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Mash buttons and defend your kingdom

Video game review

Video game review

November 15, 2005|by JIM KLICK

"Dynasty Warriors Advance" for Game Boy Advance is your basic-level sword-fighting game. The game is set in second-century China, and enemies are everywhere. To protect the kingdom, you can choose a fighter from among 13 options, and you can set the difficulty of play. Each fighter has different stats in attack, defense, speed, endurance and Musou - a special attack.

You start out on a map and choose a direction to attack. Then your ally and enemies get to move. If you land on a spot with an enemy on it, you go into battle mode. In battle mode, you fight several foes and then the person on the spot. Every few battles you go up a level.

If you go in the right direction, you will end up battling the boss of the map. If you beat him, you go on to the next map, or level. You can fight through 180 battle maps in Musou mode.

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There also is a challenge mode in which you can focus on endurance, time attack, battle luck and, after you beat the game, boss attack. In endurance, you play until your fighter runs out of life. In time attack, you play until time runs out. In battle luck, you play until your fighter dies or until you choose the wrong of two treasures offered. In boss attack, you battle all the bosses until your fighter dies.

I recommend "Dynasty Warriors Advance" to anybody who has a Game Boy Advance and likes to mash the buttons in action games.




Jim Klick is part of a group of students writing for The Herald-Mail.

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