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Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Dual Sympathy (Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy as it is known in English) is the first in a series of Fullmetal Alchemist games to be released on Nintendo DS.

A side scrolling action game, Dual Sympathy has the player manipulate alchemy skills using the stylus as you fight enemies, making use of standard attacks and special attacks based on the surrounding environment and items items located in the area.

The story of the game follows the fifty one episode anime series with the same name.

Connectivity bonuses can be unlocked by having the GBA Fullmetal Alchemist games in the GBA slot of the DS.


Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy Nintendo DS Title screen.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy Nintendo DS Main menu.

Alternate Titles

  • "鋼の錬金術師 Dual Sympathy" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Dual Sympathy" -- Japanese title

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Gamebrink 2005 84 out of 100 84
Cheat Code Central 2006 4 out of 5 80
GameSpy Feb 15, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameZone Dec 18, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Worth Playing Feb 07, 2007 6.3 out of 10 63
Frictionless Insight Apr 23, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50 (UK) Sep 26, 2007 5 out of 10 50
GamesRadar Jan 02, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Gamers' Temple, The 2006 48 out of 100 48
GameSpot Feb 05, 2007 4 out of 10 40


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