Serious Sam Advance

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Serious Sam Advance
Serious Sam Advance - Game Boy Advance cover - Croteam.png
North American cover of Serious Sam Advance
Developer(s) Climax Solent
Publisher(s) Global Star Software
Series Serious Sam
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release date(s)
  • NA April 12, 2004
  • EU April 30, 2004
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player

Serious Sam Advance (known as Serious Sam in North America) is a Serious Sam series spin-off for the Game Boy Advance. The game features Egypt and Rome as settings, new graphical style, and many enemies and weapons returning from The First Encounter and The Second Encounter. The game introduces many new, exclusive enemies and weapons. The story revolves around Sam going back in time again as a group of people studying ancient civilizations in the Earth's past encounters new forces of Mental's hybrid army. Sam has to return to Egypt first, and then proceed to Rome, battling hordes of enemies on his way. The game's bosses (each one encountered at the end of two settings) are two similar-looking lychantroph-like commanders: Sirian Sphinx (Egypt) and Wolfiator (Rome). With the defeat of the latter, Sam Stone, again victorious, finally returns to his time.


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 45%[1]
Metacritic 51/100[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
GamesMaster 34%[3]
GameSpot 5.6/10[4]
IGN 5/10[5]
Nintendo Power 2.5/5[6]

Serious Sam Advance was met with very mixed to negative reception upon release, as GameRankings gave it a score of 45%,[1] while Metacritic gave it 51 out of 100.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Serious Sam for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Serious Sam Advance for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Serious Sam Advance". GamesMaster. August 2004. 
  4. ^ Provo, Frank (May 18, 2004). "Serious Sam Advance Review". GameSpot. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 
  5. ^ Harris, Craig (April 27, 2004). "Serious Sam (GBA)". IGN. Retrieved April 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Serious Sam (GBA)". Nintendo Power 180: 122. May 2004. 

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