|Followed by||Super Famicom Wars|
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- This is the first game in the Famicom Wars series. For other games in the series see the Famicom Wars category.
Famicom Wars (ファミコンウォーズ Famikon Wōzu?) is a turn-based strategy military game. Developed by Intelligent Systems, it was released on August 12, 1988 for the Famicom in Japan. It is the first game in the Famicom Wars series. This game was not released outside of Japan and, until translation was made in 2006, was consequently little-known outside Japan, where it has a large fan base. The series would later become popular among English-speaking gamers with the release of Advance Wars.
The game's turn-based gameplay is somewhat similar to that of the Fire Emblem series, which was also developed by Intelligent Systems. Further sequels were released for the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Super Famicom, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS systems. The maps in this game and Super Famicom Wars were later included in Advance Wars, Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising, Advance Wars: Dual Strike, and Advance Wars: Days of Ruin.
The game takes place over a series of 17 maps: 15 where the player can battle as either Red Star or Blue Moon, then 2 secret maps, each unlocked by beating all 15 maps as either country. Samus Aran appears as the Red Star CO of Map #2: Doonatsu-jima (ドーナツジマ? Donut Island) in this Game.