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Marche and a few friends are out on a usual venture through their local town, St. Ivalice, only to discover a book filled with fantasy and magic. Setting their mind to the thoughts of a magical land, they get transported to the world of Ivalice, which happens to be based on one of the friends' favourite games, Final Fantasy.

Finding himself alone, Marche must join a clan of warriors and travel through this new land of mystery to find his lost friends, and return to the real world, while learning all about this new place and the magic it holds.

Not a direct sequel to Final Fantasy Tactics, FFTA combines the many elements of the tactical original with a slightly modern feel, and an original storyline for the GBA. As a clan leader, you must manage your team (from their combat skills and inventory to each and every battle you face).

Both your basic handheld weapons and magic are available to you, with the ability to summon monsters for support. Two players can link GBA's for battles, trading items and clan members as well.


Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Game Boy Advance Shopping for new weapons
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Game Boy Advance Several different kinds of mercenary work to choose from at any time
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Game Boy Advance Deadly fight
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Game Boy Advance Great clan...

Alternate Titles

  • "FFTA" -- Common abbreviation
  • "ファイナルファンタジータクティクスアドバンス" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Compared to the original it's greatly different, but also differently great. Game Boy Advance Joshua J. Slone (4621)
An amazing game just like every other FF game. Game Boy Advance Jester236 (39)
Big, long lasting, compulsive and enjoyable. Game Boy Advance Garland (14)
An Obsessives Paradise Game Boy Advance kemmysunshine (12)
not as good as the first Game Boy Advance matt moore (26)

Critic Reviews

Gaming Target Game Boy Advance Nov 19, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
GameZone Game Boy Advance Oct 01, 2003 9.2 out of 10 92
RPG Kingdom Game Boy Advance Dec 12, 2003 18 out of 20 90
Cubed3 Game Boy Advance Jan 25, 2005 9 out of 10 90
DarkZero Game Boy Advance Feb 26, 2004 8.9 out of 10 89
Daily Game Game Boy Advance 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
RPGFan Game Boy Advance Oct 02, 2003 81 out of 100 81
RPG Kingdom Game Boy Advance Dec 15, 2003 14 out of 20 70
Thunderbolt Games Game Boy Advance Jun 01, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Diehard GameFan Game Boy Advance Sep 21, 2003 6 out of 10 60


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  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – Game Boy Advance Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2003 – #8 Game of the Year
    • 2003 – #2 Game Boy Advance Game of the Year
    • 2003 – Game Boy Advance Strategy 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.)
  • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (Official FFTA website by Nintendo)
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