"Jackie Chan Adventures" is a video game released for the Gameboy Advance console in 2001 by Activision. It is based on the animated television series of the same name and features martial arts actor Jackie Chan. In the United States, the game received a rating of "E" by the ESRB panel which deemed it suitable for all ages.
The plot of the game follows closely with the animated series. Jackie Chan is featured as an archaeologist who eventually accepts the vocation of martial artist when an evil gang raids his uncle's shop and steals powerful mystic scrolls. Chan is accompanied by his niece and others, and together they travel the world in search of this gang to recover the stolen scrolls. Jackie Chan Adventures is effectively a side scrolling beat 'em up title. The player will navigate from left to right and be treated to an onslaught of enemies frequently. The game features little to no difficulty as Chan's assorted attacks can be executed by simply mashing the A and B button in various combinations. The game progresses in difficulty but will only include enemies being able to block Chan's attacks in the later stages.
The game is presented from a side perspective which focuses on Jackie Chan. The images are large, bright and colourful which make a great use of the Gameboy's hardware capabilities. The stages feature the impression of three dimensional objects against otherwise flat looking backgrounds but both aspects look phenomenal. Characters are well designed and feature well defined facial features. The soundtrack isn't as quite up to par with the visuals and features generic sounding musical scores combined with "mushing" sound effects to suggest physical contact.
Overall, Jackie Chan Adventures is a game I would recommend to prospective buyers. It is short in duration but for the brief period it lasts remains an enjoyable play.