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For other uses of this name, see One Piece (Disambiguation).

One Piece for the Game Boy Advance is an action game released exclusively for the American handheld market. It loosely adapts the entire East Blue Saga, chronicling the adventures of the first five Straw Hat Pirates and their ultimate voyage for the Grand Line. It was developed by Dimps Corporation, published by Bandai, and released in the United States in September 2005.

As it was made in tandem with the 4Kids anime, the game uses many of the same naming conventions.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Luffy's standard long-range attack. Note how struck enemies can knock others back.

The game is a conventional side-scrolling beat-'em-up, featuring Luffy as the sole playable character against a variety of enemies. Luffy begins with several of his trademark techniques, both short- and long-range; as the game progresses, several more can be unlocked to supplement both combat and exploration.

In addition to a standard life bar (tied to a finite number of lives), Luffy carries a multi-tier "power" bar to fuel his stronger attacks with. This bar is recharged whenever Luffy successfully hits an enemy; different attacks supply different amounts of charge.

Items[edit | edit source]

Luffy may encounter a variety of helpful items throughout the game. These include:

  • Apple: Restores a small amount of life.
  • Rice Ball: Restores a large amount of life.
  • Drumstick: Restores full life.
  • Jolly Roger: Grants one tier to the technique bar.
  • Luffy Head: Grants one extra life.
  • Fist: Grants fifteen seconds of invincibility.
  • Bomb: Can be thrown to damage enemies, or break otherwise-unbreakable barriers.

Items may be found out in the open, or in easily-broken crates.

Crewmates[edit | edit source]

While the other Straw Hat Pirates are not playable, they can - under proper conditions - be accessed as support characters for Luffy. Each can be summoned to perform one of two special techniques.

  • Zolo: Charges enemies in a straight line or strikes them with a tornado.
  • Nami: Steals one item from an enemy or strikes all visible enemies with lightning.
  • Usopp: Stuns enemies with rotten eggs or strikes them with explosives.
  • Sanji: Delivers a series of kicks or delivers a roast that restores full health.

Summoning crewmates will deplete the power bar, in effect substituting their special techniques for Luffy's own.

Game Modes[edit | edit source]

Stories[edit | edit source]

Stories level menu, depicting current progress and crewmates.

Stories mode, featuring two difficulty settings, adapts the East Blue Saga into six levels. Each level consists of three stages:

  • A "platform" stage, focused on exploration, where Luffy must navigate numerous paths (and enemies) to reach a Jolly Roger checkpoint.
  • A "hybrid" stage, where Luffy must navigate numerous paths (and enemies) to reach and defeat a boss character.
  • A "versus" stage, free of exploration, where Luffy must defeat the level's main boss.

In addition to ordinary enemies and bosses, levels may contain one or more "mini-boss" enemies that typically retreat when struck; these have no bearing on game progress, but often provide unique bonuses if defeated. Each level also contains several stationary characters that produce dialogue when approached; these may also enable various bonuses.

Level Characters
Dialog Mini-Boss Boss
Navy Base
  • Koby
  • Rika
  • N/A
  • Alvida (optional)
  • Helmeppo
  • Morgan
  • Port Town
  • Chouchou
  • Boodle
  • Cabaji
  • Mohji and Richie
  • Buggy
  • Syrup Village
  • Carrot, Pepper, and Onion
  • Gaimon
  • Merry
  • Kaya
  • Siam
  • Butchie
  • Django the Hypnotist
  • Captain Kuro
  • Baratie
  • Zeff
  • Patty and Carne
  • Johnny and Yosaku
  • Dracule Mihawk
  • Pearl
  • Ghin
  • Don Krieg
  • Arlong Park
  • Johnny and Yosaku
  • Nojiko
  • Genzo
  • Nezumi
  • Kuroobi, Choo, and Hachi[1]
  • Arlong
  • Rogue Town
  • Daddy Masterson
  • Carmen
  • Ipponmatsu
  • N/A
  • Alvida (optional)
  • Buggy (optional)
  • Tashigi
  • Chaser
  • Once a stage is cleared, the overall score (measured in Belly to represent Luffy's growing bounty) is tallied, based on the number and prominence of enemies defeated. The stage may then be re-played any number of times.[2]

    As per canon, each level - except the last - ends with a new Straw Hat Pirate joining Luffy, building a party to be used in following levels.

    • Non-versus stages will begin with Luffy's available crewmates wandering off ahead; to use them, Luffy must find them one-by-one and restore them to the party.[3]
    • Versus stages will begin with all crewmates gathered in the last-completed stage.

    Levels are bridged by the Ship Battle Royale mini-game, which tasks Luffy with defeating a set number of enemies aboard the Merry within 60 seconds. If successful, Luffy will earn a number of extra lives based on how quickly he finished.

    Mini-Games[edit | edit source]

    Clearing all six levels of Stories mode (on either difficulty) will unlock Mini-Games mode, featuring a high-scoring version of Ship Battle Royale. In this mode, the game has no time limit and infinite enemies; the only objective is to defeat as many as possible.

    Three difficulty settings are available:

    • Easy, with ordinary pirates as enemies
    • Normal, with Navy recruits as enemies
    • Hard, with Fish-Men as enemies

    Boss Battle[edit | edit source]

    Finding all fifty of the coins hidden throughout Stories mode will unlock the Boss Battle, where Luffy must fight all twelve (mandatory) bosses back-to-back. No continue option is provided; losing on any stage will immediately end the challenge.

    Three difficulty settings are available:

    • Easy, with a full crew at hand, enemies at minimal power, and full health restored between battles
    • Normal, with a full crew at hand, enemies at standard power, and 90% health restored between battles
    • Hard, with no crew at hand, enemies at maximum power, and 80% health restored between battles

    Bonus Features[edit | edit source]

    Fifty collectibles, referencing various items and oddities from the series, can be found throughout Stories mode. Some are automatically awarded for clearing a level; others can only be obtained by interacting with specific characters, or reaching a specific score.

    1. Zolo's Stomach Band
    2. Rika's Rice Balls
    3. Axe-Hand Morgan Statue
    4. Alvida's Iron Bar
    5. Map of the Grand Line
    6. Treasure Key
    7. Cabaji's Unicycle
    8. Chouchou's Dog Food
    9. Special Buggy Ball
    10. Usopp's Sling Shot
    11. The Merry Go
    12. Kotatsu-buton Cape
    13. Chakram
    14. Cat's Claw
    15. Lollipop
    16. Mackerel Head One
    17. Free Food
    18. Gas Mask
    19. Bell-Mere's Tangerine
    20. Genzo's Pinwheel
    21. Snail
    22. Hatchan's Octopus Trap
    23. Roast Pork
    24. Tooth Gum
    25. Momoo
    26. Usopp's Goggles
    27. Elephant Tuna
    28. Chop Chop Fruit
    29. Billow-a-Bike
    30. Truncheon
    31. Wado
    32. Kitetsu III
    33. Yubashiri
    34. Shigure
    35. Black Sword
    36. Straw Hat
    37. Gum Gum Fruit
    38. Master of the Near Sea
    39. Pansamay
    40. Pandaman
    41. Straw Hat Pirates flag
    42. Navy flag
    43. Buggy Pirates flag
    44. Black Cat Pirates flag
    45. Krieg Armada flag
    46. Arlong Pirates flag
    47. Alvida Pirates flag
    48. Veggie Pirates flag
    49. Cook Pirates flag
    50. Red Hair Pirates flag

    The two types of treasure chest hidden throughout the game.

    Most collectibles have no effect on gameplay. A notable exception is the Treasure Key, which allows Luffy to open the many treasure chests (a common source of coins) scattered throughout Stories mode.

    Each level also contains one miniature treasure chest; these cannot be opened, but become collectible once Gaimon (hidden in the Syrup Village level) has been spoken to. Bringing all six chests to Gaimon will unlock the Sound Test, which contains the game's entire soundtrack.

    Gallery[edit | edit source]

    One Piece GBA Press Start.png
    Press Start screen.
    One Piece GBA Gaimon.png
    The Gaimon NPC, issuing the mini-chest sidequest.
    One Piece GBA Finale.png
    Stories mode finale, recreating the last panel of Chapter 100.

    Trivia[edit | edit source]

    • The game's box art is modified from that of One Piece: Grand Battle (the English localization of One Piece: Grand Battle! Rush!).
    • Most of the game's sprites and animations are recycled from Dimps' previous One Piece game Grand Battle! Swan Colosseum. The music is largely remixed from that of Swan Colosseum as well.
      • The gameplay is also very similar to that of Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure, another Shonen Jump-licensed game developed by Dimps.
    • This is the only American-released One Piece game to go further in censoring Sanji's cigarette than simply removing it, recoloring it to look like a drinking straw in all of Sanji's sprites.
      • In addition, the Baratie level features the infamous lollipop as a collectible.

    References[edit | edit source]

    1. All three will attack at various points throughout the first two stages. Unlike mini-bosses, however, they cannot be defeated until they are confronted at the end of the second stage.
    2. Re-playing a stage after the level's boss has been defeated is often mandatory for completing certain side-quests.
    3. Rogue Town's hybrid stage breaks from this pattern; it contains no crewmates and must be cleared by Luffy alone.

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    Video Games
    Japanese Releases: Sony
    PlayStation: Grand Battle!  •  Set Sail Pirate Crew!  •  Grand Battle! 2  •  Ocean's Dream!
    PlayStation 2: Grand Battle! 3  •  Round the Land  •  Grand Battle! Rush!  •  Fighting for One Piece  •  Pirates Carnival  •  Battle Stadium D.O.N
    PlayStation 3: Pirate Warriors  •  Pirate Warriors 2  •  Unlimited World Red  •  J-Stars Victory Vs  •  Pirate Warriors 3
    PlayStation Portable: Romance Dawn: The Dawn of the Adventure
    PlayStation Vita: Pirate Warriors 2  •  J-Stars Victory Vs  •  Unlimited World Red  •  Pirate Warriors 3  •  Burning Blood
    PlayStation 4: Pirate Warriors 3  •  Burning Blood  •  Grand Cruise  •  Jump Force  •  World Seeker  •  Pirate Warriors 4
    Japanese Releases: Nintendo
    Game Boy Color: Birth of Luffy's Dream Pirate Crew!  •  Grand Line Dream Adventure Log
    Game Boy Advance: Big Secret Treasure of the Seven Phantom Islands  •  Aim! The King of Belly  •  Going Baseball  •  Dragon Dream!
    GameCube: Treasure Battle!  •  Grand Battle! 3  •  Grand Battle! Rush!  •  Pirates Carnival  •  Battle Stadium D.O.N
    DS: Jump Super Stars  •  Jump Ultimate Stars  •  Gear Spirit  •  Gigant Battle  •  Gigant Battle! 2 New World
    3DS: Unlimited Cruise SP  •  Romance Dawn: The Dawn of the Adventure  •  Unlimited World Red  •  Super Grand Battle! X  •  Great Pirate Colosseum
    Wii: Unlimited Adventure  •  Unlimited Cruise
    Wii U: Unlimited World Red
    Nintendo Switch: Unlimited World Red  •  Pirate Warriors 3  •  Pirate Warriors 4
    Japanese Releases: Microsoft
    Xbox One: Burning Blood  •  Jump Force  •  World Seeker  •  Pirate Warriors 4
    Japanese Releases: Others
    Arcade: Miracle Battle Carddass  •  One Py Berry Match! (IC!  •  Treasure World)
    WonderSwan: Become the Pirate King!  •  Legend of the Rainbow Island  •  Treasure Wars  •  Grand Battle! Swan Colosseum  •  Chopper's Big Adventure  •  Treasure Wars 2 Welcome to Buggyland
    Smartphone: One Py Berry Match AR!  •  Grand Collection  •  Moja!  •  Swordsman Roronoa Zoro  •  Pirate Millionaire  •  Straw Hat Pinball  •  Straw Wars Pirate Defense  •  Adventure Log  •  Running Chopper: Chopper and the Island of Bonds  •  Treasure Cruise  •  Donjara  •  Grand Quiz Battle  •  Dance Battle  •  Run, Chopper, Run!  •  Thousand Storm  •  Bounty Rush  •  Jumputi Heroes  •  Bon! Bon! Journey!!  •  One Piece: Burning Will  •  One Piece: King Battle  •  One Piece: Fighting Path
    English Releases
    Game Boy Advance: One Piece
    PlayStation 2: Grand Battle!  •  Grand Adventure  •  Pirates Carnival
    PlayStation 3: Pirate Warriors  •  Pirate Warriors 2  •  Unlimited World Red  •  J-Stars Victory Vs+  •  Pirate Warriors 3
    PlayStation Vita: Unlimited World Red  •  J-Stars Victory Vs+  •  Pirate Warriors 3  •  Burning Blood
    PlayStation 4: J-Stars Victory Vs+  •  Pirate Warriors 3  •  Burning Blood  •  Jump Force
    GameCube: Grand Battle!  •  Grand Adventure  •  Pirates Carnival
    Wii: Unlimited Adventure  •  Unlimited Cruise
    DS: Gigant Battle
    3DS: Romance Dawn: The Dawn of the Adventure  •  Unlimited World Red
    Wii U: Unlimited World Red
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