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Advance Wars (Game Boy Advance)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.
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This turn-based strategy game hails back to a classic Japanese strategy game titled Famicom Wars. Advance Wars pits players against very computer AI in a number of battles involving submarines, warships, infantry, tanks, helicopters, and other weapons. During the maps, players may capture buildings to increase financial resources and repair damaged units. During combat, two units go head to head with the results determined by how the two stack up against each other, terrain conditions, and other factors. Up to four players can play using the Game Link Cable or by swapping a single Game Boy Advance at the end of each player's turn.


Advance Wars Game Boy Advance ...and the terrain gets covered in snow affecting combat
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Victory!
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Mountains give bonuses to defense.
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Title Screen

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User Reviews

Wicked! Patrick Robertson (5) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
A must own for any Game Boy Advance fan Travis Russell (3) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
Great game, although perhaps too simple Kate Jones (454) unrated
Great war on little screen Marcin Ostrowski (32673) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

The Press Says

AceGamez 2001 10 out of 10 100
Nintendojo 2001 10 out of 10 100
Game Freaks 365 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
The Video Game Critic Oct 25, 2003 A- 91
Planet Sep 26, 2001 90 out of 100 90 Aug 12, 2004 9 out of 10 90 Dec 31, 2001 18 out of 20 90 Jan 30, 2002 90 out of 100 90 Nov 14, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Game Critics Jul 24, 2002 9 out of 10 90


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  • Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences
    • 2001 - Handheld Game of the Year Award
  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – Game Boy Advance Game of the Year

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NeoMoose (1103) added Advance Wars (Game Boy Advance) on Sep 19, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (4507)