Duke Nukem Advance Reviews (Game Boy Advance)

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83
Critic Score
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3.5
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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.0
Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.5


Critic Reviews

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91
GameZone (Aug 30, 2002)
Definitely a good buy for the FPS and Duke Nukem fans from the 90's out there. This game has tons of action, blasting away at alien scum, and won't get beaten in the course of a couple of hours. It's definitely one of the deeper ones out there, and will provide a fun title for those of you who need a good, fast shooter title for your GBA.
91
GameSpy (Sep 03, 2002)
Serious gamers are a romantic lot. Most of us remember passing a license exam in Gran Turismo just as fondly as passing a real-life driver's test. And a first frag has always been just as important as a first kiss. So, while the three most important words to the common rabble remain, "I love you," to that elite breed of gamer, no three words bring out more emotion and cause the heart to beat a bit faster than, "Come get some!" With Duke Nukem Advance, first-person shooting on the GBA has never been better.
90
Leider verkommen auch bei Duke Nukem Advance die näher kommenden Sprites zu hässlichem Gepixel. Die Steuerung ist identisch mit der aus Titeln wie Doom oder Ecks vs. Sever. A zum Springen, B zum Feuern und die Schultertasten zum Strafen. Technisch und spielerisch der derzeit beste Ego-Shooter für unterwegs. Auch im Mehrspielerduell mit bis zu vier Spielern.
90
Darkstation (Sep 09, 2002)
There are a lot of good first-person shooters out there, but make no mistake: this one is by far the best. As I said before, the colors are bright, so you won’t have to squint to see the screen. Speed freaks should not be concerned with the framerate, as Duke Nukem Advance moves very, very smooth. It’s actually faster than some of the first-person shooters on Nintendo 64! Obviously though, speed isn’t everything. There is much more to this game than that. All of the levels are good, action-packed fun. The multiplayer mode is terrific, and the controls are great. I never once had trouble aiming, thanks to the game’s intuitive control scheme. This is one of the best games you’ll ever find on the GBA, so don’t let it pass you by.
90
FPSs are a rare thing for the GBA. Even with some of the amazing advances developers have made on the system, this is about as good as things are going to get (at least until the next generation of handheld systems comes out. Duke Nukem Advance is a fantastic FPS and well worth a play, especially for FPS fans.
90
Netjak (Nov 24, 2003)
Overall, this game is easily a great purchase. Notice how I use the word “great” to describe a Gameboy Advance title. This does not happen too often. In my opinion, handheld gamers everywhere deserved a first person shooter that would satisfy their gaming needs. After all, the GBA is home to many awful and lackluster games; it’s only fair to throw us a bone every once and a while. Once again, the graphics and the gameplay will surprise you immensely. It’s not everyday that you see a title like this on a small screen. Duke Nukem Advance will take you by surprise. You heard right, now go out there and pick up your copy.
90
Again we have a first class port to the GBA for a golden oldie PC game. If you own a GBA and are a fan of the FPS genre, then this title comes highly recommended.
90
IGN (Aug 14, 2002)
First-person shooters on the Game Boy Advance will never get as advanced as what the console systems have been getting for years...but with skilled programmers and coding trickery, the GBA's FPS genre can certainly hold its own. There are almost a half-dozen of these games on the handheld as of this writing, and the latest, Duke Nukem Advance, is definitely the best. Oh, it's a given that the game will be one-upped by another FPS on the system as time goes on, but as of right now, you can't find a better handheld shooter than Duke Nukem's first GBA adventure.
89
Gaming Target (Sep 03, 2002)
Since no first person shooter is complete without a multiplayer feature these days, Duke Nukem Advance includes some of the best in its deathmatch and tag modes. The fest can support up to four players, but can’t be complete without each having their own a copy of the game. Though this may complicate things for some, it’s all worth the effort and shouldn’t be avoided. Just give them a taste of the solo missions and they should be sold.
88
Game Over Online (Sep 04, 2002)
In summation, Duke Nukem makes for a wonderfully enjoyable experience on the Game Boy Advance. The sound fundamentals, intuitive controls and relative sophistication of the game's engine are, ipso facto, ingredients to a recipe for an engrossing FPS title license. Throw a Duke Nukem license into the brew and this is a pot that turns into a must-have on any FPS player's Game Boy Advance list; a worthy tribute to the legacy in every sense.
84
Mygamer.com (Jan 24, 2005)
Essentially, the GBA is not the place to look for if you want a quality FPS, but Duke Nukem Advance has been crafted with due care, which generates an extremely pleasurable gaming experience. There is absolutely no way that the GBA can compete in the FPS market when compared to its console and PC brethren, but Torus Games has given gamers something that was thought impossible. To this day, no handheld FPS has come close to the quality established through Duke Nukem Advance. If you own a GBA, like first-person shooters, or enjoy action games in general, then introduce yourself and your GBA system to Mr. Nukem. He will show both of you a great time.
84
Game Chronicles (Sep 09, 2002)
Duke Nukem Advance is probably the best first person shooter action game for the Game Boy Advance right now, especially considering it's not just a rehash of an old classic, but an all new original adventure. The game manages to capture the look and feel and especially the sound of the original PC game.
80
Si cette version s'avère certes plus classique que les opus précédents, elle n'en est donc pas moins efficace. Les niveaux sont très nombreux, et l'humour décalé est toujours aussi présent. C'est donc, tout simplement, la nouvelle référence !
80
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Oct 05, 2002)
Frankly, Duke Nukem Advance surprised us. What appeared at first to be a slapped together run-of-the-mill cash-in has instead turned out to be a very entertaining little title. It breaks no new ground in gaming conventions, and it wont keep you playing for months, but it looks good and it plays well, which is more than can be said for some of its competition. Hail to the King, baby!
80
Jeuxvideo.com (Aug 27, 2002)
Un FPS qui pourrait bien devenir l'une des nouvelles références du genre sur GBA. Sans être très original et encore moins novateur il a toutefois pour lui une réalisation soignée que ce soit au niveau de ses graphismes ou de sa maniabilité.
77
Worth Playing (Sep, 2004)
Duke Nukem Advance offers up around ten full hours of game time in order to reach the end credits which aren't too spectacular but the included multiplayer aspect extends the longevity of the game considerably. Overall, this is a great FPS for a system that has seen it’s share of lackluster shooters. Definitely a must-play for Duke Nukem fans.
75
GameSpot (Sep 03, 2002)
Much of what makes Duke Nukem Advance unique is that it totally captures the brash attitude of the Duke Nukem character. The game is full of speech samples in the form of Duke's trademarked one-liners, including such exclamations as, "Come get some," and, "Hail to the king, baby." Whenever you complete an area, there are also hand-drawn cutscenes that show Duke at his best--blasting aliens.
70
PGNx Media (Sep 01, 2002)
This wasn't such a big disappointment. But it could have been much better, especially with an original story, new enemies, and some modified weapons. Rent this one before making the decision to purchase it.
65
Random Access (Sep 29, 2014)
Even with all of these blatant issues, Duke Nukem Advance is probably the most playable first-person shooter on the GameBoy Advance. The only other that matches up closely is the port of Doom, which has the courtesy of background music, where Duke Nukem Advance doesn't even give us that. We do have sound, though. We are treated to voice clips and sound effects as grainy as the visuals, and annoying looped siren sounds in the first few levels for good measure.
53
Nintendojo (Aug, 2002)
Despite all its faults, and while its not a horrible game, it’s just really not that fun to play. If you've played every other FPS the GBA has to offer, and absolutely need something else to play, give it a try. If not, then pass on this one and go pick either Ecks vs. Sever or Doom, as both feel like far more polished and complete gaming experiences than Duke Nukem Advance is able to offer.