Fire Emblem ''special'' cartridges

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vergil2012
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Fire Emblem ''special'' cartridges

Post by vergil2012 » 10 Feb 2019 20:28

https://serenesforest.net/general/download-events/

''In Japan, the VJump magazine held a promotional competition, tied to the Fire Emblem manga Hasha no Tsurugi, where selected winners could receive special Sword of Seals cartridges containing unique Trial Maps already downloaded.''

''50 winners could obtain the “Grizel Execution Court” map, which was based on a location in the manga (where Al and Gant went to rescue Tiena).

10 winners could obtain the “V-type” and “J-type” maps, whose shapes were based on the letters V and J.

Additionally, the Japanese official site awarded the “Defeat Bandits” map to those who obtained the highest ranks in their ranking contest.

These extra Trial maps do not exist in standard cartridges, making them something of a rarity''

''Additionally VJump held a competition, where a number of winners could receive a special Blazing Sword cartridge with a Dragon Axe, Silver Card, Vulnerary (60 uses) and Song 100: Palace of Silesia already downloaded.''

I'm not sure if these are submitted, but I suppose they're not, so if not, it's pretty much impossible to track these down, right?

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Re: Fire Emblem ''special'' cartridges

Post by BigFred » 10 Feb 2019 21:01

Yeah, we know about this event. I'm not sure the winners received actual cartridges or could download those maps to their own game. I wonder how this download actually worked. Did it modify a savestate or something? Or is there a portion of the game's SRAM that is never used for savefiles at all?

vergil2012
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Re: Fire Emblem ''special'' cartridges

Post by vergil2012 » 11 Feb 2019 09:58

Good questions! Though I can't answer them. Time to dig further...

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Re: Fire Emblem ''special'' cartridges

Post by KingMike » 21 Feb 2019 15:58

Those were GBA games. Pretty sure the system had no ability to "download" anything.
At most, Pokemon-style linking a console to another running a giveaway program.

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