if you want a quality FPS, but Duke Nukem Advance has been crafted with due care, which generates an extremely pleasurable gaming experience.
  6. Less pixelization, better control, smoother animation, better art, and lots of aliens and pigs in uniform to turn into mounds of bloody pork. [Oct 2002, p.86]
  7. Those who have already experienced earlier versions of Duke Nukem will grow weary of this diluted version rather quickly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. SeriousDuke(GBAFPSexpert)
    Jul 7, 2004
    Hands down the best FPS available for the GBA. It was the 6th FPS released for the system. Duke Nukem Advance brings all the attitude and fire power to the small screen in a richly detailed FPS. The game feautures 4 exotic locations taking you to Area 51, the Temple of Amun in Egypt, the streets of Sydney, Austrailia, and an alien ship orbiting earth. The game feauters 10 fun weapons from your mighty boot to a shrink ray. All of the classic enemies from the original Duke Nukem 3D are intact with a few welcome editions. This is not only the best FPS for Game Boy put, in my expert opinion the best game for Game Boy. This is definitely top-notch stuff! Expand
  2. RockmanSnake
    Aug 8, 2003
    Fun to play, this Duke Nukem title is all about killing monsters, finding keys, flipping switches, that sort of stuff. Kinda like DOOM. It has a good framerate, decent graphics, and frantic action that will make it a worthy purchase. Don't forget the Duke Nukem attitude packed into it too! Expand
  3. Jul 3, 2014
    Who would have thought that the GBA would be the system behind one of the best handheld/portable FPS games out there? With the exception of the toned down sexuality (no strippers littering the levels), everything you love and expect with old-school Duke Nukem games can be found here. It's funny, has great action, and awesome level design. It even controls wonderfully. I don't know what else to say other than it's a real Duke Nukem game for you GBA! It's incredibly impressive and I believe a must play. Expand
  4. J.P.
    Jul 31, 2003
    For what a fps can be without a keyboard and mouse, the level design is very good and the gameplay is great. And the sound FX are also cool: 'Hail to the king baby!' Expand
  5. Brandon
    Mar 4, 2004
    Nukem Advance has some very interesting traits. It is identicle to Doom in almost every single way. The thing that makes me notice Nukem is that there is more plot around it, there arent really cinemas but there are little text boxes which gives Nukem a little bit more of a plot. There is a little bit more strategy to the boss levels, for ex. you can use a crushing block to kill one of you bosses. There are some voice acting which i find cleaver. The graphics are decent, their not jaw dropping but they deffinetly dont suck. For some example i really like the gun that you are holding, they seem realistic. The monsters are a little cheap looking and their not exactly smart but thats alright. I also like the way the levels vary, you can go from egypt to sydney which adds some variety to the game. Good game! Expand

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