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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 Artillery massacre infantry units.
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Those blue units have almost no chance against the meteor
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance You can buy battle maps and CO's from Hachi
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Fighters are absolutely devastating against other air units

Promo Images

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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 (480) unrated
Great war on little screen 666gonzo666 (60405) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Vortex 2001 100 out of 100 100
Gaming Age Sep 28, 2001 A 100
Snackbar-Games.com Feb 12, 2006 5 out of 5 100
GamersMark Jan 02, 2002 10 out of 10 100
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jan 20, 2002 10 out of 10 100
Nintendojo 2001 10 out of 10 100
Game Critics Jul 24, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Cubed3 Aug 28, 2003 9 out of 10 90
PGNx Media Oct 24, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
GamesCollection Feb 01, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85

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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 (1274) added Advance Wars (Game Boy Advance) on Sep 19, 2001
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