GT Advance 2: Rally Racing

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GT Advance 2: Rally Racing
GT Advance 2 Cover Art.jpg
Developer(s)MTO
Publisher(s)THQ
Platform(s)Game Boy Advance
Release
  • JP: December 7, 2001
  • EU: June 28, 2002
  • NA: June 30, 2002
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

GT Advance 2: Rally Racing, known in Japan as Advance Rally (アドバンスラリー, Adobansu Rarī), is a rally racing game developed by MTO and published by THQ for the Game Boy Advance. It is the sequel to GT Advance Championship Racing.

Gameplay[edit]

Screenshot from GT Advance 2: Rally Racing

GT Advance 2: Rally Racing is a racing game and the cars and environments hold true to a rally racing format.[1] The game contains fifteen cars from Japanese companies such as Subaru, Suzuki, and Mitsubishi. Upgrades are not available for the cars, but it is possible to fine-tune them to fit personal preference.[1]

Game modes[edit]

The game has several different modes. The main part of the game, "world rally", moves the player through fourteen courses found in various locations in the world.[1] The game also has a head-to-head mode against a friend with a system link, 15 different license tests that familiarize the player with the controls of the game, a time trial mode, a single race mode, a practice mode, and a navigator mode, in which the player directs the driver of the car through button and d-pad presses instead of driving themselves.[1]

Save system[edit]

The game includes a major enhancement in the save system from the previous installment. In GT Advance Championship Racing, as a cost-saving measure, the battery RAM was pulled from the game and was replaced with a password system instead of the one included in the Japanese version of the game. Critics cited this as the chief problem with the North American release of the game.[2][3] GT Advance 2: Rally Racing addressed the problem by putting the normal save system back in, yet making this game a little less favorable than its predecessor.

Reception[edit]

GT Advance 2: Rally Racing received "generally favorable reviews", albeit a little less favorable than the first game, according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[4] IGN said: "It's a very good thing THQ learns from its past mistakes".[12] GameSpy said that "GT Advance 2 will keep you entertained for quite some time". GameSpy also brought out the refreshing realism aspect of the weather conditions that pop up from time to time in the game and require the player to tune their car before a race, saying that "it's a nice little feature that adds a measure of depth to the arcade-racing experience, and yet is simple enough for anyone to understand".[10] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of 28 out of 40.[8]

GT Advance 2: Rally Racing was a runner-up for GameSpot's annual "Best Driving Game on Game Boy Advance" award, which went to Driver 2 Advance.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Ajami, Amer (July 22, 2002). "GT Advance 2: Rally Racing Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Ajami, Amer (June 7, 2001). "GT Advance Championship Racing Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Harris, Craig (June 14, 2001). "GT Advance Championship Racing". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved March 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "GT Advance 2: Rally Racing for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ House, Michael L. "GT Advance 2: Rally Racing - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Edge staff (August 2002). "GT Advance 2: Rally Racing". Edge. No. 113. Future plc. p. 97. Retrieved March 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ EGM staff (July 2002). "GT Advance 2: Rally Racing". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 156. Ziff Davis. p. 126.
  8. ^ a b "アドバンスラリー [GBA]". Famitsu (in Japanese). Enterbrain. Retrieved March 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Fennec Fox (August 28, 2002). "GT Advance 2: Rally Racing Review for Game Boy Advance on GamePro.com". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on April 8, 2005. Retrieved March 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ a b Stratton, Steve (July 24, 2002). "GameSpy: GT Advance 2 Rally Racing". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Archived from the original on November 23, 2005. Retrieved March 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Bedigian, Louis (July 18, 2002). "GT Advance 2: Rally Racing Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 21, 2008. Retrieved March 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ a b Harris, Craig (July 19, 2002). "GT Advance 2 [Rally Racing]". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved March 15, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "GT Advance 2: Rally Racing". Nintendo Power. Vol. 159. Nintendo of America. August 2002. p. 146.
  14. ^ GameSpot Staff (December 30, 2002). "GameSpot's Best and Worst of 2002". GameSpot. Archived from the original on February 7, 2003. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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