DescriptionA 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.
- "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
Part of the Following Groups
|Great but not the best of the series||Bregalad (916)|
The Press Says
|Official Nintendo Magazine||Dec 11, 2008||86 out of 100||86|
|1UP||Feb 16, 2009||B+||83|
|GamesCollection||Feb 15, 2011||8 out of 10||80|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Dec 16, 2008||8 out of 10||80|
|RPGamer||Mar 08, 2009||4 out of 5||80|
|JeuxActu||Dec 04, 2008||15 out of 20||75|
|Cyber Stratege||Jan 02, 2009||7 out of 10||70|
|Good Game||Feb 23, 2009||7 out of 10||70|
|Gamekult||Dec 10, 2008||7 out of 10||70|
|The Review Busters||2009||6.25 out of 10||62|
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Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (article in the open encyclopedia)