Advance Wars: Dual Strike

aka: Chaoji Da Zhanzheng DS, Famicom Wars DS
Moby ID: 19271
Nintendo DS Specs

Description official descriptions

In this entry of the long running Wars series you once again command the Allied Nations army against the vile Black Hole. It is a traditional turn-based strategy game.

Choose from a handful of COs (commanding officers), each with his own unique CO power that can change the flow of a battle, and battle it out with seven new units never before seen in the series such as the Stealth bomber and the Megatank. The COs gain experience points for won battles which can be used to improve his battle skills.

Besides the known campaign and multiplayer modes from the predecessors this entry features two new playing modes: Survival (survive as long as possible while participating into one fight after another) and Combat (real-time battles with just one unit per player). The game also utilizes the unique abilities of the Nintendo DS, e.g. fighting multiple battles at once with the dual screen or easy unit commanding and map building with the stylus.


  • ファミコンウォーズDS - Japanese spelling
  • 超级大战争DS - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Credits (Nintendo DS version)

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System Programming
AI Programming
Programming Support
Character Design
Graphic Design
Sound Composition
Sound Effects
North American Localization
North American Localization Management
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Average score: 91% (based on 71 ratings)


Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 35 ratings with 1 reviews)

A strategy game with slick presentation and layout.

The Good
This game has a lot going for it, the mission difficulty is well designed and it is very easy to get to grips with the control system. What really stands out in the game are the C.O. designs. Each of them is quite different and really lets you feel like you're controlling not only someone who is a great leader, but also an individual. The way they interact makes it feel somewhat light hearted, almost like a kids anime film, only with more weapons.

The Bad
Not a whole lot, although the fact you lose the multiplayer connection if one person closes their DS is very annoying. Also combat mode is just very silly, though can be good for a laugh.

The Bottom Line
It is a cross between a serious war/strategy game (including zones of fire and supplies of fuel etc) and a beat em up where each character has strengths and weaknesses. Instead of the characters your chose fighting each other hand to hand, though, their special powers are chaneled into their armies. This leads to battles between one army having a special strength in air attacks against one who can move faster for example. The graphics are simple, cute and effective with a lot of catchy music. Overall a must to any DS collection.

Nintendo DS · by Keeper Garrett (917) · 2006


1001 Video Games

Advance Wars: Dual Strike appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by sarne.

Wii U added by Michael Cassidy.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, Sciere, gamewarrior, Patrick Bregger, FatherJack.

Game added October 5th, 2005. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.