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Advance Wars (Game Boy Advance)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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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 Infantry vs infantry - fight in city's streets
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Deployable air units
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance When Grit fires off his CO power, his units all gain an extra +2 range
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Mountains give bonuses to defense.

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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 (32542) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

The Press Says

NintendoWorldReport Sep 19, 2001 10 out of 10 100
NZGamer Apr 16, 2004 9.7 out of 10 97
Gameswelt Jan 25, 2002 93 out of 100 93
Netjak Sep 23, 2002 9.3 out of 10 93
Looki Jan 28, 2002 90 out of 100 90 Nov 14, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Gamestyle 2002 9 out of 10 90 Aug 12, 2004 9 out of 10 90
GamesCollection Feb 01, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Super Play Oct, 2001 8 out of 10 80


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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 (4461)