Advance Wars Series


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

Advance Wars Series

Game List

Release System Game Title
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)

Hudson Soft's Game Boy Wars Series

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.

Release System Game Title
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