Advance Wars: Dual Strike for Nintendo DS
Third in the Advanced War series, this is a tactical video game that is turned-based. The tale is set in Omega Land whose energy will be sapped by Black Hole’s new commander Von Bolt aiming to become immortal. It can also build the slime-based biological weapon that can gobble up anything in its path. The Allied Nations must either destroy their enemies or capture their head quarters. In all, 27 commanding officers help Allied Nations in this task. The COs build and command units on grid-based maps in turns. The triad of forces scale a variety of areas to charge on opposing units or sink a submarine or replenish other friendly units. Dual Strike means that two COs and their special abilities can be utilised together. Victory enhances CO rank and can give him advanced skills and fighting techniques. Two screens display the battle and the unit’s details. At times battles can be fought in two fronts. Factor in seven fresh units meant for land, sea and air warfare. Com Tower capture adds to allied fire-power. The game also provides an integrated tutorial for new-comers to the series.