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The rightful heir to the throne of Rikea is finally returning home after many years lost to her people. But before the celebrations can begin, you must first guard her through the evil lands that await before you, by taking charge of an elite group of soldiers possessing skills unlike any other.

The first Fire Emblem title to be released outside of Japan includes an all new quest featuring a selection of warriors, wizards and dragons (both good and bad). Battle through turn-based environments and choose your moves wisely, as those you lose during a fight will be lost for good.


Fire Emblem Game Boy Advance The beginning of a complex later-game battle
Fire Emblem Game Boy Advance Lord Lyn
Fire Emblem Game Boy Advance ...and can attack!
Fire Emblem Game Boy Advance Getting hit by the enemy

Promo Images

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Fire Emblem Concept Art
Fire Emblem Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "ファイアーエムブレム 烈火の剣" -- Japanese spelling
  • "火焰之纹章:烈火之剑" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken " -- Japanese title
  • "Fire Emblem 7" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

The thought process of each battle, explained Game Boy Advance Pagen HD (131)
An epic and challenging strategy-RPG Game Boy Advance Bregalad (963)
This game Makes Sense. Game Boy Advance WWWWolf (453)
Practically perfect. Game Boy Advance Eurythmic (2698)
A game this good should have been released years ago in the United States. Game Boy Advance Jester236 (39)
The perfect balance of fun and strategy... Game Boy Advance Lad Holyman (6)
One of the most immersive games ever Game Boy Advance Maceart BeefKing (7)

Critic Reviews

Deeko Game Boy Advance 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
IGN Game Boy Advance Nov 05, 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
Armchair Empire, The Game Boy Advance Jan 24, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91 (UK) Game Boy Advance Jul 07, 2004 9 out of 10 90
AceGamez Game Boy Advance 2003 9 out of 10 90
Cubed3 Game Boy Advance Aug 17, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Dec, 2003 9 out of 10 90
RPG Kingdom Game Boy Advance Jan 11, 2005 18 out of 20 90
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Nov 10, 2003 8.9 out of 10 89 Game Boy Advance Jul 16, 2004 17 out of 20 85


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References to the game

Lyn appears as an assist trophy in the Wii game Super Smash Bros.: Brawl.

Version differences

The introduction music features a voice in the Japanese and American version of the game. The European version of the game has the melody played by a flute instead. Most probably they needed more space for text in different languages, and they removed the voice to gain more space.

The Kingdom of Bern was renamed Biran in the French and German translations of the game, probably because the capital of Switzerland and its region is also named Bern, which could create confusion amongst some gamers.


  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – #5 Game Boy Advance Game of the Year
    • 2003 - Revival of the Year (Game Boy Advance)
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Related Web Sites

  • Fire Emblem (Official game web site by Nintendo of America.)
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