Tekken Advance

Moby ID: 5723
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Tekken Advance is a port of the original arcade game. This pocket version features nine playable characters, multiple gameplay modes and link cable support for two players. Included fighters are Jin Kazama, Paul Phoenix, Forest Law, Gun Jack, Hwoarang, King, Ling Xiaoyu, Nina Williams, and Yoshimitsu.

Compared to the arcade and other console versions, the game features less moves, different timings, and no unlockable cutscenes.

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Average score: 82% (based on 15 ratings)


Average score: 3.4 out of 5 (based on 14 ratings with 2 reviews)

An amazing game....

The Good
Tekken Advance has managed to do what no other pocket fighter has done. It is the closest thing to a n64 game on a GBA. While that was not the intention of Namco, Tekken Advance feels so much like an arcade game, it's a wonder it was placed on the GBA.

Tekken Advance's graphics are excellent. Now, while the characters may look choppy and uncomplete, with clearly visible pixels sticking on them, the design is remarkable. The stages look incredible, and the characters rid themselves of a 2D jailhouse.

The sound is great. The soundtrack for the stages is well done, and adds a atmospheric touch to the already well designed game. The sound effects are a great addition. The sounds of collision are remarkable, and the character voices also boast a great style.

Playing the game is very, very, VERY fun. The game handles like a PS2 fighter, with the moving out and moving in as players draw farther and closer. The kicking, then following up with combo's, and just the sheer gameplay style of this game feels so much like a new generation game, it's something you just can't miss.

The Bad
"With every plus, there be a minus" Tekken Advance still has one small, minuscule, easy to miss part to it. The difficulty. My first time, I went straight to arcade and found I could dissect anyone using my punch, then followup combo.

The Bottom Line
Tekken Advance is one of the few GBA titles that can deliver a true gaming experience. It manages to break through the GBA's line and extend itself past the other games out for the platform. Tekken Advance will fulfill anyones needs for a good pocket fighter, so if you're looking for a great fighter that can deliver the better gameplay for the GBA that Mortal Kombat Advance and Street Fighter Revival couldn't manage to do. Tekken Advance is a must that anyone, everyone will enjoy. Tekken advance get's a complete and very well earned rating of
5 / 5.

Game Boy Advance · by ThE oNe (180) · 2002

I wish I didn't sell it.

The Good
Tekken Advanced has got to be the best handheld fighting game next to Tekken Dark Resurrection. The game somehow manages to move and flow just like its arcade, and Playstation counterparts. The controls are dead on accurate, and you can still do almost ALL the moves from previous games! I preferred Jin's three hit spinning kick and tiger paw myself. The sound is very reminiscent of Tekken three, and sounds quite good. I was pleased to find most of the voice samples were lifted directly from the other games, because I would have been very ticked off if Law didn't sound like Law. The graphics are amazing. The snow level is one the best Teken levels I have ever seen. PERIOD ! The characters aren't in polygons , but it doesn't matter that much as long as they all the same in costume as the Playstation versions. All in all, a great value.

The Bad
Only NINE characters. With the unlockable character being Mr. always the end boss as him. And the characters look terribly pixelated when they close up on them. And not even still story frames at the end of the game. And I'm still kicking my Eddy Gordo style for selling this game.

The Bottom Line
I you want a portable fighter , get this AND NEVER LET IT GO!!!!!! And if you don't, well, go play Tekken five , I don't know!

Game Boy Advance · by GAMEBOY COLOR! (1989) · 2007


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  • Tekken Zaibatsu
    Great fan page with information on Tekken Advance, including FAQs, secrets etc.

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Game added by NeoMoose.

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Game added January 29, 2002. Last modified February 13, 2024.