Fire Emblem Game Boy Advance
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Universal acclaim- based on 105 Ratings

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  • Summary: Marshall your forces and draw your steel--Fire Emblem has arrived. Fire Emblem combines strategy and role-playing in a story heavy on royal intrigue and backstabbing. As a military strategist, you must choose the best method of attack whether it is swooping from the sky with your PegasusMarshall your forces and draw your steel--Fire Emblem has arrived. Fire Emblem combines strategy and role-playing in a story heavy on royal intrigue and backstabbing. As a military strategist, you must choose the best method of attack whether it is swooping from the sky with your Pegasus Knights or striking with a phalanx of armored juggernauts to crush the opposition. With dozens of soldiers, weapons, and magic spells at your service, Fire Emblem equips you with everything you need to dominate the battlefield. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 100
    Although the automatic save system makes it a great handheld title, it's perhaps even better suited to relaxing marathon sessions on your couch. Fire Emblem is well-crafted, and unless you have an aversion to turn-based strategy, it's highly recommend.
  2. One of the most well-crafted RPGs we've seen. If you are into RPGs at all, run out and pick Fire Emblem up right now! [Spring 2004, p.28]
  3. The graphics in those cut scenes are better than what we had really seen in a tactical RPG up to that point.
  4. 90
    The generic blend of fantasy elements doesn't detract from the fact that this is a fast-paced, compelling, excellently designed strategy game. Try it if you found "Advance Wars" too simple and "Final Fantasy Tactics" too complex.
  5. Couples a compelling, character-driven epic tale with strategic gameplay that is accessible and still manages to be challenging and satisfying.
  6. One that every strategy game fan will love.
  7. 70
    Nothing more than a fair game. It's not quite as innovative as Advance Wars, but it still manages to offer a fun, nice-looking strategy gaming experience despite the frustration factor.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41
  1. ChristianH.
    Nov 25, 2003
    10
    It is really cool the best RPG ive played in years I also think is challenging because if one of your players dies they are gone forever.
  2. GlennH.
    Oct 24, 2003
    10
    The japanese version is the best gba game ever, and i didn't even know what they were saying. this one looks even better.
  3. GregS
    Dec 7, 2009
    10
    THE definitive strategy title for the GBA. The story is exceptional, and all the characters have their own background stories and reasons for THE definitive strategy title for the GBA. The story is exceptional, and all the characters have their own background stories and reasons for fighting with you. The gameplay is also very good too. The leveling system encourages a diverse use of characters, not just a single juggernaut. The statistics driven strategy of the combat makes for a very enjoyable tactical experience forcing you to constantly evaluate risks to your units. The only downsides come from the predictable AI and the fact that after playing for 300-400 hours you've practically played the game to death. Expand
  4. DominickF.
    Jan 31, 2004
    10
    it is by far one of the best games I have ever played, and its on the gba. it has great graphics, great music and a very cool story line. but it is by far one of the best games I have ever played, and its on the gba. it has great graphics, great music and a very cool story line. but one of my favorite parts is how if a character dies it is gone for good, that is really cool. Expand
  5. AnonymousMC
    Aug 13, 2009
    10
    A truly outstanding game. It's long, with multiple campaigns & difficulty levels to extend the already great replay value. It's A truly outstanding game. It's long, with multiple campaigns & difficulty levels to extend the already great replay value. It's challenging in an almost-too-hard way that keeps you working hard to improve your tactical skills. And the wide diversity of characters, weapons, and team combinations are what good RPG's should be all about. Addicting & entertaining, this is handheld gaming at its absolute best! Expand
  6. EduardForrollI.
    Oct 22, 2003
    10
    FANTASTIC!!!
  7. BillyC.
    Jan 12, 2004
    0
    I rate this game a 0 becasue THERE IS TO MUCH FREAKEN ANIME why cant it have "REAL LIFE" in it there are no magic spells or people born withI rate this game a 0 becasue THERE IS TO MUCH FREAKEN ANIME why cant it have "REAL LIFE" in it there are no magic spells or people born with green, blue or purple hair . all and all IT SUCKS. Expand

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