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Generally favorable reviews- based on 202 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: 62 out of 69
  2. Negative: 3 out of 69
  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. KevinR.
    Aug 8, 2006
    10
    The best game for the DS, far and away.
  5. IvanCh.
    Sep 27, 2007
    10
    This is one of the games which are itself a reason to buy a DS. Perfect for portable and also keeps you finishing the levels when you arrive at home.
  6. May 2, 2014
    9
    This game is like crack to a dork like me. I'd pork the hell out of it if it had a vagina. If you love turn based strategy and don't have aThis game is like crack to a dork like me. I'd pork the hell out of it if it had a vagina. If you love turn based strategy and don't have a DS... well, go out and get a DS. An old hamburger one will do just fine. They gotta be pretty cheap by now. Any of the versions of AW are great, but I gotta go with this one as the best. 9.75 rounded down. I don't give tens. 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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