Famicom Wars

Famicom Wars
System Famicom
Developer Nintendo / Intelligent Systems
Genre Strategy
Series Advance Wars Series

You are the Orange Star army, at war with the Blue Moon army. Take turns to buy units, move units on the field, capture cities and attack enemy units. Capture cities to earn more money to spend on more units.

Each unit starts with 10 health. The amount of damage dealt and received during an attack depends on the opposing unit types, their location on the map (forests and mountains provide more cover than roads and fields) and the remaining health of your unit. Your vehicles need to be refueled or they become immobile, and different vehicles use up fuel at different rates.

You can play against the computer or a human opponent, and there are 15 maps to choose from.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan ファミコンウォーズ Famicom Wars 12 Aug 1988


System Japan U.S. Europe
Wii Virtual Console 19 May 2009 - -
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 26 Dec 2012 - -
Wii U Virtual Console 03 Dec 2014 - -


Commander Samusun

Commander Samusun

In this game, every map has its own C.O. for both the Orange Star and Blue Moon armies. On the Donut Island map, the Orange Star C.O. is Commander Samusun, whose face appears as Samus Aran's mask from the Metroid series.

Submitted by Fryguy64, screenshot by ReyVGM

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