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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.

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Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Equipment screen
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Found some goodies
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS A fight with some wildlife
Final Fantasy IV iPhone Title screen / Main menu.

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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 (51594)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Nintendo DS Jul 21, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Vortex Nintendo DS Aug, 2008 90 out of 100 90
Jeuxvideo.fr Nintendo DS Sep 04, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Nintendo DS Aug 04, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo DS Sep 04, 2008 17 out of 20 85
Nintendojo Nintendo DS Aug, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Modojo Nintendo DS Aug 11, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
gameZine (UK) Nintendo DS Sep 29, 2008 7 out of 10 70
JeuxActu Nintendo DS Sep 05, 2008 14 out of 20 70
Gamekult Nintendo DS Sep 05, 2008 6 out of 10 60

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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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