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Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising


Erase Data

Like in the first Advance Wars, you can erase your save data by holding L+Right+Select before turning the game on.

L+Right+SelectErase Data

Contributed By: avataboo.

Nintendo Map

At the Design Maps/Map or CO screen, highlight Map and hold A + L + R. The screen will go blank, then the Nintendo map will appear.

Contributed By: SpikeDragon.


Gold Menu Icons

To turn your menu icons from their regular colors into Sparkling Gold, do the tasks below for each icon.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Buy everything from HachiGold Battle Maps Icon
Beat all levels including secret ones in Normal CampaignGold Campaign Icon
Buy all CO Edits from HachiGold Design Room Icon
This will automatically turn Gold after the other 5 haveGold Link Icon
Buy and play every map at least once (win or lose)Gold Versus Icon
Buy and Beat every war room map with any gradeGold War Room Icon

Contributed By: XxThunderxX.

Lab Map Locations

To gain Neotanks , you have to capture a specific city in a specific map to get the lab map, and then beat a hidden mission. You have to do this in each country.

Orange star
Flak Attack: City north of your HQ, within range of your units starting positions.
Secret Level: Test of Time

Blue Moon
Toy Box: South-Western most Neutral city, AKA: the one on the weird island.
Secret Level: Neotanks!?

Yellow Comet
Show Stopper: South-western most neutral city.
Secret Level: Sea of Hope

Green Earth
Sinking Feeling: Southernmost city on the western island
Secret Level: Danger X9

UnlockableHow to Unlock
To gain NeoTanks in Green Earth - Sinking Feeling: Capture Southernmost city on the western islandSecret Level: Danger X9
To gain NeoTanks in Blue Moon - Toy Box: Capture South-Western most Neutral city, AKA: the one on the weird island.Secret Level: Neotanks
To gain NeoTanks in Yellow Comet - Show Stopper: South-western most Neutral citySecret Level: Sea of Hope
To gain NeoTanks in Orange star - Flak Attack: capture city north of your HQ, within range of your units starting positionsSecret Level: Test of Time

Contributed By: megabassxz.

Unlock COs

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Beat Campaign Mode onceCO Adder
Buy Grit or OlafCO Colin
Beat Green Earth CampaignCO Drake
Beat Green Earth CampaignCO Eagle
Beat Blue Moon CampaignCO Grit
Beat Hard Campaign ModeCO Hachi
Beat Campaign Mode onceCO Hawke
Buy Drake or EagleCO Jess
Beat Yellow Comet CampaignCO Kanbei
Beat Campaign Mode onceCO Lash
Get an overall rank of A in Campaign ModeCO Nell
Beat Blue Moon CampaignCO Olaf
Buy Kanbei or SonjaCO Sensei
Beat Yellow Comet CampaignCO Sonja
Get an overall rank of S in Campaign ModeCO Sturm

Contributed By: megabassxz.

Unlock Gallery

To unlock the Gallery, beat the Campaign. To unlock the all pictures, beat the Hard Campaign. The gallery is found in the Sound Room.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Beat Hard CampaignGallery

Contributed By: Super Yamcha.

Unlocking Hard Mode

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Beat the game on easy, then go to Hachi's store and buy Hard Mode for 1000 points. To play press Select when starting a new campaign.Hard Mode

Contributed By: CO Max.

Unlocking Sound Test

To unlock the soundtest, beat a normal campign with an any rank to purchase the soundtest. It costs 5000 points.

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Beat normal campaignSoundtest

Contributed By: Psycho13.


Campaign mode - in-game hints

In campaign mode, if you are stuck on a level, just yield and the characters will give you hints on how to beat the level.

Contributed By: dementor110.

Easy Gold Multiplayer

An easy way to get the Gold Multiplayer tab is start any map and then immediatley yield. Repeat this for all levels. With 3 & 4 Player Maps, play as 2 or 3 people and yield for them all. It will count as a played and that much faster to get the Gold then playing them all.

Contributed By: Super Glitch.

Special Design Map

Go to ''Design Mode'' and click on ''Map''. Then hold the L and R buttons while it's loading. Once you get there, you should see a map with three Japenese letters on it made out of mountains that spell out Nintendo.

Contributed By: Firedemon4.