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Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

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  • Summary: Enter the world of urban street racing with the latest title in the hit Need for Speed series: Need for Speed Underground. Take on today's most popular tuner cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Toyota and many more, earning cash for car mods. Test your skills against the computer orEnter the world of urban street racing with the latest title in the hit Need for Speed series: Need for Speed Underground. Take on today's most popular tuner cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Toyota and many more, earning cash for car mods. Test your skills against the computer or online against up to 4 players. But creating a custom street racing machine will not get you to the top; it takes a certain amount of attitude and razor sharp driving skills to compete in the tough world of urban racing. Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. A culmination of intelligent programming, good game design and fun. The game is a technical marvel that must not only be seen, but heard.
  2. The second [half of the game] - and arguably the more addictive - is the car customisation.
  3. An impressive debut of the legendary racing series on the GBA, sporting good graphics and sound and some surprisingly deep gameplay. It does have a few faults, and while it's not as engaging as its console version, it would be hard for me not to recommend this game.
  4. 79
    Had the game featured the same attention to detail as the graphics and racing engines in its presentation and features, Need for Speed Underground may have ended up the finest racer on the handheld.
  5. Warts and all, Need for Speed Underground is a good racing game--not because it's pretty, but because it's actually engaging and fun to play.
  6. Contains an impressive amount of depth, although graphical issues are severe enough to subtract from the overall experience. [Summer 2004, p.37]
  7. If you can get by the issues caused by the limitations of the GBA, Need For Speed: Underground offers a solid racing experience for any GBA owner and features more replayability than its direct competition, thanks to the highly customisable cars and varied races.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. MartinP.
    Feb 10, 2004
    10
    Love the game.. love the cars...
  2. BillB.
    Mar 10, 2004
    10
    Cool.
  3. DanielC.
    Mar 26, 2004
    10
    The guy who said it has bad graphics probably has a fake or cheap kind of gameboy advance cuz this game is the best! Great cars and graphics!
  4. Ben
    Dec 30, 2003
    9
    To the dude who said this game had a bad graphic. Try turning off the motion blur. If that doesn't work change your graphic card :D cauz To the dude who said this game had a bad graphic. Try turning off the motion blur. If that doesn't work change your graphic card :D cauz this game has a best graphic ever. I just hope you could get more into the technical aspects of tunning like the "Street legal racing:tune it race it." Expand
  5. Adriano
    Jan 5, 2004
    8
    I love this game, the graphic is awesome,the number of audio tracks is a shit but keep in mind that them are full tracks,same as ps2 version. I love this game, the graphic is awesome,the number of audio tracks is a shit but keep in mind that them are full tracks,same as ps2 version. Yes,are only 3 tracks but their quality is of 16 Khz stereo and only them take half the space of cartridge(about). There are more than 200/250 texture in the "CUSTUMIZE CAR" mode,plus the car models,plus the tracks(and their textures), plus the sound effects...Therefore:try to be reasonable when you rate a game,there are a few like this and i can say that this is one of the best GBA game i've ever played(and the only i wonted to finish). PS:Style points? Try to play the "DRIFT" mode. Expand
  6. Wongit
    May 16, 2004
    6
    This game started out great but gradually got repetitive and slightly annoying. The graphics are good but sometimes you cant see the cars This game started out great but gradually got repetitive and slightly annoying. The graphics are good but sometimes you cant see the cars ahead of you and that really does suck when your winning a race and you hit something you couldnt see until the last minute. Music is the one of the best for GBA but the screaching of the tires sucks. Its an okay game cuz of customizations, get it used. Expand
  7. NickyGameCore
    Jan 1, 2004
    3
    I'm sorry, but this game really doesn't do IT for me... the graphics are blurry, only a couple of music tracks, no style points, I'm sorry, but this game really doesn't do IT for me... the graphics are blurry, only a couple of music tracks, no style points, short underground mode. All these things added up will get you to my point! Expand

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