The duchy of Lansford is not in peaceful times. Its citizens are ravaged by bandit raids, the mighty Empire to the north marshals its armies for conquest, and a dark cult grows behind the scenes. Young Prince Adonis, son of the ruler Duke Athaulf, enters his first taste of adulthood as he sets out to return peace to his land.
You’re the bandits he kills in the Prologue.
Play through six chapters of unique level design, featuring inversions of common gimmicks, fourth-allegiance units, and loads of playable generics, as you discover what exactly happens after the player gets a Game Over.
Alternatively, send the patch to your friend and surprise them when Army of Verdane kicks in. That works too.
Bandit Emblem was intentionally made using the free-to-use Archetype Blitz portraits from Mugging Blitz 8. As they represent archetypes, I decided to lean into them to create an incredibly stereotypical Fire Emblem game (which you see from the other side).
One interesting note is that this hack was made at an incredibly fast pace: the whole thing took me just one week to put together, from start to finish. The minimal writing and free-to-use assets were probably a major part of that, but I’m still impressed at my own capability of pulling together everything, from map design to playtesting, in that little time.
- Armor animations: Team SALVAGED
- Cavalier animations: Flasuban, Team SALVAGED
- Fighter animations: Black Mage
- Lord animations: DerTheVaporeon, Pikmin1211
- Mercenary animations: Team SALVAGED, The Blind Archer
- Paladin animations: Team SALVAGED
- Armor map sprites: Team SALVAGED
- Brigand map sprites: Flasuban
- Cavalier map sprites: Team SALVAGED, Flasuban
- Fighter map sprites: Alusq
- Lord map sprites: Teraspark
- Mercenary map sprites: Flasuban
- Adonis portrait: Zaim
- Alessia portrait: Flasuban
- Athaulf portrait: Dave
- Aveline portrait: Flasuban
- Barbara portrait: LaurentLacroix
- Caligo portrait: Auto
- Davit portrait: Vlak
- Eurwen portrait: Zaim
- Jess portrait: Sme
- Nekhris portrait: LaurentLacroix
- Sheremi portrait: Feier
- Taarg portrait: LaurentLacroix
- Ulrich portrait: LaurentLacroix
- Yanndahl portrait: Levin
- Army of Verdane theme: Sme
- Boss (Super Bomberman) theme: pandan
- Clash of Two Virtues theme: Sme
- Defense theme: MrGreen3339
- Disquieting Steps theme: Hypergammaspaces
- Enemy Attack theme: A_Reliable_Chair
- Join Us! theme: Tristan_Hollow
- March to Deliverance theme: Hypergammaspaces
- Mount Crystal theme: A_Reliable_Chair
- Roar of Dominion theme: MrGreen3339
- Searching the Enemy theme: SurfingKyogre
- Strike! theme: Sme
- Updated Cave Tileset: Zoramine
- Updated Village Tileset: Zoramine
- Assorted FEBuilder Patches ASM: Agro, Alusq, Brendor, circleseverywhere, Hextator, Stan, Tequila, Zane, 7743
- Fourth Allegiance ASM: Kirb
The download link for the hack is here. I hope you enjoy playing!