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Fire Emblem (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Fire Emblem Game Boy Advance This guy can throw handaxe
Fire Emblem Game Boy Advance Instructions
Fire Emblem Game Boy Advance The beginning of a complex later-game battle
Fire Emblem Game Boy Advance Choosing which weapon to attack with

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 Pagen HD (81) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
An epic and challenging strategy-RPG Bregalad (916) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
This game Makes Sense. WWWWolf (422) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Practically perfect. Eurythmic (2610) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
A game this good should have been released years ago in the United States. Jester236 (39) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
The perfect balance of fun and strategy... Lad Holyman (6) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
One of the most immersive games ever Maceart BeefKing (7) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Just RPG 2003 95 out of 100 95
Gamer 2.0 May 01, 2004 9.3 out of 10 93
GameSpy Dec 02, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePro (US) Nov 03, 2003 4.5 out of 5 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 07, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Christ Centered Game Reviews Jun 01, 2005 89 out of 100 89
Mygamer.com Aug 16, 2004 8.6 out of 10 86
The Review Busters 2003 8 out of 10 80
Netjak Nov 27, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Gamestyle Aug 08, 2006 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

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.

Awards

  • 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.)
Kartanym (10779) added Fire Emblem (Game Boy Advance) on Dec 01, 2003