Advance Wars: Dual Strike DS

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Universal acclaim- based on 162 Ratings

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  • Summary: Players lead their new Commanding Officers to fend off the Black Hole Army’s latest invasion. With massive battles that sweep across both of the DS screens, Advance Wars: Dual Strike will change the face of war forever. Use the top screen for quick-reference battle intel, or take control inPlayers lead their new Commanding Officers to fend off the Black Hole Army’s latest invasion. With massive battles that sweep across both of the DS screens, Advance Wars: Dual Strike will change the face of war forever. Use the top screen for quick-reference battle intel, or take control in battles that rage across both screens. Command a fleet of fighters high in the skies while troops clash with the enemy on the ground far below. New COs, new Tag-Team battles: Choose from new Commanding Officers, and combine their powers for incredible attacks that can turn the tide of battles. Real-time Combat mode: For a battle with a twist, players lead soldiers into a fast-paced, action-oriented battle against a storm of enemies. Easy-to-use map editor: Just grab a stylus and draw maps right on the touch screen, then send the maps to friends wirelessly. [Nintendo] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 49
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 49
  3. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. This game has it all; the gameplay is solid and far more balanced than those of previous games, the many characters both return and make memorable debuts, and wide variety of new weapons, features and gaming modes will keep you coming back to quench your thirst for mass destruction. Accordingly, this game blows the competition out of the water.
  2. 95
    The pinnacle not only of its series, but also of the current North American DS library. If you have even a passing interest in the strategy, genre it will suck you in. If you have never played a strategy game, this is a great series to jump into.
  3. It's arguably the first must-have game for the Nintendo DS, and it's a perfect excuse to get the system if you haven't already.
  4. The game has great gameplay, good graphics, nice controls using the DSs touch-screen, it has great new units, and it's just plain fun.
  5. It's the epitome of turn based strategy games. I've loved AW since it appeared out of left field on the GBA and Duel Strike knocks it out of the park on the DS.
  6. One of the best strategy game franchises gets even better with the addition of new DS-specific features and tweaks.
  7. 80
    Those anticipating another dose of what is possibly one of the most fantastically additive games of the past few years will be more than pleased by this installment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 67
  2. Negative: 3 out of 67
  1. JL
    Aug 23, 2005
    10
    Another rocking game only on Nintendo DS. The additional weapons & vehicles and dual commanders make quadruple the fun. great multiplayer options.
  2. Feb 23, 2012
    10
    Simply a timeless, amazing game. Even if your not a fan of TBS, it's a must try. The amount of options for gameplay are staggering, and theSimply a timeless, amazing game. Even if your not a fan of TBS, it's a must try. The amount of options for gameplay are staggering, and the multiplayer and interesting new combat mode just sweeten the deal. Only thing missing is wifi battles, but that is included in days of ruin. Expand
  3. Núshio
    Sep 11, 2005
    10
    This game is great. It keeps you anxious when not playing and entertained when playing. Its the kind of game you would carry in your pocket This game is great. It keeps you anxious when not playing and entertained when playing. Its the kind of game you would carry in your pocket since it allows you to play with up to 8 players and even then, you can all play with 1 NDS and 1 Cartrige! Expand
  4. JohnnyD.
    Apr 21, 2006
    10
    i luv it bcause its the best startagy game i hav evar played the playerbilitis amazing, exellant musics to.
  5. PenguinNinja
    Sep 17, 2007
    10
    My friend introduced me into the series with his copy of dual strike...huge mistake. To date, 9-17-07, I got it maybe a year ago, I have sunk My friend introduced me into the series with his copy of dual strike...huge mistake. To date, 9-17-07, I got it maybe a year ago, I have sunk 394 hours of my life into this game. Everything, gamplay mechanics, sound, and the storyline are absolutely AWESOME. Still...how do they make themes that you have to listen to every turn, and yet not want to turn off the sound? Expand
  6. Jan 19, 2014
    9
    As a fan of the first 2 Advance Wars games, I was happy to get this one. I've played through the campaign and I enjoyed it. The new units areAs a fan of the first 2 Advance Wars games, I was happy to get this one. I've played through the campaign and I enjoyed it. The new units are interesting, but they honestly didn't affect any of my major strategies- that could be considered the main weakness of this installment, I believe. One of the great things about this game though is its replayability. You have dozens of missions to choose from after the campaign is over, and you can select different CO's in order win in different ways. If you haven't enjoyed this series before, I highly recommend it now. Expand
  7. JackK.
    Sep 26, 2005
    0
    It's just like the original which was just like the second which was just like this one. Just save yourself money and buy the original.

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Awards & Rankings

#4 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
#21 Most Shared DS Game of 2005