With the release of Famicom Wars, breakaway developer Intelligent Systems made their mark on the videogame market. The layers of carefully planned strategy involved in taking control maps was a vital component of the game's success.
The first game in the series to be released outside of Japan was Advance Wars. The game ended up not being released in Japan on its own, due to
|12 Aug 1988||NES||Famicom Wars|
|21 May 1991||Game Boy||Game Boy Wars|
|01 May 1998||Super NES||Super Famicom Wars|
|11 Sep 2001||GB Advance||Advance Wars|
|23 Jun 2003||GB Advance||Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising|
|25 Nov 2004||GB Advance||Game Boy Wars Advance 1+2|
|23 Jun 2005||Nintendo DS||Advance Wars: Dual Strike Famicom Wars DS (Japan)|
|19 Sep 2005||GameCube||Battalion Wars Totsugeki!! Famicom Wars (Japan)|
|29 Oct 2007||Wii||Battalion Wars 2 Totsugeki!! Famicom Wars VS (Japan)|
|21 Jan 2008||Nintendo DS||Advance Wars: Days of Ruin Advance Wars: Dark Conflict (Europe)|
The hexagonal maps of the original Game Boy Wars were similar to Hudson Soft's strategy series Nectaris. Hudson went on to develop and publish three sequels to Game Boy Wars themselves.
|24 Jun 1997||Game Boy||Game Boy Wars Turbo|
|20 Nov 1998||GB Color||Game Boy Wars 2|
|30 Aug 2001||GB Color||Game Boy Wars 3|