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The Final Fantasy Legend (Game Boy)

70
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.3
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

A classic first for Square on the original Game Boy. Kane Locke (6) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
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 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall MobyScore (19 votes) 3.3


The Press Says

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100
Génération 4
Le graphisme est super, les musiques sont excellentes, tout est dément dans ce jeu sur lequel bien des gens devraient prendre modèle pour nous faire la même chose sur micros ! Un CLASSIQUE de la Game-Boy.
100
Svenska Hemdatornytt
Utan tvekan är detta det roligaste jag sett till Game Boy. Nåja, nu är ju jag subjektiv. Detta är min typ av spel och det är också ett Game Boy spel som fått min konsoll att glöda. Ljuvligt.
85
Megablast
Obwohl mittlerweile kein Genre mehr vor dem Garne Boy sicher ist, erstaunt es doch, daß der Knirps sogar genug Platz für ein ausgewachsenes Rollenspiel bietet — und zwar für ein richtig gutes!
80
RPGFan
Overall, this game is okay, but is definitely the worst of the ENTIRE SaGa series. I recommend you buy it only if you want to get a taste of every Square RPG you can get your hands on.
78
Power Play
Daß der kleine Game Boy nicht nur für fesche Actionspiele oder haarige Denkspiele gut ist, beweist das erste englischsprachige Rollenspiel "The Final Fantasy Legend". In einem fernen Märchenland steht ein eigenartiger riesiger Turm, der angeblich direkt ins Paradies führen soll. Mit einer vierköpfigen Spielfigurengruppe dürft Ihr Euch daran machen, dieses Geheimnis zu lösen.
77
Video Games
Da im Lauf des Spiels ständig neue Monstertypen, Waffen und Geheimnisse dazukommen. kehrt man immer wieder gerne zu dem Modul zurück, bis man es schließlich durchgespielt hat. Schön auch, daß der Packung Übersichtskarten der vier Welten beiliegen. Lediglich die zum Teil übertrieben häufigen Monsterattacken können nerven, Auch wenn Ihr noch keine Erfahrung mit Rollenspielen habt, ist das unkomplizierte Final Fantasy Legend ideal, um in dieses Genre mal reinzuschnuppern.
70
Retrogaming.it
Un titolo, dunque, che spero di avervi fatto conoscere, in quanto geniale produzione fuori dagli schemi degli artisti sempre creativi della Square.
65
Jeuxvideo.com
Il ne fait nul doute que l'intérêt de Final Fantasy Legend réside avant tout dans une approche culturelle. Seule une poignée de passionnés ou de nostalgiques se risqueront à l'aventure et cette dernière pourrait leur faire passer un agréable moment en retour, pour peu qu'ils s'y penchent en abandonnant tous leurs préjugés.
63
GameCola.net
In the end, Final Fantasy Legend boils down to reveal a valuable lesson: If you eat the meat of another creature, you’ll transform into something else. This game has been brought to you by the Vegan Gaming Society.
60
IGN
For Final Fantasy and Square buffs, Final Fantasy Legend simply cannot be missed. While not without its flaws, the game is still compelling RPG with a complex gameplay system and a solid soundtrack. This is the beginning of an epic saga of RPGs on the Game Boy, and if you're looking to pick up the trilogy, be sure to pick this one up as well. It should also be noted that Final Fantasy Legend was first released in 1990 by Squaresoft USA. The Game Boy rights was later picked up by Sunsoft in 1998 for a re-release and that is the copy I reviewed. And for the record, the games are identical, even though Sunsoft claimed on the box that the game was for use with Game Boy Color, it doesn't seem to be special colorized in anyway.
42
Portable Review
Final Fantasy is considered the greatest rpg series in history by many of its fans. Which confuses me because while some of them are pretty and enjoyable, but there is alot of them that are not. Final Fantasy Legends is one of these. Like the rest of the Final Fantasys, it has little to nothing to do with the rest of the series. And while this may be appealing to most in bothers the hell outta some of us. But lets see, this is a game that came out in 89 within the first year of the Gameboy. It brought very little to the genre of RPG, other than portablility to the US (Japan had Dragon Slayer - review forth coming). Well it was not the final of the Final Fantasy, but it could have been.
20
HonestGamers
Like Final Fantasy II before it, Legend isn’t simply a bad game – it’s fundamentally broken. At least Square was apparently trying to liven up the RPG genre with something fresh and innovative. Needless to say, they failed.