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Serious Sam Advance GBA

Serious Sam Advance is another attempt to jump over the "FPP on GameBoy Advance". The game's producer is Climax, a company responsible for GBA positions such as ATV Quad Power Racing and Disney's Lilo & Stitch 2.

Action | FPP | shooters | Nintendo exclusive titles

Game Boy Advance
Serious Sam Advance cover

developer: Climax Studios

publisher: Take 2 Interactive

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

English language game language: English

game release date for GBA:



* Relentless first-person shooter

* Weapons include chainsaw, pistol and shotgun

* Multi-Pak action for one to four players

Like Serious Sam: Next Encounter for the GCN, Serious Sam Advance dispenses with traditional lock-and-key puzzle elements, focusing instead on relentless action as Sam rewrites history in his time-traveling pursuit of Mental's minions. You'll find plenty of weapons, ammo and health power-ups. You'll need them all, as the bad guys charge like so many art lovers at a $1.99 Picasso sale.

Controls are extremely basic. You can't jump and there's no inventory. The manual aiming makes strafing tough, as you'll constantly have to re-aim as you sidle sideways.

Bottom Line

Serious Sam Advance may be a weaker entry in the robust GBA FPS lineup, but don't hold that against the equally basic but very fun Serious Sam: Next Encounter.

Game score 4.48 / 10 calculated out of 96 players' votes.  

System requirements

Game Boy Advance

Game Boy Advance

  • Uses:
  • link-cable
  • + additionally (GBA): link-cable
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