The ports that had no right to work

But were miraculously great regardless

Game: Max Payne

Format: Game Boy Advance

The Game Boy Advance does not have a keyboard. Nor in fact, does it have a mouse. Nor does it have, now that we come to think about it, anywhere near the processing power needed to run a game like Remedy’s Bullet-time noir shooter. Or a high-res screen. Or a DVD drive. Or analogues. Or anything else that Max Payne needed on the PC or ‘big’ consoles. Yes, the GBA version of Max Payne was indeed doomed. It’s a good job then, that no-one pointed out that fact to the GBA version of Max Payne.


Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.
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