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'''''64 Wars''''', also known as '''''Advance Wars 64''''', is an entry in the ''Wars'' franchise that was intended to be released on January 29th, 1999, being cancelled for unknown reasons.
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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>
  
==Development and Gameplay==
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==Gameplay==
Hudson began developing the game in the late 1990s despite not technically owning the trademark yet. The game was showcased a single time at SpaceWorld 1999.
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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.
  
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).
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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.  
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.
 
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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[[File:GameboywarsN643.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Image describing the transfer feature between ''64 Wars'' and ''Game Boy Wars 2.'']]
 
[[File:GameboywarsN643.jpg|thumb|center|300px|Image describing the transfer feature between ''64 Wars'' and ''Game Boy Wars 2.'']]
  
==External Link==
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==Reference==
*[https://www.unseen64.net/2008/04/04/64-wars-advanced-wars-unreleased/ Unseen 64 article]
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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