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Advance Wars

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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.

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Credits (Game Boy Advance version)

98 People (50 developers, 48 thanks) · View all

Executive Producer
Playtesting (uncredited)
System Program
System Support
A.I. Program
Program Support
Design Maps Program
Character Design
Graphic Design
Field Training Design
Map Design
Sound Composer
Battle Animation
Graphic Support
Scenario Support
Art Design
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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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  • MobyGames ID: 4990


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by NeoMoose.

Wii U added by Michael Cassidy.

Additional contributors: Kartanym, gamewarrior, Patrick Bregger, FatherJack.

Game added September 20th, 2001. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.