Advance Wars Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: The battle lines have been drawn, and an elite group of sly strategists are massing troops at your borders. You'll have to command ground, air and naval forces if you hope to survive the coming wars, and it won't be easy. With 114 maps to battle on and both Single-Pak and Multi-Pak link modes, Advance Wars brings turn-based strategy to a depth never before seen on a handheld! Expand
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. One of the best aspects of Advance Wars is the sheer amount of things you can do. If you choose not to play the Campaign mode, you can still fight and earn battlefields in the War Room, or can get friends together and play multiplayer on either one GBA or link up to four GBAs at one time.
  2. Handheld game or not, the depth and complexity of Advance Wars is astonishing.
  3. From trying to unlock every CO to buying all the War Room and Vs. maps to trying to earn the best rank possible, there are enough features in this game to make three games. Advance Wars is pretty much perfect in every category.
  4. The replay value is great and this game will last forever.
  5. In terms of sheer depth and pure gameplay, there really is nothing else on the GBA to touch Advance Wars.
  6. I never had so much fun NOT playing a game. You see, whether you share one GBA or link several up, you don't get to do anything when it's not your turn. [Oct 2001, p.156]

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  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
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  1. Jun 28, 2014
    one of the finest GBA games i have ever played in my life. the controls work perfect, there is much taught put into the story and the music is one of the best one the system. i love it! Expand
  2. Oct 27, 2011
    First time I chose to play a game with a different genre in a while; IGN made me get this game for giving it their highest score for a GBA game (9.9/10), and I thank them; the first time I played this, I was hooked; the tutorial mode is definitely essential; what really makes this game worthwhile is it's so long, and has so many maps to play on; you can play multiplayer in one system, taking turns, which is great; it is definitely an intense game and one of the best games ever made Expand
  3. Mar 15, 2011
    oh t joy on my face when it arrived from amazon, yay i have it. Well worth it as you will probably spend hours on end figuring out the later puzzles. I enjoyed it even more as i picked it up for a fiver! Expand
  4. Apr 25, 2014
    WiiU owners: get it now! The game is great, simple but it works so well. Many different modes, in depth strategy. If you love the genre, you'll love this game. Expand
  5. May 28, 2012
    Very addicting game.
  6. Mar 30, 2014
    Look i love fire emblem and this is just fire emblem but with tanks and war it has a battle sister so deep that i just kept loosing units because i didn't know it very well but after learning the tutorial that has a story yes a tutorial with story i didn't know what to do i checked vs mode but i didn't liked it it is really good the game has a fire emblem style but it lacks things like a story mode. a good game but needed more modes. Expand

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