When it comes to videogame nostalgia, no one tugs the memory strings quite like Nintendo
. So in an age of the 'Re-' marketing model we've been waiting with baited breath for some of The Big N's best from eras past, and perhaps none more sentimental than Advance Wars
. Thankfully this week we all get Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
, and it's every bit the re-release you hoped it would be.
Here's a snippet:
As this is a mashup of the first two GBA titles, there’s a smooth carryover from one to the next, and you don’t actually have access to the second game until after completing enough of the first game. In AW2 OG, the game was a much more open affair and that remains true here. In fact, in the Campaign aspect Re-Boot Camp is where most of the re-release/remaster effort has gone into, which is obviously the meat and potatoes of the experience.
Click here for our Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp review
There’s a bit of voice-acting that has come into Re-Boot Camp which is a nice addition, while the games’ animations and powers have all been given a nice facelift. Advance Wars was always a low-fi experience anyway, so anything done here to take advantage of the Switch and more modern tech is obviously a bonus, but the team at Wayforward who handled update duties hasn’t gone too over the top, which is actually a wise decision, allowing the charm of the original releases to continue to shine through here...