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This version of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance follows the same story and has many gameplay similarities to the console release, but also differs from it significantly in presentation and gameplay features.

Due to the limitations of the handheld platform, the game uses an isometric perspective with two-dimensional graphics. It retains the action RPG gameplay system of the console version; however, in this release, the player character is unable to jump.

The player is only allowed to control a human character in this version (as opposed to the pre-made human, elf, and dwarf characters of the console release). The player can still choose to assign the human hero to one of the three available classes: warrior, archer, and wizard.

Other differences include the addition of a few side quests, and an enhanced level of interactivity in the city of Baldur's Gate (the characters are able to enter more houses, talk to town inhabitants, break barrels with equipped weapons, etc.).


Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Game Boy Advance I've just lit up a huge torch to alert the neighboring Dwarf clans
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Game Boy Advance Some weapon have elemental effects, like freezing
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Game Boy Advance Title screen
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance Game Boy Advance Some enemies drop quest items (like the purse he just snatched from an NPC), keys, plot coupons

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User Reviews

A nice effort, but not quite there yet. Diogo Ribeiro (340) 1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars

Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Feb 10, 2004 8.7 out of 10 87
Deeko 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
64 Power / big.N / N Games Mar, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2004 8.25 out of 10 82
IGN Jan 29, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Jan 13, 2004 4 out of 5 80
Game Over Online Apr 22, 2004 75 out of 100 75
GameZone Feb 10, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75 Mar 11, 2004 15 out of 20 75
Netjak Mar 05, 2004 4.7 out of 10 47


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Unicorn Lynx (181676) added Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (Game Boy Advance) on Jun 09, 2011