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Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (Nintendo DS)

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Advertising Blurbs

Nintendo press release (January 09, 2008):

    Advance Wars: Dark Conflict - Advance to Victory

    Meteor storms, earthquakes and tidal waves devastate the Earth, causing 90 percent of the world's population to perish. The sky has been blocked out by ash, yielding little sunlight. In a world ravaged by a domino effect of catastrophic events, those lucky enough to survive are divided into warring factions fighting to drive the direction of a new civilization.

    As the CO of an army you must defeat the enemy army by either destroying all their units or taking over there HQ building, although dependant on the stage there could be further rules of victory. Each stage brings a new map, and challenge, as the CO of the army you will need to take control of your units and understand there strengths and weaknesses in order to attack the enemy efficiently.

    Strategy fans will rejoice over the long-awaited inclusion of Wi-Fi play, which adds depth and re-playability. Use Nintendo WiFi Connection and battle against a friend halfway across the world, or use the map editor to create, trade and battle on your own custom maps.

    Product: Advance Wars: Dark Conflict
    Bar Code: 0 45496 739447
    Category: Strategy
    Product Code: 1829446
    Players: 1-4 Players
    Release Date: 25th Jan 2008

    Official Copy:
    Advance Wars: Dark Conflict features intuitive but challenging strategy game play that will test players: mettle through a deep Story Mode and more than 100 Free Battle maps. In addition to mainstays of the Advance Wars military, new units such as the Motorbike and Flare make their debuts.

    Bullet Points:
    • More than 60 exciting single player missions.
    • Within Story Mode, players can play through an additional 38 Trial stages. Although independent of the Story Mode, the Trial stages add much to the game play challenge and depth.
    • New strategies also emerge by way of the Command Zone. For the first time, a Commanding Officer can enter one of the units, and by doing this, he or she creates a Command Zone.
    • Create your own maps and share them with your friends or upload them to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108838) on Mar 30, 2010.

Back of DS Case - Nintendo DS (The Netherlands):

    ADVANCE WARS IS TERUG!

    Op een planeet die is getroffen door een apocalyptische meteorenregen, probeert een groep overlevenden de mensheid te redden.

    • Voer je troepen aan in dir tactische oorlogsspel!
    • Ontwerp plattegronden en wissel ze uit met spelers wereldwijd, via de Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection!
    • Behaal de overwinning met nieuwe spelfiguren en strijd tegen vrienden uit de hele wereld!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108838) on Mar 30, 2010.

Back of DS Case - Nintendo DS (Germany):

    ADVANCE WARS LÄDT NACH!

    Auf einem durch apokalyptische Meteoritenhagel zerstörten Planeten muss eine Gruppe Überlebender zusammenhalten, um die letzten Reste der Menschheit zu retten.

    • Setze neue Einheiten taktisch geschickt in rundenbasierten Kämpfen ein!
    • Erstelle eigene Karten und tausche sie über Nintendo WFC!
    • Sichere dir den Sieg mit komplett neuen Charakteren und lämpfe mit Freuden überall auf der Welt.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108838) on Mar 30, 2010.

www.nintendo.com:
    After a cataclysmic meteor strike exterminates 90% of the population, the survivors must battle barbarians, disease, and strongmen who seek only to secure their own power.

    Advance Wars has been reinvented. Set amidst a world in chaos and featuring new characters and settings, a gritty look, an engaging storyline, and online Wi-Fi battles and map trading. Try you hand with new COs and units, realistic graphics, and a new environment.

    Strategy fans will rejoice over the long-awaited inclusion of Wi-Fi play, which adds depth and re-playability. Use Nintendo WiFi Connection and battle against a friend halfway across the world, or use the map editor to create, trade and battle on your own custom maps.

    - Battle your way through a lengthy campaign through many twists and turns of a highly engrossing storyline.

    - Exchange friend codes with a close circle of military geniuses, then declare war over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection on over 170 two-, three-, and four-player maps . You can communicate with each other using full voice chat!

    - Pit your skill against the world as you take on random players on over 170 maps. You can choose to fight against people of your own skill level or engage whoever dares try you!

    - Use the Touch Screen to design your own maps, controlling every aspect from troop placement to terrain features. Use the stylus to paint and create your perfect map, then link to a friend via local wireless communication or Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and swap your topographical masterpieces.

    How does this game use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection?

    Pit your skill against the world in over 170 maps. Fight against people of your own skill level or engage whoever dares try you! Communicate through full voice chat! Design your own maps, controlling every aspect from troop placement to terrain features then swap your topographical masterpieces.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108838) on Mar 30, 2010.

Back of Case - Nintendo DS (US):

    ADVANCE WARS REBORN!

    On a planet devastated by an apocalyptic meteor shower, one band of survivors must unite to save the last remnants of humanity.

    • Deploy new units in turn-based tactical warfare!

    • Design, upload, and trade custom maps worldwide via Nintendo WFC!

    • Secure victory with an all-new cast of characters, then battle friends around the world.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Aug 13, 2008.