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Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo

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Title Screen

Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo: Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu

Also known as: Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow
Developer: Intelligent Systems
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo DS
Released in JP: July 15, 2010


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Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo is a remake of the second half of Monshou no Nazo and, as a nice bonus, modified remakes of all four episodes of the Monshou spinoff BS Fire Emblem: Akaneia Senkihen (becoming one of the few Satellaview exclusives to see an official rerelease in some form following the service's closure).

After the remake of the first half of Monshou sold poorly and the Nintendo 3DS' release approached, however, the marketing team decided that English-speaking audiences didn't need to know how Marth's tale finishes. Whether the tale of collapsing marriages bringing out apocalypse by mole dragon is even Marth's tale anymore is up to interpretation. After all, wasn't Kris, the Hero of Shadow, the actual savior of Akaneia?

What, he never existed and was only invented for this remake? Don't be ridiculous.

Unused Items

Once again, the Torch, used for expanding a unit's vision in fog of war maps. Probably cut due to just how limited its usefulness would be, as fog of war only appears in two of the game's 45 total story maps, besides being an option for multiplayer versus matches.

Debug Map

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: Other consequences of the code.

Like many Fire Emblem games, Shin Monshou contains a debug map. To access this chapter, go to 39C585D in a hex editor and replace the "bmap202" string with "bmap000". This will take the player to the debug map upon completion of Prologue 1. Alternatively, one can disassemble their rom and edit any of the "bmap" files in the "script" folder.

This code can be used to load the debug map as well. Hold L when loading from suspend.

02021164 E0820280
94000130 FDFF0000
02021164 E1A00002
D0000000 00000000
(Source: GSCentral)
"Chapter 99: Debug Map (デバッグマップ)"
Chapter 99: Debug Map


The map itself is comprised of a simplistic recreation of the first chapter of Ankoku Ryu and Book 1 of Monshou, "Marth's Quest". As opposed to reusing the map texture of Shadow Dragon's version of the chapter, tiles corresponding to the appropriate terrain are placed without any heed being paid to it actually looking visually appealing. In addition to the standard geography of Talis, a door connecting to a roof, a drawbridge, and a treasure chest are located at the southeast tip of the island, south of the player's starting position. Unit placement is similar to the chapter's previous incarnations for general consumption, but somewhat offset from their actual locations. The player has access to 16 playable units, twice the standard amount of 8 the chapter normally has by its conclusion.

Name: Class: Location: Inventory Notes
Marth Lord 26, 7 Rapier, Light Orb, Life Orb Marth holds a standard rapier along with the Light and Life Orbs. This allows for testing of their effects. Marth can also use the Falchion that one of the enemies drops.
Kris Choice 25, 8 Own items Kris is loaded in before the debug map is ever accessed. Therefore, their default inventory cannot be seen.
Feena Dancer 26, 8 Lady Sword The Lady Sword can only be used by women. Men are incapable of using it. In addition, Feena's presence allows for testing of dancing.
Sheeda Pegasus Knight 27, 7 Wing Spear She has a conversation with Marth, but it does absolutely nothing. It presumably was intended to serve as a test of talking.
Kain Cavalier 24, 9 Iron Lance, Iron Sword There is nothing of interest here.
Abel Cavalier 25, 9 Javelin, Iron Sword, Door Key, Bridge Key In addition to Abel's starting inventory, he comes with two keys to open the door and bridge close to his initial location. Abel is a paladin when he is actually recruited, as is the case in FE3. However, he is a cavalier in his FE1 appearance, which this layout is based upon.
Doga Armour Knight 24, 4 Iron Lance There is nothing of interest here.
Gordon Archer 26, 5 Iron Bow Still nothing interesting.
Julian Thief 25, 11 Iron Sword, Master Key Julian has a Master Key to test its usage on the locks to the south. However, he makes no use of it because as a thief, he can already pick these locks naturally.
Rena Sage 27, 9 Resire, Barrier, Unlock, Thief Rena comes with a variety of staves to test. Interestingly, she is a sage instead of her standard cleric or bishop. Why her class was changed is unknown; she remains a bishop in her appearance in the final chapter.
Chiki Mamkute 24, 6 Divine Stone, Fire Stone, Magic Stone, Ice Stone, Flying Stone Chiki comes with every dragonstone available to the player. Therefore, she is present to test their functionality.
Chainy Commando 23, 7 Iron Sword Chainy is present in order to test his transformation functionality.
Paola Pegasus Knight 29, 4 Iron Lance, Elysian Whip Level 10
Katua Pegasus Knight 28, 5 Iron Lance, Elysian Whip Level 10
Est Pegasus Knight 29, 6 Iron Lance, Elysian Whip Level 10. All three pegasus sisters have identical inventories. Their purpose is twofold: one is to test the triangle attack, the other is to test falcon knight promotion.
Marich Sage 23, 8 Excalibur, Starlight, Glower, Meteor Marich should be capable of using these tomes to test their effects, but in the final version he has a mere D rank in tomes and even the promotion to sage does not grant enough extra weapon experience to allow him to use Starlight, Glower, or Meteor.

Most of the enemies are still equivalent to the Garda Pirates, the standard enemies fought in Ankoku Ryu's first chapter. Their positions are offset slightly for unknown reasons and leads to the boss no longer sitting on his gate. In addition, almost every enemy is named "NoName" in plain English. Only the more interesting enemies will have their information shown here. Assume the remaining enemies to be level 1 pirates with iron axes. Note that none of them move or attack, and stand around for the player to deal with at their pleasure.

Name: Class: Location: Inventory Notes
NoName (Gazack) Pirate 6, 4 Steel Axe, Vulnerary (Drops) Level 5. Gazack still has boss music play when he is engaged, despite him lacking a name.
NoName Thief 23, 11 Iron Sword, Vulnerary (Drops), Falchion (Drops), Vulnerary (Drops), Master Key This thief drops several items, most importantly the Falchion. It is most likely dropped in order to test the key item obtained sound effect.
Hardin Emperor 21, 8 Gradius, Dark Orb Hardin takes his standard Chapter 20 appearance. Neither of his items drop. The Light Orb Marth holds pierces the Dark Orb's protection, but few in the army have enough strength to exceed Hardin's defence.
Garnef Sorcerer 22, 9 Maph, Meteor Intended to test Maph's effects and the use of siege tomes. However, grinding on the weak enemies is required for Marich or Rena to acquire enough tome rank to use Starlight and pierce Maph's protection. Ten casts of their starting tomes will get them to this mark.
Banutu Earth Dragon 21, 5 Dark Breath Presumably present to test dragon functionality. Banutu is a Fire Dragon, not an Earth Dragon.

There are several landmarks scattered around for the player to interact with.

  • A save point can be found at 25, 10.
  • The right hand village hands out a Steel Sword and a Vulnerary in addition to its standard 10,000 gold reward.
  • The left hand village cannot be visited.
  • There is an armoury available at 27, 3, selling:
    • Iron Sword
    • Brave Sword
    • Iron Lance
    • Brave Lance
    • Iron Axe
    • Brave Axe
    • Iron Bow
    • Fire
    • Heal
    • Vulnerary
    • Master Seal
    • Elysian Whip
  • An arena can be found at 29, 7.
  • The seize point is at 25, 7. Seizing takes the player to Chapter 1.
  • The treasure chest contains a vulnerary.
  • The drawbridge can be lowered, but this does nothing.
  • The door removes the roof when opened.
  • Several houses are scattered around the map, but they cannot be visited.


Unused Dialogue

During Prologue 7, Katarina asks My Unit if there's somebody important in their life; usually My Unit responds that person is their liege, but there is an unused dialogue branch where they say that they don't know if there's such a person. Presumably this branch was removed because My Unit is going to become one of Marth's knights tomorrow and it would seem odd if My Unit doesn't want to serve their liege, Marth.

At the end of Prologue 8, there is an unused scene where Norne says goodbye to My Unit, like most of their other allies. Judging from the dialogue, it seems Norne was going to be playable in the Prologue, possibly if Ryan reached 0 HP.

Unused Playable Character

Hmmm...
To do:
Find his stats.

Gotoh is one of the few playable characters in Shadow Dragon who isn't playable in this game. He makes an appearance in Chapter 14, yet he has stats that are mostly inferior to his Shadow Dragon stats.

(Source: http://serenesforest.net/general/unused.htm)