You know fan­tasy foot­ball. How about fan­tasy world-sav­ing?

The Washington Post Sunday - - TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION - — Hayley Tsukayama

Fire Em­blem Heroes, one of the new­est Nin­tendo mo­bile ti­tles, plays very much like an old­school video game wor­thy of car­ry­ing the Fire Em­blem brand. Play­ers are thrown into a me­dieval-like fan­tasy world of knights, archers and magic, and tasked with sum­mon­ing a group of heroes with whom you could save the world. Dif­fer­ent heroes have dif­fer­ent skills, and part of the fun is fig­ur­ing out how to make them work to­gether most ef­fec­tively. With the right team, you can soar through grid-based bat­tle against the en­emy — suit­ably evil bad­dies try­ing to de­stroy the world.

The game is free-to-play, but you can buy items to help you move along. You can also add friends within the game. To en­joy this game, you don’t have to be fa­mil­iar with the Fire Em­blem series — new­bies will un­der­stand how to play it. But it prob­a­bly has some added value for those who love the fran­chise, if only for the smiles prompted by see­ing fa­mil­iar faces.

Free, for iOS and An­droid de­vices.

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