Game Boy Wars (Game Boy)

Game Boy Wars Game Boy Title screen


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The second entry in Nintendo's Wars series pits two parties against each other: it's the Red Star army versus the White Moon army in turn-based battles over 16 maps, which, unlike in the previous game, are arranged in hexagonal grids.

On each map, the goal is to either destroy all enemy forces or capture the enemy's capital city. 24 different troop types are available, which can be given various orders from attacking enemy units to supporting friendly ones to besieging or capturing enemy cities or installations. Battles are shown as small animated sequences.

Building (and repairing) units requires income, which is generated by occupying cities or production facilities. What units can be constructed where depends on the building type: factories and cities build land units, airports and harbors are required for air and sea units, respectively.

The game offers a battery-based save game feature even in the midst of playing a map, as well as a two-player feature, with two players sharing a Game Boy and taking turns.


Game Boy Wars Game Boy Opening animation
Game Boy Wars Game Boy "Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!"
Game Boy Wars Game Boy After choosing one or two player, you have this menu.
Game Boy Wars Game Boy Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "ゲームボーイウォーズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Power Play Aug, 1991 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Video Games Sep, 1991 83 out of 100 83


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Terok Nor (27129) added Game Boy Wars (Game Boy) on Feb 28, 2010