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The first 'Final Fantasy' title on the Game Boy, Legend allows you to choose from 8 different characters, from the usual human male or female to zombie, wererat, redbull (not the drink), clipper or mutant male or female. No matter which you choose, the goal stays the same: Increase your experience points and abilities by defeating many varied enemies through-out the land.

Much like the FF series of old (and new), you can choose members to join your party and the quest that lies ahead (either warriors, mutants or creatures). Every character has a limit to the amount of moves available during every battle and experience points are gained after each fight, increasing stamina, power, etc.


The Final Fantasy Legend Game Boy Victory!
The Final Fantasy Legend WonderSwan Color Climbing the stairs to ascend a tower
The Final Fantasy Legend WonderSwan Color Title screen
The Final Fantasy Legend WonderSwan Color On the world map

Promo Images

The Final Fantasy Legend Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "魔界塔士 Sa・Ga" -- Japanese spelling
  • "魔界塔士 サ・ガ" -- Japanese spelling (katakana)
  • "Makai Toushi SaGa" -- Japanese Title

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Megablast Game Boy 1992 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Game Boy Jan, 1991 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy May, 1991 9.4 out of 12 78 Game Boy Jan 22, 2008 7 out of 10 70 Game Boy Mar 15, 2012 13 out of 20 65 Game Boy Oct, 2007 6.33 out of 10 63
IGN Game Boy Jun 12, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Legendra WonderSwan Color Jan 31, 2016 4.5 out of 10 45
Portable Review Game Boy Aug 07, 2005 17 out of 40 42
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Game Boy Aug 01, 2007 2 out of 10 20


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Despite bearing the name of Final Fantasy, the game, whose original name is Makai Toushi SaGa, is considered in Japan a part of the SaGa universe. The game is indeed much closer to SaGa games than to Final Fantasy ones, featuring separate stories of different characters and focusing on gameplay more than on plot line.

Related Web Sites

  • The Final Fantasy Legend (official website)
  • 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.)
  • RPG Classic FFL Shrine (Shrine for FFL with detailed lists of enemies or weapons or anything else)
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