Doom for GBA??

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  1. Leroy

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    I've been having trouble locating this title. Anyone spot it at any B&M's? I've checked out Best Buy, Wal-Mart and K-Mart but no dice.
     
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    Wrong places. Try electronic boutique.

    I heard the GBA version does not have Cyberdemon and Spidermastermind the two big bosses because of memeory limitation of GBA.
     
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    I heard that it uses the same code base as the Jaguar version, which also lacked the two characters.

    The game feels very different due to the controls. It's really tough to get that frenetic running/dodging/blasting on the GBA controls.

    My local Best Buy just started to get a bunch of these last week....

    -Dave
     
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  5. Leroy

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    I gave up on finding Doom (I called EB and they were out also, although I don't really care for them).
    Good thing though because I picked up a copy of Ecks vs. Sever, another FPS, and it's great fun. If youcan find it, I recommend it.
     
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    Sorry, DaveF. It was a little bit of sarcasm & a little bit of curiosity into the details.

    The Jaguar had a complicated multiprocessor system using custom chips. The GBA has a low speed ARM processor. They're not compatible.

    It sounds like they ported the design of the Jaguar version of Doom - it was strategically cut down to fit the cart/resources they had at the time by id.
     

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