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Final Fantasy games

Group Description

This game group includes all games under the Final Fantasy license.

Trivia: Monsters

The name of the monsters in the Final Fantasy universe are often taken from different mythologies of the world. Here is a small list of some popular monsters, and what mythology they are taken from:
  • Behemoth - Jewish mythology. A huge monster and a symbol of evil.
  • Ahriman - Persian mythology. Personification of evil (In Final Fantasy games, ahrimans are one-eyed flying creatures, looking like bats).
  • Asura - Hindu mythology. A class of deities, as opposed to the "deva" (gods).
  • Grendel - English mythology, a monster fought by Beowulf
  • Tiamat - Babylonian mythology. Chaos, the mother of all things.
  • Kali - Hindu mythology. A mighty and often dangerous goddess of time and destruction.
Monsters a character can summon:
  • Ifrit - Arab mythology. A wicked spirit, also known as Jinn.
  • Shiva - Hindu mythology. One of the greatest gods, sometimes regarded as the God. Unfortunately for all fans of the Final Fantasy version of Shiva - he is a man.
  • Ramuh - "Ramuh" is maybe a form of "Rama", the incarnation of Vishnu in Hindu mythology.
  • Phoenix - Greek mythology. A bird that resurrects itself after dying (the item "phoenix down" also comes from there). The Asian phoenix (Chinese fenghuang is a different creature that might have been the inspiration for the monster as well.
  • Titan - Greek mythology. Titans were a class of deities that fought against the Olympic gods.
  • Siren - Greek mythology. A beautiful woman who charms sailors by singing to them.
  • Leviathan - Jewish mythology. A huge water creature. In modern Hebrew this word (לויתן, "livyatan") means "whale".
  • Fafnir - Norse mythology. A dragon that was defeated by the hero Sigurd.
  • Hades - Greek mythology. The world of the dead and also its ruler.
  • Quetzalcoatl - Central American mythology. One of the greater gods of the Aztecs.
  • Odin - Norse mythology. The most powerful god, the ruler of gods.
  • Gilgamesh - Sumerian / Akkadian mythology. A great hero and a legendary king.
  • Bahamut - Arab mythology. Is actually a translation of the Hebrew "behemoth". In Arab mythology, it is a big fish, not a dragon.

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Information also contributed by YID YANG
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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Final Fantasy1987BREW, J2ME, MSX, NES, Nintendo 3DS, WiiNamco Networks America Inc.3.63
Final Fantasy II1988NES, Nintendo 3DS, WiiSquare Co., Ltd.3.48
The Final Fantasy Legend1989Game Boy, WonderSwan ColorSquare Soft, Inc.3.45
Final Fantasy III1990NES, Nintendo 3DS, WiiSquare Co., Ltd.3.42
Final Fantasy Legend II1990Game BoySquare Soft, Inc.3.74
Final Fantasy Adventure1991Game BoySquare Soft, Inc.3.75
Final Fantasy Legend III1991Game BoySquare Soft, Inc.3.82
Final Fantasy II1991Game Boy Advance, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, SNES, Wii, WonderSwan ColorNintendo of America Inc.3.81
Final Fantasy V1992Game Boy Advance, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, SNESNintendo of America Inc.3.83
Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest1992SNES, WiiSquare Soft, Inc.2.77
Final Fantasy I•II1994NESSquare Co., Ltd.3.93
Final Fantasy III1994Android, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, SNES, WiiNintendo of America Inc.3.88
Final Fantasy Tactics1997iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.89
Final Fantasy VII1997PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsEidos Interactive, Inc.4.02
Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon1997PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WonderSwanBandai Co., Ltd.3.42
Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring1998Arcade, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaNamco Limited3.59
Chocobo's Dungeon 21998PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSquare Electronic Arts L.L.C.3.86
Chocobo Stallion1999PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSquare Co., Ltd....
Final Fantasy Collection1999PlayStationSquare Co., Ltd.3.88
Chocobo Collection1999PlayStationSquare Co., Ltd.3.50
Final Fantasy VIII1999PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsSquare Electronic Arts L.L.C.3.98
Final Fantasy Anthology1999PlayStationSquare Electronic Arts L.L.C.3.95
Chocobo Racing1999PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSquare Electronic Arts L.L.C.3.50
Final Fantasy IX2000PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSquare Electronic Arts L.L.C.4.13
Final Fantasy2000PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WonderSwan ColorBandai Co., Ltd.3.23
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Selected Covers

Final Fantasy VII PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Final Fantasy VII
Chocobo's Dungeon 2 PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Chocobo's Dungeon 2
Chocobo Stallion PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Chocobo Stallion
Final Fantasy WonderSwan Color Front Cover
Front cover for Final Fantasy

Selected Screenshots

Title
Screenshot from Final Fantasy VII
Title screen.
Screenshot from Chocobo's Dungeon 2
Title screen.
Screenshot from Chocobo Stallion
Backrgound story
Screenshot from Final Fantasy