Nintendo's hit strategy-RPG Fire Emblem series, which has been going strong for more than 30 years, continues its journey on smart devices.
Fight battles customized for touch screens and on-the-go play. Summon characters from across the Fire Emblem universe. Develop your Heroes' skills, and take them to new heights. This is your adventure—a Fire Emblem that's like nothing you've seen before!
This application is free to download and offers some optional in-app purchases.
■ An epic quest
The game features an ongoing, original story where new characters and dozens upon dozens of battle-tested Heroes from across the Fire Emblem universe meet.
There are over 1,600 story stages available as of February 2022! (This total includes all difficulty modes.) Clear these story stages and you'll earn Orbs, which are used for summoning Heroes.
New story chapters are added frequently, so don't miss out!
■ Intense battles
Take part in strategic turn-based battles streamlined for on-the-go play with maps that fit in the palm of your hand! You'll need to think hard about the advantages and disadvantages of each Hero's weapon...and even evaluate the map itself as you battle. Lead your army with easy touch-and-drag controls, including the ability to attack by simply swiping an ally over an enemy.
New to strategic turn-based battles? Don't worry! Use the Auto-Battle option to have your characters fight on their own.
■ Strengthen your favorite Heroes
There are many ways to strengthen your allies: leveling, skills, weapons, equipable items, and more. Take your characters to greater and greater heights as you battle for victory.
■ Replayable modes
In addition to the main story, there are many other modes where you can strengthen your allies, compete against other players, and more.
■ Original characters meet legendary Heroes
The game features numerous Hero characters from the Fire Emblem series and brand-new characters created by artists Yusuke Kozaki, Shigeki Maeshima, and Yoshiku. Some Heroes will fight at your side as allies, while others may stand in your way as fierce enemies to be defeated and added to your army.
* Internet connectivity required to play. Data charges may apply.
* You must be at least 13+ to use this game with a Nintendo Account.
* Variations in individual device specifications and other applications being run on a device may affect normal operation of this application.
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Fire Emblem Heroes Positive Reviews
Honest Fire Emblem Heroes ReviewIt’s a great game in general and it’s a great game if you’re just getting into the series and want to learn the basics. What is great about this is that when units “die”, they don’t stay dead. It is great in other games to have that challenge and to find a way to make it through without units dying but in this game for the amount of story there is and the many modes, it’s great to have units that do not permanently disappear. What I personally don’t like is the little amount of Hero Feathers given over time and that they don’t give out too many five star units. I feel like we spend so many orbs and get a majority of the same units over and over again. One other thing I don’t like is that I feel like any computer that is a five star + is over powered and that the computer isn’t balanced sometimes, I do like the special challenges and the different map and character battles. There should be a once a month change up to where you could pick either one four or one five start unit from a small amount of heroes so you can either select one new character or one character to merge to increase stats especially if rare units. I hope they keep adding more chapters to the story soon because I feel like I’m always waiting forever!!! That’s my honest feedback. The game and all of it is designed well but to me, it feels like it needs those slight tweaks. I hope this helps anyone else and or the developers in any way.
I really like games of chance and FEOne of the most satisfying things in Fire Emblem games is seeing your character do a crit animation and knowing the enemy is either about to die or get severely weakened. While this app doesn’t have that, there is an element of chance in getting heroes you want. While I generally keep low expectations, I constantly am pleasantly surprised when I see those five stars fall into place across my screen.
Regarding the gameplay, I certainly enjoy fire emblem more, but the customizability of the characters’ skills and the ability to make any character a solid threat through enough investment make the game fun. While events and new story are the main fun of the game, I still occasionally enjoy training up my units and seeing them completely destroy the enemy arena/hero battle team, but if IS stopped doing events I’d probably lose interest a lot faster than in the main games.
I genuinely think this game is more fun the more Fire Emblem games you play, so if you are reading this and you’ve only played one or two fire emblem games, give this a shot and then try some of the other games if you find characters are too unfamiliar
Also, I’ve been playing since launch and have several dozen 5* heroes f2p so, while I hardly spent any money on this game, I recommend reserving spending to a last resort and after a lot of careful consideration...after all, gambling only stops being fun when you lose all your money.Version: 2.5.0
Please make a create a Character OptionThe game itself is amazing. The graphics, the gameplay, everything is just so amazing. But if I have one suggestion, that’s to make a Create a character option. Let’s be honest, it’s fun to play as the given characters (since there are hundreds of them with uniques features) but it would be awesome for you guys to let us make our own characters. Honestly, the thought of making my character have whatever moves, weapon type, and other things excites me. Maybe four characters at max, so that you could have a whole team of your own creations. PLEASE HEAR ME OUT ON THIS!!! I know that other people would want this, and that it’s not only me. If you don’t want to do that, then at least give us the ability to design or commander character, cause it would make the game a lot more fun. Another suggestion is let us make our summoner ’s decisions, like when the other characters ask him or her a question on how to proceed. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not asking for the game to be turned into a choose your adventure game, but I feel that here and there it would be fun to make our own decisions, and have the game change as we do. Like I said earlier, PLEASE HEAR ME OUT ON THIS! Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to read this, and I hope that you really do consider this.Version: 5.0.2
OK for a free gameThe game itself is fine, and it’s a decent way to pass some time if there’s nothing else to do. The battles can take some thinking and strategy to get through, although it eventually feels like the same thing on repeat after a while. The writing for the story mode can get pretty lame, like they write themselves into a plot hole and the only way out is a last second convenience that feels pretty anti-climactic.
The summon system is a complete joke. With each round, you get up to 5 summons from a random selection of colored orbs. If you don’t see the color you want, there’s no backing out, so it becomes a waste. Also, the chances of getting what you want are downright awful at times. For instance, I just wasted over 300 orbs trying to get a certain character, and came out with garbage. It took months to earn those through actual playing, and had I bought them, that would be an over $150 value down the drain. I can buy three AAA games for that! The chances are so bad that it’s completely not worth paying even a penny on this. If I could just buy the special heroes for a few dollars like a DLC add-on, then maybe I’d do it. But this? Absolutely not. The purchase system is 100% predatory and should be avoided. The fact is, you could actually spend $1,000 and still not get what you want.
So overall, this is a decent free game for passing time. Just don’t spend any actual money unless they change the system, because 9 out of 10 times, it’ll be a waste..Version: 5.7.0
Just 2 ThingsHi, I’m one of the first people who started playing FEH as soon as it came out and it’s a fun game a real gem in the mobile community but that being said I have to mention this. With some of the newer updates and new hero additions to the game it’s made it impossible to use older hero’s without seriously upgrading them with new abilities and boosting their stats which is hard enough considering how difficult dragon flowers are to get, before you could upgrade low rank hero’s and they would stand their own in arena and Aether Keep, now if you just have a few really good hero’s as the defense you’ve practically increased your chance to win by 70%, it’s not impossible to beat them but it’s certainly not easy even with some of the newer hero’s. Power Creep has started appearing in the game and I really hope it’s can be fixed. Another big problem I’ve noticed is with summoning new hero’s, whenever a banner is put up there’s already a good chance you won’t get what you want from it but that’s not even the problem the problem is that you will almost never get what the banner is advertising and instead get a hero you never even wanted and don’t get what your spending orbs on. At the very least make the chance of getting the advertised hero’s much higher than getting random ones because it’s honestly ridiculous how many hero’s I have that I never wanted without getting a single one the banners actually advertise..Version: 5.11.0
Even free to play players get good stuff.So I have played this game when it first came out, and took a break from it for about 6 months. I decided to come back to Feh because I was getting bored with other games. Within a three or four month period I now have 28ish 5 star troops. All for free. This game doesn't have low five star summoning rates, it's all about saving those orbs and using them wisely. They give a ton of orbs to begin with, it's just periodically, like any game would. They even added the free summon when you first summon at a banner. Now, don't get me wrong, sometimes I get a tad annoyed when I get none of the tomes that I want from that summon. But, it gets outweighed by all of the good experiences I had, like getting Love Abounds Hector on my first free summon. Or getting Brave Lyn 1 hour before the banner ended. (ik, i didn't choose her when you can get the free brave hero) So give this game a chance, and if you stick with it, it continues to give events that make the game fun, and plenty of chances to summon heroes that you want.
Also, to those who say the hero challenges and such are hard, well I agree. However, if you play your troops right, and have the right combination, soon enough you will get it. The computer is slightly predictable, and if you get that, then the game opens up to you..Version: 2.2.0
A game to pamper favoritesFire Emblem Heroes is a pretty good game if you are new to the series. But if you are someone who has favorites in the game, there is so much creative freedom to units you love and can make fun and actually useful builds. The customization is very nice and the game has been taking its time to actually make diverse banners and fun new themes for them (Like Pirates and Ninjas this year!) and is including more of the older games and allows the inclusion of some units who aren’t in the game already such as Zihark from Path of Radiance this most recent seasonal banner. Even making him a common pull for people to get some nice skills, or easily merge since these banners last an entire month. Of course with there nearing 1000 FE characters not all are in and will take some time for less popular ones. But with 16 games plus spin offs, there are many characters to love. And you can learn to love new favorites from this game (Olwen, Minerva, and Serra as examples for me).
Overall this game is pretty nice to free to play players with 2-3 new free units a month and allows Boons and Banes to be adjusted for a new currency. The art, voice acting, and charm is amazing. And it’s really fun talking about units and discussing possible stats for characters you expect or want in the game..Version: 4.10.1
It’s so good but difficult to beatI love this game. It’s good for beginners like myself to get to know the basic story of the other games. I love a lot of things about this game. Except for the tactic drills. I understand the functionality of them but it’s so difficult. I have failed so many times I don’t see the point of continuing. The description that it gives you to figure out how to beat each level is difficult to understand. I don’t know what’s it’s asking me to do. I could just not play them but this leads to the second problem. The fact that the explanation point doesn’t go away. You have to play every little part of the story or the tactic drills for it to go away. It’s annoyingly frustrating. In my opinion once you see whatever part the explanation point should disappear. That or make the drills easier to understand or easier to beat. I hope that this doesn’t make the developers feel bad. That’s not my intention. I just want to enjoy this game as much as you did making it. But it’s hard when it’s such an inconvenience to play. It feels like I have to do everything that it has to offer. Which is okay, I understand that the player should take advantage of the opportunity. But I don’t think that opportunity is worth it when you die so many times. Thank you..Version: 4.6.0
It WAS a great gameI love fire emblem and was thrilled when this app came out. I’ve played this game for years too. All the changes I’ve seen though have either made my day or disappointed me. By now the game has made an absolute meta where if you want to win in arena you have to use beast characters (who are broken) and legendary and mythic heroes who are basically gods or buffed lead characters. My favorite character in fire emblem is Berkut and I’ve had him lead my arena team since he first came to the game. Although an event released a new version of Berkut who is absolutely better than the normal one in every way. I saved up 200 orbs to get him and I didn’t get a single one. After that I spent $10 for more orbs because the game teases you with the characters and still didn’t get him. The next summoning event allowed me a free summon and I got a 5 Star linde. Summoning is pretty much broken as well. Don’t get me wrong the game is very well cared for and the developers are always fixing and adding great ideas into the game, it’s just that the game turned a different direction like getting free 5 stars for starting the game. To me it used to be a 5 star rated game. This isn’t what I remembered and loved about the old FEH. Thank you for reading my thoughts. It’s still got hope..Version: 3.5.1
It’s goodNot the best, but it’s very good, it’s one of the better AppStore games. They handled events well, you can still get pretty far without paying, albeit a slow ride (but not that slow)and it goes down to the luck of the man when you want to get your waifu. I wish they would finish story mode (it was quite intriguing), it only took me a month to finish. I still like the older games with hit percentages, but it’s nice not to get screwed over by getting 96% hit but you still miss. You don’t need to pay, but it gets faster if you pay a lot, but it’s still up to the luck of the man, you might get another 3 star Pegasus knight and still no “your waifu”. I feel like at one point orbs will be so meager once you get too far, I wish they would add more to getting enough orbs, which they do, but it’s only good for 3 full summons and then it’s out even though it’s still there. Moral of the story, save orbs, make good decisions, grind for a couple of weeks, and you might get your waifu.
All I have to say is, very decent game, I would rate it a 5 star, but it’s up to luck to get your waifu or husbando. But it’s still very good, gameplay is decent, story is decent, concept is decent, for being a pay to win esthetic, you don’t have to pay to win. It’s somewhat balanced. I still have personal complaints but they all sound like jokes..Version: 3.6.0
Been playing near daily for years. <3Now I’ve loved Fire Emblem Heroes since it’s initial release. Of course it’s a gacha game so it’ll be a bit hard to get the newest and most rare characters BUT it isn’t impossible to do for free. There are log in rewards for the currency, daily or monthly quests, events and now there is a monthly pass that gives you about 35$ (more if you count two five star characters) of items for just the 10$ a week payment. But what I found most fun is that this game has a storyline of its own that exists outside the typical games of fire emblem. I recently got the game fire emblem three houses and it has been really fun to see how accurately the characters from that game or portrayed in the art and even the small sprites used to represent the characters. It’s cute, accurate and fun.
Also the only times merging really matters is if you are trying to become the best of the best in the arena pvp or best the most challenging of all maps in the game. That’s something free to play can work towards easily however since there are many opportunities to work on or receive multiples of 3-4 star characters whine you are able to upgrade into 5 star using a different in game only currency..Version: 4.7.0
Too many altsThis is an amazing game. I have been a fire emblem fan for a long time and have been playing this game since it came out. I can’t get enough of this game! New modes come out quite frequently and they are good at giving plenty of orbs if you work for then. Also they are amazing at listening to their players. This is why I’m posting this because I know they look through and actually consider what players say. Which I love! So My only complaint is during this year they have changed new hero banners where only 1 or 2 are new characters and the rest are alternatives of characters already in game. This means hardly any new characters are being added. Last year there were about 4 new characters every month in a banner. I don’t know why it was changed since there are hundreds of characters who can still be added. Also a lot of banners only give about 3 characters instead of 4. So imagine you usually get 1 or 2(if lucky) new characters in a banner per month and 1 or 2 characters already in game. Plus 4 seasonal characters per month who are also alts. Plus legendary hero who is also probably an alt. Can we please keep getting more new characters? By this pace we will never get to some of the more obscure favorites of fans. But if this was changed I would easy give 5 stars..Version: 2.4.0
3-Year Player's OpinionOverall, having played this game continually since May 2017, I can tell you two certainties about this game that makes me love it. Compared to most other gatcha games on the market, this one in my opinion gives out the most units to its players. Not only do they give away plenty of free units in itself, but the cost to pull as well as the higher pull rate make getting those new 5 star units even better. However, powercreep heavily exists in this game and the new units are so much better in skills and weaponry that the old units from when I first started playing rarely compete unless you invest into them heavily.
The map's and missions from this game are mostly taken from the main series games and are shrunken down to fit whatever new unit they are trying to push at that moment. The original content that Intelligence Systems produces also fits the par and the story provided alongside can actually be pretty entertaining if you read the text. Play-style is very simple and you catch onto the weapon triangle easily.
For new players, the amount of content can be overwhelming at best, but if you just stick to your guns and stay consistent in playing, you will have a good time!.Version: 4.6.1
Fire Emblem: Heroes. Do or do not?It’s been an entire since this game released, and I can honestly say that I still faithfully play it everyday. If you had told me I’d be playing a phone game this long before, I’d have called you crazy. If your a Fire Emblem fan, then this is could be the app for you too. Being able to mix and match your favorite characters into team match ups that would otherwise never be possible is amazing. Going up against other teams around the world and coming out on top is what really keeps me going. Trying different characters, builds, and set ups can keep you pretty busy. But getting tat 7th win against a really tough team in the arena is the greatest feeling. Now, while it has its good points, it also has some bad points (as everything does). The biggest of which is the summoning system. Yes yes, I get it... It’s meant to make money. That is not lost on me. However, when I put the 200+ orbs I’ve painstakingly saved up into a banner and get absolutely nothing good from it? Well, to put it bluntly, it’s really freakin upsetting... If you can deal with rage inducing RNG of summoning, then jump in. Even through that, though, I would still highly recommend this game to any Fire Emblem fan..Version: 2.2.0
Some bug issuesIm not sure if this is just me, but since the new update the game is boarder line frustrating to play.
The first issue isn’t that major, but during battles if I try to tap on a units skill to see the description, it flashes up for a second then disappears. Again, more so just kind as annoying as opposed to anything else.
The second problem is the more important one. Every single time I go off the app for any reason, for any amount of time (even in times when I accidentally click the home button) and then try to renter the game, not only do I have to redownload the game again, but it deletes everything I was doing when I exited. Before it would offer to put you back into your bookmark to pick up where you left off, now the only option is to delete it. This is especially bad for arena, since it kills your streaks and then you have to waste resources to get it back.
Last one, it has to deal with Arya. When I’m in arena, she’ll trigger desperation at full health, which shouldn’t happen, and even when I check her other skills there’s nothing that would allow for that. Very annoying especially when that kills your streak too.
Other than that, I love all the new things the update has done! Keep up the good work, but fix the bugs..Version: 2.0.0
Simple yet challenging!For competitive players yearning for battle against others in a nonstop fan service strategy playing-field deathmatch, this is for you. I have been playing this game since launch and have nearly 500 heroes with a seriously large portion of them being 5 star merged heroes, crazy skill combos, and now many appearance customizations. I rate this 4 stars because the game is heavily based on the creation of fresh heroes rather than heroes you already have (though I prefer using the same tag team forever), chance gambling with the urge to spend money every time you have that emotional connection to a really well designed character from a fe story, and because you only fight other players teams bots and not the players themselves in real time. If they made a way to challenge a friend in real time I would give this 5 stars.
As a game developer in training I have a lot of respect for the people who made this. Not only did they find a way to bring the entire franchise together, but they have also made a community that supports experienced and new artists that depict the characters we fire emblem fans know and love! (Let’s not forget experienced and newcomer voice actors as well!).Version: 2.9.1
Mostly F2P, a great intro to the FE gamesI was introduced to this game by my friends a while ago. I’d never played Fire Emblem games before, but FEH seemed interesting to me so I decided to give it a go. This is honestly one of my favourite mobile games; the battle system is fun, the characters are engaging, and it’s extremely fun to build up heroes and watch them become formidable forces.
I do have to take one star off, though, because of how frustrating the pull system for heroes can be. Don’t get me wrong, the general probabilities aren’t BAD. In fact, they’re pretty good for a gatcha system. However, there are usually multiple heroes in the top-tier group that are pullable for each summoning banner. This means that, in a banner with 10 five-star heroes as its focus, the probability of pulling one specific hero isn’t, say, 8%...it’s 0.8%. This can be extremely frustrating if you’re trying to pull a specific hero, especially since it’s much harder to get enough orbs to even start summoning the longer that you’ve been playing.
Overall, amazing game! It’s one of the best games for the phone, and it got me into the Fire Emblem franchise (I bought and played both Awakening and Echoes, haha). I just wish that when you managed to GET a five-star you could choose WHICH five-star to get..Version: 2.11.1
Replay value and QualityI have to say after a year of playing this game is good. Not Good like, after a year it will be just as fun as the first time I picked it up fun, or compete with real games. It does however have a lot of quality and love put into it. Updates come often and ftp players like myself rejoice because you can get a ton of top tier units with what IS gives us, which is a lot. Always new quests, always new summons, and a ton of content. P2P players will still flourish but any unit can be made “good” with investment. So with that nothing is out of reach for ftp players. Free summons are nice, and events that give tons of currency are awesome. Now replay value. After about a year of playing I have to say I rarely do more than long in most days of the week. Which is honestly fine by me. IS constantly gives out login bonuses and TT is something I normally look forward to. Even tho I don’t play the game as often it’s not based on the quality of said game. As I said lots of love has been put into Hero’s. This is IS’s baby. Even with the new update I’m excited and will probably play even more. It’s not the best game out there, but it’s a darn good gacha game that tries to take care of its players..Version: 2.4.0
High Quality for a Free to Play GameMost free to play games on the App Store are good at first, but later on make players progressively depend on IAPs to get anywhere. And no one likes those kinds of games. Thankfully, Fire Emblem Heroes is NOT one of those games. I’ve been playing free since release and have already amassed quite a few level 40 heroes (the top level) without paying a cent. Most of these heroes are also the highest/2nd highest rarity, which means they come with better weapons as soon as they are summoned. If you want all 5 star heroes, you can easily increase a heros’ Star ranking when they are level 20. This game gives you lots of chances to get better heroes and plenty of in game currency to improve yourself with. I knew nothing of the Fire Emblem series when I started but I still enjoy this game. There is a bit of luck involved with summons because the rarer heroes are harder to summon, but many times seasonal heroes come back in different summons so you have the chance to get them again. For example, I missed out on Summer Lissa when she first came out, but was recently able to get her in a Legendary Heroes summon. I know this was a long review but this game is well worth your time..Version: 2.4.0
My opinions on this gameWell, I figured it’s about time to review this game I’ve both loved and raged at over the year it’s existed, and I gotta say, overall, it’s great. Now of course, it has a few kinks, but I’d say it’s still amazing overall. Now, I kinda wish orbs and feathers were a bit more prominent, as orbs are kinda tough for a free to play person such as me, but I understand they don’t want to oversaturate the game, I do think they can give us a little more, but then again, I’m biased as a player, so. The only thing that I see as an issue is the latest Legendary Heroes Banner, it seems as if the rate of pulling 5* was way down, I usually get more 5* off a non Legendary banner than on one, I understand limiting it, due to the raised rates, but I think IS went a bit far, but it’s alright, as I think people need to realize, the developers of this game are human, and do make errors, I won’t be too hard on them for making an error, they are human. Overall, I love this game, and won’t be letting it go anytime soon, and if by pure chance, an IS dev reads this review, keep up the excellent work guys, I can’t wait to see how this game develops in the future - Austin.Version: 2.2.0
Went Downhill OvertimeAt first, I really loved the game. I wasn't that big of a fan of Fire Emblem before, I just knew the bare details. I thought it was a good game because it was fun to play when I was bored, and it had great graphics. I soon started playing the game all the time. It had a lot of maps, and it was cool. The summoning was terrible for me- I have no luck whatsoever. However, I had a few five stars. But then I found out about IVs. A character can be +attack, or -attack. That started getting frustrating as my characters couldn't kill people. And then the game started adding more and more new characters, and not enough maps to replenish the orbs. The percentage to summon a 5 star was 3%. It's literally a scam to get money. I ignored that part at first and still played. But the tier lists made it impossible to ignore because every new character was better than the original characters. The thing that was my breaking point was the Legendary Heroes banner. They increased the banner to 8%. This did not help me. I only summoned one person, and I used up a lot of orbs. I even spent some money on the banner even though I previously had remained strong. It's ridiculous- I still didn't get the character I wanted. My advise is to NOT GET THIS GAME. It's a blatant attempt to get money, which is succeeding..Version: 2.1.0
Addictive!!!Ok so this is my first fire emblem game and I have to admit it’s pretty good, I love how everything is organized into little sections so you can press them and see. I also love how there’s so much story telling it definitely adds to the game. It’s a very addictive game I thought it was gonna get boring but I was very wrong haha. I’m still on the first book of the main story there are a lot of chapters but I’m enjoying it and I’m gonna finish the books. Also Feh the owl is adorable even if she doesn’t have much of a role it’s so cute. Also for anyone wondering if this is appropriate for kids I would say it is, there is no blood, when they get killed they just kinda disappear, also when they are fighting they are these cute kinda gacha life people. But the only reason I wouldn’t recommend the game for kids is because some of the women’s outfits are very revealing like some of them are just literally bikinis but it’s easy to ignore for me but I’m not sure if it is for younger kids. Anyways that’s all, keep the updates coming I’m loving this game and I am definitely becoming a fan of the fire emblem franchise ;).Version: 5.2.0
New ideasAll in all probably the best smart phone game out there, I was thinking what if they ad a messaging system with translator for other languages so we can get to know people or maybe a trade system which I’m not at odds and ends for because that kills the point of summoning but they should let you have the avatar tho and allow customizing of them for certain needs or standards also I think that there should be a material data guide for the game for ways of obtaining resources so it can be less of a hassle and more fluid gameplay my last and final ideas are multiplayer and a invasion mechanic (should not be pvp if you’re thinking )that can help end game players and new game players obtain 1 orb that can be tied to difficulty but allow other drops like 1k feathers from like 1 enemy that invades randomly that’s difficult like let’s say a evil time character or evil version of the avatar idk just throwing that out there because that should keep endgame players in because that’s a chance for orbs or feathers etc . Either way my personal want is for Sheena to have a weapon of her own and not some cheep buff but yea that’s all I have.Version: 2.10.0
For a gatcha game it's greatFirst off, I never played Fire Emblem games before playing this. I had played FF Tactics on the original PS1 and I wasn't very good at it. Then recently, I gave this game a try. It is fun. It's also more forgiving than other freemium type games out there. While the sprite characters aren't very glamorous, the portraits are nice and the story has been fun. So much so that I went and bought a 2DS XL just so I could play Fire Emblem Awakening. I still find myself playing this game. That should say something...
As to people who complain about the drop rates: these companies aren't here to entertain you; they're here to make money. Period. You enjoying it is mostly secondary. Or tertiary. You get my point. Enjoy the game however you want but don't delude yourself into thinking an amazing game should just be free. In accounting there's a saying, "there's no such thing as a free lunch." It costs "somebody" somewhere money. All that to say, don't walk into a game like this thinking it should all be handed to you. Make the most of it and have fun. If it ceases to entertain you, move on. There's another bus in 5 minutes....Version: 2.5.0
Love it, but...This is definitely a fun game. It allows you to play casually, or attempt to play more seriously and climb up in the rankings. There are many characters in this game that all have different playstyles. There are many different events, monthly updates, and tons of freedom when creating builds. There is a ton of free stuff for new players, and old players can still play the game without worrying about running out of resources.
So why isn’t this a 5 star rating? It is because there isn’t much to do after you get to a certain point in the game, whether you spend money on it, or stay completely free-to-play. Without many actual “competitive” modes, the game doesn’t seem to keep people interested in the game after they get everything they wanted. Once your favorite character is completely built, there isn’t much you can actually do with them. There is also a lot of powercreep, which can make many of the characters you own completely useless.
Overall, the game is incredibly fun, and I would give it a try. However, a lack of competitive modes and powercreep may force people to quit playing this game once they have reached a certain point..Version: 3.3.0
WOaHSo, I’ve never played a FE game before. My sis has (Awakening). My sis showed me this around summer of 2017 and I thought “huh ok, I’ll try it for a couple of weeks.” Fast forward to now, and you can see I am still addicted and in love with this game. In my personal opinion, I think this game is the perfect beginners FE game. I found myself in love with the character art, voice acting, and the ability to use characters that came from all of the games so I can get a little familiar with them. People complain about not getting the hero they want, doing summons and not getting a 5 star, I don’t think it matters. This game gives out so many orbs for free it puts triple A games to shame with their payment system of “lootboxes” or whatever. As for the gameplay it’s self, it’s easy enough to understand and play casually, but to truly master strategy you actually have to think with your hero loadout and if doing arena battles, you gotta adapt to the situation. Ok this is dragging on for too long, I just wanna say Nintendo/Intelligent Systems, continue doing what you’re doing and that is being great!.Version: 2.2.0
Amazing game! Not so amazing options...First things first, I love fire emblem heroes. It is my favorite game on my phone. I love that Nintendo not only gives you a storyline, but includes amazing characters, unusual characters, or even characters that weren’t shown much in their game. Right now, I have about 75 five stars, 36 four stars, and 15 three stars, and I just reached tier 16. I love this game. But I do have some concerns. I have two accounts. The other account has about 15 five stars, 6 four stars, and 3 three stars. This account has more of my favorite characters, while the other really doesn’t. But I switch back-and-forth between them, deleting the app, restarting the app, doing stuff on this account, deleting it again, and restarting over and over again. I think you guys should add an option to switch between accounts. That would be great. You should also add an option to give heroes to other accounts.
Because then, my account with most heroes could have some more heroes that I didn’t have on my account. But anyways, keep on improving, Nintendo!.Version: 2.6.0
A great game to play even if you barely know the seriesThis game introduces characters from every game pretty much, and allows oh to decide who to use. Updates are constantly pumped out, and new units appear every 2 weeks. This game is very free to play friendly and never really pressures you to buy anything in game, as the only thing you can really buy is orbs and the 3.99 pack for beginners that honestly isn’t worth it but I digress its an option.
The only problem I can really have with this game is the saturation of the summoning pool. If you summon for a hero and try to aim for a certain 5Star exclusive unit but instead get a 5 star you either already have or won’t get use out of you start to feel annoyed to an extent, but honestly it isn’t much of a problem for me.
I started playing with basic knowledge of the series having played only the Fates games and some parts of the Sacred Stones. I have been introduced to many amazing characters from different games and I am glad I got this game. I recommend it to people who even haven’t ever heard of Fire Emblem..Version: 2.2.0
Fantastic game, but there’s one thingI love this game, one of the best I’ve ever played. However, I only wish that there was an easier way to obtain orbs. I understand that you can get orbs from story mode and such, but I personally have completed all of said things, on every mode excluding lunatic. But let’s face it, it’s lunatic. Now, I understand that you can’t just go giving away orbs for free (excluding daily log-ins and things like that), but it would also be great if they were easier to get, like without having to fight to the death to get a single orb. Perhaps add little mini games that give orbs as a reward? Simply a suggestion. Otherwise, an excellent game!
Edit: I’ve been having a problem lately. Anytime I try to view any past movies, the app will not let me press the “view” button, and I can’t view the past movies by going to the beginning of each book. I don’t know if that’s the app being weird, or if it’s just my phone being glitchy (I have a newer model, however). Thank you!.Version: 5.7.0
Great art but hard to pull charactersI enjoy the game. I love the effort they put into the art or each character and the gameplay is something that’s easy to do if you are just bored and sitting on the couch. That being said there is a limit to what you can accomplish in a day. You can only level up so much and after you do all the stuff available and your guys are maxed level then that’s it until they add an event. The feh pass offered is 10 bucks and is monthly. It’s not worth it. If you really like a specific character enough for a skin go ahead but it give you a character and a few orbs. All of the orb prices are way over priced so I never even considered putting money into that since it take 180 orbs basically for a guaranteed pull and that’s over $100. Ya that’s too expensive for something like this. So I put it in the middle for a review. Something you can tinker with the artists do a fantastic job. I like the new dueling system. Wish you could obtain orbs better. I think they should make their pass more worth it if they want people to partake. All in all it’s a small fire emblem tile set game..Version: 6.1.1
The Gacha System Is Actually DecentFire Emblem is absolutely my favorite game franchise of all time, so I'm definitely biased in FEH's favor. However, I also have hundreds of hours of experience with other gacha games, and I must say, FEH's gacha is quite forgiving. I've seen some reviews saying they've spent 300 orbs without getting the character they wanted. While that's entirely plausible, there's a mercy mechanic at 40 pulls to literally CHOOSE which featured character you want (this isn't available on every banner, but it tends to be present on the banners with heroes worth something). On top of the mercy system, FEH lets you grind orbs so easily it's actually insane. I've grinded over 100 in less than an hour. Go play story and prologue missions on any difficulty, squad assault on lunatic, or special map on hard or higher to get orbs.
All of this was accomplished without spending money. I will admit, you get very few orbs with how much money they cost, but grinding them is so easy that it's not that big of a deal..Version: 6.3.0
Much to my chagrin, this game is a scamDon’t get me wrong. I love this game with all my soul. I’ve poured countless hours into this game and still find myself enjoying it after a boring and stressful day at work. the developers even jump leaps and bounds for their players, listening to complaints and following up with GOOD quality of life updates... within the broken system of the game. Fire Emblem Heroes in its current state is a woeful predator to the wallets of children that can’t afford it. I am definitely not the only victim. I have lost so much money to this game I lost count, and all for a few dopamine hits of nostalgia. the fire emblem games I originally spent a pitiable $40 on have turned into this ugly online gambling mogul app with a 3% chance for WAIFUS AND HUSBANDOS. 97% of the time you are paying for orbs (the paid currency of the game) to get characters considered as trash in the meta. this game is a paid gambling simulator. if you play it, do not spend a dime, it will only lead to disappointment, regret, and maybe even bankruptcy unless you are spoiled and rich which doesn’t happen often in society as it stands. again, DO NOT SPEND MONEY ON THIS GAME UNTIL GACHA CONTROL LAWS EXIST, IT IS NOT WORTH IT..Version: 3.3.0
Great game with some annoying featuresI’ve been playing this game since it was released in the winter of 2017. It’s a seriously addictive game. The art, music and combat make it feel like a “full” Fire Emblem title. The gameplay and storyline are engrossing, with a new chapter typically being released monthly. There is little about this game that I do not love, but the aspects that I do not love are incredibly annoying. The summoning system can be borderline infuriating; between most summoning events having an incredibly low chance to get a desirable character (3%), to the system not guaranteeing that the type of character will be available—thus lowering the chances from time to time. Another annoying feature are the several dozen levels that are absolutely impossible to beat, unless you have a VERY SPECIFIC set of skills at the disposal of your characters. I have almost 100 fully-leveled, five-star characters, and I still can’t beat most of these levels. Difficulty should be reduced. These features are nearly irritating enough to make me want to stop playing the game..Version: 2.6.1
I’m addicted!!I love this game and play it almost every day! I’m a huge Fire Emblem fan so a game that allows you to have your favorite characters from across the games with new ones always being added is awesome. I love the characters and story in game too so I’m always eagerly awaiting continuous updates~ I have just a few little complainants about an otherwise great game.
The summoning rates seem like they are REALLY skewed toward the 3/4 star heroes. I understand 5 star heroes are powerful and are supposed to be rare but when you are going for a character that is only in 5 star form, you have to summon and summon and summon some more. Maybe an adjustment would be good?
The second smaller thing is I’m wondering why the app hasn’t changed to fit the new iPhone screens? I have an XS and before an X that the app never filled the screen of. It does on my iPad mini 4 sooo..what’s the deal? This is one of the reasons I didn’t go for an XS Max because the bigger screen size isn’t utilized.
Anyway! That’s all I got so happy playing and good luck Summoners!.Version: 3.5.1
Excellent Gacha and Fire EmblemSomething I don’t think is mentioned enough is how predatory gacha games usually are. Far too many require money to play, either outright or through more underhanded means, for only minimal gameplay. FEH is the only one I’ve ever encountered to be entirely playable without money. Between the rewards and the events, there is a steady income, and it’s incredibly easy/forgiving to summon or enhance to 5-Star Heroes. It also compresses the common elements of most Fire Emblem entries into an easily digestible format, making it a good entry point for anyone unfamiliar to Intelligent Systems-style gameplay, a sort of Fire Emblem Lite. I ended up buying Fire Emblem Three Houses because FEH sold me on the FE franchise. If you’re ever tired of regular gameplay, there are also other game modes too, including a rhythm minigame. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a more casual/less costly gacha or anyone trying to find an entry point to the Fire Emblem series who isn’t ready to commit to a console game..Version: 4.7.0
Playin for a while...To be honest, I believe this is one of the better mobile games out on the market. I’ve been playing every day, logging in for TWO YEARS... from launch to now. But at this point it feels repetitive. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good game. But they reveal more units over and over, each getting stronger than the last, and as someone who has paid for orbs for a specific character and then they get a better version a few months later... kinda gets under the nerves. You are constantly pining for that new unit in order to contend with the “meta”. I dunno, to be honest, this has just gotten old on me, as I got hector, and Ike, and Ike’s versions have only gotten better after the first. Then Second. Overall a good game nonetheless. I just feel like I will waste my money if I try for more. Because overall there is a power creep in this game. And people may deny, but it’s really undeniable. It also makes it hard to summon for your specific unit, it really all comes down to luck. Because you can spend a load and not even get the unit you want. O well, still gonna play every now and then, but not like I have previously..Version: 2.8.0
Came back to edit my reviewI’ve been waiting for an IOS version of this game for YEARS now. Makes me so nostalgic to see the characters from my favorite childhood games.
This game honestly is amazing for F2P in my opinion. There are plenty of ways to get orbs if you are willing to try, and you an take Amy bronze character and make it a 5 Star within a reasonable time as well, so I don’t see why people are so angry about the summon rates. It has to give you something to want to play for you know? I put this game down for quite a while, I haven’t played in nearly 10 months or so, so the newer features really delighted me. I’ve been playing every day for around two weeks now, and went from owning 2 5* characters to having two around 10. I’ve leveled quite a few bronze characters up, because I know they’ll be great characters as 5*. Just take your time with the game and have fun! The only fire emblem game I ever had was Sacred Stones, and I have to say I love this one just as much..Version: 3.5.1
Needs to keep things interestingI actually like this game a lot for what it is and play it all the time, but the luck aspect on banners lately is driving me crazy. I can spend quite a bit of money to try and get a character I want, combined with a month’s worth of earned orbs, and still get absolutely nothing. I guess that could be called bad luck, but honestly? That shouldn’t happen at all. Apparently it is considered to be generous for a gacha game but it’s still a gacha game, so it’s more of a pain than any other game out there that will reward you for hard work or money paid instead of only giving you a sliver of a chance. Which wouldn’t be so much of a problem if all of the fun skills that could keep the gameplay fresh weren’t locked behind 5* exclusive and seasonal limited heroes. They do at least update regularly and find ways to improve things but available skills is definitely something they need to make more accessible in order to keep the game fun. That, or add a new class like beast units. We can get 5 Lyns but not a single beast unit? It’s been more than a year now. Things are starting to get stale..Version: 2.7.1
ADD OWAIN!!!!!!This game is impossible to stop playing if you don’t take a break right away. The art is beautiful, decent graphics, and awesome voice acting. This game reaches out to many different types, there is luck based results in summoning for those who like games that rely on luck, there is strategy in how you build and use your units for those who like strategy(like me), there is action in the battles if you like action games, there is art in the characters if you are into art. If you like good games, then you have to download this one, or you have never played a good game. If you did not like the game, then you are one of those people who like games that are easy. You can hack the game to make it easier, but it makes it boring, so, if you like easy games, then go back to Pokémon, because you don’t deserve to play Fire Emblem. If you didn’t like the game because you didn’t get the five star you wanted, then save up next time. You don’t have to go pay to play.
P.S.: Fire Emblem Heroes, ADD OWAIN!!!!.Version: 2.3.0
Good job Nintendo!I am a very big fan of Nintendo games. I started on the Wii and stuck through the Wii U and now the era of the switch. I know a lot about most series in the franchise but one I had never really looked much into was Fire Emblem. I figured this game would be great to see what the series was kind of about. ( I know it’s a free mobile app but still. I mean look at Pokémon Go) I have really enjoyed this game to the point of researching the main series more and I’m now planning to buy one of the games on the DS.
Now on the review of the app itself. It’s an RPG style where you have your characters fight through levels. The movement is that of a sort of chess-like structure and you move one of your characters to another one to initiate an attack. There is a surprisingly high amount of levels and there is a minor story too. Even if you have no interest in playing the main series on a console, I would say this is an excellent game itself to waste time on your phone. I have gotten a great experience out of this without paying a nickel so there you have it..Version: 2.9.1
Best game for me on iPhoneI played the game since a bit after it came out. I have about 65 5 stars or so even after taking a 3 month break and once using 200 orbs without getting any 5 star until the end. But anyway the game is really creative on what you can do with units and customize them however you want. They give quite a lot away compared to other gacha games. There’s times you get good luck and no luck but if you keep playing you are bound to get something else you will like character wise. The art and quality is pretty great overall. Only thing I would like is possibly making the game more multiplayer like in some ways like if you and a friend are on at the same time you could battle each other on a map of your choosing or at the least message each other on the friend thing. Either way fantastic game! PS spent money on the 4.99 thing just because i wanted to give something to the ones who made the game instead a playing it 100% free..Version: 2.3.0
Quite a fair game :)With literally any gacha game, you’re bound to eventually buy their in-game currency. It’s just how they work, they are made to entice the consumer to spend money. Whether it’s for competitive edge or just simply wanting a unit because it looks cool (my reason). For the most part, I don’t spend money on mobile games cause I simply don’t have the money. Therefore I’m often left behind and am constantly missing out on the really cool looking time-limited units. But to the point, FEH literally gives out the summoning currency so much to the point where even f2p people like me can get the unit they want with a tad bit of perseverance. And as far as I’m aware, this is one of the ONLY gacha games to have a system that helps players with awful luck. The more times you don’t pull a five star, the higher your chances are. And I think that’s just brilliant. I genuinely love this game as much as I do the actual game series. This game deserves the five stars for being both fair and enjoyable..Version: 3.2.0
I still love it after years of playing!This is the game that turned me into a Fire Emblem fan! FE is an incredible series and I am so grateful to this game for introducing me to it. Even after three YEARS of playing Heroes, I’m still not sick of it!
My one complaint is that, especially when compared to Dragalia Lost, the game feels a little greedy. Between FEH pass and the ridiculous orb prices, it starts to feel like they want to clean out our wallets. But this is just a very minor complaint! I haven’t spent a penny on this game and it works! Besides, since the game is free and there are no ads, they need to get money somehow. This is infinitely better than being bombarded with ads!
The story and gameplay are fun, the events and other things to do keep things interesting while waiting for new story chapters, the orbs are reasonably easy to get, the artwork is beautiful, the music and cutscenes are flawless, and even the original characters of this game are amazing! Even without having played any other FE games beforehand, I was more interested in the characters from other games than the Heroes OCs at first, but the more recent story chapters have really made me love the characters. My obsession over Alfonse has lasted for three months straight and there’s no sign of it stopping. Please send help.
So yeah, overall this game is incredible and you should definitely get it if you haven’t already!!.Version: 4.7.0
It's RNG, People...I have always managed to get the units I want from this game. I suspect people who are griping simply don't know how RNG works... There is a pity breaker. I continue to enjoy this game and hope for more updates..Version: 2.7.1
You GuysAre working hard and I appreciate it. Please listen to your fans that want you to improve. You can always do better..Version: 4.7.0
MistakesThis game is by far my favourite mobile game. Though sometimes when u make a mistake you wanna undo it, but in this game you can’t so I am asking for an “undo” button. Though you can only use it one time. Also I mostly want this because for some people when their charger is In their iPad or phone they the device thinks that they let go even if they don’t..Version: 2.5.0
Good mobile game formatThe fire emblem system makes for a good app game.Version: 4.7.0
It’s alright, need improvement thoughFeh pass is definitely a bummer, quality of life features such as auto battle should be free. The recent game modes such as resonant battles is lacking. They need better game modes similar to aether raids or hall of forms. They are also pretty stingy with orbs as new game mode doesn’t give any. Power creep is pretty bad as well..Version: 4.6.1
Remove the passRemove the pass.Version: 4.2.0
I’ve been playing this for yearsThis is the only mobile game that I kept playing for years. It’s awesome and the experience is incredibly deep. You can literally put as much time as you want on this game and you’ll still have things to do. At the same time, it’s easy to begin playing and it’s not overwhelming either. I would recommend to anyone..Version: 6.0.1
Great game for fire emblem fansPlay some of your favourite heroes. Lots of content for people just starting out, nostalgic for old fans. Fairly generous with free orbs and events.
Powercreep is coming up hard this year..Version: 5.6.1
Fun and Interesting.The game is fun a strategy RPG..Version: 5.10.0
Worst gacha system everWhen you spend gacha currency you should have a chance at what you want, instead Fire Emblems Heroes can give you 0% chance after you spend.
FEH makes you choose 1 of 5 options after you “pull”, but those 5 choices can be from any combination of faction locked choices, easily preventing you from getting your desired characters after you’ve spent your currency.
The rest of the game is okay, but the horrendous gacha “choices” system makes this an easy “don’t waste your money” kind of game as 0% chance is actually a thing here..Version: 5.9.0
This is a great start to the FE franchiseThe game is familiar to older fans while being very welcoming for newcomers, The tutorial’s are easy to understand, The UI and menu’s are great,
Storyline go well along with the character design. I highly recommend this Mobile game!.Version: 5.3.0
Very funSolid little strategy gacha game. The unit building can get surprisingly fun, and it’s relatively easy to pull the characters you want. (when compared to other gachas anyway) As a F2P player, I’ll probably never reach the highest ranks in PVP, but you can still find moderate amounts of success over time .I’d recommend it to any existing fans of the series, and people looking for a strategy RPG that isn’t too big a time commitment. Solid entry point into the rest of the Fire Emblem series as well..Version: 5.2.0
Very enjoyableI haven’t had to spend any money and have been able to progress at my own pace this by far is my favourite gacha type game not to mention I love fire emblem as is.Version: 4.11.0
Very good but summoning sucksSkills are so outdated in the regular pool, pulling is practically worthless unless you get a 5*, and most of the 3-4* units are literally worthless and only get worth when turned into a few hundred feathers.Version: 5.0.2
ITS LIT FAMDabdabdabdabdabdab #squadgoals.Version: 5.2.0
Strong Willed Players DreamAnyone who understands gotcha games will have a blast with this. Great strategy gameplay and cute anime girls.Version: 4.10.1
Love itFun game unique characters with unique skills not pay to win or very cash grabby wishing for more multiplayer.Version: 4.6.0
A simplified Fire EmblemIt’s a great intro to the idea behind FE, but always remember that it’s a gacha type game; the game may seem very predatory, but you can get through most, if not all, ‘content’ without spending money..Version: 4.6.0
Offline supportI love this game I play it all the time and I have no problem with anything but one thing that would make this app even better is to make the game work offline I’m sure it would get people playing more and more when they don’t need wifi or data to be able to play this amazing game..Version: 4.6.0
Fun game!I honestly think that this game is really fun if you don’t mind gacha mechanics then this game can be really fun the only thing I would change is just the fan service but otherwise this is a fun game that allows you to enjoy fire emblem for free so you don’t really have to worry about in game purchases because in my opinion it is really generous in the amount of free stuff it gives you so if you keep a cool head it’s actually quite fun!.Version: 4.5.0
Still GoodFeh pass? Honestly... it’s not the end of the world. Yeah, yeah. QoL feature locked behind a paywall and all. But due to the style of feh, unless you are playing an overly easy stage, you would probably never use auto battle anyways. And for all the people screaming PtW and not FtP now, I don’t even know what they are getting at. It’s not as if the feh pass alters your arena rating or points gain. And it’s a gacha game for god sake. You probably will get more powerful if you spend a buck or two. Now, this doesn’t mean it’s not FtP friendly anymore. The lack of the pass takes nothing away from the overall gameplay and features of the game (unless you argue that the lack of a few costumes will ruin your day). Heck, the current units getting resplendent forms right now (and the +2 buffs) probably need it due to the powercreep. Ok. What I’m getting at here is that something as insignificant to the overall game as feh pass shouldn’t warrant the reaction of “the game is ruined now” or “I’m gonna quit now”. I’ve finished ranting. Wanna say that I still enjoy the game..Version: 4.3.0
CharacterGreat character designs it adds a lot to the game.Version: 4.11.0
Good gameI just got in two the game and I’m hooked.Version: 4.6.0
PerfectThis is just the best game i ever play.Version: 4.5.0
Evasive LynGood game, I had 500 orbs saved up since first starting- waiting for a good appearance rate. Then it happened, legendary Lyn event. I spent every orb to get her and was wildly unsuccessful. I'm baffled. Care to explain?.Version: 2.5.0
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