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Description

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 Lance vs. sword
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Game Boy Advance Zombie-like monster
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Game Boy Advance Enemies talk
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Game Boy Advance Viewing a character

Promo Images

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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 ! Bregalad (968) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Deeko 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
GamingEvolution 2005 9.25 out of 10 92
GamerDad Nov 07, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpy May 25, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Portable Review Oct 23, 2005 35 out of 40 88
N-Zone Dec 22, 2005 87 out of 100 87
IGN May 24, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Just RPG May 23, 2005 85 out of 100 85
RPGFan Jun 14, 2005 82 out of 100 82
JeuxActu Nov 04, 2005 15 out of 20 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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Mobygamesisreanimated (11179) added Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (Game Boy Advance) on Jun 02, 2005
Other platforms contributed by ResidentHazard (3566) and Michael Cassidy (21176)