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|title=<center>Advance Wars 64/64 Wars</center>
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|title=<center>64 Wars/Advance Wars 64</center>
 
|image=64 Wars Magazine Ad.jpg
 
|image=64 Wars Magazine Ad.jpg
 
|imagecaption=Magazine ad for the game.
 
|imagecaption=Magazine ad for the game.
 
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'''''64 Wars''''', also known as '''''Advance Wars 64''''', is an entry in the ''Wars'' franchise. Plans called for interconnectivity between ''GameBoy Wars 2''. ''64 Wars'' was showcased at Spaceworld 1999 with a release date of January 29th, 1999. Despite this, the game was cancelled for unknown reasons.<ref> [https://www.unseen64.net/2008/04/04/64-wars-advanced-wars-unreleased/ Unseen 64 article on ''64 Wars''.] Retrieved 02 Jan '17</ref>
  
'''''64 Wars''''', also known as '''''Advance Wars 64''''', was a cancelled entry in the ''Wars'' franchise that was slated to be released on January 29th, 1999. Hudson began developing the game in the late 90s despite not technically owning the trademark yet. The game was showcased a single time at SpaceWorld 1999. Based on the footage, it would have played similarly to the other games in the series, and would have featured land, sea, and air battles (of which were in 3D). The game was cancelled for unknown reasons.
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==Gameplay==
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''Advance Wars 64'' would have followed the same format as other games in the ''Wars'' series which is a tactical role-playing game. Players would oversee a 2D map, but when battles would occur, the battles would render in 3d. Additionally, the game would have utilized the Gameboy Transfer Pack with ''GameBoy Wars 2'' to gain access to several features, such as the ability to transfer match progress between the systems. The menu for this function still appears in ''GameBoy Wars 2'' but can't be used.
  
Additionally, the game would have utilized the Gameboy Transfer Pack with ''GameBoy Wars 2'' to gain access to several features, such as the ability to transfer match progress between the systems. The menu for this function still appears in ''GameBoy Wars 2'', but can't be used.
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==Avaliability==
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While the game was never released, screenshots and footage of ''64 Wars'' have surfaced. Despite this, no builds of ''64 Wars'' have ever been released or leaked.  
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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===Image===
 
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<div style="width:320px; display:inline-block; margin-right:25px; margin-bottom:0px;">
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GameboywarsN643.jpg|300px|Image describing the transfer feature between ''64 Wars'' and ''Game Boy Wars 2.''
{{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SndPfgkuJE4|320x240|right|A Japanese VHS rip of the SpaceWorld 1999 gameplay trailer.|frame}}</div>​
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===Videos===
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{{Video|perrow  =2
{{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBbN58Jb-Ig|320x240|center|YuriofWind's video on the subject.|frame}}</div>​
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  |id1          =SndPfgkuJE4
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  |description1 =The SpaceWorld 1999 trailer (Japanese VHS rip).
 
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  |service2    =youtube
==External Links==
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  |id2          =EBbN58Jb-Ig
*[https://www.unseen64.net/2008/04/04/64-wars-advanced-wars-unreleased/ Unseen 64 article]
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  |description2 =YuriofWind's video on the subject.
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==Reference==
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Latest revision as of 06:44, 10 June 2021

64 Wars Magazine Ad.jpg

Magazine ad for the game.

Status: Lost

64 Wars, also known as Advance Wars 64, is an entry in the Wars franchise. Plans called for interconnectivity between GameBoy Wars 2. 64 Wars was showcased at Spaceworld 1999 with a release date of January 29th, 1999. Despite this, the game was cancelled for unknown reasons.[1]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Advance Wars 64 would have followed the same format as other games in the Wars series which is a tactical role-playing game. Players would oversee a 2D map, but when battles would occur, the battles would render in 3d. Additionally, the game would have utilized the Gameboy Transfer Pack with GameBoy Wars 2 to gain access to several features, such as the ability to transfer match progress between the systems. The menu for this function still appears in GameBoy Wars 2 but can't be used.

Avaliability[edit | edit source]

While the game was never released, screenshots and footage of 64 Wars have surfaced. Despite this, no builds of 64 Wars have ever been released or leaked.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Image[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

The SpaceWorld 1999 trailer (Japanese VHS rip).
YuriofWind's video on the subject.

Reference[edit | edit source]

  1. Unseen 64 article on 64 Wars. Retrieved 02 Jan '17