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Wars series

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Creator: Intelligent Systems
First game: Famicom Wars (1988)
Best-selling game: Unknown (Unknown copies)
Latest game: Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (2023)
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The Wars (Japanese: ファミコンウォーズ Famicom Wars) series of games is one the longest running Nintendo game series, debuting on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988 in Japan. Most are published by Nintendo, and all exclusively for Nintendo home console and portable gaming systems.

Most Wars games are developed by Intelligent Systems, a second party developer to Nintendo that also develops Fire Emblem amongst others. Game Boy Wars TURBO (as well as the special Weekly Famitsu version), 2, 3 and the cancelled 64 Wars are also developed by Hudson Soft, though were not published by Nintendo. However, at an earlier point in development, Game Boy Wars 3 was known as Game Boy Wars Pocket Tactics and developed by Intelligent Systems. The Battalion Wars series and its cancelled spin-off Knight Wars are developed by Kuju Entertainment.

Since the first installment in the series, Famicom Wars, the Wars series has continuously developed the finer aspects of gameplay with the core mechanics being untouched. All of the Wars games are turn-based strategy games with the exclusion of the real-time strategy Battalion Wars and its sequel, Battalion Wars 2. While remaining exclusive to Japan for most of the series' life it became known to a wider public in August 2001 following its first international release with Advance Wars. All subsequent games have been released worldwide, bringing the total of games released in Japan to 11 (as Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising were released in a compilation) and internationally to 6.


Game JP release NA release EU release AUS release KOR release Platform
Famicom Wars series
Famicom Wars 1988 N/A N/A N/A N/A Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Famicom Wars 1998 N/A N/A N/A N/A Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Game Boy Wars series
Game Boy Wars 1990 N/A N/A N/A N/A Game Boy
Game Boy Wars TURBO 1997 N/A N/A N/A N/A Game Boy
Game Boy Wars TURBO: Weekly Famitsu Version ??? N/A N/A N/A N/A Game Boy
Game Boy Wars 2 1998 N/A N/A N/A N/A Game Boy Color
Game Boy Wars 3 2001 N/A N/A N/A N/A Game Boy Color
Advance Wars series
Advance Wars N/A 2001 2002 2001 ??? Game Boy Advance
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising N/A 2003 2003 2003 ??? Game Boy Advance
Advance Wars: Dual Strike 2005 2005 2005 2006 ??? Nintendo DS
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin 2013 2008 2008 2008 ??? Nintendo DS
Battalion Wars series
Battalion Wars 2005 2005 2005 2006 ??? Nintendo GameCube
Battalion Wars 2 2008 2007 2008 2008 ??? Wii
Ports and remakes
Game Boy Wars Advance 1+2 2004 N/A N/A N/A N/A Game Boy Advance
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp N/A 2023 2023 2023 ??? Nintendo Switch
Cancelled Games
64 Wars N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Nintendo 64
Knight Wars N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Wii


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Original games Famicom Wars • Game Boy Wars • Super Famicom Wars
Advance Wars games
Battalion Wars games Battalion Wars • 2
Cancelled games 64 Wars • Knight Wars
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