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Final Fantasy IV is a remake of the classic Japanese RPG that was first released for SNES, known as Final Fantasy II in the West.

Unlike the many subsequent ports (to Playstation, GameBoy Advance, etc.), this release is a full remake, programmed from scratch with real-time 3D graphics. The characters have a "super-deformed" touch. There is also voice acting during cut-scenes. A new option has been added to the menu, which allows the player to read a conversation between party members and receive advice from them.

It also features many gameplay additions. The difficulty level has been increased, not only beyond the difficulty of the Western SNES release (which was reduced compared to Japanese original and subsequent ports), but even beyond the original difficulty. The party members are still bound by class, but they can now hunt for so-called "augments", which can be found or stolen from enemies and which grant the characters additional bonus abilities, resistances, spells that their class would normally not allow, etc.

Beside those major changes, there are also plenty of minor additions. It is possible to obtain bonus items after exploring every corner and filling 100% of an area map; Rydia, the summoner girl, has a new monster summon who can be customized in various ways; there is a new quest involving the "naming" moogle of the original game, etc.


Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS The aircraft is approaching Baron border
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Party screen
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Rosa is worried about Cecil and his mission
Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS A fight with some wildlife

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Alternate Titles

  • "ファイナルファンタジーIV" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

It’s Final Fantasy IV. With remastered music. In 3D! ‘Nuff said. Nintendo DS リカルド・フィリペ (152732)

Critic Reviews

GameTrailers Nintendo DS Jul, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
Destructoid Nintendo DS Jul 26, 2008 9.25 out of 10 92
IGN Nintendo DS Jul 09, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87 Nintendo DS Sep 12, 2008 86 out of 100 86
NZGamer Nintendo DS Sep 08, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Hooked Gamers Nintendo DS Aug 02, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Nintendojo Nintendo DS Aug, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Nintendo DS Sep 24, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Game Revolution Nintendo DS Aug 12, 2008 B 75
Computer Bild Spiele Nintendo DS Sep 03, 2008 2.35 out of 6 73


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1001 Video Games

Final Fantasy IV appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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