Basic Information


Game Platform:

  • Nintendo Gameboy Advance

Release Dates:

  • Japan: 25th November 2004 (As a compilation in Gameboy Wars 1 & 2 Advance)
  • North America: 9th September 2001
  • Europe: 11th January 2002

Digital Re-release Dates:
Wii U: Virtual Console

  • Japan: 3rd April 2014 (As a compilation in Gameboy Wars 1 & 2 Advance)
  • North America: 3rd April 2014
  • Europe: 3rd April 2014

Other Information:

  • Players: 1 to 4
  • Game Mode: Single Player, Single-System Multiplayer, Multi-Cartridge Multiplayer, Download Multiplayer
  • Wii U VC Game Mode: Single Player, Single-System Multiplayer
  • Accessory Support: Game boy Advance Link Cable

Damage Table

Advance Wars Damage Table

 Infantry
(1)
Infantry
(2)
Mechanised Infantry
(1)
Mechanised Infantry
(2)
Recon
(1)
Recon
(2)
Tank
(1)
Tank
(2)
Medium Tank
(1)
Medium Tank
(2)
APC
(1)
APC
(2)
Artillery
(1)
Artillery
(2)
Rocket
(1)
Rocket
(2)
 Anti-Air
(1)
Anti-Air
(2)
Missiles
(1)
Missiles
(2)
Fighter
(1)
Fighter
(2)
Bomber
(1)
Bomber
(2)
Battle Copter
(1)
Battle Copter
(2)
Transport Copter
(1)
Transport Copter
(2)
Battleship
(1)
Cruiser
(1)
Lander
(1)
Submarine
(1)
 
Infantry-55-45-12-5-1-14-15-25Infantry-5-25-----7-30----Infantry
Mech Infantry-65-558518556151752070328535Mech Infantry6568535-----9-35----Mech Infantry
Recon-70-65-35-6-1-45-45-55-Recon-4-28-----10-35----Recon
Tank257525708540556151754570458555Tank6558530-----10-4015101Tank
Medium Tank30105309510545858551105451054510555Medium Tank105710535-----12-4510553510Medium Tank
Artillery90-85-80-70-45-70-75-80-Artillery75-80---------40655560Artillery
Rockets95-90-90-80-55-80-80-85-Rockets85-90---------55856085Rockets
Anti-Air105-105-60-25-10-50-50-55-Anti-Air45-55-65-75-120-120-----Anti-Air
Missiles----------------Missiles----100-100-120-120-----Missiles
Fighter----------------Fighter----55-100-100-100-----Fighter
Bomber110-110-105-105-95-105-105-105-Bomber95-105---------75859595Bomber
Battle Copter-75-755530556251602065256535Battle Copter2566535-----65-9525552525Battle Copter
Battleship95-90-90-80-55-80-80-85-Battleship85-90---------50959595Battleship
Cruiser----------------Cruiser-----55-65-115-115---90Cruiser
Submarine----------------Submarine------------55259555Submarine

The orange star troops are the attacker’s base damage. Blue Moon troops are the target of the attack. (1) represents a primary weapon that uses ammo, (2) represents the secondary machine guns that do not require ammo to fire. You can sort a target by damage taken by clicking the icon along the top row.

Unlockables and Secrets

Unlocking COs
Spoilers

Nell: Complete the Advance Campaign
Grit: Choose Max for “Max Strikes!” and Max for “Blizzard Battle” to play “History Lesson” and complete the Campaign
Kanbei: Complete the Campaign
Sonja: Clear “Kanbei Arrives” within 8 days, “Mighty Kanbei” within 10 days and “Kanbei’s Error?” within 12 days to play “Divide and Conquer”, “Sonja’s Goal” and “Sami Marches On” and complete the Campaign
Eagle: Choose Sami for “Captain Drake”, “Naval Clash”, “Battle Mystery” and “Wings of Victory” to play “Rivals!” and clear the Campaign
Drake: Choose Andy for “Captain Drake”, “Naval Clash”, “Battle Mystery” and “Wings of Victory” and clear the Campaign
Sturm: Complete the Campaign and purchase all other COs except for Nell

Game Modes
Spoilers

Advance Campaign: Complete the Campaign

Campaign Secrets
Spoilers

Dogfights: Clear this map in 2 days to get special dialogue
Special Intel: Clear every Field Training mission and return to the mode to play this map
Olaf’s Navy: Win the map by rout (instead of HQ capture) to play “Olaf’s Sea Strike”
Blizzard Battle: Play the map with Max to play “History Lesson”
Kanbei Arrives, Mighty Kanbei and Kanbei’s Error: Clear these maps within 8, 10 and 12 days to play “Divide and Conquer”, “Sonja’s Goal” and “Sami Marches On”
Captain Drake, Naval Clash, Battle Mystery and Wings of Victory: Play all four of these maps with Sami to play “Rivals”
The Final Battle: Your allied COs depend on what path you took throughout the campaign.

COArmyCriteria
OlafBlue MoonClear "Olaf's Sea Strike"
GritBlue MoonClear "History Lesson"
MaxBlue MoonDefault commander for Blue Moon
EagleGreen EarthClear "Captain Drake", "Naval Clash", "Battle Mystery" and "Wings of Victory" with Sami
KanbeiYellow CometClear "Divide and Conquer", "Sonja's Goal" and "Sami Marches On", don't unlock Eagle
DrakeGreen EarthClear "Captain Drake", "Naval Clash", "Battle Mystery" and "Wings of Victory" with Andy, don't unlock Kanbei
SamiGreen EarthDefault commander for Green Earth

Maps
Spoilers

“Nintendo” Map: Hold L+R when starting Design Maps to load a special map.
Secret Dialogue: When in Design Maps, attempt to place a unit in an illegal position 50 times in a row. You will get some special dialogue from Nell.

Golden Menus
Spoilers

Field Training: Clear every map in Field Training
Campaign: Clear the Advance Campaign
War Room: Clear every single map in the War Room
Battle Maps: Purchase every single item from Hachi
Rank: Achieve Rank 1: “Gold Dragon”
Records: Achieve an S-Rank on every single War Room map
Stats: Meet the requirements for a golden menu for both “Rank” and “Records”