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What parents need to know

Advance Wars 1+2 Reboot Camp is a turn-based strategy game. It takes the two games released on the Game Boy Advance console in 2001 and 2003 respectively, and puts them back to the taste of the day for the Nintendo Switch. This is a compilation of two excellent games where the goal is to defeat enemy armies by waging war.

Advance Wars Re-Boot Camp Boxart Shared ScreenRelease date: Postponed following the war in Ukraine.

Developed by: Intelligent Systems / WayForward
Published by: Nintendo
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite

Game Type: Compilation of strategy games in turn

Average duration of a game:30 minutes
Estimate of the total duration of the game:
50 hours to finish the stories
150 hours to complete everything
Infinite if you play against opponents

Themes: War, cartoon, cooperation, strategy

Business model: Just need to buy the game once.
Languages available: French and English in particular
Number of players:
1 to 4 players locally
2 to 4 players in local communication (as many Switch as players)
1 to 2 players online

– in digital format (download on nintendo Switch system)
– or physical format (cartridge)

Possible configurations of the Nintendo Switch:

Nintendo Switch Handheld modeNintendo Switch Tabletop modeNintendo Switch TV Mode
Players3+ 7+ 12+16+18+
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The difficulty progresses as the missions progress. Some missions will be very elaborate and will require a lot of time.

Violence, fear, nudity?
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It’s war, so soldiers, tanks, bazookas, planes shoot at each other. But we don’t see any drop of blood, no dead characters. The tanks explode, and the soldiers fly away and come out of the screen when they are eliminated, dead.

Language level used
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Language of war but sanitized. Provocations between the different protoganists of the “You’re going to lose!” “Oh no, I have to entrench myself.” But nothing terrible.

Positive message
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Encourages taking your time and focusing on strategizing. The different multiplayer modes can be used to cooperate or compete. It is still the theme of war, even if it is in cartoon format.

Minimum reading level required
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Requires knowing how to read for years to understand the multiple instructions.

Additional costs ?


Minimum level of execution on the controller required

No reflex necessary! Nothing is done in limited time! Everything is in turn. Players make decisions by giving orders to units.

More information about the game: Official page of the game on the Nintendo website

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