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. We control groups of units - we have infantry, tanks, artillery, support units, helicopters and airplanes, most of the several varieties - and try to destroy the enemy forces. No, but that's not enough - it is a description of most of the strategy. Everything happens in the turns, each unit has a limited ability to ...
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.
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.
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 footsoldier to climb aboard an APC for greater speed, about deciding whether to destroy the enemy or capture them. The thrill of victory has to be felt. Buy it.
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 2) attack crazily from the south with a troop of med. tanks while a footsoldier creeps in from the west to take the base. (that technique was actually used when Germany invade...
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 missiles, rockets, artillery and anti-air units far too often.
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 or different characters which provide different challenges and offer replayability value.
Summary: Everybody should. It's one of those all time classic games from back then that just has everything in perfect balance. Both single and multi-player have no shortage of maps and challenges for you to complete, and the option to play with up to 4 people even without a link cable using just one system is great. Over the past years I've spent hours sat around at my friends houses, in the garden, the car etc.
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. There is a brilliant ...
Summary: This is a great strategy game! it may look like its for kids with the cute little soldiers and the tanks but when you get to the gameplay it can be quite hard. There was lots of variety as some levels you were at sea whereas others you took to the skys. It also allowed you to earn bonuses so if you wanted to power your way in then you got bounus for being quick to finish...however if you wanted to be clever and plan a trap then you could go for different bonuses.
Summary: If you want war here it is. Advance wars is the best game so far (on GBA any way). It's a great multiplayer game especially the part that you don't even have to have a link cable. you can just pass the GBA around. On campaign you start off with a CO called Andy and when you get further into the game you can also play as Max and Sami. you will have many opponent's from different army's.