A retro fan-game and unofficial prequel to Nintendo's Advance Wars series made in the PICO-8 fantasy console.

Build an army from your bases.

Utilize terrain for tactical advantage.

Capture the enemy's HQ. 

Featuring cameos of Sami and Hachi as playable commanders, as well as many other new commanders in a new story that takes place before the events of Advance Wars. 

Updated 15 days ago
Published 20 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Release date 21 days ago
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, advance-wars, artificial-intelligence, Demake, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Story Rich, Tactical, Turn-based Strategy, War


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picowars_linux.zip 680 kB
picowars_osx.zip 3 MB
picowars_raspi.zip 1 MB
picowars_windows.zip 1 MB
soundtrack.zip 46 MB

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An 8-bit strategy game?! Well sign me up!


Nicely made game, I love it :)


Super nostalgic and lovely homage!

Thanks Krozo! Glad you enjoyed :)


VERY well done

Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed, and thanks for playing : )