Turn-based war game strategy comes to the portable screens of the Game Boy Advance with this release of Intelligent Systems' Advance Wars from Nintendo. Players have a conventional top-down perspective on the battlefield, though the screen cuts to a more detailed side-on split-screen view of the action as units and companies face off for attack. Though the basic "move" or "shoot" command options are meant to be easy to understand and learn, a wide range of unit types, several weapon variations, and differences in terrain can combine for complex consequences that call for well-considered strategies from even seasoned war gamers. The game features a training mode for new players and a map editor for veterans. Up to four human Advance Wars players can go to battle with one another through a link cable connection.
PLAYERS: 1 Player, 2-4 Players (Link Cable)
GENRE: Action, Adventure, RPG, Strategy
RELEASE YEAR: 2001