is a fighting game
released for the Game Boy Advance
. It is not canonical
to the Tekken
storyline, but it follows the events of Tekken 3
, and it uses sprites from Tekken Tag Tournament
for the characters.
The gameplay in Tekken Advance
is similar to other games in the series, but because it is on a portable system, the inputs were simplified or removed altogether. It utilizes a single-input system, with punch mapped to the A button, kick to the B button, and the left and right triggers used for tagging and throws, respectively. The game also included a side-step feature that made the game have a 3D feel similar to Deadly Alliance
also done later the same year.
Despite the simplification, Tekken Advance
introduces new mechanics by implementing a wide range of "stun" variations such as "pop stuns", "crumple stuns" and right/left stuns.
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Tekken Advance has generally received positive reviews. It received an 8.5 out of 10 from IGN and an 8 out of 10 from Gamespot saying "It looks and feels close enough to its counterpart to succeed." Gamerankings currently scores the game as 79 out of 100. Gamespy gave it a much more favourable score with 88 out of 100 calling it an impressive game for the GameBoy... Read More