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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (DS)

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (DS)
alaScore 88

20 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the gameplay, whereas some have doubts about the value for money.


value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (DS) from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Nintendo DS Games on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (Nintendo DS)

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon


A classic tactics game goes handheld.

It shouldn't have taken 19 years for Nintendo to dig up this Famicom gem.

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon


It seems like we just can't get enough RPG remakes on the DS these days. Square Enix is constantly pulling games from their archives to remake and now even Nintendo is repackaging their older games. The game we have here happens to be a remake of the...

Ultimately, Fire Emblem DS is most likely going to be considered the worst game of the series to see the light of day in the US among hardcore fanatics, which is doing it an injustice. It's still a great game, and one that newcomers can play to get...


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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Review


Enhanced graphics, new music and online play make Shadow Dragon Nintendo's best Fire Emblem.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon DS Game Guide

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon


In this remake of the classic NES title, Intelligent Systems seeks to successfully integrate the spirit of the original with nearly twenty years of subsequent gameplay refinements.  Fortunately, what they've come up with is enough to please nearly any...

While some corners of the internet may be echoing with complaints about the "regression" of Fire Emblem back to its roots with this remake of the NES classic, my advice is to hear none of it. Shadow Dragon is as much an evolution of the fundamental...

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon


With the release of two unique Advance Wars titles, several Age of Empires games, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2, and numerous other similar efforts, handheld strategy gamers haven't had too much to complain about. However, they've been clamoring for...

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon - DS Game Reviews - The Armchair Empire


The Fire Emblem series has always maintained a respectable presence in Nintendo's family, dating back as far as the NES days. It was only recently that North Americans were able to experience the games for themselves, no doubt due to the attention that...

Fast paced, addictive gameplay; Engaging, mature (for Nintendo) story; Permanent death leads to careful planning

Antiquated inventory system; Difficult, cheap bosses; Flawed online play

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Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon


After a dozen or so titles in the Fire Emblem series fans in the States will finally get to see one of those games that never came out over here. Shadow Dragon is a remake of the original Fire Emblem game. That means your favorite characters may die at...

Out of all of the games Nintendo makes it seems like Fire Emblem will never take that next step it needs to. It would have been a lot nicer to see a new game in the series, not a remake from the first game. This is why we have the online store on the...

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon


If it wasn't for Super Smash Bros. Melee, most Western gamers would probably still be ignorant about the Fire Emblem series. Thankfully, the Fire Emblem characters that starred in the aforementioned best-selling GameCube game, Marth and Roy, both...

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is another quality addition to the series, but it doesn't feel as good as the latest installments because it lacks refinements made to the formula. It also panders to newcomers too much, ditching one of the elements that make...

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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon


I have been a fan of the Fire Emblem series ever since its first English-release on the GameBoy Advance. Since then, I have played every version released outside of Japan, and was highly anticipating Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, the first entry to the...

Fire Emblem finally makes it to the DS ; Gameplay is still as challenging and fun as ever ; Overall good audio-visual

Plot hasn't been enhanced at all from the original version, and as a result is relatively weak ; Players new to the series might want to check out the GBA versions first ; Lack of character development ; Missing the charm of earlier games in the series

The game follows the journey of Marth, Prince of Altea. When Marth’s father is killed in battle against the evil Dolhr Empire, he is forced to flee his homeland. The game follows Marth’s quest to reclaim Altea as his own, stop the Dolhr from conquering...