Azumanga Daioh Advance is a puzzle game released for the Gameboy Advance hand held system on April 25th, 2003. It was published and developed by King Records. Azumanga Daioh Advance was a Japan only release and was never planned to be sold over seas.
Several of the characters in Azumanga Daioh appear in Azumanga Daioh Advance.
Azumanga Daioh Advance can be seen as a kind of card game. The cards are given out in increments of five. These cards have stars on them and each card number has a certain number of these stars. The aim is to put as many stars as possible, shown on the cards in your hand, to connect together to form a combo or 'link'. The higher the combo you achieve, the more points you will achieve against your opponent, thus depleting their health bar. The games are short and can last for around 5 turns, with each turn going for close to fifteen seconds.
Each character has their own special deck that can be used. At the start of the game, only two characters are unlocked and you must complete the game with each character to unlock a new one, and thus, a new deck. After finishing the game completely, with all characters, a new mode is unlocked which is significantly harder than normal mode.
- This game likely takes place at the beginning of second year, since Tomo still has her first hairstyle, yet Kagura is acquainted with the other characters.