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Advance Wars
7.8 out of 10

Advance Wars

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Overall 8
8.4

Great war on little screen

666gonzo666, MobyGames
19 May 2013
  • Conclusion: Handhelds usually do not have a lot of strategy. Yes, RTS and TBS sometimes occur, but these are usually only a small addition to other games. However, it is worth sometimes to throw a look at them - Advance Wars is one of the best turn-based strategy for the Game Boy Advance is a very good title,...
  • Pros: Advance Wars is turn-based strategy, quite similar to Battle Isle series, where we are fighting with the enemy, and gaining buildings providing war funds.
  • Cons: The game has no disadvantages, unless you compare it with games from big platforms. Very small minuses are squares - I prefer hexes strategies from PC - and repeated battles animation. Sounds are average - but that's the charm of the GBA games.
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Overall 10
10
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 10
10
Lastability 10
10

Fun game!

gamerat123 , GameStop
22 August 2011
  • Summary: Excellent. This is the best Gameboy game I have played in a long time. You can battle enemies, bosses and even make your own maps. Battle with a friend, play as your favorite character and SO much more. Buy this game if you have a Gameboy. It's an awesome game.
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Overall 10
10
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 10
10
Sound 10
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Lastability 10
10

Great Strategy Game for the Casual Gamer

OnyxZephyr , GameStop
14 February 2011
  • Summary: I wanted a Turn-Based Strategy game that was simple and fun. This game fit the bill in both areas. First, a note about buying this game used.
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Overall 9
9.2

Wicked!

Patrick Robertson, MobyGames
30 June 2002
  • Conclusion: From the screenshots it's hard to fathom the appeal of the game. I'll tell you now - it's about manoveuring troops into mountains for superior cover, it's about balancing fuel and ammo supplies and capturing cities to refill them, it's about joining units together to combine HP, allowing a...
  • Pros: I'd never played a strategy game before but this game is very easy to play. All the little features like terrain advantages work well. There's plenty of scope for tactics (my two favourite victory techniques are: 1) place a footsoldier on the enemy hq and surround it with tanks and artillery, or ...
  • Cons: While the training is useful, the new units are introduced at a rate of knots, leaving novices a little confused. Example - there are two non-offensive naval units: landers and cruisers. They look similar, but landers carry ground forces and cruisers carry air forces. I found myself mixing up mis...
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Overall 8
7.6

A must own for any Game Boy Advance fan

Travis Russell, MobyGames
1 January 2002
  • Conclusion: This game is an easy to play strategy/war game that should be loads of fun for anyone. Without a doubt one of the best titles released so far for the Game Boy Advance.
  • Pros: Advance Wars is easily one of my more favorite Game Boy Advance games. The gameplay is fairly straightforward, albeit a bit simple, and can be picked up in a matter of minutes. This is one of the games that you start playing and don't stop playing it for hours on end; it's extremely addictive. Mu...
  • Cons: As I said, the overhead graphics aren't all too great, but the developers appeared to do all they could. The nature of the game itself is simplistic, but you could see that as an advantage or disadvantage, it all depends on your point of view.
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Great game, although perhaps too simple

Kate Jones, MobyGames
12 October 2001
  • Conclusion: The game is definately good, but it lacks that special touch most computer strategy games have, at some points it feels too simple and in the long run you're doomed to be bored. But there's still a good deal of playability here, and if you own a Gameboy Advance you simply *need* to get this game.
  • Pros: This game really surprised me. Some friends of mine recommended it but I was highly sceptical, I've never encountered any good strategy games before on any console (the strategy games currently existing for the consoles are usually overly simplified, and the controls... yuck). Because of this gam...
  • Cons: Although it's okay, the sound is just "there", you don't really notice it nor does it bother you. Some of the music is okay, but some of the tunes can really get annoying after a while , there should be a jukebox option so you could select which tune to listen, instead of being forced to listen a...
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Overall 10
10

You'll love this if you love those old-style strategy games

Alex, amazon.co.uk
7 July 2014
  • Summary: Although over a decade since the game came out, I remember playing this as a boy. It was very ahead of it's time - and like most older strategy games, the gameplay was phenomenal. I spent an entire evening playing the other night, after rooting around in the draw for my old GBA.
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Overall 10
10

Advance Wars

Diablo, amazon.co.uk
30 March 2014
  • Summary: Making each of my bathroom trips 5-10X longer than they need to be. I play this on my Gameboy Micro and it's balling
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Overall 10
10

Love it

James Douglas Hamilton, amazon.co.uk
19 July 2013
  • Summary: one of the first games I started playing but lost the cartridge so getting a new one was a nostalgic moment.
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Overall 10
10

The Original AW strategy game

J. Bassett, amazon.co.uk
15 July 2012
  • Summary: The first of the Advance Wars series, it is a great introduction to strategy games. Providing a straight-forward and easy to use tutorial with a gentle difficulty curve, it is easy to access for people new to strategy games and has several different 'routes' which can be accessed by either the same...
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