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Advance Wars: Dual Strike (Nintendo DS)

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In this entry of the long running Wars series you once again command the Allied Nations army against the vile Black Hole. It is a traditional turn-based strategy game.

Choose from a handful of COs (commanding officers), each with his own unique CO power that can change the flow of a battle, and battle it out with seven new units never before seen in the series such as the Stealth bomber and the Megatank. The COs gain experience points for won battles which can be used to improve his battle skills.

Besides the known campaign and multiplayer modes from the predecessors this entry features two new playing modes: Survival (survive as long as possible while participating into one fight after another) and Combat (real-time battles with just one unit per player). The game also utilizes the unique abilities of the Nintendo DS, e.g. fighting multiple battles at once with the dual screen or easy unit commanding and map building with the stylus.


Advance Wars: Dual Strike Nintendo DS Main menu
Advance Wars: Dual Strike Nintendo DS Title screen
Advance Wars: Dual Strike Nintendo DS First mission
Advance Wars: Dual Strike Nintendo DS Intro shot

Alternate Titles

  • "超级大战争DS" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Famicom Wars DS" -- Japanese title
  • "ファミコンウォーズDS" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Chaoji Da Zhanzheng DS" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

A strategy game with slick presentation and layout. Keeper Garrett (963) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Portable Review Sep 11, 2005 40 out of 40 100 Sep 19, 2005 5 out of 5 100
GamesCollection Jan 23, 2009 9.5 out of 10 95
DS-x2 2005 9.4 out of 10 94 Nov 14, 2005 93 out of 100 93
GameSpot Aug 19, 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
GamerDad Nov 07, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
N-Zone Oct 25, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Lawrence Aug 23, 2005 89 out of 100 89
Gameswelt Oct 16, 2005 89 out of 100 89


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1001 Video Games

Advance Wars: Dual Strike appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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sarne (12) added Advance Wars: Dual Strike (Nintendo DS) on Sep 24, 2005