This is the first pic you see when you press A on your characters. Right now, the cursor’s places on Marth. The info displayed in the top box is Marth’s name, class, level, and HP. The second smaller box displays the weapons and durability of the weapon.
Press A again and you’ll see his stats. From top to bottom it’s, strength(5), skill(3), weapon level(5), speed(7), luck(7), defence(7), and movement(7). I believe the second last stat is magic defence. The one at the very bottom is the experience point you currently have.
If you pressed A once more, you can move the cursor around to where you want. The cursor stops moving if you’ve reached you max movement range. If you move next to an enemy, you’ll see the box in this screen. Marth is right next to the enemy so he can either attack, inventory, or stop.
If you picked the equip command, you point to the weapon or item in your inventory. Press A again and you’ll see the box on the right. The first one is use or equip. The second one is give. It gives the weapon or item to the person next to them. The last one of drop. It causes you to drop your weapon or item.
See the houses with a fence around it? The one that Marth is standing in front of? Those houses can ONLY BE ENTERED BY MARTH. When you go up to it, the first command you see on the top is the visit command. This also applies with visiting normal houses.
In this picture, Marth is visiting a shop. The second menu is the shop command. It’ll allow you to… well, shop.
Now if you choose the fight command from before, you’ll enter the battle scenes. The white bar is your HP, the “hit” bar is your accuracy. The one of the sword is your power, and the shield if defence. Pretty simple stuff. What’s annoying is that it’s hard to calculate damage just by looking at these bars. A text message will appear telling you how much damage you’ve dealt, and then experience when the battle ends. Pretty simple stuff.
If you point your cursor on the map anywhere other than on a unit, you get this menu. The very first menu is list. It lists all the characters in your party allowing you to check and kinds of thing. I’m not exactly sure what the second and third commands really do, but I think it just shows junk like how many turns has it been. The 4th command is save and quit. You can’t save, then reload, bcause everytime you save, it quits the game. If you load the save, it’ll be gone. To save normally, you’ll need to beat the chapter.
Now, if you want to use staves, you’ll first need a staff and someone who can use it. Some staves requires you to be next to someone to use it, while others can be used from a distance. The only thing you really need to know is what the command looks like. The first command you see in this picture is the staff command. Very easy to remeber.
And finally, when you beat the boss, send Marth to the castle and seize it to win the chapter. The seize command is easy to remember, not to mention only Marth can use it. Once you seize the castle and finish talking, the command to save will automatically appear. You can’t miss it.