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My Life as a King takes place after the GameCube's Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and it is the third game in the Chronicles series. Whereas in that game the player fought to rid the world of the deadly miasma covering it, in this game a land previously lost to the miasma is recovered and ripe for rebuilding. Your purpose is to rebuild a prosperous kingdom with the magic power of architek, and along the way find out what happened to the previous king: your father.

Rather than controlling an adventurer or group of adventurers as in most Final Fantasy games, in My Life as a King you only have indirect control over such people. As king you can hire people to become adventurers, who can then choose to go on behests. Behests are essentially missions with bounties. Every day some of the adventurers will gather around the behest boards and wait for the king to tell them if they should attempt it or not. These missions will bring in the necessary resources of money and elementite, as well as knowledge of new lands and types of buildings.

To build the town, the king uses his power of architek and a limited amount of elementite to create buildings. Some will house people, and can be used to supply adventurers and money through tithes. Others will be shops adventurers will make purchases from, and at which the king can fund development of new products. Some will be schools to teach magic or skills the adventurers can learn from; also at which the king can fund new developments. Non-adventurer shops will keep the citizenry happy.

Game action is split into days. At the beginning of each day you can read logs of what the adventurers did the previous day, down to specifics of what happened in each turn of the off-screen battles they had if you wish. You then set behests, after which you are free to walk around the kingdom for the rest of the day and take pertinent actions such as creating buildings, funding research, approving adventurers for behests, or simply talking to the townspeople to keep up morale.


Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - My Life as a King Wii Travelers visiting the city can be found in the local Inn.
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - My Life as a King Wii Mogroe and his brothers have delusions of grandeur.
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - My Life as a King Wii An alternate costume for Chime, and a screen for viewing your bonus medals.
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - My Life as a King Wii Builing a house.

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Alternate Titles

  • "小さな王様と約束の国 ファイナルファンタジー・クリスタルクロニクル" -- Japanese Spelling
  • "MLaaK" -- abbreviation
  • "Chiisana Ōsama to Yakusoku no Kuni: Fainaru Fantajī Kurisutaru Kuronikuru" -- Japanese Title

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WiiWare World May 14, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life May 14, 2008 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network May 18, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jun, 2008 B+ 83
Cheat Code Central May, 2008 4.1 out of 5 82
Eurogamer.net (UK) May 21, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Games TM Jul 10, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Difference May 29, 2008 14 out of 20 70
Jeuxvideo.com May 21, 2008 14 out of 20 70
JeuxVideoPC.com May 28, 2008 13 out of 20 65


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Joshua J. Slone (4664) added Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - My Life as a King (Wii) on May 18, 2008
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