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Gameboy Advance Reviews: Tekken Advance 


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The Final Say!

Tekken Advance - reviewed by Tory F
Review Date: 12 March 2002
Review Score: 8/10 
Distributed by: GameNation

"Welcome to the King of Iron Fist Tournament!"

So you think you have skills? Then bring it on in this successful port of the original beat 'em up that made it's name in the arcades and then on the Playstation.

Originally sceptical of the viability of a fighter on the Gameboy Advance gaming system, GameNation came to the party with a copy of Tekken Advance for us to tear apart. And tear it apart we did with extremely pleasing results.

Convinced that we'd have to put up with a lacklustre game experience, we were instead given a true fighting title in every sense of the word. Tekken Advance will simply amaze with the sheer elegance of the graphics and amazingly addictive gameplay. 

For those of you familiar with the series, characters and combos abound, many of them similar to the ones you would have found at the arcade or the Playstation. Even the music perfectly suits your fighting and spurs you on.

For multiplayer fans you are also taken care of with a great multilink option that will let you take part in the satisfying act of bashing your mates and proving who is the King Of Iron Fist Tournament.

Fighting on a hand held has never been carried out with such a huge degree of success and with so many gameplay options, Tekken is a fight fan's dream come true on Nintendo's Gameboy Advance game system.

Old favourite characters abound with fantastic levels of animation and special effects when punches connect. You will not be able to stop playing this fantastic game once you start!

The game takes full advantage of the Advance's controls with every button having an effective purpose. Also punches and blocks are indicated by a different coloured special effect. Punches and blows indicated by a red/orange effect and blocks indicated by a blue effect.

Backgrounds have been painstakingly rendered also (see screenshots) and truly give you an impression of taking part in a fighting environment. Tekken Advance pulls no punches to give you the very best fighter currently on the Gameboy Advance. A must purchase for any fight fan.

- Tory F

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