Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising is the sequel to Advance Wars, both for Game Boy Advance. They take place in the world where war is fun and lightweight, where dimwitted kids can be fearsome battlefield commanders and the COs (commanding officers) are as varied as they are amusing. The battle itself takes place through turn-based tactics, where one commands their entire army before the other, seeking to capture properties to gain the funds to produce stronger units than the opponent. It features a campaign mode, which contains the bulk of the character interactions and story in the game...
PlatinumSkink had a story in mind. It would serve as a sequel-story to Advance Wars 2, which tied up a couple loose ends and ultimately would give a better sense of closure than the current ending did, he hoped. However, there was something thoroughly unsatisfying about just writing a fanfic and publishing it on some fanfiction website where it'd likely not be read a lot. No, instead, he decided he'd go the distance. He'd actually hack Advance Wars 2 so that he could tell his Advance Wars Story in the purest way possible; through the game itself!
This is Advance Wars Story. It tells an original sequel story to Advance Wars 2 and assumes familiarity with the gameplay. 34 missions have been designed and created to serve as a new campaign. Some new units have been added, numerous units have been altered, numerous COs have been balanced. A new story is told.
The skills to produce this project were obtained from the Wars World News Forums, where the best Advance Wars 2 hackers in the world can be found. Without them, this production would not have been possible. The relevant link leads to the release page on that site. However, it was also deemed fit to share this production with the great romhacking database that is romhacking.net.
Now, while PlatinumSkink maybe sees himself as a decent enough storyteller, he might potentially not be as good a game designer. He hopes that after people play his hack they could tell him what could be done to improve it, and after several editions perhaps this hack could be made even greater!
Good continued luck, fellow commanders!RHDN Project PageRelevant Link