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'''64 Wars''' was a cancelled entry in the "Wars" series (known for ''Advance Wars''). Hudson started developing the game in the late 90s, although they technically did not yet own the trademark. The game was showcased a single time at SpaceWorld 1999. Luckily, a VHS rip exists online. From the gameplay, you can see that the game would have possessed similar gameplay to the other games in the series. The game was to have land, sea and air battles. The game was slated for release on the January 29, 1999.  
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|title=<center>64 Wars/Advance Wars 64</center>
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|imagecaption=Magazine ad for the game.
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|status=<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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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>
  
The game was also to be compatible with ''GameBoy Wars 2'', as the players could connect their game to an N64 using the GameBoy Transfer Pack in order to access several features, such as the ability to transfer match progress between the systems.
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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.
  
The menu for this function still appears in ''GameBoy Wars 2'', yet it cannot be used. The game never saw a release, and no explanation was offered, regarding the game's cancellation.
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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.  
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==Gallery==
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  |description1 =The SpaceWorld 1999 trailer (Japanese VHS rip).
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  |id2          =EBbN58Jb-Ig
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  |description2 =YuriofWind's video on the subject.
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[[File:GameboywarsN643.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Image describing the transfer feature between ''64 Wars'' and ''Game Boy Wars 2.'']]
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==Reference==
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Latest revision as of 23:23, 6 June 2020

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

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

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

The SpaceWorld 1999 trailer (Japanese VHS rip).
YuriofWind's video on the subject.
Image describing the transfer feature between 64 Wars and Game Boy Wars 2.

Reference

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