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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (Nintendo DS)

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A second retelling of the original Fire Emblem on the Famicom, Shadow Dragon utilises the Nintendo DS online options in a first for the long running Fire Emblem series.

The game offers a graphical enhancement from Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Ken and Monshō no Nazo, which was the first remake of the original, as well as utilising the dual screens on the Nintendo DS to display the action and character stats simultaneously.

The main story centres on prince Marth as he embarks on a quest to reconquer his home kingdom and rescue his kidnapped sister. Characters and chapters that were not present in the original have been introduced in this version, as well as some that were omitted for Fire Emblem: Monshō no Nazo. Over twenty character classes are included in the game as well as over fifty individual characters to aid Marth.

Also included is the ability to save mid battle on special save point so a mistake in the last turn will not force a restart. Other features are the class swap for characters to change their abilities. Online battle features up to five characters per side in a two player battle.


Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Nintendo DS Nice automap on the top screen
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Nintendo DS The main hero
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Nintendo DS Leveling up
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Nintendo DS Intro - evil ones

Alternate Titles

  • "ファイアーエムブレム 新・暗黒竜と光の剣" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Fire Emblem: Shin・Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Ken" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Great but not the best of the series Bregalad (914) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Pocket Gamer UK Dec 15, 2008 9 out of 10 90
3D Juegos Dec 03, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
IGN Feb 16, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85 Jan 23, 2009 82 out of 100 82
Gameswelt Jan 06, 2009 82 out of 100 82
Meristation Dec 08, 2008 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Dec 16, 2008 8 out of 10 80
RPGamer Mar 08, 2009 4 out of 5 80
GamesCollection Feb 15, 2011 8 out of 10 80
The Review Busters 2009 6.25 out of 10 62


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  • IGN
    • 2009 - Best DS Strategy Game (Readers' Vote)

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Keeper Garrett (968) added Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (Nintendo DS) on Aug 11, 2008