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  • Summary: Open the gateways between worlds, Heroes at your side. Nintendo's hit strategy-RPG Fire Emblem series is now reimagined for smart devices. Fight battles customized for touch screens and on-the-go gameplay. Summon characters from across the Fire Emblem universe. Develop your Heroes' skills,Open the gateways between worlds, Heroes at your side. Nintendo's hit strategy-RPG Fire Emblem series is now reimagined for smart devices. Fight battles customized for touch screens and on-the-go gameplay. Summon characters from across the Fire Emblem universe. Develop your Heroes' skills, and take them to new heights. This is your adventure—a Fire Emblem that's like nothing you've seen before. This application is free to download and offers some optional in-app purchases. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Feb 3, 2017
    90
    The graphics look amazing on Retina screens, the artwork for characters and battle sprites is well-done, the music and voice acting is incredible, and the controls for combat feel much more intuitive on touch screens. The game is also pretty generous with giving you the premium currency at a steady pace, but you can also purchase more if need be. The story is fairly captivating and there are plenty of other modes to keep you busy for a while, and overall the game is great for both newbies and veterans alike.
  2. Feb 8, 2017
    80
    This is Nintendo’s best mobile effort yet.
  3. Feb 13, 2017
    80
    This is not the Fire Emblem you know, though the strategic fights, characters and bizarre music are still there. This is a game that seems simpler, but will make it for the long haul.
  4. Feb 6, 2017
    75
    A free-to-play game ideal for quick matches. The simplified gameplay makes it even more accessible for new fans to try and get into the series.
  5. Feb 14, 2017
    70
    The great controls and superb illustrations of the characters, as well as good sound don't make it up for the dull plot and repetitive gameplay. It's a good way to get in contact with the world of Fire Emblem, but will leave players wanting the real thing instead of this watered down version.
  6. Feb 2, 2017
    70
    It might not be the Fire Emblem game you wanted on mobile, but it's the one that we've got, and it's pretty solid.
  7. Mar 12, 2017
    50
    Fire Emblem Heroes is a watered down version of the traditional Fire Emblem experience. While it’s completely possible to enjoy the game without spending a single cent, it’s designed with the pay to win model in mind so that spending cash will ensure a quick and fast route to victory. Coupled with the extremely aggravating and excessive stamina system, those trying to play the game for free will encounter numerous roadblocks and turnoffs. If you’ve never tried Fire Emblem before, this is a quick and easy introduction, but if any of its concepts appeal to you, you’re better off abandoning Heroes and jumping into any of the other great entries in the series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 38
  2. Negative: 10 out of 38
  1. Feb 2, 2017
    10
    The game take the better from Fire Emblem's mechanics(weapon triangle, statistics, etc) and gameplay(tactics turn battles, lots of character)The game take the better from Fire Emblem's mechanics(weapon triangle, statistics, etc) and gameplay(tactics turn battles, lots of character) and from portable casual mobile games() and make a very enjoyable and fun videogame. It has a good history(no so deep like other FE but good enough), and you can use character for every past FE, and well that matter, specially for fans of the series. personally i don't like the chibi art style(big head and cute) but at least in portraits and conversations they look with classic art style.

    cons: not relationship between characters, no permanent death(if your hero dies you can use it later)
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  2. Jun 14, 2020
    10
    Brilliant game. Probably one of the best mobile phones games and hands down the best Nintendo game for mobile phones.
  3. Feb 3, 2017
    9
    Fire Emblem Heroes is the best way to introduce you to the saga itself. This games take the better from Fire Emblem: Combats, strategys,Fire Emblem Heroes is the best way to introduce you to the saga itself. This games take the better from Fire Emblem: Combats, strategys, statistics, no permanent Death (This is good because you can think a better strategy) and more. It has decent story, really generic in my opinion but at least is good. Maybe the chibi art is not compatible with the series, in my opinion, but at least in portraits and conversations they look with the classic art style, I really like it. Of you course if you don't like this type of games please GET OUT, we don't need 'posers' and haters.
    It's a good year to be a Fire Emblem Fan. Peace.It's a good year to be a Fire Emblem Fan. Peace.
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  4. Jun 29, 2017
    8
    Nintendo has just made a mobile game which is really good if you want to introduce yourself to the Fire Emblem franchise. It will introduceNintendo has just made a mobile game which is really good if you want to introduce yourself to the Fire Emblem franchise. It will introduce you to the battle systems, weapon triangle, and hundreds of characters from multiple Fire Emblem games. You start with Alfonse, Sharena and Anna, and will eventually get orbs to summon heroes from multiple games, such as Marth (from Shadow Dragon), Ike (from Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn), Roy (The Binding Blade), Chrom (Awakening), and many more characters. The best part about them is the fact that you can summon characters from the Japan-exclusive titles. And this just showcases a small portion of the HUGE Fire Emblem cast of characters. However, the energy system feels pointless, getting orbs gets harder the more you advance, obtaining good heroes is just SO difficult, the friend list is pointless, and the voting tournaments are very predictable. But the game has tons of replayability and adds new heroes and game modes quite often. It's free-to-play, so you can get it at any time, but you can purchase stuff in order to improve the experience. Fire Emblem Heroes is definitely worth it, but it's relatively weaker than the rest of the legendary Nintendo franchise. Expand
  5. Jan 2, 2018
    7
    Of course, this isn't a full-fledged 3DS game, but it is one of the best free-to-play games and adaptations of real games. I haven't spent aOf course, this isn't a full-fledged 3DS game, but it is one of the best free-to-play games and adaptations of real games. I haven't spent a dollar on it, yet I have a stable of 30+ level 40 5-stars and no shortage of things to do. Expand
  6. Feb 7, 2017
    5
    It truly means something when this is what people will defend as a good mobile game. There are people out there saying that you shouldn'tIt truly means something when this is what people will defend as a good mobile game. There are people out there saying that you shouldn't compare this at all with the handheld Fire Emblem games- but why shouldn't we? I have a 3DS with both of the newer iterations of the series, so why should I bother to play this? It's simpler in every respect. There are some benefits to this game- there's the ease and speed of battles as well as the thrill of randomly receiving a powerful hero. At higher levels (from what I can tell) you have the option to choose your character's abilities and go in to battle. I've enjoyed the times when I've actually hand-picked a team to directly counter my enemy's army. But that's it- everything else about the game feels too dumbed-down to actually be more than passably enjoyable. Is the game terrible? No, but it's not worth me putting down a dedicated handheld console to pick up a free-to-play app on my phone. Expand
  7. Jan 15, 2021
    0
    Casino Simulator: Heroes

    Probably the most DISGUSTING Nintendo title out there for iOS. I spent around 250 Orbs (which would cost more than
    Casino Simulator: Heroes

    Probably the most DISGUSTING Nintendo title out there for iOS. I spent around 250 Orbs (which would cost more than 200euro if you bought them with money) and opened ONLY duplicate trash heroes. From the 250 Orbs that I gathered F2P for more than 6 months I only got 4 Gold 5-star heroes. The rest were all 3-star duplicate useless trash. From the 4 Gold Heroes, 2 of them were the same, meaning one is instantly useless.

    Such casino tactics should be sued.
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