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Bomberman's friend Max makes his Game Boy Advance debut in a follow-up to the two Bomberman Max titles released on Game Boy Color. In this Red Advance version, players control Hudson Soft's mysterious metallic warrior as they journey across 80 maze-like environments filled with enemies and destructible barriers.
Each level is timed and has a specific objective, such as destroying all enemies on the screen or eliminating barriers within a certain timeframe. To complete their objective, players will position bombs at key areas within the maze so enemies or barriers will be caught in the line of fire. Once the objective is complete, warp gates will be revealed to take Max to a new stage.
The storyline involves an evil being known as Mujoe, who has shrunk Max and his friend Bomberman down to roughly the size of an ant. To regain their size, Max and Bomberman must destroy Mujoe's Mini-Mini Device, which means traversing through all 80 stages until the final confrontation with Mujoe himself. The levels are spread across five themed regions, each ending in a battle with a boss character: Garden, Library, Dining, Toolshop, and Lab.
In order to save the galaxy, players will need to access an additional 20 stages of play by linking the game with Bomberman Max 2: Blue Advance or vice versa. Other version-specific features include specific types of Charaboms to raise and breed. Players can find Dorako, TwinDrag, Sharkun, Elephan, Youno, and Big Ox in the Red Advance version, then build them up to fight in the separate Battle Mode with power-ups found in the main game. Two players can participate in Battle Mode using a single game cartridge and a Game Link Cable. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide