Final Fight One Game Boy Advance
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Sep 26, 2001

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 85
    It's not an entirely deep game, but it's very satisfying from start to finish.
  2. An almost perfect translation of the arcade original.
  3. 85
    Obviously old school fans of these kinds of games will be impressed by the graphics and fast paced gameplay, but as I mentioned, if this isn't your thing there isn't much else in the way of gameplay.
  4. 80
    A virtually arcade perfect port.
  5. Repetitive, primitive and even a bit tedious...and I dug every minute of it. [Nov 2001, p.220]
  6. Simple, no nonsense action. Like a Stallone or Schwarzenegger movie from the 80s, it does not really cut the mustard in this flo-mo Matrix/Max Payne era.
  7. Besides this awesome little cartridge, the drama of Metro City is limited on this generation of gaming machines. Maybe it's the dying out of beat 'em up games and general that has lent to this game's obscurity.
  8. If you haven't bought Final Fight One already, you should probably buy two or three copies, just to be safe. Everybody knows they will be the currency of a post-apocalyptic future where cops have periods in the middle of their names and chandeliers fall from the ceiling to reveal delicious roasts.
  9. 60
    Final Fight One's AI is cheaper than a bottle of discount wine.
  10. It may not be flashy, the gameplay might be incredibly unsophisticated and repetitive, and the whole game is certainly showing its age-but it's still fun.
  11. The visuals, the audio, and worst of all, the ability to actually enjoy the experience,have not come along so well.
  12. Simply put, Final Fight One is the arcade game shrunk down to portable size. It offers nothing more or less than what you'd expect from such a transformation.
  13. 100
    The graphics are superb for a GBA game, with colorful characters that take up a good chunk of the screen, and bright, detailed backgrounds.
  14. The game itself is extremely short and can be beat in less than two hours or so; however, unlocking all the features and playing all five characters adds to the replay value.
  15. The best home conversion yet, better than the Sega CD version, and possibly the arcade. [Winter 2001, p.50]
  16. The gameplay in FFO is very accurate despite fewer on-screen enemies than the incredibly hectic and awesome arcade version and the extras are pretty cool.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jun 30, 2013
    Fun side-scrolling fighting games, almost the same as the arcade original. There is a reason that even used copies of this game go for $20 today even though the game was released 12 years ago. This version can be played on any of the Gameboy systems that supports GBA titles like the Gameboy SP, DS and DSlite, etc. Great game, but getting harder and harder to find it for cheap. I personally feel this game is better than many other games of it's type like Streets of Rage. Full Review »
  2. KCA.
    Sep 2, 2007
    Nice graphics, very true to the arcade. But I thought this game was boring. It's been collecting dust ever since I bought it.
  3. Harry
    Jan 20, 2006
    Love this game! Spend a sh*tload of money on the arcade version when I was young. And now You can play it anytime, anywhere :) It's a shame that roxy and poison are missing though. And I would have liked to see more of axl kicking butt with slash. But other than that, it's a peace of old school heaven on your gba. Final Fight was the first, and is still the best!! Full Review »