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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Aceallways
    Jan 7, 2003
    The best on the gameboy advance and the best in any stragety game i've ever played, who would think a hand held strategy could be so in depth.
  2. JoeT.
    Aug 14, 2007
    A highly addictive, yet extremely complex game for the GBA. This game perfectly fits the mold of 'easy to learn, hard to master'.
  3. DanielW.
    Mar 25, 2003
    This game is a must buy, just turn off the speakers while you play, the audio sucks. Visually it's great, along with the gameplay. Sucks that you have to watch the computer when it's not your turn though. And finally, the make your own map future rules! Collapse
  4. AndrewD.
    Oct 6, 2005
    I think this game was amazing i just wonder why they stopped making it i was gunna buy it..... but then i couldnt find any.
  5. RobertT.
    Mar 24, 2003
    Best war game since starcraft.
  6. 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
  7. Char
    Jul 25, 2002
    A moderate war game but it lacks the intensity of other GBA war games like Zone of the Enders.

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