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Final Fantasy Restored

Hack of Final Fantasy

Description:

Bugfix and Enhancement Patch.

This fixes most of the known bugs in FF1, and provides a few enhancements. Consult Read Me for complete details.

Optional Patches are also available as well, included in the Settings folder.

All credits go to the numerous people who worked on creating this patch, which is in section 5 of the read me file.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Final Fantasy (U) [!].nes
  • ROM Length: 262,160 bytes (256 KB)
  • ROM CRC32: CEBD2A31
  • ROM MD5: 24ae5edf8375162f91a6846d3202e3d6
  • ROM SHA1: C9CFBF5455085E198DCE039298B083CD6FC88BCE
  • FILE Length: 263,168 bytes (257 KB)
  • FILE CRC32: 5c892f3b
  • FILE MD5: d111fc7770e12f67474897aaad834c0c
  • FILE SHA1: b0ed4e1573260187e31da715ced28806ea4a81da

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Alex W. JacksonHackingBug Fixes
AnomieHackingBug Fixes & Enhancements
AstralEsperHackingBug Fixes, Enhancements & Retranslation
DischHackingBug Fixes & Creating FFHackster
GrondHackingBug Fixes & Enhancements
LenophisHackingEnhancements: DTE Usability expansion
Leviathan MistMusicEnhancements: Updated Prelude, New Boss Music (3 Tracks)
MightyCollectorTranslationRetranslation: Terminology
PaulygonHackingBug Fixes & Enhancements
x_lotoTranslationRetranslation: Japanese game script fan translation
ZzonkmilesHackingEnhancements: Treasure identification

User Review Information

Refinement of a classic.

Reviewed By: dimensio on 05 Apr 2017

While the original was not my first Final Fantasy (I cut my FF teeth on the SNES Final Fantasy II), I did eventually try out the NES classic back in the mid 1990s. Perhaps it was my experience with the more advanced 16-bit game, but I was never quite as enthralled or as impressed with it as I thought that I should have been, even though I did play the game to completion.

Now I must wonder if the game’s numerous design problems and bugs were an influencing factor. After loading up the modified version of the game I found myself engrossed in the task of seeing it through, even taking a break from the recently released Breath of the Wild to do so.

I remember the original game being frustratingly difficult at times, and now I suspect that the numerous bugged mechanics were to blame for that. While the game was still by no means easy, the challenge that the Restored mod added felt fair and even fun.

I used the optional fiend and final boss music patches and also the improved RNG patch; I recommend both (unless you are absolutely insistent upon having the sliding block puzzle).

The only real downside is the absence of the Peninsula of Power. While I understand its classification as a “bug” and thus its removal, I would have hoped that its intentional presence in subsequent official remakes would at least have warranted an option to re-add it for those who wished it. However, this is only a minor complaint for an otherwise outstanding work.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Definitive!xmagefirex06 Aug 20191.0Yes
Recommended for diehard NES players, but only those.BlazeHeatnix30 Jun 20191.0No
Simply amazingChrysologus01 Oct 20181.0Yes
The gold standard for purist fan modsChicken Knife12 Nov 20171.0Yes
Refinement of a classic.dimensio05 Apr 20171.0Yes
Definitive NES versionRodimus Primal25 Feb 2014N/AYes