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Final Fantasy IV is a remake of the classic Japanese RPG that was first released for SNES, known as Final Fantasy II in the West.

Unlike the many subsequent ports (to Playstation, GameBoy Advance, etc.), this release is a full remake, programmed from scratch with real-time 3D graphics. The characters have a "super-deformed" touch. There is also voice acting during cut-scenes. A new option has been added to the menu, which allows the player to read a conversation between party members and receive advice from them.

It also features many gameplay additions. The difficulty level has been increased, not only beyond the difficulty of the Western SNES release (which was reduced compared to Japanese original and subsequent ports), but even beyond the original difficulty. The party members are still bound by class, but they can now hunt for so-called "augments", which can be found or stolen from enemies and which grant the characters additional bonus abilities, resistances, spells that their class would normally not allow, etc.

Beside those major changes, there are also plenty of minor additions. It is possible to obtain bonus items after exploring every corner and filling 100% of an area map; Rydia, the summoner girl, has a new monster summon who can be customized in various ways; there is a new quest involving the "naming" moogle of the original game, etc.

Screenshots

Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Rosa is worried about Cecil and his mission
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Main characters are introduced with a name and title
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Party screen
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Cid looks rather ugly in this remake

Promo Images

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Final Fantasy IV Screenshot
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Final Fantasy IV Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "ファイナルファンタジーIV" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

It’s Final Fantasy IV. With remastered music. In 3D! ‘Nuff said. Nintendo DS リカルド・フィリペ (93482)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Nintendo DS Jul 21, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameSpy Nintendo DS Jul 25, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Legendra Nintendo DS Oct 26, 2008 9 out of 10 90
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Nintendo DS Aug 17, 2008 88 out of 100 88
games xtreme Nintendo DS Oct 27, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nintendo DS Sep 03, 2008 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de iPad Jan 11, 2013 80 out of 100 80
Hooked Gamers Nintendo DS Aug 02, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Pixel-Heroes.de Nintendo DS Dec 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de iPhone Jan 11, 2013 79 out of 100 79

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Final Fantasy IV appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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