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Advance Wars Dual Strike (DS)

Advance Wars Dual Strike (DS)
alaScore 84

26 reviews

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Advance Wars Dual Strike (DS). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the action. The gameplay is also appreciated.

gameplay, action

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Advance Wars Dual Strike (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Ryan Dean (

Advance Wars: Dual Strike


I really love strategy games, specifically on handhelds. The GBA was an early hit for me, as it offered Fire Emblem, Advance Wars, and the oh-so-hot Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. And of course, also being a Nintendo buff, and an avid gamer in general,...

Nintendo has added a lot to the Advance Wars universe with Dual Strike, but there are still some things missing (As much as we all love Mario Kart, where's the online AW action?). I've found through the months there to be a lot of replayability stuffed...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: Andrew Thivyanathan (

Advance Wars: Dual Strike


Advance Wars: Dual Strike is actually the ninth game in a long running series with a seventeen year history in Japan. Of course, you probably know that the series only first brought war to American soil with the release of Advance Wars on the Game Boy...

Advance Wars: DS is the best game in the series so far. It adds several new, significant features, more so than Advance Wars 2 did. If you’re a combat veteran of either of the previous two games, then you may notice that Advance Wars: DS starts to feel...

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: InfectedZero (

Advance Wars: Dual Strike


Advance Wars: Dual Strike is the third installment for the series here in North America. It has jumped handhelds from the GBA over to the Nintendo DS, allowing use of the stylus for this turn-based, rock-paper-scissors type of game.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: Dave Hulick (

Advance Wars: Dual Strike


While the stylus is fun to use in the map creator, it is not the most ideal way to command your units in battle. The units are simply too small to touch and it is too easy to accidentally tap “wait” instead of “fire.” The d-pad is much more accurate...

Aug, 2005


Expert review by: Darryl Vassar (

Advance Wars: Dual Strike


Flawed multiplayer can't hold back this excellent strategy game.

Excellent, DS-suited gameplay interface; lots of new toys to play with; balanced challenge

Flawed, inflexible multiplayer implementation

Aug, 2005

Expert review by: Joe_Dodson (

Advance Wars: Dual Strike review for the DS


A great one-two.

Fun, accessible and deep; Lots of ways to play; Integrates second screen and stylus; Great A.I

Most of this was true four years ago

Aug, 2005

Expert review by: Cliff (

Advance Wars: Dual Strike review


The Advance Wars series is the best handheld strategy series to date. Using a simple interface but complex tactics, Advance Wars has always been a game that the hardest of hardcore or the newest of newbies could pick up and enjoy. Nintendo and...

I'm just going to come out blunt in conclusion: I love this game. Nintendo and Intelligent Systems have served up three straight strategic masterpieces. The Advance Wars series has always been good, and fans of strategy or the AW series should...

Expert review by: Sam (

Advance Wars Dual Strike


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Expert review by: Iain McCafferty (

Advance Wars: Dual Strike


A mind-bogglingly addictive strategy game you can carry with you. Does life get any better than this?

Good learning curve ; Turn-based heaven

Graphically nothing special ; Apocalyptically addictive

These are all relatively minor quibbles, though, and will be quickly forgotten in the heat of battle. There's so much else about the game to love, from the charmingly twee animations of soldiers jumping up and down on buildings as they capture them, to...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Jon Jordan (

Advance Wars: Dual Strike


It's time to take on the Black Hole Army in a war game that offers plenty of strategic options as well as more modes than you can shake a bazooka at

Well, it's a lot more complicated, that's for sure

Sep, 2005

Product Specifications

Advance Wars, the award-winning turn-based strategy game, makes its debut on the Nintendo DS. Players lead their new Commanding Officers to fend off the Black Hole Army's latest invasion. With massive battles that sweep across both of the DS screens, Advance Wars Dual Strike will change the face of hand-held warfare forever.


Elements:Strategy / tactics / wargame - wargame
ESRB Rating:Everyone (6+)


Compatibility:Game console
Model:Dual Strike
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Advance Wars


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo DS
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - strategy / tactics / wargame