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Advance Wars
7.9 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, worthy of 8/10. It is worth to play. The first game of the series AW is a great, joyful entertainment, and it started a long series of great games.
  • 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 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. Multiplayer battles are an absolute HOARD of fun. Although multiplayer battles are preferable, playing against the AI is also great fun. You can hone your skills here, but perfe...
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Lastability 8
8.0

advance wars

leothesyn..., Ciao
26 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Classic game, Now slightly old but still a brilliant classic. if you own a game boy you should defenitely have this in your collection. It is a strategy gaem, a bit like noughts and crosses except more complicated. You are given a selection of pieces such as tanks, rocket launchers, soldiers, etc. You move them on the grid like map and attack your opponents. You can also capture buildings and earn money which you then spend wisely.
  • Pros: brilliant
  • Cons: quite hard
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 10
10
Lastability 8
8.0

I Wars Only Going To Spend An Hour On It!

SurveyMas..., Ciao
31 May 2004
  • Excerpt: *Sigh* Another war game, I thought. Then I saw the cartoony, anime graphics and thought I'd look into it a bit more. Hmm, it's a strategy game, I suppose it's worth a try. So I did. What an amazing game! There are no words to describe Advance Wars - it's just such a great game! The storyline is something like you are a general of an army and so it is your job to command infantry units, tanks, planes, etc. It's not as boring as it sounds.
  • Pros: Crisp Graphics, Loong Game and Extremely Fun
  • Cons: Gets Challenging Quite Quickly
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Lastability 8
8.0

I think this is quite like chess actually!

5kutbag, Ciao
21 May 2004
  • Excerpt: Overview: You are a general (about 15yrs old?!) who controls an army from a top down 2D view and gets into a number of battles across your world. The plot is very simplistic with a twist in the tail that makes you feel a bit tired rather than more exited! (What? You mean I've been fighting all these people and THIS is why? GRR!) Controls: Easy to learn, many functions on a few buttons sounds crampled but I had no worries.
  • Pros: One of few strategy games on the GBA
  • Cons: Like action? Then get lost !
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for a bit

G. P. Nunn, amazon.co.uk
18 September 2003
  • Summary: Advance wars is a cartoony strategy game with many different modes of play including campain and vs. The campain is fun but feels abit repetitive after awhile. The graphics are bright and colourful. In vs mode you can play against 1-4 computer or human opponents.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for a bit

G. P. Nunn, Amazon
18 September 2003
  • Summary: Advance wars is a cartoony strategy game with many different modes of play including campain and vs. The campain is fun but feels abit repetitive after awhile. The graphics are bright and colourful. In vs mode you can play against 1-4 computer or human opponents.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Happy Little War

"dave_6arner", amazon.co.uk
9 August 2003
  • Summary: A nice little game with nice little war simulations in lovely bright colours for the gameboy advance. The graphics are good, it sounds alright and the gameplay will keep you hooked for hours. Great for long journeys.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Happy Little War

"dave_6arner", Amazon
9 August 2003
  • Summary: A nice little game with nice little war simulations in lovely bright colours for the gameboy advance. The graphics are good, it sounds alright and the gameplay will keep you hooked for hours. Great for long journeys.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Lastability 10
10

Become a Great strategist

Kimea, Ciao
11 March 2003
  • Excerpt: When Nintendo attacks the wargame on Game Boy Advance, they are the fine strategists who applaud. Indeed Advance Wars proves astonishing manner at which point all the types of plays have their place on the small GBA. Véritable simulation of war, this production, quite atypical for Nintendo, setting however on a style very nice cartoon to defuse its warlike side. The play being addressed to all the public ones, it has here there no death, no truly violent image.
  • Pros: Read my op ;o)
  • Cons: Read my op ;o)
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