Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi

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Fire Emblem
Developer Intelligent Systems
Publisher Nintendo
System Game Boy Advance
Release Date JP March 29, 2002
Genre Strategy/RPG
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Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi (known as Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade in Brawl) is the sixth game in the Fire Emblem series and the first on a portable system, the Game Boy Advance.



Men and dragons once lived at peace long ago until men started a war with the dragons, known as the Scouring. It ended with the dragons being defeated, with the aid of eight mighty heroes. These eight heroes founded the various regions of Elibe.

Chronologically the game follows the story told in Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken. It features Lord Roy, the son of Eliwood and his quest to keep the country of Bern from overrunning the world with the power of the dragons. King Zephiel has destroyed the peace of the last two decades in his quest to bring 'peace' to the continent of Elibe.


As the first portable game, Fuuin no Tsurugi introduces new features to the game. The classes system was reorganized with different roles and abilities, most of which have been consistent through the rest of the Gameboy Advance games. Certain gameplay features from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 were not used, such as the fatigue meter and the ability to capture units.

Otherwise the game follows a similar formula of the previous games. Characters move on a grid-like map, much like the older Famicom Wars series. Close ranged weapons and magic have their own respective trinity systems based on the basic Rock-Paper-Scissors formula. Because the game auto-saves after every move and characters can die permanently, playing a chapter and keeping every character alive can prove difficult.


Before the game was even released, the protagonist Roy was used in Super Smash Bros. Melee. The character proved to be so popular that the next game, Rekka no Ken, became the first Fire Emblem game internationally.

The next two games, Rekka no Ken and Sacred Stones both used the same gameplay engine, though each added new gameplay elements. Many of the characters in Fuuin no Tsurugi reappear or are mentioned in Rekka no Ken, only twenty years younger.

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