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  • ASIN: B00005Q8IO
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 1 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,010 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Doom for the Game Boy Advance retains the immersive 3-D experience and onslaught of horrific demons that made the PC version a classic. It pits you against cyberorganic creatures and nightmarish fiends as you blast your way through 24 levels. Armed with eight weapons, you must navigate treacherous architecture, avoid traps, and use power-ups in a battle of skill and firepower. The game features multiplayer support through the Game Boy Advance Game Link cable. Two to four players can test their mettle through all of the single-player levels and an additional eight dedicated multiplayer levels. Or two players can team up to blast their way through single-player levels in cooperative mode.


If you don't know what Doom is, you must be one of those weirdoes who had something better to do with their time in the summer of 1993 than play PC games. Doom is one of the most influential games of all time, popularizing the whole first-person shoot-'em-up genre, and is thus the spiritual granddaddy of classics like Quake, Half-Life, GoldenEye 007, and even the more recent Halo. Indeed, the major draw for this portable version of Doom is the cloying wave of nostalgia it brings to hard-core gamers as they set about fighting the hordes of hell with a shotgun and a chainsaw. This is an almost perfect conversion of the original (or at least the original running on an average-speed PC of the time) that even manages to include a four-player deathmatch and a cooperative two-player mode.

The music is the same, the level design is the same, and, best of all, the gameplay is the same (strafing works surprisingly well on the GBA's shoulder buttons). The only problem with the game, other than the inexplicable use of green blood even though it has a 15 rating, is that the graphics are a bit jerky in places. This is presumably why the developers had to ditch the two huge end-of-level bosses from the second and third episodes. In general, though, this is a technical tour de force that will have any remaining GBA doubters reaching for their wallets. --David Jenkins --

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Diffent Point of View February 6, 2002
By A Customer
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If you browse the reviews just like I did before I bought the game, then you notice one thing in peticular: Most reviews compare this version of Doom to others (most commonly the PC). I never owned any other version of Doom. I never even played any of them before. So I hope some words from a non-expieenced Doom player will help you.
I own many GBA games, but this is by far my best game. The graphics are AMAZING, considering this is a GBA. The sound is EXCELLENT, all the moans, grunts, shrieks, gunshots, doors, and other effects are crisp and clear, and by far the best sound I've ever heard on a GBA. The movement is very fluid (I thought a first person shooter on a handheld system would be slow and jerky). So overall, this is a great game will no flaws.
This game is one of the best I have ever seen for this console. I recommend this game to anyone who wants a great time (it is violent, and you must be able to stomach the carnage).
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doom October 26, 2001
By A Customer
Many a year have a dreamt of the time when I could play my all time favorite game anywhere, anytime. So maybe I still can’t play it anywhere (like in the dark), but still this is close enough to make me very, very happy. A direct port of the original doom this is not, but very close. Any long time doom fan will notice right away that details from the original PC doom are missing, a pool of blue goo here, a pillar there, but nothing to cry over and it is still very close to the original. That said, the game is amazing! I had my doubts that the GBA could handle Doom but it seems to just fine (though I have yet to try the multi-player mode). Every once in a while you might notice the frame rate drop but it is nothing that will hamper the players enjoyment. The game has always been dark, but the developer has addressed this issue very well by give player the ability to lighten or darken the game to suit there lighting situation and also by allowing you to turn of the in game dynamic lighting. I will post an updated review as soon as I have a chance to beat it and try all the features.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good much fun December 15, 2001
Quake, Unreal Tournament, Half Life--and even Bungie's Halo--owe their prominence to a single early 1990s PC game: id Software's Doom. Although prefaced by Wolfenstein 3D in 1990, id's 1993 release of Doom defined the archetype for all subsequent first-person shooters. Texture-mapped surfaces, mazelike levels, gory monsters, and seamless multiplayer gameplay helped Doom and its sequels leap onto no less than 10 different gaming platforms. Now, thanks to Activision and David A. Palmer Studios, the game that coined the term deathmatch is now available on the Game Boy Advance.
On the Martian military colony of Phobos, a horde of hellish demons has obliterated the entire human population, save for one lowly space marine--you. Stranded alone, you're out to reap some revenge and flee with your hide intact. The single-player portion of Doom features 24 full levels of shotgun-toting, plasma-blasting 3D shooter action--but that's not all. Each level also supports four-player deathmatch or two-player cooperative modes with the use of a link cable. Despite a few minor alterations from the PC version, this handheld port contains the same gory gameplay that helped its ancestor launch a genre.
To be fair, Doom isn't an exact port, nor is it flawless. Although the majority of the game's 24 levels are straight out of the PC version, three were axed and one was heavily edited in order to cram the game onto a single cartridge. The massive Cyber Demon and Spider Mastermind bosses are missing as well. Other changes include green-toned blood and enemies that dissipate after death. Generally, the music is the same, although some selections are played out of order. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Doom and its progeny, this means action-packed, stylized MIDI and tons of synthetic bass.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Watered down version of Doom, good if you never played December 28, 2001
Ouch, everyone will buy this expecting the standard of Doom, a lone soldier in a first person shooter against monsters of Hades, then they will play the game and see the violence, challenge and secrets are turned down! The blood is now green, and moments after killing an enemy it disappears, along with due to the Gameboy Advance not being as powerful as someone's computer (original platform of Doom), the game tends to move slower, and there are less enemies, barely any decor items like pillars and meat, and finally no lighting effects (flickering, strobe light)! Several traps have been removed, such as you can now no longer fall into a deep pit of lava or acid, as well as every single huge room with lots of enemies has just been removed all together! Speaking of removed, the Spider Mastermind and the cyberdemon have been removed! The two biggest bosses in Doom are no longer there, along with Holodemons have been removed (transparent demons). The controls are unique, I have yet to find a way to change weapons, but the B button is run and it is to open doors and pull switches. The A button is to fire. There are four slots to save your games and four levels of difficulty.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doom on the move March 9, 2002
By A Customer
Doom was the original first person shooter, and although it looks dated now, it looks fantastic on the GBA.
Thanks to the power of the GBA, the FPS style and graphics are nearly the same, and all the original levels are there.Being an old game, most people won't be familiar with Doom at first, but you'll soon notice some similarities with the Quake series, run on a very similiar engine and by the same developers. The ever popular Shotgun, Plasma gun (best known in Quake 3 arena) and the infamous BFG are all here, with the cliched enemies that make ID so well known in the FPS genre. Theres 28 levels and 4 difficulty settings, so you get a lot out of it, plus there is a deathmatch mode, for people lucky enough to have a link cable.
Buy this game now, definitley one of the finest Game Boy Advance games about.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost exactly like the original DOOM
Almost exactly like the original DOOM, but with downgraded graphics and slightly censored (all the demons have green or blue blood). Read more
Published 2 months ago by Goo the Mighty
3.0 out of 5 stars Slugish port of pc version
Like most people, I eagerly waited for doom to come out for gbc. Sadly, it never came. Years later, I opened up Nintendo Power, and saw an ad for doom on gba. Finally, I thought. Read more
Published on April 3, 2011 by bobby Reed
5.0 out of 5 stars Doom on the go
It's a portable version of Doom, what more could you want to know? Well I'll elaborate a little. If you had any worries about how the game runs, don't. Read more
Published on February 2, 2011 by Joe
4.0 out of 5 stars Doom GBA
The game arrived within a reasonable about of time. The game play was wonderful. Please do make sure that you either have the worm light for the old GBA or at least a GBA sp. Read more
Published on November 30, 2008 by Michael P. Kidd
5.0 out of 5 stars Doom for the Game Boy Advance
It was in great shape when I recieved it. The game is fun and exciting, it contains all of the favorite episodes of Doom. Read more
Published on April 18, 2008 by Shawn Stanger
4.0 out of 5 stars Legendary shooter wherever you go
I was so excited to see a GBA version of DOOM that I went out and dropped sixty bucks on a GBA SP. I am not at all disappointed with this port of the legendary PC classic. Read more
Published on October 27, 2007 by S. Szott
5.0 out of 5 stars Doom I
Doom On The Gba IS Really Good Infact Great I Dont Own It But I've Beaten It (I Borrowed It From MY Friend)It Was Such A Great Game I Didnt Wanna Give It BAck .... Read more
Published on February 4, 2007 by Michelle Strahm
4.0 out of 5 stars Not exactly the same as.....
....running Doom on a 486DX 80Mhz 4Mb RAM 14" like I used to when I was only 22 and together with three other chaps "re-allocated" time from our engineering classes to blast each... Read more
Published on May 30, 2005 by Pablo
5.0 out of 5 stars DOOM
My personal favorite game on the gba. its the original at its best, most of the levels, creatures and weapons are still hear in its choppy looking blurry glory. Read more
Published on January 13, 2005 by Stu
5.0 out of 5 stars Handheld DOOM
It's DOOM only handheld so you can take it anywhere, graphics rock, sound is awesome and mulitplayer kicks ass, awesome GBA game!
Published on August 7, 2004 by Deimos
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