Ace Combat Advance is the first Ace Combat game released on a Nintendo system. It is a top-down shooter released for the Game Boy Advance in 2005.
The game is a top down shooter divided into missions. Prior to each mission, the player chooses a plane and weapons. In each mission, the player has full control of what direction the plane travels and uses a radar in the bottom right to track the objectives.
The game takes place in the year 2032, where globalization has blurred countries' borders with multinational conglomerates holding worldwide power. One of these companies, General Resource Limited, use their state of the art military equipment with their Air Strike Force to destory anyone that tries to stop them. An international military forms an elite squadron called the United Air Defense to take back the world. The player plays as the UAD's newest pilot.