Tekken Advance

Game Boy Advance
  • Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 2002
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  • Summary: Finally, the biggest, baddest bruiser of them all goes portable! And it's all here... the vicious combos, the killer graphics, and the greatest fighters. Practive your technique, remember to sidestep, and pray your skills are up to the challenge. Nothing compares to the massive boneFinally, the biggest, baddest bruiser of them all goes portable! And it's all here... the vicious combos, the killer graphics, and the greatest fighters. Practive your technique, remember to sidestep, and pray your skills are up to the challenge. Nothing compares to the massive bone crunching moves and brutal face-poundings of the King of Iron Fist Tournament. Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. It is incredible! I have not enjoyed a portable game this much since the Game Boy Advance's launch.
  2. A must if you want a great portable fighting game.
  3. Special mention going to the sound effects and music which are superb, every blow and block is recreated whilst a thumping tune plays in the background.
  4. Compared to the massive rendered cutscenes in "Tekken 3," Tekken Advance looks like a small-scale side story of the series, rather than a fully-fledged sequel.
  5. Namco may have had to cut a few corners to fit the 3D fighter onto Nintendo's handheld, but the end product looks and feels enough like the original game to succeed.
  6. 80
    By combining solid pixel animations with awesome scaling and rotation effects, the developers have achieved an impressive, psuedo-3D effect.
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    58
    Tekken loses out big time by not supporting the GBA's one-cartridge multiplayer feature. [Feb 2002, p.172]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. [Anonymous]
    Mar 16, 2003
    10
    Very interesting and challenging.
  2. AndrewM.
    Jul 7, 2005
    9
    Impressive graphics and sound! Fantastic gameplay, and ten classic fighters. (Nina, Jin, Law, Paul, King, Hwoarang, Yoshimitsu, Jack, Xiaoyu, Impressive graphics and sound! Fantastic gameplay, and ten classic fighters. (Nina, Jin, Law, Paul, King, Hwoarang, Yoshimitsu, Jack, Xiaoyu, and Heihachi as a secret character). A bit short on characters and arenas, but thats just a minor flaw. If you find it, buy it. Expand
  3. Jun 6, 2012
    9
    Its near perfect. Its got impressive graphics, sound, and gameplay. My only complaint was the small amont of playable characters. Its tons of fun.
  4. May 3, 2011
    8
    Tekken Advance is a surprisingly thorough version of the console games, something you don't see as often as you should. Pros: ExcellentTekken Advance is a surprisingly thorough version of the console games, something you don't see as often as you should. Pros: Excellent graphics, control, and audio; a limited, but handy variety of fighters and arenas. Cons: Very limited, from modes to unlockable content. Expand
  5. Jun 20, 2016
    8
    At last, Tekken finally makes it to a handheld device, and the result is good. It has the same 3D environments as Tekken 3, and the graphicsAt last, Tekken finally makes it to a handheld device, and the result is good. It has the same 3D environments as Tekken 3, and the graphics aren't too bad for a GBA game. The main difference between this game and the console installments is the pacing. This game is noticeable slower than other Tekken games. One thing I like about Tekken Advance is that the tag team element from Tekken Tag Tournament is here. You can have a tag team of 3 characters. Overall this is a great Tekken game for the Game Boy Advance that is a good handeld fighter. Expand
  6. Nov 8, 2018
    5
    Совершенно не понимаю, для чего нужна была эта игра. Конечно видно, что пытались сделать игру хорошей. Но на мой взгляд, переносить 3d файтингСовершенно не понимаю, для чего нужна была эта игра. Конечно видно, что пытались сделать игру хорошей. Но на мой взгляд, переносить 3d файтинг на GBA, это издевательство над фанатами этого жанра. 5 из 10 за кастрированный порт. Expand

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#23 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
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#9 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2002