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Final Fantasy (1987)

Fainaru fantajî (original title)
The four "Light Warriors" must fulfill a 2000 year old prophecy, traversing the land in order to restore light to the four elemental orbs and defeat an ancient evil to save their world.

Director:

Hironobu Sakaguchi

Writers:

Hironobu Sakaguchi (original concept), Kenji Terada (scenario)
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In the first out of the famous "Final Fantasy" series, many warriors of different classes must cleanse the land of evil and track down the notorious Garland. On their quest, these warriors run into the elemental fiends, build technology, meet elves, giants and mermaids, help a witch and many other incredible voyages. Written by Jenova Synthesis <mayu_roxx@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

Many of the Final Fantasy games in the series have included characters named Biggs and Wedge, named for pilots in the film Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). See more »

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Garland: I, Garland, will knock you all down!
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Alternate Versions

In November 2000, Squaresoft and Bandai released an updated version of Final Fantasy for the japanese portable game system, the Wonderswan Color, as a release title, including a special edition boxed set containing the game system and Final Fantasy. This updated version contains enhanced graphics, more save slots, including a field log, and several other additional options. See more »

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A great one, but it is beaten by Dragon Warrior
16 July 2001 | by plok253See all my reviews

I must admit, when I first played the original Final Fantasy, I was pretty disappointed. The game seemed pretty linear, and the story wasn't anything special in comparison to Dragon Warrior. However, when I got into the game a little more, I realized it's a big more complex than it looks. Although this game borrows a lot from the Dragon Warrior series, and seems to be missing a point, it definitley has its charms. For example, there's two different types of magics: black and white. White is more of the healing and reviving magic, while Black deals with devastating blows to your enemies. Also, you can select the "job" of your 4 characters at the beginning of the game. You can chose from Fighter, Ninja, Black Mage, White Mage, and Red Mage (I'm pretty sure there's another one that skips my memory.) Each one has its strong points as well as weak points. For example, Black Mages cannot use White Magic, but obviously they can use Black Magic. Same thing for a White Mage, only vice versa. Red Mages can use both Black and White, yet their magic never turns out to be quite as strong. Puzzling? It all makes sense when you play it. Another little charm of the game is the little extras, like the Xcalibur Sword. It's not essential to beating the game, but it helps out a lot. All in all, it was boring at first, but I really started to get into it after playing it for a little while. I have to admit the final boss Chaos is a little easy (which is probably more of a good thing, since I get frustrated easily)


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