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Eight hundred years ago, the sacred stones were used to defeat the Demon King. Sealing his soul inside the stones, peace was brought to the continent of Magvel and five nations were built around the power of the sacred stones.

However, after 800 years of peace, the Grado Empire suddenly attacks his longtime ally Renais and a larger war threatens to break out. The player takes on the role of Prince Ephraim and his sister Princess Erika, two of the few survivors of Grado's attack, following their different paths through the story.

Gameplay in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones is similar to its predecessors or the Advance Wars games. The player controls several different units in tactical turn-based battles.

There are many different classes ranging from knights, thieves and archers to paladins, wyvern riders, great knights and more. As in RPGs, units receive experience points for their actions and may choose to upgrade to a different class once they reach a high enough level.

A key element in Fire Emblem's gameplay are the three different types of weapons and magic. One type of weapon or magic is always strong against one, and weak against another type.

During battles, it is also possible to visit stores to buy equipment, or houses to gain hints.

Sometimes neutral units will also participate in battle. They can be convinced to join the player's army if the right person talks to them.

Unlike most similar games, when a unit dies in battle it is impossible to revive it.


Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Game Boy Advance Monsters has several types
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Game Boy Advance Introducing the main characters
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Game Boy Advance Pick up units
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Game Boy Advance Joshua has a great abilities... but lance in torso is a problem

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Alternate Titles

  • "ファイアーエムブレム 聖魔の光石" -- Japanese Spelling
  • "火焰之纹章:圣魔的光石" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Fire Emblem: Seima no Kouseki" -- Japanese Title
  • "Fire Emblem 8" -- Informal Name

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User Reviews

It took me 2 years to beat that little gem, but I did it ! Game Boy Advance Bregalad (963)

Critic Reviews

Deeko Game Boy Advance 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
GamingEvolution Game Boy Advance 2005 9.25 out of 10 92
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Game Boy Advance Nov 01, 2005 9 out of 10 90 Game Boy Advance Dec 12, 2005 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot Game Boy Advance May 27, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
Just RPG Game Boy Advance May 23, 2005 85 out of 100 85
1UP Game Boy Advance Jun 03, 2005 B+ 83
RPGFan Game Boy Advance Jun 14, 2005 82 out of 100 82
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Advance Nov 04, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Wii U Feb 17, 2015 8 out of 10 80


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