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Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (Series) Review

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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp is a re-release of the classic turn-based strategy game on Nintendo Switch. You take charge of an army in strategic, turn-based combat. With land, air, and naval units across the battlefield, you work to take down enemy squads and capture towns and bases to secure victory and keep the peace.

The reboot offers game-changing terrain and weather as you lead units across two campaigns from the original Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising games. Outside the US the second Advance Wars game was called Advance Wars: Dark Conflict.

Advance Wars, was originally based on a Gameboy game from the 80s. It became popular when it arrived on Gameboy Advance:
  • Advance Wars (2001) on Game Boy Advance and on Wii U via Virtual Console.
  • Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising / Dark Conflict (2004) on Game Boy Advance and on Wii U via Virtual Console.
  • Advance Wars: Dual Strike (2005) on Nintendo DS and added ability to have two commanders.
  • Battalion Wars 2 (2007) on the Nintendo Gamecube and Nintendo Wii as a spin-off from the main series.
  • Advance Wars: Days of Ruin / Dark Conflict (2008) Nintendo DS with more troops and story modes.
Advance Wars By Web is an official version of the original game that added online multiplayer modes but had no single-player mode.
  • Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (2021) on Nintendo Switch

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 11/01/2002, updated in 2021

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, Wii and Wii U

Genres: Shooting, Strategy and Turn-Based

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)


Duration: This game will take between 14 hours and 20 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game. The time to beat these games varies and is extended by the battle maps played against a computer or human opponents to achieve a high score. Advance Wars: Dual Strike offers two-player game on two systems, with just one cartridge via the Download Play feature.


Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp usually costs £6.29 to £49.99.

Advance Wars

Switch Store Wii U £6.29

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp

Switch Store Switch £49.99

Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising

Switch Store Wii U £6.29

Advance Wars: Dual Strike

Switch Store Wii U £8.99
Switch Store 2DS|3DS £8.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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Content Rating

Advance Wars is rated PEGI 7+ for violence, apart from Advance Wars Dark Conflict that is rated PEGI 12+ for violence and language. Advance Wars: Dark Conflict was rated PEGI 12 for violence and language.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Nintendo) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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