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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.

Screenshots

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Game Boy Advance Level up
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Game Boy Advance General Seth
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Game Boy Advance In this battle you have to break through the walls and lock-pick the doors to get to the enemy
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Game Boy Advance My knight has bad weapon

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 (938)

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Jul, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GamerDad Game Boy Advance Nov 07, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Nintendo Life Nintendo 3DS Jan 18, 2012 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
GameZone Game Boy Advance May 31, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Diehard GameFan Game Boy Advance Jun 03, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Jul, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central Game Boy Advance 2005 4 out of 5 80
Nintendo-Online.de Wii U Feb 17, 2015 8 out of 10 80
Legendra Game Boy Advance Mar 30, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Critics Game Boy Advance Jun 20, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #4 GBA Game of the Year
    • 2005 – GBA Strategy Game of the Year

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