Advance Wars

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Advance Wars
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Basic Information
Intelligent Systems
Nintendo
Nintendo Wars
Turn-based Tactics
Game Boy Advance
Ratings
This title has been rated E by the ESRB
Main Credits
Toru Narihiro
Takehiro Izushi
Taishi Senda
European Union European Release Date(s)
Game Boy Advance
January 112002
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Game Boy Advance
September 102001
Australia Australian Release Date(s)
Game Boy Advance
2001
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Game Boy Advance
November 252004
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Advance Wars is a turn-based strategy game developed by Intelligent Systems and released in North America for the Game Boy Advance in 2001. In Japan, the game only became available recently as part of a bundle with the sequel, Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising. It is the first of the Nintendo Wars series to reach North America and Europe.

Advance Wars is often heralded for its deep yet accessible gameplay and unique art style.

Commanding Officers (COs)[edit | edit source]

Orange Star[edit | edit source]

Blue Moon[edit | edit source]

Yellow Comet[edit | edit source]

Green Earth[edit | edit source]

Black Hole[edit | edit source]

Unlocking COs[edit | edit source]

Sami, one of the COs

When you first play Advance Wars, the only COs available to you are Andy, Max, and Sami. However, as you progress through the game, you will be able to unlock other COs for use in the War Room and in Versus mode. The ways to unlock them are:

  • Olaf - Choose Andy at level 4, Max Strikes!
  • Grit - Choose Max at level 4, Max Strikes!
  • Kanbei - No special requirements; he unlocks automatically the first time you complete the campaign.
  • Sonja - Defeat Kanbei in the his first level in 8 or fewer days, second level in 10 (or fewer) days, and third level in 12 (or fewer) days. When you defeat Kanbei with the right time requirements, you will get Sonja once you complete the three missions against her.
  • Drake - Choose Andy for all four Green Earth Missions (against Drake & Eagle)
  • Eagle - Choose Sami for all four Green Earth Missions (against Drake & Eagle)
  • Sturm - Unlock every other COs besides Nell.
  • Nell - Unlock Sturm.

Note that after fulfilling the above conditions, that campaign must then be completed. After that, the CO(s) appears in Battle Maps for purchase.