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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

  • The Rapier and Reginleif’s (previously non-existent) effective bonus towards Mage Knights was fixed.
  • Many weapons were altered, such as the lowering of Siegmunde’s Might (19 to 17), and the raising of the Brave Axe’s worth (2250 to 7500).
  • The Secret Shops in the main story had their inventories reworked with some stat boosting items not available anymore.
  • Enemies on Easy Mode and Hard Mode are effectively 2 levels weaker.
  • Fomortiis is initially equipped with Demon Light instead of Ravager in the Final Chapter.
  • The Gorgon’s movement type was changed from Flier to Mage.
  • Pierce Glitch :
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 Rank
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.

  • A few classes had their maximum stats adjusted.
Maximum stats adjustements
Class S/M Skl Spd Def Res Con
Great Knight (Female) 26 25+1 23+2 28 26 25
Recruit (3) 28-5 30 29 27-5 27-1 20
Journeyman (3) 30-4 28+1 26+2 30-7 24-1 20
Pupil (3) 29 29-1 26+1 24-3 30-4 20
Demon King 40+10 40+10 40+10 40+10 40+10 40+10

Note: The table lists the class’s maximum stats 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.

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.[1]
  • 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

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.


References

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraGradoKlimtLatonaMacGregorManselMonicaNada Kuya
Bosses AiasBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'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