Famicom Wars (FCS)

FAMICOM WARS
ファミコンウォーズ
©1988 Nintendo

Version:
Famicom Computer System (FCS)

Publisher:
NINTENDO CO., LTD.

Production:
NINTENDO CO., LTD.

Development:
NINTENDO R&D1

Additional Work:
INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CO., LTD. (Program)

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Product Info: Famicom Wars is a turn-based strategy game released in 1988 exclusively in Japan for the Famicom Computer System. The game features players taking control of one of two warring nations, Red Star and Blue Moon, as they seek to establish turn-based dominance over each other. Battle armies with soldiers and vehicles to decide the ultimate victor. After selecting which stage to start the game and setting which, if either, player will be controlled by a person, the Red Star army is given the first turn. The objective in each stage is to either conquer the enemy's headquarters or destroy all remaining enemy units in one turn. During each turn, the player is given a certain amount of funds which can be used to build units in factories, seaports, and airports in their command, as well as cities near their headquarters. Each unit has their own specialty and abilities, with ten land units (including two foot soldier units), four air units, and two sea units. Some units use firepower against the enemy, while others provide support to allies. Only foot soldier units are capable of conquering cities, which are used to repair or refuel damaged units and gain more funds. There are 15 maps available at the start of the game, with two additional secret ending maps.

Development Notes: The original concept of the game was conceived by Satoru Okada from Nintendo R&D1, who originally was looking to license and develop a game based on a popular Japanese strategy board game. The licensing arrangement didn't go through, but Nintendo R&D1 continued the pursue the idea and instead came up with the Famicom Wars branded IP. While design and audio were handled by Nintendo R&D1, programming duties were handled by Intelligent Systems, who also contributed ideas to the overall game development.

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INFOBOX
Version: Famicom Computer System (FCS)
Source: KRIRM. Nintendo JP. Satoru Okada: Works Revealed.
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