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Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure follows the exploits of young Goku as he sets out for the first time to seek the legendary Dragon Balls. Based on the earliest manga chapters (before the series turned into Dragon Ball Z series), players fight their way through platform levels, bashing countless goons and bosses inspired by pivotal events and characters from the series.

While the game's levels are straightforward brawls, special duels and tournament sequences play like classic fighting games, albeit with simplified controls. Goku can punch, kick and use his magic staff. After a certain point in the game, getting the Flying Nimbus, he receives the ability to engage into air combat. After completing the story mode, duel characters become available for customizable one-on-one bouts. Additional characters and mini-games can be unlocked by satisfying special requirements, e.g. completing the story mode unlocks Goku's fiend Krillin as a playable character.

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Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure Game Boy Advance In Pilaf's castle
Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure Game Boy Advance Alternate Title Screen
Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure Game Boy Advance Game Menu
Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure Game Boy Advance Meeting Master Roshi

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The Press Says

Video Game Generation Aug 01, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Vandal Online Jul 21, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
GamerDad Jul 17, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Portable Review Sep 19, 2006 32 out of 40 80
4Players.de Aug 10, 2005 80 out of 100 80
GameSpy Jun 16, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Planet Gameboy.de Jul 29, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxpo.com 2005 7.5 out of 10 75

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Trivia

Unbeatable bosses

It is impossible to beat the bosses Mercenary Tao and Demon King Piccolo when first encountering them. Their health bars can be worn down to what would technically be a win but this only triggers an automatic finisher from both which inevitably knocks Goku out. Goku losing to them keeps in line with the corresponding manga and anime chapters as his training to overcome them is an important part of the early story.

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Kit Simmons (246) added Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure (Game Boy Advance) on Feb 25, 2008