Advance Wars (Game Boy Advance)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
92
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Main Menu
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Infantry vs infantry - fight in city's streets
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Unit information screen lets you know the unit's movement rate on ideal terrain,  sight range, weapon effectiveness, etc
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Time to buy new units

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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 (453) unrated
Great war on little screen 666gonzo666 (50872) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gaming Target Mar 19, 2002 10 out of 10 100
NintendoWorldReport Sep 19, 2001 10 out of 10 100
AceGamez 2001 10 out of 10 100
Game Vortex 2001 100 out of 100 100
Nintendojo 2001 10 out of 10 100
IGN Sep 10, 2001 9.9 out of 10 99
Game Freaks 365 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
Gamestyle 2002 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Sep 10, 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
Bordersdown 2001 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Game Boy Advance version of Advance Wars appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • 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
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