Final Fantasy IV

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Final Fantasy IV
Developer(s) Square Co., Ltd.
PlayStation and Game Boy Advance
TOSE Co., Ltd. [1]
Publisher(s) Super Nintendo Entertainment System
JPN Square Co., Ltd.
NA Square Soft, Inc.
PlayStation
JPN Square Co., Ltd.
NA Square EA
PAL SCE Europe
Game Boy Advance
JPN Square Enix Co., Ltd.
NA Nintendo of America
PAL Nintendo of Europe
Designer(s) Hironobu Sakaguchi (game director, original concept)
Takashi Tokita (scenario writer, lead game designer)
Nobuo Uematsu (composer)
Yoshitaka Amano (image designer, character designer, title logo designer)
Series Final Fantasy series
Platform(s) SNES, PlayStation, WonderSwan Color, Game Boy Advance
Release date(s) Super Nintendo Entertainment System
JP July 19, 1991
NA November 23, 1991

PlayStation
JP March 21, 1997
NA June 29, 2001
PAL May 17, 2002

Game Boy Advance
JP December 15, 2005
NA December 12, 2005
PAL June 2, 2006
Genre(s) role-playing game
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s) PlayStation
ELSPA: 11+
ESRB: T
OFLC: M15+
USK: 12+

Game Boy Advance
CERO: A
ESRB: E10+
Media 8 megabit cartridge (SNES)
1 CD-ROM (PS1)
64 megabit cartridge (GBA)

Final Fantasy IV is a fantasy role-playing video game. It was made in 1991 by Squaresoft, now called Square Enix. It was first played on the Super Famicom in Japan, and Super Nintendo in the United States. It was called Final Fantasy II when it was on the Super Nintendo. You can also play it on the Sony PlayStation, Wonderswan Color, Game Boy Advance, and Nintendo DS (with 3D graphics).

The most important person in the game is Cecil. He is a Dark Knight for the Kingdom of Baron. You help Cecil beat Golbez, an evil person who steals strong crystals from the world. Many different people help Cecil out during the game.

Final Fantasy IV helped make later Final Fantasy games. This was the first game to use an Active Time Battle, where players and enemies take turns to fight instead of having all players fight at the same time. The player makes the character do actions in real time.[2] This way of playing was also used in later Final Fantasy games.

Importance[change | edit source]

Final Fantasy IV did quite a lot to impact role-playing video games. It introduced battles fought using Square-Enix's ATB system and had great graphics for the time.

References[change | edit source]

  1. http://www.1up.com/do/feature?cId=3156447
  2. Square Enix staff, ed. (2005) (in English). Final Fantasy Advance instruction manual. Square Enix. pp. 22. AGB-BZ4E-USA.