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Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

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 That's right - more fighting (FF2)
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls Game Boy Advance Another town (FF2)
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls Game Boy Advance Stats (FF1)
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls Game Boy Advance FF2 Title screen

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 Bregalad (917) unrated
Fundamentals of Monster-Mashing WWWWolf (422) unrated

The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine Jan, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Gamezine Nov 28, 2004 17 out of 20 85
IGN Nov 30, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
UOL Jogos Mar 08, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
RPGFan Jan 24, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 03, 2004 16 out of 20 80
Game Freaks 365 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
1UP Nov 30, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Legendra May 02, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jan 28, 2005 5 out of 10 50

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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.)
Kartanym (10780) added Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls (Game Boy Advance) on Dec 04, 2004