Cheats & Tips – Advance Wars (GBA)
Unlock Advance Campaign
First buy the ‘Advance Campaign’ under Battle Maps which becomes available after completing the Campaign Mode. After you have bought it start a new Campaign while holding down the Select button. The words ‘Advance Campaign’ should appear in the upper left hand corner. This mode will make enemy AI tougher and some units stronger. Your opponent will also have more units while you will have less, but you will earn more cash for progressing.
Special Intel Tutorial
When you have finished the Field Training missions you will unlock a short tutorial called ‘Special Intel’ which gives you extra gameplay tips. It can be found at any time by going back into Field Training.
Unlock new COs
Olaf: Beat Campaign Mode.
Grit: Beat Campaign Mode and use Max in Mission 4. Buy from Hachi (on the Battle Maps section) for 50 coins.
Eagle: Beat Campaign Mode and use Sami for missions 15, 16, 17, 18 and then beat secret mission 22. Buy from Hachi for 50 coins.
Kanbei: Beat Campaign Mode. Buy from Hachi for 50 coins.
Drake: Beat Campaign Mode. Use Andy for missions 15, 16, 17 and 18. Buy from Hachi for 50 coins.
Sonja: Beat Campaign Mode. Beat Mission 9 in 8 days (or less), Mission 10 in 10 days, Mission 11 in 12 days, then beat secret missions 12, 13 and 14. Then you can buy Sonja from Hachi for 60 coins.
Sturm: Beat Campaign Mode and unlock all other COs. You can then buy Sturm from Haichi for 100 coins. Note: Sturm can only be used in Vs. mode.
Sonja’s Secret Missions
Complete CO Kanbei’s missions in the following amount of turns to unlock Sonja’s secret missions:
Kanbei Arrives!: 8 turns or less
Mighty Kanbei!: 10 turns or less
Kanbei’s Error?: 12 turns or less
If you successfully complete the missions within these time limits you will continue into a hidden path in the story line.