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War Room Challenge 2012 - Advance Wars 2

Hack of Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising

Description:

This was a wildly out of control result of what was supposed to be a one-month hack to develop a new War Room challenge for Advance Wars 2. Instead, it has turned into something that’s taken over a year to put together, complete with a large amount of refinements and gameplay additions. Complete with new COs from the AW series, plenty of challenging maps and a bundle of hand-coded new features, this is a definitive hack to play for Advance Wars fans (or people who like turn based strategy games!). All the challenges present are hand-crafted by Xenesis and many, many members of the Advance Wars community with over a year’s worth of refinement.

Game Features:

  • 30 New War Room Maps to play on - Some remixes of existing maps, most brand new from the AW Community.
  • Tutorial map with summary of game rules, scoring and new hack features.
  • Each map has an info dossier with the par time and author of the map.
  • Each CO has unique combat abilities in the War Room setting. Some COs from Advance Wars Dual Strike and Days of Ruin make an appearance as well!
  • Improved high score support - The game records S-ranks achieved on each map with each CO.
  • Improved status screens - The unit status screen now shows CO abilities more accurately and with more stats.
  • Pre-deployed maps provide unique army compositions depending on your CO selection - a feature returning from Advance Wars 1!
  • New deterministic weather rules for fairer scoring!
  • Extended Status Screen - Shows your rank in progress and whether you have S-Ranked this map with the current CO.
  • Improved Enemy AI - Enemy COs no longer use CO powers when they’d have no reason to use them and use them more intelligently!
  • Unlockables - Earn more COs by scoring S Ranks on maps!
  • Play against or as the series’ evil villains - Caulder, Sturm and Von Bolt

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Standard Patch:
  • Advance Wars 2 - Black Hole Rising (U) (Clean Rom)
  • MD5 46599031EF71117C587BD3666C326C07
  • Alternative Patch:
  • 1060 - Advance Wars 2 - Black Hole Rising (U)(Mode7)
  • MD5 29366BC79094492456210AA7013E14EC

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
XenesisHacking

User Review Information

Unbalanced but Fun

Reviewed By: SirWesleyIV on 18 Mar 2018

All-in-all this is a great mod for single player fun. Some great changes and challenges to the game not present in the base game. The difficulty is both frustrating and fulfilling.

The only problems I have with it are the unbalanced COs. This mode fixes some of the problems of the main game but has some obvious weak links (namely everyone from Black Hole Corp.) The difficulty has absolutely no ramp, merely jumps straight into full ‘Fuck You’ by just giving the enemy more money.

Aside from lack of creative difficulty scaling I’ve seen from other hacks, War Room Challenge is a must play. Definitely deserves credit where it is due.

Version 1.3 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Unbalanced but FunSirWesleyIV18 Mar 20181.3Yes