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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.

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Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Game Boy Advance Introduction Text
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Game Boy Advance As a turn-based strategy game, each character is given actions in sequence.
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Game Boy Advance Not like my street ;)
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Game Boy Advance The pub is where you look for work and information

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. Joshua J. Slone (4621) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
An amazing game just like every other FF game. Jester236 (39) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
Big, long lasting, compulsive and enjoyable. Garland (14) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars
An Obsessives Paradise kemmysunshine (12) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
not as good as the first matt moore (26) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamezine May 04, 2003 19 out of 20 95
Mygamer.com Aug 16, 2004 9.4 out of 10 94
IGN Sep 05, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Nintendojo 2003 8.7 out of 10 87
GamersMark Oct 16, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
Kombo.com Nov 25, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Bordersdown Oct, 2003 8 out of 10 80
G4 TV: X-Play Apr 04, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov 12, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Talk Jan 02, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Awards

  • 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)
Kartanym (10733) added Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (Game Boy Advance) on Sep 12, 2003
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