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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Compatible with Nintendo DS™ (NDS™)
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features

  • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is the first to offer players a chance to test their skills against other players in combat. Using your broadband connection, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and wireless play modes, players are able to send units they've trained into battle against those of another player. Collect optional cards to give your team a unique tactical bonus that can help you clench victory. During Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection matches, friends can talk to each other using the built-in Nintendo DS microphone
  • Touch-screen controls, multiple save options and an easy-to-follow tutorial allow novice players to jump into the action, even if they've never played a Fire Emblem game before
  • Borrow units wirelessly or through Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and use them in your own battles with the Loan Unit feature
  • Six levels of difficulty ensure that even seasoned players can find a challenge in this new entry into the Fire Emblem series
  • Purchase rare and powerful items using the gold you've acquired during your single-player campaign with the Online Shop feature. You never know what items you might come across, because new items rotate in and out of the armory on a daily basis
  • Play through the events that brought Marth to the beginning of his quest through a new set of prologue chapters that were specially added to the game for its Nintendo DS release

description

Medeus, the king of the dragonkin, has been revived and is forming an alliance with a fearsome sorcerer named Gharnef. Together, they threaten to the throw the entire continent of Archanea back to an age of chaos and war. Now, it's up to young Prince Marth and his small band of loyal followers to rise up and rally all those left in the land to make one last desperate push to free Archanea from the tyranny of the Shadow Dragon.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy setting. Players alternate turns with opponents, moving their pieces (units) and attacking enemy units on the battlefield. There are dozens of units and different weapons and magic spells, each with its own strategic benefits-high-flying Pegasus knights move effortlessly over varied terrain, fast-moving mounted cavaliers can use swords and lances, unarmed curates use healing staves to mend the wounds of other units and so on.

Many groups play a part in a story but undoubtedly the story's protagonist, Prince Marth, will be the focus for most. Marth has been featured in the Super Smash Bros. series and has been extremely popular within those games, but this is his first time starring in a Fire Emblem game in the United States. At Marth's side is a support of fearless fighters, including the brave Caeda, a princess of the Talys kingdom. Other major characters include the evil sorcerer Gharnef and the sole surviving descendant of the royal House Archanea, Princess Nyna.

further info

Official Release Date Feb 15, 2009
Genre Strategy
Version  US
  ESRB Everyone 10
Titles rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older) have content that may be suitable for ages 10 and older. Titles in this category may contain more cartoon, fantasy or mild violence, mild language and/or minimal suggestive themes.
PAX-Code PAX0002551564
Catalog No.  NTR-P-YFEE
Item Code  0045496740047
Players  1-2

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Average rating:  (4 out of 5)
Total votes:11

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cobaltwinger (1) on 26, Jun. 2012 15:06 (HKT)

A faithful remake of the original game with additional flair added in the form of forging weapons, hidden support bonuses, and the weapon triangle. The game is loads of fun for those who like turn-based strategy with RPG elements.

A game originally offered on a 512KB cartridge couldn't offer too much in the way of text though - so be wary that the plot won't be as good as later games. I also missed the "rescue" and "shove" commands from later games, but that just shows you how the series has improved.
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Burnmonkey (154) on 23, May. 2012 10:06 (HKT)
Love me some Fire Emblem
I love this series. It can be very frustrating but very rewarding at the same time.
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hy00ga (324) on 26, Jan. 2012 14:46 (HKT)
great game
best strategy game on DS ^^
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sumiyatisakri (40) on 22, Dec. 2011 21:37 (HKT)
Good old nostalgic
Reminded me of my experience playing fire emblem on the GBA. This time with improved graphic and game-play.
Nice nostalgic for me...
And for those enjoying the old series on the GBA, buy this game too...
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coldice (253) on 28, Sep. 2011 14:09 (HKT)
Fire Emblem continues
Fire Emblem continues without really altering too much of its formula - this is both good and bad, but for the faithful, this is a good thing.

The game has a new visual style compared to other DS outings, which may or may not be to people's liking, however gameplay is very much in tact.
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