Fire Emblem: Archanea Saga (ファイアーエムブレム アカネイア戦記編 Faiā Emuburemu Archanea Senki Hen), also known as BS Fire Emblem, were four short standalone games that could be downloaded for the Satellaview add-on for the Super Famicom (SNES). The last time they were broadcast was in 1999. The maps take place immediately between the Prologue chapters of Shadow Dragon and the intro of Marth Embarks. Each game has one map, with the goal to collect the most points before time runs out. Points are collected by defeating enemies, opening chests, visiting villages, and the like. You control a main "lord" character who functions also as the item storage, with the map resetting if your lord character is defeated in battle. The gameplay engine is the same as in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, and most of the dialogue was voice acted. Characters from Mystery of the Emblem and Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi make appearances here (retaining their original growth rates), as well as some original characters. It was later remade for Fire Emblem: Shin Monshō no Nazo ~Hikari to Kage no Eiyū~, where it appeared as a bonus feature in Extra Mode, with the time limits and convoy feature removed, voiceovers absent, and using portraits from Shadow Dragon and the main story chapters in the game.
Voice Acting (BS-X only)Edit
- Main Narration / Cornelius / Ruben - Totani Kōji (戸谷 公次)
- Rickard - Ikura Kazue (伊倉 一恵)
- Camus / Frost - Inoue Kazuhiko (井上 和彦)
- Navarre / Belf - Ōta Shinichirō (太田 真一郎)
- Minerva / Malice - Sakakibare Yoshiko (榊原 良子)
- Nyna / Village Daughter (Chapter 2) - Neya Michiko (根谷 美智子)
- Hardin / Village Youth (Chapter 2) / Castor / Medeus - Hori Hideyuki (堀 秀行)
- Boah / Dice / Bulzark - Yada Kōji (矢田 耕司)
Part 1: Fall of the Palace (第1話・パレス陥落)Edit
The Dolhr army, led by Earth Dragon Medeus, has invaded the palace of Archanea. You take control of Princess Nyna, and her soldiers, as they try to flee from the palace. Blocking their way are Dolhr soldiers who you must defeat. The lord character of this chapter is Nyna, a bishop. She is accompanied by Boah, a bishop; Tomas, an archer; Midia, a paladin; and Dolph and Macellan, both Armor Knights.
Part 2: The Red Dragon Knight (第2話・赤い竜騎士)Edit
Minerva discovers deserters of her Medonian army have been attacking villages near Aurelis. Although Hardin is her enemy, she decides to join forces with him to defeat the deserters. The lord characters of this chapter are Minerva, a dragon knight and Hardin, a cavalier. They are accompanied by Catria and Est, both Pegasus Knights; Wolf, a horseman; Roshea, a cavalier; and Frost, a bishop.
Part 3: Thieves' Gang of Justice (第3話・正義の盗賊団)Edit
Many days have passed since the palace of Archanea was invaded. Rickard and Lena, along with Navarre and Castor, sneak into the palace to steal treasures to aid the poor, and perhaps themselves as well. The lord character of this chapter is Rickard. He is accompanied by Lena, a sister; Nabarl, a mercenary; Castor, a hunter; Dice, a fighter; and Malice, a mercenary.
Part 4: The Beginning (第4話・始まりのとき)Edit
Two years have passed since Archanea fell. Nyna is currently under the protection of the Grunian Sable Knights, led by Camus. However she is endlessly pursued by Medeus' forces. Camus decides the best option is to head for Aurelis, in hope that Prince Hardin will offer her protection. The lord characters of this chapter are Nyna, a bishop, and Camus, a paladin. They are accompanied by Leiden and Belf, both cavaliers; and Robert, a horseman.