Dynasty Warriors Advance

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Dynasty Warriors Advance
DynastyWarriorsAdvance.jpg
North American Game Boy Advance cover art
Developer(s) Omega Force, Koei
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Dynasty Warriors
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release date(s)
  • JP March 24, 2005
  • NA August 29, 2005
  • EU December 2, 2005
Genre(s) Hack and slash
Tactical action[1]
Mode(s) Single Player

Dynasty Warriors Advance (真・三國無双 Advance Shin Sangoku Musō Adobansu?, Shin Sangokumusou Advance in Japan) is a video game for the Game Boy Advance portable handheld system, part of the Dynasty Warriors series. The game was published by Nintendo, and developed by Koei using their external development company Omega Force. It was released on August 29, 2005.

Gameplay[edit]

Players choose from 13 characters based on Chinese history, battling through 11 battle maps. Each character has similar attacks to their counterparts in the other Dynasty Warriors games. The character development system is also present in the game, which allows the player to collect a large multitude of weapons for each character.

Like the other Dynasty Warriors games, the play modes are Free Mode, Musou Mode and Challenge Mode.

Unlike the non-portable-console Dynasty Warriors Games, there are a set number of possible positions for the characters. You can go up to two spots back and one spot forward. However, the player can only move when it says "Player Move." When it is an "Ally Move" or an "Enemy Move," the player can not perform any functions.

The abilities to jump, build Musou, and shoot arrows in battle from the previous games were omitted from Advance. Also, characters' speech is all in subtitles, with no voiceovers. Though there is dialogue when a character defeats an officer. Most commonly "Enemy officer defeated".

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 54.83%[2]
Metacritic 56/100[3]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 3/10[4]
Game Informer 7/10[5]
GamePro 3.5/5 stars[6]
GameSpot 5.3/10[7]
GameSpy 1.5/5 stars[8]
GameZone 6.9/10[9]
IGN 4/10[10]
Nintendo Power 7/10[11]
Nintendo World Report 5/10[12]
X-Play 3/5 stars[13]
Detroit Free Press 3/4 stars[14]
The Sydney Morning Herald 3/5 stars[15]

Dynasty Warriors Advance received very mixed reviews upon release. IGN disliked the game, grading it 4 out of 10,[10] criticizing the low number of on-screen enemies at any time, and the "button-mashing" gameplay. Nintendo Power, however, gave the game a 7 (out of 10), praising its replay value that "ranks among the best" on the Game Boy Advance system.[11] The game currently has a score of 56 out of 100 at Metacritic,[3] and 54.83% at GameRankings.[2]

Characters[edit]

Only a few characters are in Dynasty Warriors Advance:

WU[edit]

-Sun Jian

-Zhou Yu

-Sun Ce

-Sun Shang Xiang

-Sun Quan

WEI[edit]

-Cao Cao

-Xu Zhu

-Zhen Ji

-Xiahou Dun

-Sima Yi

SHU[edit]

-Liu Bei

-Zhao Yun

-Zhang Fei

-Guan Yu

-Zhuge Liang

Others[edit]

-Zhang Jiao

-Dong Zhuo

-Yuan Shao

-Lu Bu

All characters start from the beginning except, Cao Cao, Liu Bei, Sun Jian and Lu Bu The 3 Lords can be unlocked by completing each Musou Mode and Lu Bu can be unlocked by clearing Musou modes with Cao Cao, Sun Jian or Liu Bei.

-Cao Cao

-Dong Zhuo

-Guan Yu

-Liu Bei

-Lu Bu

-Sima Yi

-Sun Ce

-Sun Jian

-Sun Quan

-Sun Shang Xiang

-Xiahou Dun

-Xu Zhu

-Yuan Shao

-Zhang Jiao

-Zhang Fei

-Zhao Yun

-Zhen Ji

-Zhou Yu

-Zhuge Liang

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EA Signs North American Distribution Agreement with Koei Corporation for Upcoming Tactical Action Game Samurai Warriors". Electronic Arts. 2004-02-24. Retrieved 2007-12-03. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Dynasty Warriors Advance for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Dynasty Warriors Advance for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ Walker, John (December 8, 2005). "Dynasty Warriors: Advance". Eurogamer. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Dynasty Warriors Advance". Game Informer (149): 114. September 2005. 
  6. ^ Rice Burner (August 29, 2005). "Dynasty Warriors Advance Review for Game Boy Advance on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on January 3, 2006. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ Provo, Frank (August 26, 2005). "Dynasty Warriors Advance Review". GameSpot. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  8. ^ Vasconcellos, Eduardo (August 30, 2005). "GameSpy: Dynasty Warriors Advance". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 12, 2005. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  9. ^ Bedigian, Louis (October 2, 2005). "Dynasty Warriors Advance - GBA - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 11, 2009. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Harris, Craig (August 29, 2005). "Dynasty Warrior[s] Advance". IGN. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Dynasty Warriors Advance". Nintendo Power 197: 100. October 2005. 
  12. ^ Castaneda, Karl (September 3, 2005). "Dynasty Warriors Advance". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  13. ^ Stevens, Tim (October 4, 2005). "Dynasty Warriors Advance Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on December 10, 2005. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  14. ^ "RECENT RELEASES". Detroit Free Press. October 9, 2005. p. L10. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  15. ^ Fish, Eliot; Hill, Jason (August 20, 2005). "Shrink to fit". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 

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