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List of version differences/Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

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Name changes

Main article: Name chart/Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

NTSC-J to NTSC-U changes

Gameplay changes

Difficulty settings

The difficulty settings were adjusted for every map. These setting affect the effective level of enemy units, and, as a result, give enemies a bonus to their stats or a penalty to their stats without changing their actual levels.

Chapter Japanese Localization
Difficult Normal Easy Difficult Normal Easy
Prologue, Ch. 1 +3 -0 -0 +1 -0 -0
Ch. 2-3 +4 -0 -2 +2 -2 -4
Ch. 4-14, Tower of Valni,
Melkaen Coast, Link Arena,
unused maps 38, 3B, and 3C
+5 -0 -2 +3 -2 -4
Ch. 5x +5 -0 -0 +3 -0 -2
Ch. 15 Eirika +6 -0 -2 +3 -2 -4
Ch. 15 Ephraim +5 -0 -2 +4 -2 -4
Ch. 16-Final, Lagdou Ruins +6 -0 -2 +4 -2 -4

Additionally, the formula for applying the effective level penalties for normal mode and easy mode was changed between the Japanese and localized versions, making it so that the enemy level up routine is skipped if the effective level ends up being less than or equal to the unit's base level (which is usually 1 for generic units). However, this introduces a bug that makes it so that the 9 level bonus that is given to promoted units in easy and normal mode is skipped as well, making them weaker as a result.[1]

Weapon changes

Weapon Mt Hit Crit Rng Worth Notes
Brave Sword 9 75 0 1 3000JP
7500US
Probably changed to match Brave Lance and Brave Bow.
Brave Axe 10 65 0 1 2250JP
7500US
Probably changed to match Brave Lance and Brave Bow.
Siegmund 19JP
17US
80 0 1 0 --
Demon Light 13JP
15US
60 0 1-2JP
1-3US
0 +13 Str, +10 Skill, +10 Def, +15 ResJP
+10 Str, +10 Skill, +10 Def, +15 Res, +10 LuckUS
Ravager 18JP
15US
100JP
85US
0JP
10US
1 0 +10 Str, +10 Skill, +15 Def, +10 ResJP
+15 Str, +15 Skill, +15 Def, +10 ResUS

Shop changes

Several shops had their stock changed, or the order of their stock changed.

Shop Japanese Localization
Ch. 5 Armory Iron Sword
Slim Sword
Steel Sword
Iron Lance
Slim Lance
Steel Lance
Iron Axe
Steel Axe
Iron Bow
Steel Bow
Slim Sword
Iron Sword
Steel Sword
Slim Lance
Iron Lance
Steel Lance
Iron Axe
Steel Axe
Iron Bow
Steel Bow
Ch. 5 Vendor Heal
Torch
Vulnerary
Fire
Lightning
Fire
Lightning
Heal
Vulnerary
Ch. 9 Eirika Armory Iron Sword
Iron Blade
Iron Lance
Steel Lance
Iron Axe
Steel Axe
Hammer
Hand Axe
Iron Bow
Steel Bow
Short Bow
Iron Sword
Steel Sword
Iron Blade
Iron Lance
Steel Lance
Javelin
Iron Axe
Steel Axe
Hand Axe
Iron Bow
Steel Bow
Ch. 9 Eirika Vendor Fire
Thunder
Lightning
Shine
Heal
Mend
Unlock
Vulnerary
Elixir
Antitoxin
Torch
Fire
Thunder
Lightning
Shine
Heal
Mend
Unlock
Vulnerary
Antitoxin
Torch
Ch. 12 Eirika Vendor Fire
Elfire
Shine
Heal
Mend
Restore
Vulnerary
Elixir
Pure Water
Antitoxin
Fire
Thunder
Lightning
Shine
Heal
Mend
Restore
Vulnerary
Elixir
Pure Water
Antitoxin
Ch. 14 Eirika Secret Shop Lancereaver
Swordreaver
Axereaver
Killer Bow
Purge
Bolting
Recover
Angelic Robe
Energy Ring
Lockpick
Hero Crest
Knight Crest
Orion's Bolt
Elysian Whip
Guiding Ring
Ocean Seal
Steel Blade
Silver Blade
Killing Edge
Killer Lance
Battle Axe
Killer Axe
Killer Bow
Barrier
Physic
Lockpick
Hero Crest
Knight Crest
Orion's Bolt
Elysian Whip
Guiding Ring
Ocean Seal
Ch. 15 Eirika Vendor Thunder
Elfire
Lightning
Shine
Divine
Flux
Luna
Mend
Restore
Barrier
Vulnerary
Elixir
Pure Water
Antitoxin
Thunder
Elfire
Shine
Divine
Flux
Heal
Mend
Restore
Vulnerary
Elixir
Pure Water
Antitoxin
Ch. 17 Eirika Armory Slim Sword
Steel Sword
Killing Edge
Slim Lance
Steel Lance
Killer Lance
Steel Axe
Hand Axe
Killer Axe
Steel Bow
Longbow
Killer Bow
Iron Sword
Steel Sword
Lancereaver
Killing Edge
Iron Lance
Steel Lance
Axereaver
Killer Lance
Javelin
Iron Axe
Steel Axe
Swordreaver
Killer Axe
Hand Axe
Iron Bow
Steel Bow
Killer Bow
Ch. 17 Eirika Vendor Thunder
Elfire
Shine
Divine
Flux
Luna
Mend
Recover
Restore
Elixir
Pure Water
Antitoxin
Thunder
Elfire
Shine
Divine
Flux
Nosferatu
Heal
Mend
Restore
Elixir
Pure Water
Antitoxin
Ch. 19 Eirika Secret Shop Shamshir
Spear
Battle Axe
Physic
Angelic Robe
Energy Ring
Secret Book
Speedwing
Goddess Icon
Dragonshield
Hero Crest
Knight Crest
Orion's Bolt
Elysian Whip
Guiding Ring
Ocean Seal
Barrier
Physic
Hero Crest
Knight Crest
Orion's Bolt
Elysian Whip
Guiding Ring
Ocean Seal
Ch. 10 Ephraim Armory Steel Sword
Iron Blade
Slim Lance
Steel Lance
Iron Axe
Steel Axe
Hammer
Hand Axe
Iron Bow
Steel Bow
Short Bow
Iron Sword
Steel Sword
Iron Blade
Iron Lance
Steel Lance
Javelin
Iron Axe
Steel Axe
Hand Axe
Iron Bow
Steel Bow
Ch. 10 Ephraim Vendor Fire
Thunder
Lightning
Shine
Heal
Mend
Restore
Unlock
Vulnerary
Elixir
Antitoxin
Torch
Fire
Thunder
Lightning
Shine
Heal
Mend
Restore
Unlock
Vulnerary
Antitoxin
Torch
Ch. 12 Ephraim Vendor Thunder
Elfire
Shine
Heal
Mend
Restore
Vulnerary
Elixir
Pure Water
Antitoxin
Fire
Thunder
Lightning
Shine
Heal
Mend
Restore
Vulnerary
Elixir
Pure Water
Antitoxin
Ch. 14 Ephraim Secret Shop Lancereaver
Swordreaver
Axereaver
Killer Bow
Purge
Bolting
Recover
Angelic Robe
Energy Ring
Lockpick
Hero Crest
Knight Crest
Orion's Bolt
Elysian Whip
Guiding Ring
Ocean Seal
Steel Blade
Silver Blade
Killing Edge
Killer Lance
Battle Axe
Killer Axe
Killer Bow
Barrier
Physic
Lockpick
Hero Crest
Knight Crest
Orion's Bolt
Elysian Whip
Guiding Ring
Ocean Seal
Ch. 15 Ephraim Vendor Thunder
Elfire
Lightning
Shine
Divine
Flux
Luna
Mend
Restore
Barrier
Vulnerary
Elixir
Pure Water
Antitoxin
Thunder
Elfire
Shine
Divine
Flux
Heal
Mend
Restore
Vulnerary
Elixir
Pure Water
Antitoxin
Ch. 17 Ephraim Armory Slim Sword
Steel Sword
Killer Lance
Slim Lance
Steel Lance
Killer Lance
Steel Axe
Hand Axe
Killer Axe
Steel Bow
Longbow
Killer Bow
Iron Sword
Steel Sword
Lancereaver
Killing Edge
Iron Lance
Axereaver
Killer Lance
Javelin
Iron Axe
Steel Axe
Swordreaver
Killer Axe
Hand Axe
Iron Bow
Steel Bow
Killer Bow
Ch. 17 Ephraim Vendor Thunder
Elfire
Shine
Divine
Flux
Luna
Mend
Recover
Restore
Elixir
Pure Water
Antitoxin
Thunder
Elfire
Shine
Divine
Flux
Nosferatu
Heal
Mend
Restore
Elixir
Pure Water
Antitoxin
Ch. 19 Ephraim Secret Shop Shamshir
Spear
Battle Axe
Physic
Angelic Robe
Energy Ring
Secret Book
Speedwing
Goddess Icon
Dragonshield
Hero Crest
Knight Crest
Orion's Bolt
Elysian Whip
Guiding Ring
Ocean Seal
Barrier
Physic
Hero Crest
Knight Crest
Orion's Bolt
Elysian Whip
Guiding Ring
Ocean Seal

Fomortiis's summoned monsters

Fomortiis summons stronger monsters in the localization of the game.

Japanese Localization
Class Inventory Class Inventory
Ma gba mauthe doog enemy.gif Mauthe Doog Hellfang Ma gba draco zombie enemy.gif Draco Zombie Wretched Air
Ma gba bael enemy.gif Bael Sharp Claw Ma gba entombed enemy.gif Entombed Sharp Claw
Ma gba revenant enemy.gif Revenant Rotten Claw Ma gba wight 02 enemy.gif Wight Killer Bow
Ma gba mauthe doog enemy.gif Mauthe Doog Hellfang Ma gba wight 01 enemy.gif Wight Runesword
Ma gba bael enemy.gif Bael Sharp Claw Ma gba arch mogall enemy.gif Arch Mogall Crimson Eye
Shadowshot
Ma gba revenant enemy.gif Revenant Rotten Claw Ma gba maelduin enemy.gif Maelduin Halberd
Longbow
Ma gba mauthe doog enemy.gif Mauthe Doog Hellfang Ma gba elder bael enemy.gif Elder Bael Lethal Talon
Ma gba bael enemy.gif Bael Sharp Claw Ma gba wight 01 enemy.gif Wight Killing Edge
Ma gba revenant enemy.gif Revenant Fetid Claw Ma gba gwyllgi enemy.gif Gwyllgi Fiery Fang
Ma gba mauthe doog enemy.gif Mauthe Doog Hellfang Ma gba deathgoyle enemy.gif Deathgoyle Heavy Spear
Javelin
Ma gba bael enemy.gif Bael Sharp Claw Ma gba gorgon enemy.gif Gorgon Stone
Demon Surge
Ma gba revenant enemy.gif Revenant Rotten Claw Ma gba cyclops enemy.gif Cyclops Battle Axe

Class changes

Base stats
ID Class HP Str/Mag Skill Spd Def Res Con Move Wpn Lv
59
7D
Ma gba elder bael enemy.gif Elder Bael 28JP
36US
8 5 5 9 4 15 6 --
5A Ma gba cyclops enemy.gif Cyclops 28JP
40US
8 5 6 13 0 16 6 Axe A
6D Ma gba civilian male02 other.gif Civilian 8 1 0 0 0 0 5JP
4US
5 --
6E Ma gba civilian female02 other.gif Civilian 7 0 0 0 0 1 6JP
3US
5 --
6F Ma gba civilian male01 other.gif Civilian 10 0 1 0 0 2 7JP
6US
5 --
70 Ma gba civilian female01 other.gif Civilian 9 0 1 0 0 1 5JP
4US
5 --
71 Ma gba civilian male01 other.gif Civilian 12 3 0 0 2 0 6JP
7US
5 --
72 Ma gba civilian female01 other.gif Civilian 10 0 1 0 1 1 4JP
5US
5 --
7C Ma gba cyclops enemy.gif Cyclops 28JP
40US
8 5 6 13 0 16 6 Axe AJP
Axe SUS
Growths
ID Class HP Str/Mag Skill Spd Luck Def Res
5A
7C
Ma gba cyclops enemy.gif Cyclops 85JP
95US
30 35 25 10 24 25
66 Ma gba demon king enemy.gif Demon King 10JP
95US
0JP
40US
0JP
30US
0JP
20US
0JP
25US
0JP
20US
0JP
20US
Maximum stats
Maximum stats adjustments
Class HP Str/Mag Skill Spd Def Res Con
Great Knight (female) 60 26 25JP
26US
23JP
25US
28 26 25
Recruit (3) 60 28JP
23US
30 29 27JP
22US
27JP
26US
20
Journeyman (3) 60 30JP
26US
28JP
29US
26JP
28US
30JP
23US
24JP
23US
20
Pupil (3) 60 29 29JP
28US
26JP
27US
24JP
21US
30JP
26US
20
Draco Zombie 80JP
100US
50 50 50 50 50 25
Demon King 120 40JP
50US
40JP
50US
40JP
50US
40JP
50US
40JP
50US
40JP
25US

Other

Main article: Glitch#Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  • Several characters had their base stats modified as follows:
Base stats
Character Lv HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res Mov Con Weapon Level
Franz 1 21-1 8-1 5 8-1 2 6 1 7 9 GBARankSword.gif E, GBARankLance.gif D
Vanessa 1 17 5 7 12-1 4 6 5 7 5 GBARankLance.gif D
Neimi 1 18-1 4 5 6 4 3 2 5 5 GBARankBow.gif D
Colm 2 18 4 4 12-2 8 3 1 6 6 GBARankSword.gif E
Artur 2 19 7-1 6 9-1 2 2 6 5 6 GBARankLight.gif E
Lute 1 17 6 6 7 8 3 6-1 5 3 GBARankAnima.gif C
Tana 4 20 8-1 8+1 12+1 8 7-1 7 7 5 GBARankLance.gif D
Innes 1 28+3 14 13 15 14 10 9 6 9 GBARankBow.gif A
Gerik 10 32 14 13 13 8 10 4 5 11+2 GBARankSword.gif C
Saleh 1 30 16 18 14 11 9-1 13 6 8 GBARankAnima.gif A, GBARankLight.gif B, GBARankStaff.gif C
Cormag 9 29+1 13+1 8+1 10 3+1 12 1+1 7 11 GBARankLance.gif C
11 37-5 18-3 12-2 13-2 6-1 15-2 3-1
Rennac 1 26+2 8+2 11+5 15+2 5 8+1 3+8 6 7 GBARankSword.gif B
Duessel 8 41 17 12 12 8 17 9 6 15 GBARankSword.gif B+1, GBARankLance.gif A, Axe A
Syrene 1 27 10+2 13 15 12 8+2 10+2 8 7 GBARankSword.gif C, GBARankLance.gif A
Caellach 12 42+5 16+3 15-1 13 14 13+2 13 6 13 GBARankSword.gif A, Axe A
Orson 13 47+1 18 14+1 12+2 6 14 9+2 8 12 GBARankSword.gif A, GBARankLance.gif A
Riev 16 44+5 14 21 19 9 17-1 18 6 7 GBARankLight.gif A+1, GBARankStaff.gif A
Selena 11 33+5 13 13 16 10 9+2 17 7 6 GBARankAnima.gif A, GBARankStaff.gif B
Glen 12 41+5 20 17 13 7 18 5 8 12 GBARankSword.gif A, GBARankLance.gif A
Valter 13 40+5 19 17 15+2 3 13 10+2 8 11 GBARankLance.gif A+1

Note: The tables lists each character’s base stats in the Japanese version +/- the adjustment made in the English version. Amelia’s starting Level in Eirika’s Chapter 13 was reduced from 5 to 4 and Cormag’s Level 11 stats are rounded to the nearest whole number.

  • Several characters had their growth rates modified as follows :
Growth rates
Character HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
Seth 85+5 50 45 45 25 40 30
Gilliam 90 40+5 30+5 30 30 55 20
Moulder 80-15 40 50 45-5 20 25 25
Ross 70 50 35 25+5 40 25 20
Innes 60+15 40 40 45 45 20 25
Artur 55 60-10 50 40 25 15 60-5
Lute 45 70-5 30 45 45 15 45-5
Forde 80+5 40 50 45 35 20 25
Kyle 85+5 50 40 40 20 25 20
Amelia 70-10 40-5 40 40 50 30 15
Marisa 75 25+5 50+5 55+5 50 15 20+5
Ewan 50 55-10 40 35 50 15 40
L'Arachel 45 60-10 45 50-5 65 15 50
Rennac 60+5 25 45 60 25 25 25+5
Joshua 80 30+5 55 55 30 20 20
Syrene 70 35+5 50 60 30 20 50
Hayden 70 40 40+5 45 40 25 25
Selena 85 40 55 40 25 20 25+5
Glen 85 40+5 50 45 20 25+10 40
Lyon 85 50 10+45 10+45 30 10+35 15+40

Note: The table lists the character’s growth rates in the Japanese version +/- the adjustment made in the English version.

Graphics

NTSC-J NTSC-U/PAL
File:Ss fe08 silencer ntsc-j.png Ss fe08 joshua activating silencer.png
The flickering of the Silencer skill was changed from red to purple.
NTSC-J NTSC-U/PAL
Ss fe08 nintendo logo jp.png Ss fe08 nintendo logo us.png
The Nintendo logo that appears when booting the game is white in the Japanese version and red in the localization. The registered trademark symbol was also slightly altered.

Chapter and boss changes

Screenshot of Riev's Chapter 20 appearance in the Japanese release of The Sacred Stones.
  • Pablo and Riev in their second encounters were changed to keep the stats they had during their first encounter instead of receiving a boost like in the Japanese release.
  • Several bosses had their stats and levels increased, and some enemy levels were increased.
Joshua attacking Natasha in the japanese version.
  • In the Japanese version of The Sacred Stones Joshua will attack and kill Natasha while he is an enemy during chapter 5 if she is in range. This was changed in the NTSC-U and the PAL releases where he does not attack her even if she is in range.

Dialogue changes


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  • In the Japanese version, Joshua tells Artur that Artur has won 15 times and lost 16 times out of 21 matches. Not only do the sum of winning and losing numbers not match to the number of matches, but Joshua even tells Artur that they are roughly even. The English version fixes this by having Joshua tell Artur that Artur has won 11 out of 21 matches.
  • In the Japanese version, the support set for Garcia and Dozla involved them drinking alcohol and getting drunk. This was changed in the localization where they instead end up trying out many different weapons and end up hurting themselves in amusing ways.[2]
  • There is a typo in Neimi and Gilliam's A Support. Neimi talks about Cormag when instead she should be referring to Colm. This error was caused due to Cormag being written similar to "Coma", which is Colm's Japanese name.
  • In Kyle and Syrene's C Support, there is a typo where Kyle refers to Syrene as Selena. Syrene and Selena's names are pretty similar, which explains the names getting mixed-up.
  • In the Japanese version, there is a typo in Syrene and Tana's B support conversation where Syrene refers to Tana as Syrene. This was corrected in the NTSC-U and PAL versions of the game.

Items

Since no distribution events were ever run for NTSC-U or PAL releases, the following items became completely inaccessible in gameplay. All of them can still be accessed through cheat devices and still function properly.

Items unavailable in NTSC-U and PAL
Item Type
Is gba juna fruit.png Juna Fruit Item
Is gba emblem blade.png Shadowkiller Sword
Is gba emblem axe.png Fiendcleaver Axe
Is gba emblem lance.png Bright Lance Lance
Is gba beacon bow.png Beacon Bow Bow

Miscellaneous

The localization added the health and safety warning upon booting up the game.

NTSC-U to PAL changes

Unless otherwise stated, all changes made between the NTSC-J and NTSC-U releases are retained in the PAL version, excluding names.

NTSC-U PAL
Ss fe8 retreat prompt us.png Ss fe8 retreat prompt eu.png
The PAL releases reworded the retreat prompt to avoid using spaces as padding. The NTSC-U release uses eight spaces to pad the text box to a guaranteed minimum width; if these spaces are removed the prompt does not display properly. This padding is also present in the Japanese version.

Dialogue changes


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  • In Gilliam and Garcia’s C Support, Garcia calls Gilliam “Garcia” during the part where Garcia challenges Gilliam to arm-wrestle him. This same typo appeared in the Japanese version, the NTSC localization did not fix this, though the PAL version corrected this.
  • The Rapier has its help description text string change from Effective against infantry.[sic] in the NTSC-U version of the game to Strong against cavalry, knights. in the PAL release.


References

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraGradoKlimtLatonaMacGregorManselMonicaNada Kuya
Bosses AiasBanditBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'NeillOrsonPabloRievSaarSelenaTiradoValterVigardeZonta
Sacred Twins and Personal Weapons AudhulmaExcaliburGarmGleipnirIvaldiLatonaNidhoggRapierReginleifSieglindeSiegmundVidofnir
Chapters Pre-split P: The Fall of Renais • 1: Escape! • 2: The Protected • 3: The Bandits of Borgo • 4: Ancient Horrors • 5: The Empire's Reach • 5x: Unbroken Heart • 6: Victims of War • 7: Waterside Renvall • 8: It's a Trap!A New Journey
Eirika's Route 9: Distant Blade • 10: Revolt at Carcino • 11: Creeping Darkness • 12: Village of Silence • 13: Hamill Canyon • 14: Queen of White Dunes
Ephraim's Route 9: Fort Rigwald • 10: Turning Traitor • 11: Phantom Ship • 12: Landing at Taizel • 13: Fluorspar's Oath • 14: Father and Son
Post-split 15: Scorched Sand • 16: Ruled by Madness • 17: River of Regrets • 18: Two Faces of Evil • 19: Last Hope • 20: Darkling Woods • Final: Sacred Stone (part 1part 2)
Locations MagvelCarcino (Caer Pelyn) • Darkling WoodsFrelia (Tower of Valni) • Grado (Renvall) • Jehanna (Jehanna HallLagdou Ruins) • Rausten (Melkaen Coast) • Renais (Za'ha Woods)
Groups, objects and concepts Five heroesGerik's MercenariesImperial ThreeLegend of the Sacred StonesMonstersSacred StonesSacred TwinsWar of the Stones
Related topics Creature CampaignFire Emblem: The Sacred Stones ComicList of version differences (Name chart) • Pre-release information (Prototype buildUnused content) • Sound RoomTimelineWorld map