Cheats & Guides

Advance Wars Cheats For Game Boy Advance

  1. Nintendo Design Map

    Hold the L and R buttons while opening the Design Map function. The map that loads will feature a series of mountains and forests that spell Nintendo in Japanese.

    Contributed by: discoinferno84 

  2. Easier final battle against Sturm

    To make the final mission a lot easier, allow Sturm to capture the Airport just north of the Orange Star base, and make sure you have Missiles in range of the Airport panel. Sturm will spend 22000 per turn building a Bomber that you can immediately destroy before use, making him much less of a threat. With Sturm wasting 22k per day making Bombers, his army is much weaker and easier to manage, no matter which allies you end up having in this battle.

    Contributed by: UltimaterializerX 

  3. Field Training Glitch - Unlimited Map Editing

    With this glitch you can edit Campaign and War Room maps. The changes are saved only in the in-game (during battle) save, not permanently in the cartridge.

    - Go to Field Training and play the Naval Forces mission.
    - Lose by letting Olaf destroy either your T-Copter or your Lander.
    - Go to the Design Maps, deploy an Orange Star unit and destroy it.
    - Your screen will be glitched now. You can go to a saved Campaign or War Room map and edit it. Don't forget to save the changed maps using the in-game save, not the Design Maps save.
    - To return to normal, just turn on/off the GBA.

    Contributed by: Rome_emu 

  4. Gold Menu Icons

    To change certain icons in the main menu screen from their original color to a flashing gold, you must complete the condition listed next to them:

    Records: Complete all 20 war room maps, regardless of rank.
    Rank: Obtain the final rank, rank 1.
    Stats: Get both rank and records gold, and this'll turn gold too.
    Field Training: Get an A-Rank in all 14 training missions.
    Campaign: Complete the Advance Campaign, regardless of rank.
    War Room: Get an S-Rank in all 20 war room maps.
    Battle Maps: You have to unlock and buy every CO, and buy all the maps.

    Design Maps, Vs. Mode, and the Multiplayer menu cannot be turned gold.

    Note: The gold menus do nothing for you; they're just there for pride. Not applicable to Switch.

    Contributed by: LiteYear 

  5. Data Clear

    If you would like to erase data, press L, Select, and right on the D-Pad immediately after turning the Gameboy Advance on. The delete data option will appear, and if you want to begin again, you can.

    Contributed by: Mana_Knight 

  6. Skip field training

    If you want to skip field training and get into the war campaign, map maker or etc., instead of winning every battle in field training, just go to the last one and beat it. It'll save time, and you can always go back to play it any time on the main menu.

    Contributed by: _phoenixadvance 

  7. Unlockables

    Unlockable Unlockable
    After you finish the main Campaign and buy the Advance Campaign, hold down the Select button before entering Campaign Mode and you'll play in Advanced Mode. You'll face stronger enemy opposition, but win more coins if you complete the mission Advanced Campaign
    To open up the War Room, Campaign, Design Maps, and Stats options on the main menu, you must first complete the final mission in Field Training. Open Up New Gameplay Modes
    To access the field training mission called Special Intel, first you must clear all of the other Field Training missions. When you go back to field training you'll see it in the list of missions. Special Intel
    You must select Andy for these missions during campaign mode: Captain Drake - Naval Clash- Wings of Victory - Battle Mystery. Unlock CO Drake
    Choose Sami for Captain Drake, Naval Clash, Wings of Victory, Battle Mystery - At the end of the campaign, you will have a final battle, between Andy (you) and Eagle Unlock CO Eagle
    You must select Max for Mission 4 in Campaign mode and complete the campaign. Grit will then appear in the Battle Maps section to be purchased for 50 coins. Unlock CO Grit
    You must complete the Campaign. He will appear in the Battle Maps section to be purchased for 50 coins. Unlock CO Kanbei
    Once you have purchased all of the CO's and completed Advanced Campaign, Nell can then be bought in the battle maps section for 80 war coins Unlock CO Nell
    Successfully complete the Campaign Mode. Unlock CO Olaf
    Unlock and win Sonja's secret missions in the campaign (see other hints) and complete the campaign. Sonja will appear in the Battle Maps area to purchase for 60 coins. Unlock CO Sonja
    Once you have purchased all of the CO's except Nell from Battle Maps (Grit, Eagle, Drake, Kenbei, and Sonja), Sturm will appear on the list and can be purchased for 100 coins. Note - Sturm can only be used in Vs. mode. Unlock CO Sturm
    To use other CO's in multiplayer, you first beat campaign and then go to battle maps where you can buy them. Use other CO's in multiplayer

    Contributed by: Aragorn2K, Dev, Silver_Scizor, S_Lewis, LtJacobDOP, SpikeDragon, chip_ 

  8. Unlockable Missions

    Unlockable Unlockable
    Use Andy on Mission 4, then defeat every enemy unit in Mission 6. Olaf's Sea Strike Mission
    Use Sami for the Captain Drake, Naval Clash, Wings of Victory and battle Mystery missions. Rivals Mission
    Beat Kanbei Arrives! in 8 or fewer turns, Mighty Kanbei! in 10 or fewer turns, and Kanbei's Error? in 12 or fewer turns. Sonja's Secret Battles

    Contributed by: KirbyStillOnTop, Frinx, S_Lewis 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
Codes and Secrets Secrets Guide by Super Nova 80K
Foreign Language Guides Guide and Walkthrough by MMenard 91K
Full Game Guides FAQ by Kathinja 40K
Full Game Guides FAQ by Shotgunner 23K
Full Game Guides Guide and Walkthrough by SGibson 38K
Full Game Guides Guide and Walkthrough by fatgamecat 267K
Full Game Guides Guide and Walkthrough by YoyoYoshi 237K
Full Game Guides Strategy Guide by Dennis_CTP 61K
Full Game Guides Strategy Guide by Happybuddha311 70K
In-Depth Guides Battle Maps FAQ by Vaevictis 23K
In-Depth Guides Calculator FAQ by Serra_Britt 8K
In-Depth Guides CO FAQ by Uiraya 47K
In-Depth Guides Design Maps Mode Guide by Uiraya 14K
In-Depth Guides Design Mode Guide by ZenTheOutcast23 17K
In-Depth Guides Game Script by snoocete 160K
In-Depth Guides Unit FAQ by Pokemaster1004 17K
In-Depth Guides War Room Guide by Lars 96K
In-Depth Guides War Room S-Rank Guide by kikutaro 79K