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Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls is a re-release of the two remakes of the original Famicom (NES) games with additional extras. This release also reduces the difficulty level of both games and has a few other gameplay modifications (for example, stats can no longer decrease in Final Fantasy II).

Final Fantasy I features four "Soul of Chaos" dungeons, unlocked during the course of the plot. These elemental dungeons are for high-level players, and contain a collection of bosses taken from later Final Fantasy games. Final Fantasy II includes an extra storyline known as the "Soul of Rebirth." This mode is unlocked after completing the game and acts as an epilogue, featuring characters killed off in the main story. Both games gain a bestiary that tracks all the monsters the player has fought and their stats and weaknesses.

Screenshots

Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls Game Boy Advance Cobras  (FF1)
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls Game Boy Advance That's right - more fighting (FF2)
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls Game Boy Advance Fighting (FF1)
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls Game Boy Advance Wolves (FF1)

Alternate Titles

  • "ファイナルファンタジーI・IIアドバンス" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Final Fantasy I & II Advance" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Nothing ground-breaking, but a decent remake Game Boy Advance Bregalad (938)
Fundamentals of Monster-Mashing Game Boy Advance WWWWolf (422)

Critic Reviews

Fragland.net Game Boy Advance Apr 06, 2005 82.3 out of 100 82
UOL Jogos Game Boy Advance Mar 08, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Advance Dec 03, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Next Level Gaming Game Boy Advance Dec 04, 2004 80 out of 100 80
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Dec 01, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Cubed3 Game Boy Advance Dec 23, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Dec 01, 2004 7.2 out of 10 72
1UP Game Boy Advance Nov 30, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Legendra Game Boy Advance May 02, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Cheat Code Central Game Boy Advance 2004 2 out of 5 40

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Trivia

References

In the original version of Final Fantasy on the NES, the tomb in Elfein read "Here lies Erdrick" - a reference to a prominent character in the Dragon Warrior series. In the Playstation re-release in Final Fantasy Origins, the tomb read "May Link Rest In Peace" - a reference to the protagonist in Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series.

Strangely enough, this text was not altered when the game was released for the Gameboy Advance - a Nintendo-made system!

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – #7 GBA Game of the Year

Related Web Sites

  • FF-Fan (A fansite that offers all kinds of information on the entire Final Fantasy franchise, including walkthroughs, game media, discussion boards and fan art.)
  • Nintendo's official Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls site (Has information about the game, pictures, and downloadable content such as wallpapers, AIM icons, and more.)
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