The first ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' title for the Creator/{{Nintendo}} UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance, ''[[SuperTitle64Advance Super Robot Wars Advance]]'' was released in 2001 and features some of the NintendoHard difficulty in the same vein of older [=SRW=]s, and [[{{Expy}} borrows a lot of mechanical designs from]] ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars64''. It is the only game in the franchise where [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe shields are given]] a seperate HitPoints gauge. Unfortunately, like previous [=SRW=]s, ''Advance'' [[ScrappyMechanic can't skip combat animations]], which [[BrokenBase didn't sit quite too well for many fans]].

In 2008, ''Advance'' was given a VideoGameRemake for the Sony UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable, titled ''Super Robot Wars A Portable'' ('''not''' ''[[YouKeepUsingThatWord Advance/Advanced Portable]]'', since it's no longer on the Game Boy Advance), boasting ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Super Robot Wars Original Generations]]'' visuals, voice acting, modern gameplay mechanics (such as [[SkillScoresAndPerks selectable pilot skills]]), skippable combat animations and many other improvements. Yet, the difficulty is taken UpToEleven, thus fans are divided whether ''A Portable'' was a good remake or not.

The story revolves around the [[WarForFunAndProfit warmongering organization]] "[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Shadow-Mirror]]", who sends out one of its members to spy on an AlternateUniverse before its primary force enters. Depending on the player, they can choose either the Shadow-Mirror's AcePilot [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Axel Almer]] or the [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot newly created]] [[ArtificialHuman android of the W-Numbers series]] [[YouAreNumberSix W-17]], codenamed "[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Lamia Loveless]]". Unfortunately for them, due to a mess up in the interdimesional jump to another universe, they receive a certain misfortune (EasyAmnesia for Axel, SpeechImpediment for Lamia) and actually ''align'' themselves with the heroes, thereby betraying the Shadow-Mirror.

!!This game includes the following series (debut series highlighted in '''bold'''):
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam''
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory''
* ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam''
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ''
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack''
* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz]]''
* ''Anime/MazingerZ''
* ''Anime/GreatMazinger''
* ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''
* ''Manga/GetterRobo''
* ''Manga/GetterRobo G''
* ''Anime/CombattlerV''
* ''Anime/VoltesV''
* ''Anime/{{Daimos}}''
* ''Anime/{{Zambot 3}}''
* ''Anime/{{Daitarn 3}}''
* '''Anime/MetalArmorDragonar'''
* '''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'''

!!Tropes associated to with ''Super Robot Wars Advance'':
* ATeamFiring: ''A Portable'' is known for its unusually high evasion rates, to the point that some late game bosses (most notably, Lemon and her Weiss Saber) require several missed attacks for the player to even gain the mathematical possibility of hitting them. It is for this reason that units carrying the accuracy-raising EWAC ability/part become ''extremely'' valuable.
* AlternateUniverse
* BecomingTheMask: The chosen protagonist, either Axel or Lamia, was originally supposed to scout out the main dimension for Shadow Moon. Cue EasyAmnesia, and they end up aligning with the various heroes of said dimension.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Vindel Mauser]]]]
* CombinationAttack: ''Advance'' is not the first appearance of the ''Final Dynamic Special'' and the CombinationAttack (that would be 64), it is the first handheld with this function, and would set up for every other handheld having them.
* {{Expy}}: With the exception of the Gespenst, all original {{mecha}} in ''Advance'' are cut-and-paste copies of the original machines from ''64'', which led to WildMassGuessing by fans the ''64'' and ''Advance'' stories are interconnected, until WordOfGod {{Jossed}} this.
** What makes this guessing so spot-on is how the ''Advance'' back-story is closely identical to the ''64'' plot: [[spoiler:the Shadow-Mirror and the OriginalGeneration villains from ''64'' have the same motivations, along with the ''64'' protagonists winding up as a sort-of "heroic" Shadow-Mirror equivalent]]. Additionally, both games feature a reference to the Gespenst MK III, better known by its codename "Alt Eisen" from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2''. Considering how current [=SRW=] series producer [[LyingCreator Takenobu Terada]] treats the fanbase...
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Although it was foreshadowed much earlier in ''64'', if the player chooses Lamia as the protagonist, a villainous Axel makes mention of a Gespenst MK III back in their dimension before entering the ''Advance'' universe. In ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Super Robot Wars Original Generation 2]]'', a large part of the story is the rivalry between Axel and the [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 pilot of the Alt Eisen]].
** ''Advance'' also mentions "W16", another android of the W-Numbers, who doesn't appear in the game proper, but shows up fully in ''Original Generation 2'', under the codename "[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsAdvance Echidna Iisaki]]".
* GuestStarPartyMember: In the Earth Route for scenario 8, [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Schwarz Bruder]] appears to help you at level 10, with some incredibly overpowered stats and all six Spirit Commands at his disposal. Due to [[CosmicHorror what you're]] [[ArrogantKungFuGuy up against]], he's more than crucial.
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Sayla Mass]] joins the party in the early Space Route for several scenarios, until she suddenly leaves for the rest of the game.
* HeelFaceTurn: Just after TheReveal occurs that sets the event for the [[spoiler:chosen protagonist's failed HeroicSacrifice against the BigBad]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[Anime/{{Daimos}} Richter and Raiza]], though [[spoiler:not by throwing themselves into the sun like how Richter did it in the original series, but blowing themselves up in a nuclear level explosion, wiping out half of the army of the [[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Vegan Alliance]]]].
** Subverted in the case for [[spoiler:the chosen protagonist, who fails to kill the BigBad by self-detonating his/her machine]].
* KarmaHoudini: No, no, no - if you really want to kill [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Haruki Kusakabe]], ''Advance'' won't let you do it. Fortunately, because his plans are so screwed up in this story, there's no way he can carry out the ''[[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Prince of Darkness]]'' plot.
* MadeOfIron, NoOneCouldSurviveThat: This explains why Axel/Lamia survived after [[spoiler:self-detonating their machines to protect the heroes]]. If this doesn't impress you, how about surviving after being punched by both [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Domon Kasshu]] and [[Anime/{{Daimos}} Kazuya Ryuuzaki]]? For Lamia, she gets hit RIGHT AT THE VITALS and shrugs them off just fine, though relatively justified since she's an android, but for Axel, he ''manages to stay on his feet, clutching his stomach''. It's later revealed Domon and Kazuya BARELY missed his vitals; Axel vaguely dodged it by reflex.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: One of the few instances in [=SRW=] where it's averted - Axel and Lamia's starting machine gets upgraded in no way, shape, or form. The closest you get is unlocking the mecha's final attack when they hit level 20, but LevelGrinding can get you the attack quite quickly.
* TheMole: Whoever the chosen protagonist is
* MythologyGag: In the Shadow-Mirror universe, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Amuro Ray died in the Battle of A Baoa Qu]]. In the ''Mobile Suit Gundam'' novelization written by Creator/YoshiyukiTomino, this is how Amuro meets his end.
* NintendoHard: The original game was pretty tough, but ''A Portable'' was made even harder. In particular, the RandomNumberGod who presides over ''FireEmblem'' wandered in and is now out for your blood.
** Additionally, what added the spike in overall difficulty is "Successive Target Adjustment" (more commonly known as "evasion decay"), a system which reduces a unit's chance of evading an attack on the same turn each time it successfully dodge.
* OriginalGeneration: Axel, Lamia and the Shadow-Mirror; for the {{mecha}}, the [[WingedHumanoid Angelg]], [[MotionCaptureMecha Soulgain]], [[{{Ninja}} Vysaga]], [[BeamSpam Ashsaver]], [[MoreDakka Laz Angriff]], Gespenst MK II, Zweizergain and Weiss Saber (''A Portable'' exclusive)
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The exclusive SuperRobot originals - Axel gets the blue Soulgain, Lamia gets the pink Angelg.
* RealMenWearPink: If the player chooses Axel as the protagonist, Shadow-Mirror {{mook}}s will use the feminine Angelg in the last few scenarios.
* TheRival: Whoever the player doesn't select as the protagonist becomes the chosen protagonist's rival for the duration of the game.
* SecretCharacter
** [[spoiler:[[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Aestevalis Gai Custom/Gai Daigoji and Daitetsujin/Tsukumo Shiratori]]]]
** [[spoiler:[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Nobel Gundam/Allenby Beardsley, Master Gundam/Master Asia and Fuunsaiki Gundam/Fuunsaiki]]]]
** [[spoiler:[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam Gouf Custom/Norris Packard]]]]
** [[spoiler:[[Manga/GetterRobo Tekkou Ki, Kochou Ki, and Musashi Tomoe]], which the latter will not be KilledOffForReal for the rest of the game]]
** [[spoiler:[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Four Murasame or Rosamia Badam]]; [[SadisticChoice yes, you can only pick one]]]]
** [[spoiler:[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Qubeley/Elpeo Ple & Ple II]]; in fact, it's possible to accidentally kill them)]]
** [[spoiler:[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Elmeth/Lalah Sune]]]]
** [[spoiler:[[Anime/MetalArmorDragonar Falguen/Meio Plato]]]]
** [[spoiler:[[Anime/MazingerZ Minerva X]]]]
* ShoutOut: Exclusively in ''A Portable'', mixed alongside ActorAllusion, there's a chance Axel will say "'''LISTEN TO MY SCREAM!!''' - now's not the time to be saying that!" Creator/NobutoshiCanna voices Axel and Basara Nekki of ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}''.
* ShutUpHannibal: Done by [[Anime/{{Daitarn 3}} Haran Banjou]] to [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Haman Karn]]
* SuperTitle64Advance
* TransformationNameAnnouncement: Spoofed by [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Gai Daigoji]] in response of Kazuya's "DAAAAIIIMOOOOOSSS!!!"