Total Advance

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Total Advance
Total Game Boy #01
Editor Nick Roberts
Categories Defunct British computer magazines
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 23,000
First issue 1999
Final issue
— Number
Christmas 2002
Company Paragon Publishing
Country United Kingdom
Language English
ISSN 1476-7635

Total Advance was a monthly magazine that covered Nintendo Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games. It was published for 36 issues by Paragon Publishing, running from 1999 to 2002. The magazine was a slim, saddle-stitched magazine specifically designed to appeal to younger gamers. Each issue contained news, previews, reviews, tips, posters, and game guides that covered the Nintendo handheld console and its games.


The magazine was launched as 'Total Games Guide to the Game Boy Color' in 1999. Each issues contained 52 pages and sold for 1.95, 2.95, or in later issues, 2.99 UK Pounds. The title was shortened to 'Total Game Boy Color' with issue 4, which remained until the launch of the Game Boy Advance in mid-2001, when it was rebranded Total Advance.

Sales figures for the title remained low throughout its publication, peaking at 23,000. The magazine was finally cancelled with issue 36, the Christmas 2002 edition. Game Boy Advance coverage continued in Paragon Publishing's CUBE magazine.