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Advance Wars (Game Boy Advance)

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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 The tutorial doubles as the prologue for the main story
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Title Screen
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Obliterating heavy tanks with my own bomber

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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 666gonzo666 (37254) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

The Press Says

NintendoWorldReport Sep 19, 2001 10 out of 10 100
AceGamez 2001 10 out of 10 100
Pocket Gamer UK Oct 21, 2005 10 out of 10 100 (UK) Jan 20, 2002 10 out of 10 100
GamersMark Jan 02, 2002 10 out of 10 100
NZGamer Apr 16, 2004 9.7 out of 10 97
Planet Sep 26, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Super Play Oct, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Game Critics Mar 26, 2000 8 out of 10 80
HonestGamers 2001 8 out of 10 80


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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.


  • 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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