• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Jun 8, 2001
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 80
    Look, THQ, this password system is extremely inconvenient.
  2. It's really a shame that THQ opted to adopt a password feature instead of the battery-save option, because it has added a lot of hassle to what would otherwise be a very fun game.
  3. 100
    The beautiful rendering of the cars, the colorful tracks, and the responsive controls all come together in one cool, portable package.
  4. A great-looking and playing racer with one major drawback: a tedious password save system. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  5. It's true that the sixteen character password is annoying, but it's a great game nonetheless. The mixture of great graphics and gameplay make this game very enjoyable.
  6. Had the GT Advance utilized the battery backed password system, I certainly would have scored this game MUCH higher. But given the exquisite graphics, challenging races, fun tune–ups, the game itself MAY be worth the hassle.
  7. The A.I. in the game varies and can either be a push over or incredibly hard. The races will be very close if you are in the top position.
  8. There's one huge caveat to our recommendations. THQ, in a cost-cutting move sure to infuriate people everywhere, have removed the battery memory back-up and implemented a password system instead.
  9. 80
    Despite the dents, GT Advance is a solid early contender in the handheld racing championship—just be sure to drive with the lights on.
  10. With extensive gameplay, a great range of cars and replay value that will keep you motoring on even long-haul journeys, GT Advance is a great start for the racing genre on the GBA.
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 3 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Manonamission
    Nov 9, 2005
    10
    So much fun. I played it until i beat it and then i played all of the unlocked stuff and then i did it all again with a manual transmission. So much fun. I played it until i beat it and then i played all of the unlocked stuff and then i did it all again with a manual transmission. Huge replayability makes this the best realistic gba racing game. Full Review »