Need for Speed Underground Game Boy Advance

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 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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Score distribution:
  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. Pocket Games
    70
    Contains an impressive amount of depth, although graphical issues are severe enough to subtract from the overall experience. [Summer 2004, p.37]
  7. AceGamez
    60
    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 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Nov 23, 2015
    10
    The game is just amazing. I love play this game. For me this game is amazing ! Nothing more to comment because this game is amazing ! I rateThe game is just amazing. I love play this game. For me this game is amazing ! Nothing more to comment because this game is amazing ! I rate this 10/10 Expand
  2. Zach
    Feb 19, 2004
    10
    I think eddie is whack the graphics are great even when you use nitro.
  3. ScottN.
    Dec 13, 2003
    10
    The most awesome race game to this day.
  4. Alvin
    Mar 14, 2004
    10
    Wow!!! This game is really NICE!!! Cooooooooool......
  5. AgeB.
    Jan 20, 2004
    8
    The gameplay is not even close to being matched by any other current GBA racing title. Yes, the graphics are a bit blocky and jaggy. But i The gameplay is not even close to being matched by any other current GBA racing title. Yes, the graphics are a bit blocky and jaggy. But i have compared the graphics to the PSX game GT-2 and have now relised that the graphics are very similar. The fact is that this is the only good true 3D game on the GBA. The sound is not all the best but the gameplay and graphics make this the best racer on the GBA. Expand
  6. JosephG.
    Jan 2, 2004
    7
    I wish the resolution could have been better, but I can forgive it cause it's the GBA. What I can't forgive is the awful sound I wish the resolution could have been better, but I can forgive it cause it's the GBA. What I can't forgive is the awful sound track, which to this date is only one song and some really awful sound effects. And that is my two cents. 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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#12 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003