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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 The first fight
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Cecil thinks too much...
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Another battle
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Cecil uses his dark ability

Promo Images

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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 (139037)

Critic Reviews

The Review Busters Nintendo DS 2008 9.75 out of 10 98
NintendoWorldReport Nintendo DS Aug 12, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
GameFocus Nintendo DS Aug 18, 2008 9.1 out of 10 91
Kombo.com Nintendo DS Jul 29, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Nintendo DS Sep 12, 2008 88 out of 100 88
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Nintendo DS Aug 17, 2008 88 out of 100 88
IGN Nintendo DS Jul 09, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
GBase - The Gamer's Base Nintendo DS Oct 13, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Worth Playing Nintendo DS Jul 28, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Pixel-Heroes.de Nintendo DS Dec 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80

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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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