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  • Summary: The next installment in the Need for Speed Underground series takes you to a free-roaming city comprised of five neighborhoods. As you explore the city, you'll encounter rival racers who will show you all the hot spots in underground racing. After each race, you can improve your car'sThe next installment in the Need for Speed Underground series takes you to a free-roaming city comprised of five neighborhoods. As you explore the city, you'll encounter rival racers who will show you all the hot spots in underground racing. After each race, you can improve your car's performance with various upgrades, ranging from the gear ratio to the suspension. The game includes more than 30 tuner cars from a variety of manufacturers, such as Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, and more. You can even challenge racers from around the world in the game's online mode. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. You can do all that fancy car customization in the GBA version too, and the racing action is quite good too, just like it is on the GameCube.
  2. This is definitely one of the best racers available for the Game Boy Advance, and includes enough unlockable content to challenge some console games.
  3. With tons of courses, races, upgrades and modes including a multi-player mode, if you get bored with this game you better increase your Ritalin dosage.
  4. 80
    This game makes for a great purchase both as a solid racer and as a tech demo.
  5. A definitive version of Need For Speed Lite; fewer upgrade calories and less fatty visuals to chew on. What the game picks up on, though, is a key element of racing fun, with its unpretentious (if a bit ambitious) presentation of a glamorous racing sub-culture that fits in the palm of your hand.
  6. The frame-rate is smooth and the environments far nicely detailed, but, as was the case in previous GBA NFS incarnations, it's hard to discern the legitimate path from the dead ends. [Jan 2005, p.140]
  7. This weird ass-end swing out makes circuit racing all but impossible until you re-learn the concepts of physics, weight distribution, and even gravity. [Feb 2005, p.125]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. TomD.
    Jan 17, 2005
    10
    Great race game best ever.
  2. Driver
    Dec 11, 2004
    10
    This game is a MAJOR improvement over the first NFSU. its much better in every way and is probably the best looking 3d game on the gba. get it!
  3. [Anonymous]
    Nov 17, 2004
    9
    The best GBA racer out there!!!
  4. GerardH.
    Nov 21, 2004
    9
    Very cool!
  5. SimonC.
    Dec 5, 2004
    1
    It's just sh.t!!!!!!