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Help the Yellow Chocobo rescue his friends from a storybook nightmare! In the Final Fantasy side-story for the Nintendo DS, players must help the Yellow Chocobo wander around the world of Final Fantasy in an attempt to rescue his friends who have been captured inside an evil book and turned into two dimensional cards. The evil book also swallowed up a book of fables, which has been scattered about the Land. Only the Yellow Chocobo can enter the book and set everything right once more.

In each storybook world, which is based on a familiar story (with a Final Fantasy Twist), players must complete a series of skill-based mini-games in order to set the story straight, rescue a Chocobo friend, or find a playing card that can be used for battle against the various bosses. Rewriting a book's ending will also effect changes in the world outside of the book.

Battle are done in the form of card battles. Players create decks of fifteen cards that they will find throughout the adventure, and use them to combat the boss creatures that are causing havoc in a particular story. During each turn, both players start with three cards in their deck and must use one of these to battle the other. The player who chooses their card first will attack first, but players must also watch which which colored cards are in the opponent's immediate hand, to avoid a surprise attack.

Other mini-games are also found throughout the Final Fantasy world, and can be downloaded (via a single card) to up to four total players.


Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales Nintendo DS Title screen.
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales Nintendo DS Book prologue.
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales Nintendo DS A puzzle to open the book.
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales Nintendo DS Kroma the Black Magician.

Alternate Titles

  • "チョコボと魔法の絵本" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Chocobo to Mahō no Ehon" -- Japanese title

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IGN Apr 03, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
GameZone Apr 23, 2007 8.2 out of 10 82
GamerDad Apr 24, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Apr 09, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Computer Bild Spiele Jun 06, 2007 2.45 out of 6 71
GameSpy Apr 27, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 (UK) May 22, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution Jun 01, 2007 B- 67
Game Informer Magazine May, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
1UP Apr 06, 2007 6 out of 10 60


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Chocobo to Mahō no Ehon means "Chocobo and the Magic Picture Book".
Guy Chapman (1742) added Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales (Nintendo DS) on Apr 04, 2007