Released: 2001
Developer/Publisher: Intelligent Systems for Nintendo
Platform(s): GBA

Advance Wars offers deep gameplay and clean cartoon visuals with so many options that the replay value is infinite. You command a small army of grunts and officers on a strategical layout map laced with colorful and cute graphics. Yes, cute, but still deadly—as a top-down strategy game, AW crams a lot of tactical controls and schematics into a tiny console. Throw your guns in the air for this one.

Due to 9/11, Nintendo canceled the originally scheduled Japanese release of the game. It was later released as part of a two-in-one compilation in 2004 with its sequel, Advance Wars 2.