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Final Fantasy IV - Ultima

Hack of Final Fantasy II

Description:

Final Fantasy IV - Ultima is a ‘deluxe’ version of Final Fantasy II for the SNES. FF2US always felt somewhat lacking and incomplete but full of potential. This hack rectifies that by adding a ton of additions to the base game while keeping the majority of the main story intact and the feel of FF2US the same.

List of features, additions and changes:

  • 32 New Weapons! Including Ultima Weapon!
  • 25 New Spells! Also revamped existing spells!
  • 25 New Bosses!!
  • New Enemy Graphics!! (HUGE thanks to chillyfeez!)
  • New Areas! New Side Quests!
  • New Events! New Endgame Scenarios!!
  • New Equipment Screen with DETAILED buffs and stats!!
  • New attack/swing/spell animations!
  • New weapon graphics!! New sound effects!
  • New maps, new areas and new edits to overworld maps!
  • New events! New enemies!! Sprint with the Y button!!
  • New commands for characters. New Armors and Gears!
  • Revamped shops/equipment and balanced their progression.
  • Dark Knight Cecil now dual-wields and is 2-handed!!
  • Edge is now buffed offensively! Stealing is also buffed!
  • Rydia has also been buffed(slightly). It’s a surprise!
  • Cecil has been buffed as a tank.
  • Rosa can use more White Mage combative gears.
  • Kain has new offensive buffing spells at end-game and new commands as he rejoins the team.
  • Rare items and summons now drop much easier! This hack is designed as a ‘play-through’ without grinding.
  • Many enemies now have meaningful rare drops, and all end-game enemies now have rare ultimate drops!
  • New thrown weapons and back-row weapons!
  • Lots of secrets that can lead to early acquirement of better equipment!
  • Few minor tweaks to the base game such as save points, etc.
  • Useless finds now replaced with good items or equipment!
  • All weapons/armors used by characters no longer in party are now usable by at least one character from the end-game party!
  • MOST items/equipment are now non-missable. Meaning they will be acquirable in some ways at end-game.

More guides and info at:

http://www.8bitfan.info/ Discord: https://discord.gg/4MqjwJt

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Final Fantasy II (U) [!] (v1.1).smc
  • English
  • Version 1.1
  • Unheadered (1,049,088 bytes)
  • CRC-32: 23084FCD
  • MD-5: 27D02A4F03E172E029C9B82AC3DB79F7
  • SHA-1: 41A74EB369A7A91815529EF99AB1B20E20E2BDF3E26

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
8-bit fanHacking
chillyfeezHackingTechnical Producer - Custom Graphics/ASM work
vivify93HackingProject II used as base
Grimoire LDHackingCritical Hit bug fix, Adamant Armor bug fix
Myself086HackingImproved Sprint function
b0ardfaceHackingAttack Power Overflow bug fix
Crow!HackingAdvanced Equipment Screen mod

User Review Information

Unlocks the "Ultima" potential of Final Fantasy IV

Reviewed By: Ace_Aileron on 14 Feb 2020

For many, Final Fantasy II (SNES) was the first true RPG that built a complete world, characters and subsequent story arcs/growth,and a story filled with twists and resolution. While many were previously exposed to games like the Dragon Warrior (Quest) series or the original Final Fantasy, none of them came close to being the masterpiece that is FF II.

While the original was amazing in its own right, issues with the translation, a more moderate difficulty, and other problems caused this game to quickly be overshadowed by other RPGs of the era.

While there have been many attempts to address the aforementioned issues (Japanese translation (i.e. FFIV Hard Type), the Game Boy Advanced Version, and DS 3-D remake), none of them quite captured the original magic…

…until now.

Final Fantasy IV Ultima is a masterpiece that any fan of the original game should be playing in lieu of any other version. Not only does it capture everything that made the original game iconic, it adds so many perfectly created features to make an epic game even more so.

Between the small (albeit ingenious) changes to the characters, a redesigned world map,a much stronger script, new weapons and items,and optional bosses that add a new challenge to the game that even a veteran will appreciate, this may be the strongest version of the game to currently exist.

It had been a while since I had picked up and played Final Fantasy II but since discovering this patch, I’ve burned through the game multiple times and have not grown tired in doing so.

If you’re a fan of the original game or even just looking for an old-school 16-bit masterpiece to fire up, do yourself a favor and play this version today.

Version 7.01 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Ultima Edition is right!Cronobolt22 Feb 20208.0Yes
Not just the best FFIV hack ever, but possibly the best *ROM HACK* ever.scarlet15 Feb 20207.01Yes
Unlocks the "Ultima" potential of Final Fantasy IVAce_Aileron14 Feb 20207.01Yes
Lotta Love Went Into ThisPhaxuji14 Feb 20206.0bYes
Nothing Spoony About ThisKarsh Highwind11 Feb 20207.01Yes
An authentic but vastly improved experience.mathguy8608 Feb 20207.01Yes
Dream come true for FF4 fansNinjatemper15 Nov 20195.41Yes
A Really Good FF4 Expansion Modyeul120306 Nov 20195.21fYes
The best version of Final Fantasy 4 !!nookisabelle24 Aug 20194.31fYes
BeautifulIndyblackmage9730 Jul 20194.10fYes
Great HackQueen Zeal22 Jul 20194.0Yes
This is true present for us !tonshinden23 Jun 20193.21cYes
Awesome hack, play this even if you beaten the original many times.liraman24 Apr 20192.10dYes
The definitive version of Final Fantasy 4!Echoherb26 Aug 20194.32fYes
Final Fantasy Fans, New or Old, Definitely Give it a GoWebbhead0826 Sep 20181.0cYes