Guilty Gear X: Advance Edition


The surprise Gameboy Advance port of Guilty Gear X features smaller, more condensed sprites. The gameplay stays fairly close to the original, offering a unique fighting game experience on the good old GBA. This version also adds some new modes not seen in the original including: Tag, Survival, Training, Color Edit Mode, and 3-on-3 VS mode.

The Gears on GBA!?

The standard gameplay elements like Overdrive Attacks, Roman Cancels, Instant Kills, Dead Angle Attacks, and Tech Hits are all present in the GBA version of GGX... making it one of the most advanced fighters to come out for a handheld system. Once again, the characters are a bit on the short side and have lost quite a few frames of animation, but they still manage to retain most of their signature moves. The music and sound effects also don't hold a candle to the original, and some of the BGM's end up sounding kind of tinny and annoying.

That's Sol VS Axl, for those that can't see.

GGX: Advance
includes the staple Arcade Mode, VS Mode, Training Mode, Survival Mode, and even a cool color edit mode! There's also a "KOF style" 3-on-3 mode and Tag Team mode, something completely new to the series. The tag mode is a bit glitchy, as your character is instantly replaced with your partner as soon as you "tag." Fireballs also mysteriously disappear when you tag, so the tag system leaves much to be desired when compared to other games utilizing the tag element. The 3-on-3 team mode is more satisfying, allowing you to select a team of 3 members and have them duke it out one by one. For a GBA fighting game, it's not bad... but certainly doesn't compare original on many levels.

Everybody was Kung-fu fighting.


Page Updated: January 8th, 2011
Developer(s): Arc System Works
Publisher(s): Sammy Corporation
Designer(s): Daisuke Ishiwatari
Platform(s): Gameboy Advance
Release Date(s): 2002
Characters Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, Millia, Chipp, May, Jam, Johnny, Baiken, Potemkin, Faust, Axl, Anji, Venom, Dizzy, Testament, Zato-1

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Related Games: Guilty Gear Judgment, Guilty Gear, Guilty Gear X, Guilty Gear XX, Guilty Gear X2 #Reload, Guilty Gear XX Slash, Guilty Gear Isuka, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-Blazblue, Hokuto No Ken, Sengoku Basara X, Street Fighter Alpha 3: Upper

Gameplay Engine  7.0 / 10
Story / Theme  8.0 / 10
Overall Graphics  6.0 / 10
Animation  5.5 / 10
Music / Sound Effects  5.0 / 10
Innovation  6.0 / 10
Art Direction  6.0 / 10
Customization  8.0 / 10
Options / Extras  7.5 / 10
Intro / Presentation  6.0 / 10
Replayability / Fun  6.0 / 10
"Ouch" Factor  5.5 / 10
Characters  8.0 / 10

 6.7 / 10



Final Words:

Before Guilty Gear: Judgment, this was the best handheld version of Guilty Gear to play, and it was halfway impressive for the time. GGX: Advance is still one of the best fighting games you can get on the GBA, a close second to SFA3: Upper~TFG Webmaster  

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