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1[[quoteright:250:]]˛''Manga/DragonBall: Advanced Adventure'', developed by Creator/{{Dimps}} and released on 2004 for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance, is an BeatEmUp {{Platformer}} which tells the journey of [[KidHero Goku]] from his first meeting with Bulma to the FinalBattle against King Piccolo.˛˛Besides the normal fighting and platforming, some levels have Goku riding on the Flying Nimbus while others have a simple but effective FightingGame format. There's plenty of UnlockableContent as well, including pretty much ''every single enemy in the game'' as [[SecretCharacter Secret Characters]].˛˛One year later, Dimps made a ''VideoGame/OnePiece'' game for the GBA which serves as a SpiritualSuccessor to this one.˛----˛!Tropes:˛* OneUp: Shaped like Goku and/or Krillin's head.˛* AdaptedOut: Despite the fact that this game covers nearly all of the original ''Manga/DragonBall'' story, it ignores the final 23rd Martial Arts Tournament arc, likely due to the fact that Goku physically grew into a teenager when the tournament began and that would require a change in sprites. Consequently, this means King Piccolo doesn’t create Piccolo Jr. when he is killed.˛* AttackDeflector: In addition to being able to destroy or deflect bullets, Goku and Krillin can also deflect missiles and other explosives back at the enemy by hitting them with their midair upward kick. Only Goku can use his Up+B to deflect bullets, while only Krillin can use his grounded Up B to also deflect missiles.˛* AwesomeButImpractical:˛** Some of the extra mode characters can be described as this, such as Yamcha who can only move by making repeated short dashes. Drum counts as this too considering he can warp, but only about one foot, and that can screw you over when near bottomless pits.˛** Akuman's Devilmite Beam is an instant kill on any enemy except Goku, but takes awfully long to charge and the ki gauge is completely lost if the move is interrupted.˛* BalloonBelly: In One-On-One mode, Krillin can inflate himself to glide for an instant.˛* TheBattleDidntCount: Combined with HeadsIWinTailsYouLose and HopelessBossFight in two cases. When Goku fights Tao Pai Pai and King Piccolo for the first time, he's severely weakened and is supposed to lose. If you win, you lose control as the enemy stands up and knocks out a massively [[CutsceneIncompetence cutscene-incompetent]] Goku. At least you won't get a "You Lose" message. Against Jackie Chun and Tien, however, you're required to ''win'', even though Goku lost those fights in the original story.˛* BlackScreenOfDeath: When Goku punches General White into the horizon, the scene fades out at the time of impact.˛* BonusFeatureFailure: That most of the enemy cast is playable is a good, novel idea. But most of their movesets are very limited and not much fun to play.˛* BossArenaIdiocy: True to the original story, Buyon is invincible until you break the wall of his room to let the cold wind freeze him.˛* BossRush: Bosses on Parade Mode is an unlockable.˛* BottomlessPits: Watch you step so you don't fall into those, though it is possible to recover from some pits by wall-jumping between walls.˛* BreakMeter: In One-On-One Mode, the fighters' Rush Gauge are depleted if they're unable to block or parry attacks. While it isn't empty, the characters have SuperArmor and don't take damage, but once it is, the attacker is able to peform a full combo on the defenseless opponent.˛* ChargedAttack: Doable with Ki attacks by holding R. Power depends on how much the special gauge is filled and performing those attacks has no cost to it (In One-On-One Mode it does). While charging, characters become slower, but they can still attack normally to chain the Ki attack.˛* CollectionSidequest: Many items are hidden around the levels, although most of them have no real purpose.˛* CollisionDamage: Subverted in a very fair way, running or walking into enemies does not hurt you. Stage hazards also damage enemies, which can make for some amusing DisasterDominoes in certain levels.˛* {{Combos}}: You better learn how to chain your attacks for when you fight the harder bosses. On the enemy side, many of their attacks have this effect, as Goku only gains invincibility frames when knocked down.˛* CompressedAdaptation: Not as much as the ''VideoGame/OnePiece'' game made after it, but not every scene from the manga is covered. Android 8 doesn't appear in the Muscle Tower level, for example.˛* CoupDeGraceCutscene: Goku's last attack on King Piccolo is depicted on a cutscene.˛* DegradedBoss: Right after you beat Major Metallitron at Muscle Tower and then on several different occasions, you can find more of him as a normal enemy although thankfully without his LastDitchMove RocketPunch.˛* DoubleJump: Krillin and a few other characters can double jump, while Goku actually can't.˛* DoubleUnlock: You can see the secret characters' cards in Extra Mode but you can't unlock them if you don't have all the Dragon Balls. In the Japanese version, you needed to input a button-press code in the title screen to be able to use them as well.˛* DualBoss: Pilaf Machine and Shu Machine on Pilaf's Castle. The five Murasaki Brothers on Muscle Tower.˛* ExtendedGameplay: Extra mode allows you to replay the levels and enter the red doors that were locked before, so you can find the rest of the collectibles. Also, extra characters are playable in it.˛* FightingGame: One-On-One Mode plays like a standard fighting game with simple mechanics.˛* FlashStep: Doable in One-On-One Mode by pressing L after getting knocked down.˛* GuideDangIt:˛** To figure out some of Goku's more advanced skills the player has to try out button combinations on their own or ReadTheFreakingManual, as only the One-On-One mode has a tutorial. The various items and unlockable character icons can also be troublesome to find.˛** In the Japanese version, a secret code had to be used on the title screen to actually enable the secret characters after collecting all Dragon Balls, similarly to ''Mega Man Battle Network 2'' and the first ''Zatch Bell: Electric Arena''.˛* HeartContainer: The Super Life Water items (with the Ultra Divine Water maxing it out). There are other variations for upgrading the Kamehameha and Goku's attack power (and by proxy the Power Pole's range and his Up+B's duration).˛* HumongousMecha: The boss robots used by Pilaf and the Red Ribbon Army.˛* ImmuneToFlinching: Some attacks have this property.˛* IndyEscape: Giant boulders make an appearance in Pilaf's Castle and Yajirobe's Prairie (mainly the Cave that holds the Super Kami Water).˛* InvincibilityPowerup: A turtle shell which makes Goku invincible and able to deal some CollisionDamage to enemies.˛* KamehameHadouken: It starts off weak and short ranged, but Goku can later charge it into it's blue screen-filling form. It's useful for damaging enemies from a safe distance, but some can run at Goku to prevent him from turtling too much.˛* LauncherMove: Goku can launch grounded enemies high into the air with a kick activated by pressing Up+A+B, at which point he can jump in pursuit and pummel them before they hit the ground. Most characters in Extra Mode (but mainly Krillin) can also perform this with just an upward B command. In VS mode, using your forward B combo after depleting their Rush Gauge does this automatically.˛* LastDitchMove: After his first defeat, Major Metallitron [[RocketPunch shoots his hand]] at you while you're leaving the room.˛* LedgeBats: Bats and other enemy types sometimes serve this purpose.˛* LimitBreak: By pressing L, your character executes a strong attack that uses up some of the special gauge (only for Goku and Krillin, as everyone uses L to block). Goku can power his up by holding R to charge up their Ki first, allowing them to automatically follow up their attack with a Ki blast, the strength of which depends on its charge level before they used the LimitBreak. In 1-on-1 fights, Goku, Jackie, Tien and Piccolo have a highly-damaging super move that can be performed by pressing L and R at the same time, they need a full Ki gauge and using it drains the bar completely.˛* MarathonLevel: Every single stage is rather long and filled with mandatory enemy encounters.˛* MercyInvincibility: You get some if you're knocked down.˛* PaletteSwap: The color palette of enemies let's you know what kind of attacks they have. This is especially important for the red multi-legged robots, which explode for large amounts of damage when they die.˛* OneHitKill: Akuman can kill any enemy in a single hit with his Devilmite Beam, including bosses, [[AwesomeButImpractical but it takes an entire maxed out Ki bar to perform, takes an eternity to charge and is easily interrupted]].˛** However, just like in the original manga, Goku as both a boss and playable character is completely immune to it.˛* [[ShootTheBullet Punch The Bullets]]: To destroy them. You're even required to punch the Battle Jacket's big missile to avoid it's full screen damage range.˛* SecretAIMoves: When fought as a boss, a few playable characters such as Goku and Krillin can dash like they do in Vs Mode. However, not much of their attacks are that much of a secret, but with several playable characters they're performed slightly different.˛* SecretCharacter: Almost everyone you fight against in the game can be unlocked in Extra Mode. You can swap between characters anytime at the pause menu once they're available.˛* SpikesOfDoom: Which deal high damage -- even to enemies.˛* SpinToDeflectStuff: Up+B as Goku spins the Power Pole to deflect bullets.˛* SuperArmor: Bosses turn unflinchable and gain high defense when you hit them too recklessly and often become invincible on top of that. Goku also has armor while firing the Kamehameha, but no extra defense. If certain enemies get you from behind at this point, expect to take ''over double'' of the damage you'd usually take from their attacks.˛* SuperTitle64Advance: Interestingly enough, the european version is called "Advance''d''", which is a common mistake people make when talking about the GBA.˛* TimedMission: When searching for a rock in The Island of Training.˛* UnwinnableByMistake: Downplayed in the first minute of the game. The first PteroSoarer you meet spawns after beating the third bandit on the level's first encounter. However, its altitude is relative to Goku's position, so you can use launching kicks on the bandit to spawn the dino so high into the sky that it becomes only barely hittable by a jumping staff strike when it uses a diving attack.˛* VideoGameTutorial: There is an AutoPilotTutorial when the One-On-One is introduced during the story.˛* WakeUpCallBoss: Yamcha. Yes, Yamcha. If you didn't get yet that you can't just spam the attack button to defeat bosses in this game, fighting Yamcha will do the trick. His Wolf Fang Fist is fairly predictable, but deals a TON of damage if it connects. Puar will also regularly bring bombs to drop at the most inopportune times.˛* WallJump: Done just like in the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' games (jump into a wall, face the opposite direction and jump).˛----


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