Fire Emblem: Monsho no Nazo
|Fire Emblem: Monsho no Nazo|
|Designer(s)||Shouzou Kaga (game designer)|
Keisuke Terasaki (director)
Gunpei Yokoi (producer)
|Released||January 21, 1994|
|Platform(s)||Super Family Computer|
|Article on Fire Emblem Wiki||Fire Emblem: Monsho no Nazo|
Fire Emblem: Monsho no Nazo (ファイアーエムブレム 紋章の謎, Faiāemuburemu: Monshō no Nazo, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem) is the third installment of the Fire Emblem game series, developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo, and released only in Japan. It was remade in 2010 for Nintendo DS as Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo, Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu, itself also unreleased internationally.
The game takes place on the continent of Archanea and stars Marth, one of the series' representatives in the Super Smash Bros. series. The game is comprised of two halves, or "books": the first book, the "War of Shadows", is a compressed remake of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragons and the Blade of Light, the debut of both the series and Marth which was later remade again as Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. The second book, the "War of Heroes", is a completely new sequel to the story of the first book; colloquially, mentioning this game is often taken to refer to the second book alone.
 Playable Fighter
Marth was introduced to the series as an unlockable playable character. His inclusion, along with that of Roy, gave the series the worldwide exposure that led to the decision to release future Fire Emblem installments globally.
 As a Masterpiece
 Playable Fighter
Marth returns as an unlockable character. With the introduction of Final Smashes, Marth gained the Critical Hit Final Smash, based on a common role-playing game concept used by the series, where a rare lucky blow will deal triple the normal amount of damage.
There are three stickers featuring characters of Fire Emblem: Monsho no Nazo:
- Monsho no Nazo is the only Japan-exclusive Fire Emblem title listed in the North American release of Brawl not to receive an English translation. Nintendo's policy of preserving as many original Japanese aspects as possible for their "Import" Virtual Console releases led some to speculate the title's lack of translation may be signs of intent for an upcoming release abroad; however, in the years since, no movements have been made to give any Fire Emblem title a Virtual Console rerelease internationally, and the Nintendo DS remake of this game was also not given an international release.
 See Also
Masterpieces in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
|Starter games||Ice Climber · Kid Icarus · Kirby's Adventure · Star Fox 64 · Super Mario Bros. · Super Metroid · The Legend of Zelda|
|Japan-only games||EarthBound · Fire Emblem: Monsho no Nazo|
|Unlockable games||Donkey Kong · F-Zero · Super Mario Bros. 2 · Super Mario World · The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|
|Unused games||Donkey Kong Country|