Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp is Now Available

All of your favourite war leaders are back.

Developer WayForward and publisher Nintendo have released Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, a remake of the first two games in the Advance Wars series.

In Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, you control the tactical advisor of the Orange Star Army, defending their homeland. It includes the story campaigns of both games, local and online multiplayer, and a map maker.

I remember playing Advance Wars (2001) on the Gameboy Advance, and it was great back then. I never played Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising (2003), but it was supposed to be good too. While it is nice to see a remake, I would have probably enjoyed a new take on the series as they did with Battalion Wars.

While the game has higher-resolution graphics and other modern tricks, I find how all the units look shiny and plastic offputting. It all looks cheap and is something a developer would do to make when making their own version of another game. I also think the title is unnecessarily long. It could have been called Advance Wars 1+2.

That is me nitpicking, and if you are looking for a long and tactical game for the Nintendo Switch, there aren’t much better ones in the genre. You will also grow to love the style.

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp is now available for Nintendo Switch.