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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 This guy can throw handaxe
Fire Emblem Game Boy Advance The heroes travel via an overhead map
Fire Emblem Game Boy Advance The beginning of a complex later-game battle
Fire Emblem Game Boy Advance Choosing which weapon to attack with

Promo Images

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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 (103)
An epic and challenging strategy-RPG Game Boy Advance Bregalad (938)
This game Makes Sense. Game Boy Advance WWWWolf (421)
Practically perfect. Game Boy Advance Eurythmic (2581)
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
Lawrence Game Boy Advance Jan 03, 2004 A- 91
Nintendo Life Game Boy Advance Nov 29, 2010 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Dec 02, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePro (US) Game Boy Advance Nov 03, 2003 4.5 out of 5 90
JeuxActu Game Boy Advance Jul 13, 2004 18 out of 20 90
Mygamer.com Game Boy Advance Aug 16, 2004 8.6 out of 10 86
GamePlasma Game Boy Advance Mar 30, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
GameStar Game Boy Advance Dec 03, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
HonestGamers Game Boy Advance Mar 30, 2006 8 out of 10 80


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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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