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Final Fantasy Adventure (Game Boy)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

A great Game Boy adventure and a great start of the Mana Series Bregalad (917) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
A Legend On GameBoy In Which We Will Never Forget... XeNo (35) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Not the best of the series Steve Valliere (2) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall MobyScore (31 votes) 3.8

The Press Says

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Ce jeu exploite les capacités du Game Boy au mieux et nous offre une expérience exceptionnelle, et ce, même aujourd’hui. Il ne s’agit pas simplement d’un bon souvenir mais d’un jeu qu’il faut prendre le temps de faire ou de refaire, le temps d’offrir à nos consoles new-gen un petit repos bien mérité.
Now for my overall grade. This game was possibly the best thing that ever happened to Gameboy. Some contend that the Zelda gameboy game was better...No. It may have been more fun, but it lacked things that FF Adventure was full of. Others say Pokemon is the choice for Gameboy RPGFans. Don't think so. Pokemon is way too easy and doesn't have enough depth. In the end, this game is the bomb and don't let anyone try to tell you otherwise.
Après Gargoyle Quest, Mystic Quest va vous occuper de longues heures et cette fois, plus d'action en vue de profil, c'est du 3D isométrique à donf ! La sauvegarde sera plus qu'utile tant le jeu est vaste. Qualité technique potable et maniabilité excellente pour une intrigue sympa (bien qu'un peu simple).
There is always a sense that a great adventure ahead and the adventure is indeed great. Great puzzles, solid graphics and an atmospheric score -- there is little argument that this title deserves to be on any Game Boy reviewer's list as a must buy. RPG gamers may lament at the fact that it has a shallow story line, or that it isn't RPG enough...but there's little argument that Action/RPGs translate very well on handheld consoles. And in that respect, Final Fantasy Adventure sits nicely in a respectable position behind The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening as a top Action/RPG title for the Game Boy. If you can't get enough of Link's Awakening, this title is definitely a game that you should pick up.
Nintendo Magasinet (Denmark)
Ganske vist er Mystic Quest ikke helt samme type spil som de Final Fantasy spil, der findes til Super NES, men det er trods alt et fremragende eventyrspil.
Portable Review
The game’s replay value and longevity are both pretty good. Final Fantasy Adventure will probably last you a good long time if you play it from beginning to end. On top of that, I find that the game is still pretty replayable, even despite there being a limited number of side quests. Stop playing for a month or two, and the game will feel much, much fresher. Overall, Final Fantasy Adventure is an excellent game. Not only is it a great example of what a Game Boy game should be, it’s a great example of what a video game should be. No matter how good later games in the series are, Final Fantasy Adventure still holds a place in my heart as the best game in the series, and one of the greatest handheld games past or present.
If you’re expecting Final Fantasy in the traditional sense, you’re going to be disappointed. However, if you play the game for a while, you just might find that it’s equally entertaining in its own fashion. Although the decision to label this with the Final Fantasy name was clearly nothing more than a means of making it more recognizable, the game is certainly a must-have for your system. Check out eBay or your local game shop for a used copy of this title and prepare to spend a good long while venturing to the heights of Mount Illusia.
Total! (Germany)
Dank der komplexen und abwechslungsreichen Story, der guten Steuerung und der ansprechenden Musiken und Grafiken ist das Spiel auch heute noch sehr spielenswert. Wer es noch nicht hat, der sollte unbedingt zugreifen...
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Ist das Menüsystem leicht gewöhnungsbedürftig, so stimmen die getragenen Musikstücke und gelungene Grafik schnell auf das Spiel ein. Hübsch sind auch die filmartigen Zwischensequenzen. Optionen wie „ask“ - Euer Begleiter gibt nützliche Kommentare oder hilft Euch – oder „item“ - neben einer Waffe läßt sich ein weiterer Gegenstand benutzen – versüßen das Spielerlebnis. Leicht gerät ein Erkundungsgang zur Mammutsitzung. Das Fantasy-Adventure macht wochenlang Spaß!
Nintendo Power Magazine
Final Fantasy Adventure from Square Soft adds the new ingredient of close combat action to the traditional R.P.G. formula and the mix is awesome! Not only do you explore a vast world, uncover it's secrets and undertake a quest to set it free, you also leap into the fray with a sword or axe flashing in your hand.
Power Play
Hier hat der geplagte Rollenspielfan wahrhaft die Qual der Wahl. Beide Module aus der Final-Fantasy-Familie stehen ihren großen Brüdern auf NES und Super Famicom in puncto Spielspaß in nichts nach. Natürlich sind aufgrund des kleineren Speicherplatzes der Game-Boy-Module geringe Abstriche bei der Komplexität zu machen, aber an dem Rollenspiel wie auch am Action-Adventure knabbern selbst Experten einige Tage. Neben dem spielerischen Gehalt brillieren beide Programme durch technische Detailfülle. Die Grafiken für Monster, Dungeons und Städte sind liebevoll gezeichnet, die unterschiedlichen Musikstücke akribisch und abwechslungsreich komponiert. Ein Gag des Rollenspiels: In den Kneipen der Städte können alle Musikstücke mittels Jukebox abgespielt werden. Es fällt schwer, einem der beiden Spiele den Vorzug zu geben. Beide Final-Fantasy-Versionen haben ihren eigenen Reiz, spielen sich fantastisch und sorgen für erhöhten Batterieverbrauch. Meine persönliche Empfehlung: kauft Euch beide.
Le premier Seiken Densetsu est un titre inoubliable, dont la magie restera à jamais intacte. A faire et à refaire, un de ces rares jeux sur lesquels le temps n'a (presque) pas d'emprise.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Many people don't even acknowledge this game as part of the Final Fantasy series and that's a crime. This is a great playing adventure, light on RPG styling, and just concentrates on all-out action. Fans of the Zelda series will be especially pleased with this one, and there's nothing to be ashamed of for Final Fantasy fans. They should spend their time complaining about Mystic Quest.
Nintendo Power Magazine
It's more of a Zelda-like adventure than other FF games. It's also one of my all-time favorites. Get it while it lasts.
Power Unlimited
Hoewel het verhaal van Mystic Quest erg serieus is, blijkt het vooral een erg geinig spel. Lekker erop los hakken in een RPG-wereld, met een gigantisch zwaard en nog lekker soepel ook. De muziek is dramatisch, maar toch blijft de sfeer opgewekt. Leuk!
With flaws like that, Final Fantasy Adventure comes out looking like one of those games that probably was awesome back in the day, but just hasn't aged all that well. You have a competent plot that doesn't dominate the fast-paced and simple gameplay and a number of useful weapons. There also is a tie-in to Final Fantasy, so you get to do things like ride a chocobo and wonder exactly why Kary (Fiend of Fire) is in the game's ice cavern. But there are also lame dungeons and the lack of a consistent enemy reaction to being damaged makes fighting a bit more tedious than it should be -- things that would be corrected in future Seiken Densetsu games. Still, this is a quality prototype for Secret of Mana.....and gave me far more entertainment than its remake could dream of providing.