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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.


Advance Wars: Dual Strike Nintendo DS In-game shot
Advance Wars: Dual Strike Nintendo DS Main menu
Advance Wars: Dual Strike Nintendo DS Title screen
Advance Wars: Dual Strike Nintendo DS The battle animation

Promo Images

Advance Wars: Dual Strike Screenshot
Advance Wars: Dual Strike Magazine Advertisement
Advance Wars: Dual Strike Screenshot
Advance Wars: Dual Strike Logo

Alternate Titles

  • "超级大战争DS" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Famicom Wars DS" -- Japanese title
  • "ファミコンウォーズDS" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Chaoji Da Zhanzheng DS" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

A strategy game with slick presentation and layout. Nintendo DS Keeper Garrett (1056)

Critic Reviews

Thunderbolt Games Nintendo DS Aug 27, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Sep, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
Electric Playground Nintendo DS 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
Game Revolution Nintendo DS Aug 24, 2005 A- 91
GamePro (US) Nintendo DS Aug 10, 2005 4.5 out of 5 90 (UK) Nintendo DS Sep 29, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Nintendo DS Aug 29, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
N-Zone Nintendo DS Oct 25, 2005 90 out of 100 90 Nintendo DS Dec 23, 2005 89.5 out of 100 90
Da Gameboyz Nintendo DS 2005 8.75 out of 10 88


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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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