Fire Emblem Game Boy Advance
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Universal acclaim- based on 92 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 92
  2. Negative: 4 out of 92

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  1. Dec 17, 2013
    I wanted to like this game more, but it gets too long to get started with an endless tutorial trough multiple missions. Characters are not well developed like the Consoles games and few strategic tools, basically just move and attack/heal... still lots of content after the first playtrough if you want to dive into.
  2. Jul 22, 2012
    Fire Emblem is easily one of the greatest titles ever created for the Gameboy Advance. This game is a turn-by-turn tactical RPG featuring dozens of unique characters to choose from. Gameplay is simple to understand and its user interface and help system makes it easy to approach, yet it provides great challenges of just the right difficulty. Players will fall in love with this game's diverse cast of characters, each with their own background story to unravel. Because it is not possible to fully mature every character and reveal each of their side stories in a single playthrough, several plays will be necessary to achieve full completion, resulting in unrivaled replay value. Exceptional gameplay added to a deep, rich story, and met with beautiful art and music Fire Emblem a true masterpiece of entertainment. If you have a Gameboy Advance compatible device and enjoy tactics and strategy themed games, Fire Emblem is an absolute must buy for you! Expand
  3. Feb 23, 2013
    What a great classic. Story is engaging, characters are very memorable. Very addicting turn based strategy that sucked out 35 hours of my life in a weekend!
  4. Oct 21, 2012
    Best GBA RPG I've ever played. Sorry Pokémon, but you can't match the characters and the story.
  5. Dec 30, 2012
    Really good. I'm not going to say this is the best fire emblem of the lot because after playing this after Sacred Stones,I just prefer Sacred Stones in most aspects.Still a great game though.
  6. Jun 18, 2013
    Astonishingly good, entertaining, challenging and long game for GBA. FE was unlike anything I played on the handheld so far and most of strategic games for GBA pale in comparison (maybe except Advanced Wars 2).
  7. Mar 30, 2014
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A incredible tactical-rpg it has so much detail every character has their own backstory and personality you can do anything. it has a battle system so deep that i didn't knew much of it, every character can do things that others can't Lyn, Elliwood, Hector they are so complex but incredible, the weapon triangle, the weapons that can contradict the weapon triangle it is so deep. A must buy it is easy to learn but difficult to master buy it or play it from an emulator or wait if it is in the virtual console of the wiiu that will bring gba games. Expand
  8. Sep 14, 2014
    Yes i am playing in 2014,
    It's a really fun game, really irritating to lose your characters, but that just makes you treasure your characters more and forces you not to make stupid decisions.

    So fun, great music.
    Turn base similar to Pokemon with a but more, but very fun overall and addictive

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. It's a game with real heart that fans of Japanese RPGs can't fail to fall in love with. It's also the best turn-based title on the Game Boy Advance since the original "Advance Wars."
  2. Provides an excellent story-driven, but more linear, alternative to the likes of "Advance Wars," for the budding portable strategist.
  3. Offers up some solid gameplay, sharp visuals, likable character designs, and a fairly compelling (if somewhat typical) story. Fans of "Advance Wars" will particularly enjoy it. [Dec 2003, p.102]