Racing Gears Advance Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: Get ready for fast-paced racing action on your Game Boy Advance. Racing Gears Advance lets you choose from 12 officially licensed supercars from manufacturers including Dodge, Lotus, Chevy, Mitsubishi, and GM. You can equip your vehicle with upgrades that can help you maneuver throughGet ready for fast-paced racing action on your Game Boy Advance. Racing Gears Advance lets you choose from 12 officially licensed supercars from manufacturers including Dodge, Lotus, Chevy, Mitsubishi, and GM. You can equip your vehicle with upgrades that can help you maneuver through different track terrain and weather conditions. During races, you can pick up and use offensive and defensive weapons to eliminate the competition. Racing Gears Advance also features multiplayer modes supporting up to four players. Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. For some the difficulty may be a little frustrating and later on in the game it seems a little fruitless to fork out on weapons, but it's balanced, clever and exciting, almost forcing you to have one more go.
  2. 90
    In a world where driving titles such as Gran Turismo and Ridge Racer rule, Racing Gears Advance stands out as a breath of fresh air; a driving game that is simply out to entertain the masses with an incredibly developed sense of excitement and panache.
  3. 89
    A fantastic, energetic racer with a ton of strategy in its design.
  4. A reminder that good things are still being done in 2D. [Spring 2005, p.74]
  5. Difficulty aside, I dug this game because a lot of the little touches: the shadows that fall on the track, the shortcuts, the elevation changes, and the way that every race and lap has some surprises in store. [March 2005, p.140]
  6. 80
    This game hit me with the authority of a mack truck. I did not expect it to be this captivating.
  7. Despite these crippling flaws, Racing Gears Advance has that rare quality of being addictive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. DaytonS.
    Feb 16, 2005
    10
    Incredible! This game will go down as one of the defining games on the GBA. Racing Gears Advance seems to have pinpointed the ever sought Incredible! This game will go down as one of the defining games on the GBA. Racing Gears Advance seems to have pinpointed the ever sought after formula of easy to play tough to master. It also seems to have hit the target between simulator customization and arcade fun. This is a must have game. Expand
  2. MikeN.
    Feb 4, 2005
    10
    This game ROCKS! This is by far the best racing game I've ever played on the GBA. I think Nintendo Power's comment on the This game ROCKS! This is by far the best racing game I've ever played on the GBA. I think Nintendo Power's comment on the car's being small a distraction is a really strange and poor comment. The gameplay is awesome, multiplayer is a blast! Car customization, weapons, upgrades, awesome tracks and a tough and good AI makes this game a real winner! A must have for those who like combat racing. Expand
  3. SandraS.
    Feb 16, 2005
    10
    I love this game! The geisha driver kicks serious butt.
  4. AB
    Feb 22, 2005
    10
    Finally, a truly great handheld racing game. Actually, Racing Gears Advance is a truly excellent racing game, handheld or not. The cars can Finally, a truly great handheld racing game. Actually, Racing Gears Advance is a truly excellent racing game, handheld or not. The cars can be small, like Nintendo Power mentioned, but it's never a real problem. It's definitely better than any other top-down racing game (Karnaaj Rally included). If GTA Advance played this well it would be nearly as good as the console GTAs. Expand
  5. MarkM.
    Jul 5, 2005
    10
    Tight control and keeps you playing all the way to the finish line. Its nice with the auto save and the battery back-up so you dont have to Tight control and keeps you playing all the way to the finish line. Its nice with the auto save and the battery back-up so you dont have to worry about losing anything! Expand
  6. T
    Mar 21, 2005
    10
    Addictive.
  7. Oct 5, 2014
    10
    I can't believe how many hours I've poured into this. It's a rare gem and one of my fav racing games across all platforms. The game playI can't believe how many hours I've poured into this. It's a rare gem and one of my fav racing games across all platforms. The game play alone has a great learning curve and is very satisfying when you learn the tracks, plus the customization really gives you that sense of ownership. Even down to choosing the tyres. Play it now! Expand