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Final Fantasy II (Game Boy Advance)

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Advertising Blurbs

Press Release - SNES via Wii Virtual Console (US):
    Follow the dark knight Cecil - Lord Captain of Baron's elite force, the Red Wings - as he embarks on a fateful journey riddled with trials, betrayals, friendship, loss and self-discovery. Plagued with uncertainty over his monarch's motives, can Cecil turn away from the path of darkness and destruction?

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4617) on Mar 08, 2010.

Nintendo Winter Catalog 2005 - Game Boy Advance:

    Relive the Fantasy

    Grab your sword. The fourth installment of the wildly popular FINAL FANTASY series has arrived. Filled with dozens of magical spells and hundreds of monsters, weapons and items to help you on your quests, the game delivers an adventure you won't soon forget. Players can expect 30 to 40 hours of playing time as they journey on land, by sea and in the air, and explore new towns, caves and mountains in their attempt to recover stolen crystals. Twelve different characters with new abilities, spells and items join and leave the party at different parts of the quest to keep the tension mounting!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4617) on Mar 11, 2007.

www.nintendo.com - SNES:
    With astounding music and an amazing story, this role playing game will take you on an incredible journey. Explore many new worlds with different towns, caves, and mountains, to recover the stolen crystals you are in pursuit of. Twelve different characters will join and leave your party at different parts of your quest, keeping the game fresh with new abilities, spells, and items.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Jan 06, 2007.

Back of Box - Game Boy Advance (US):

    AN EPIC JOURNEY OF REDEMPTION RETOLD

    At the orders of the king, a city burns. Torn by guilt, the dark knight Ceci, commander of the Red Wings of Baron, must choose between loyalty and justice. Previously released as FINAL FANTASY II for the Super NES, FINAL FANTASY IV ADVANCE features improved graphics, enhanced music, and an expanded storyline.
    • Test your skills in an all-new, 50-level dungeon, or strengthen your characters in the training dungeon!


    • Study your foes with the Bestiary, or listen to the legendary score using the soundtrack player.


    • Experience never-before-seen story sequences as you switch party members!


    • Previously released as FINAL FANTASY II for the Super NES, enhanced with all-new features!

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Apr 22, 2006.

www.nintendo-europe.com - Game Boy Advance:
    Originally known as Final Fantasy IV in Japan, and released in the US as Final Fantasy II on the SNES, this is one of the titles that cemented Square's reputation for role playing excellence. This new version, available exclusively on Game Boy Advance, brings brand new additions to the already gripping storyline.

    Ordered to carry out the unholy plans of his King, the Dark Knight Cecil finds himself deliberately disobeying those orders, putting aside his loyalty to put an end to the mad ruler's schemes. In search of sacred elemental crystals, take the role of Cecil and guide him and up to 11 other characters as you wander the world map. You'll journey across land, sea, and even through the air, exploring towns and castles, solving puzzles - and battling against legions of viciously aggressive monsters.

    Each playable character, from mages to thieves, have their own unique abilities and weapons; use devastating magical attacks as well as more traditional combat moves to best your foes. But you'll have to pay attention; the game uses the Active Time Battle system, a variation of turn-based action. If you don't strike against your foe after a certain amount of time, your enemies will attack repeatedly without waiting for your response!

    You can also test your battling skills in a massive new dungeon, get the lowdown on your foes in the Bestiary, or just listen to FFIV's legendary musical score using the soundtrack player. All this and Chocobos too!
    • 18 towns and castles to explore


    • New events for each character


    • New boss characters


    • Prove your skills - or improve them - in an all new, 50 level dungeon where you can also gain new "Ultimate" weapons


    • Quick save function ideal for handheld gaming

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Apr 22, 2006.

ffiv.nintendo.com:

    An Epic Journey of Redemption Retold

    The advent of the airship marked the realization of Baron's dreams, but also the birth of its militarism. With its Royal Air Force Red Wings, Baron soon reigned supreme. Now, as monsters multiply and stir unrest, the king has ordered the fleet to claim the Crystals held by other nations at any cost.

    Commander Cecil, a Dark Knight, is no longer willing to shed innocent blood on blind faith alone. With his friends Kain and Rosa, Cecil intends to discover the truth behind King Baron's obsession.

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Apr 22, 2006.

www.nintendo.com – Game Boy Advance:

    An Epic Journey of Redemption Retold

    Square-Enix reissues the classic adventure game for the Game Boy Advance.

    Fans of the legendary Final Fantasy series can rejoice. The fourth installment of the wildly popular series has arrived.

    This classic adventure includes 18 towns and castles, dozens of magical spells and hundreds of monsters, weapons and items to help players on their quests. The game features the astounding music, challenging adventures and interesting storyline that are the hallmarks of the Final Fantasy franchise. Additional game elements also have been added to enhance the Game Boy Advance version.

    Players can expect 30 to 40 hours of playing time as they journey on land, on sea and in the air, and explore new towns, caves and mountains in their attempt to recover stolen crystals. Twelve different characters with new abilities, spells and items join and leave the party at different parts of the quest to keep the game fresh.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Dec 26, 2005.

Front/Back of Box - SNES (US):
    THE CRUSADE FOR THE CRYSTALS.

    In the Kingdom of Baron, powerful airships rule the skies. At the head of this elite fighting force is Cecil, Captain of the Red Wings.

    As our adventure begins, Cecil and his squadron are ordered to steal a powerful crystal from a rival kingdom. Upon their return, Cecil questions the King's orders and is stripped of his command. To prove his loyalty, he must slay a dreadful monster and deliver a mysterious package to a neighboring town. But when the package explodes, destroying everyone, Cecil and his friend Kain vow to fight the King's dark forces. Will you be able to save the world from their evil plan to control the crystals?

    Get ready for the most challenging role-playing adventure ever.

    • 16 BIT
    • ROLE-PLAYING GAME
    • 8 MEG MEMORY
    • BATTERY BACKUP SAVES UP TO FOUR GAMES
    • 76-PAGE PLAYER'S STRATEGY MANUAL
    • STEREO SOUND

    Contributed by Freeman (16878) on Jun 18, 2005.