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Final Fantasy IV - Ultima

Hack of Final Fantasy II


Final Fantasy IV - Ultima is a ‘deluxe’ version of Final Fantasy II for the SNES. This hack adds a bunch 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:

  • Party Swapping among 11 different members at Endgame!!
  • Dark Knight Cecil now available at endgame!!
  • A Full-Featured Bestiary!! A Brand New Title Screen!
  • A VERY Challenging BOSS RUSH Mode unlocked at endgame!!
  • New Game+ mode with higher MAX level/stats!!
  • 58 New Weapons! Including Magically Imbued Weapons!
  • 62 New Spells/Summons! Also revamped existing spells!
  • 38 New Bosses! Brand New Boss at Endgame with Randomized AI!
  • New Achievements Feature at:
  • New Status ‘Aura/Color’ for buffs/ailments during battle!!
  • Damage Limit increased to 14999! Can turn Encounters On/Off!
  • New Areas! New Side Quests! New and Upgradable Commands!!
  • New Optional Patches for Alternate Sprites and Palette!
  • New Enemy Graphics! New Events! New Endgame Scenarios!
  • New Equipment/Spell Menus with DETAILED info!!
  • New attack/swing/spell animations!
  • New weapon graphics!! New sound effects! New items!!
  • 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! Can steal Rare items!
  • Rydia has new summons!
  • Cecil has been buffed as a tank.
  • Rosa can use more combative gears and new spells.
  • Kain has various new spells and commands.
  • Yang, Edward, Palom, Porom and others have also been buffed!
  • Lots of secrets that can lead to early acquirement of better equipment!
  • Few minor tweaks to the base game such as save points, etc.

More guides and info at:


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



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ContributorType of contributionListed credit
8-bit fanHackingCreator - Main Designer
chillyfeezHackingMain ASM
Ace_AileronScript Editing/RevisionAdditional Dialogue/Descriptions
FlamePurgeHackingProject II/Additional Sprites
Grimoire LDHackingCritical Hit bug fix, Adamant Armor bug fix
Myself086HackingImproved Sprint Function
T92GraphicsOptional Record Keeper Sprites
mrBrawndoGraphicsOptional Portrait/Font Graphics
GedankenschildGraphicsOptional 4BPP Enemy Graphics Upgrade
MObreckGraphicsOptional Pixel Remaster/All The Bravest Sprites
b0ardfaceHackingAttack Power Overflow bug fix
AexodenHackingVarious ASM work
Crow!HackingAdvanced Equipment Screen mod

User Review Information

Lots of good intentions, but ultimately, not for the best of this game...

Reviewed By: Lotus on 28 Sep 2023

I did absolutely enjoy the better features, that the Hack adds: Descriptions for items, spells and equipment, a run button, a bestiary, a bigger variety of drops from enemies, and most important of all: the ability to disable random encounters.

I still missed a lot of QoL, though, like the ability to see a comparison of equipment you could buy with the one you currently have, like information of items in stores, like auto-stacking, like a full explanation of the status screen, which is way more confusing than the original one. Like the ability to activate run permanently. And, most important: Like added explanations or hints, what to do next, especially at certain points in the game, where you are left without the least idea, what to do…

I also feel, that grinding is really slow and meaningless in this version, with slow progress, and with little impact of leveling on the tougher battles in the later parts of the game.

And, what ultimately made me quit the game, is the new content, that was added. I was really excited, to re-experience the world map, and discover lots of exciting stuff. In reality, the new locations stressed me more, than anything else: Everything of value is hidden behind some puzzle, be it by being not reachable, or by being just not collectible, without any hint, what to do.

Additionaly, the new locations make it really difficult for new players of FFIV, to find out, where to go to procced in the story. Not least, because absolutely no text, that would lead the player, has been added to conversations. Searching through all locations on the map was already painful in the original, and becomes a true torture with this mod…

All in all, I appreciate the effort that has obviously flew into this hack, and I love the option to disable random battles, which takes out a lot of annoyment… In the end, I didnt enjoy the hacked game enough, though, to finish the game, which doesnt apply for the original version…

Version 2022 r25c Recommended - No

User Reviews
Fun way to revisit a classicCaptainDuh17 Oct 20232022 r25cYes
The Ultima(te) ReviewCMS17 Oct 20232022 r25cYes
Kaizo superbosses, nonexistant balanceTrevormark17 Oct 20232022 r25cNo
Lots of good intentions, but ultimately, not for the best of this game...Lotus28 Sep 20232022 r25cNo
Definitive way to playKVG198803 Dec 20222022 rev24Yes
Nows your chance to play! Drop everything and do it!!Nintenja25 Sep 20222022 rev22Yes
Plenty of extra content and QoL everywhereff4tweak17 Sep 20222022 rev21Yes
Best FFIV hack BUT there's room for improvement/balancingAriel21231 Aug 20222022 rev19Yes
IncredibleT2914 Jun 20222022 rev10Yes
Very high qualityretrohacknerd31 May 20222022 rev4Yes
THIS VERSION IS THE BEST!!!KnightimeX25 May 20222022 (rev1Yes
Great and Bad, but glad I Playedkpthomas8530 Apr 202232kYes
Pretty good mostlyhordeq11 Dec 202132kYes
Truly a "Deluxe" Version of a Beloved ClassicLilyily05 Dec 202132kYes
An amazing update to an amazing game!TrevorGayworth05 Dec 202132kYes
Great ROM hack that any ff enjoyer should try!Requiem05 Dec 202132kYes
Best FFIV hack I've playedStratosVX13 Jul 202125kYes
Play Itsmbai02 May 202225kYes
11/10 hack for suresd2207 Apr 202121.5Yes
The ultima.Anoram09 Mar 202122.1Yes
WOW ! Unbelievableryanimay09 Jan 202120kYes
One of a kind standard.Old_gamer20 Dec 202020kYes
Amazing Hackeinlanzer08 Jan 202312.1bYes
Shaping up to be one of the best hacks of all time!firedropdl11 Sep 202011.5Yes
Best romhack I've ever playedIMainLucas21 Aug 202011.21Yes
One of the best expansion mod I playedElia11 Aug 202011.21Yes
A fantastic mod that is ultimate version of FFIVedgeworth07 Aug 202011.2Yes
Best FF4 hack out there, by far.NWCHAOS20 Jul 202010.2Yes
The best version of FFIV to playatlanta4021 May 20209.0Yes
Overpowered post game bosses that require grinding.zeteginara18 May 20209.0No
Not enough new content to keep me goingLigeia15 Apr 20208.52No
Good game, but still need some upgradesVolganos04 Apr 20208.35Yes
Ultima Edition is right!Cronobolt21 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 ThisPhaxuji11 Mar 20208.30Yes
Nothing Spoony About ThisKarsh Highwind10 Feb 20207.01Yes
An authentic but vastly improved experience.mathguy8606 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
BeautifulIndyblackmage9729 Jul 20194.10fYes
Great HackQueen Zeal21 Jul 20194.0Yes
This is true present for us !tonshinden22 Jun 20193.21cYes
Awesome hack, play this even if you beaten the original many times.liraman23 Apr 20192.10dYes
The definitive version of Final Fantasy 4!Echoherb03 May 202125kYes
Final Fantasy Fans, New or Old, Definitely Give it a GoWebbhead0826 Sep 20181.0cYes