Video Game Music of the Week - 82

Fire Emblem (GBA)


Winds Across The Plains, Strike, A Knights Oath, An Unexpected Caller.

Yuka Tsujiyoko
Saki Haruyama

Fire Emblem, also known as Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword, was the first game in the Fire Emblem series to be released outside of Japan. The success of Advance Wars, a similar style game for the Game Boy Advance, as well as the inclusion of Fire Emblem characters in Super Smash Bros. Melee allowed for a western release of the series that received a rather positive reception.

Winds Across The Plains
This song is one of the many positive and uplifting sounding tracks in the game and is heard very early on. The theme is a great companion to the ancient world of
Fire Emblem.

This theme is the general battle music that plays throughout the game. The music changes depending on whether you are the one who initiated the attack or not, and also depends on whether you are physically attacking an enemy or healing an ally. This is the theme that is heard the most.

An Unexpected Caller
An Unexpected Caller has a very heavy, beat driven structure that focuses on a beat that remains the same throughout, creating this very epic, war-like anthem. There are moments in the song where the snare instrument plays repetitious paired notes which also help in creating the war-like feel.

A Knight’s Oath
There is a great heavy and heroic notion laid out in this tune, and the song reminds players of the very important defining moments in the game.

Written by - Michael Villalon for ‘The VG Island’.
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