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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. 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 10 different members at Endgame!!
  • Dark Knight Cecil now available at endgame!!
  • A VERY Challenging BOSS RUSH Mode unlocked at endgame!!
  • New Game+ mode with higher MAX level/stats!!
  • 45 New Weapons! Including Magically Imbued Weapons!
  • 54 New Spells/Summons! Also revamped existing spells!
  • 32 New Bosses! Brand New Boss at Endgame with Randomized AI!
  • New Status ‘Aura’ for buffs during battle!!
  • Damage Limit increased to 14999! Can turn Encounters On/Off!
  • New Areas! New Side Quests! New and Upgradable Commands!!
  • New Enemy Graphics! 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 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! Stealing is also buffed!
  • Rydia has also been buffed. 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.
  • Yang, Edward, Palom, Porom and others have also been buffed!
  • Rare items and summons now drop much easier! This hack’s main game 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!
  • Lots of secrets that can lead to early acquirement of better equipment!
  • Few minor tweaks to the base game such as save points, etc.
  • 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
PinkpuffHackingFF4kster
AexodenHackingVarious ASM work
Crow!HackingAdvanced Equipment Screen mod

User Review Information

Best FF4 hack out there, by far.

Reviewed By: NWCHAOS on 20 Jul 2020

After multiple run throughs (versions 7, 8, 9, and now 10.2), I can honestly say this is the best hack for Final Fantasy 4 (FF2US) that I have ever come across. The experience has been spectacular, from the spell integrations, additional bosses, many new items and lots of new gear, and a VERY active discord community - detailed below.

Spell integrations In version 10.2, this hack takes a page out of later Final Fantasy games by adding a spell effect to many different items, complete with animations - so when you attack, you have a chance to proc that items “special ability,” which looks simply awesome, and adds to the unique flavor of the hack.

Additional Bosses … are everywhere, with custom animations, graphics, abilities, and they scale in difficulty - giving you an end-game for the first time ever in a Final Fantasy game that has over a dozen additional boss battles to look forward to, some rather easy, but some hard as hell!

New Items, Gear, and Vendors … are everywhere. The sheer amount of new stuff makes me wonder how they fit it all in! From weapons and armor, to on-use items, to thrown stuff, to a complete overhaul of the vendors to give them an assortment of items that are actually useful - all of which fit into the theme of Ultima - seamlessly added, none of which detract from the story line. There is even the ability to switch out your final party at the end, with more changes coming each iteration.

The discord community 8-Bit Fan’s discord server has many knowledgeable people, who answer all questions - from the most mundane to the most technical, and he goes above and beyond to make sure everyone who comes in feels at home, with a welcome message and great communication. To me, this is the best part of this Hack - having a loyal steadfast group of followers who play through every version of the hack, and have discussions, suggestions, and ideas to add new features - I asked a question about a specific ability found in later FF games, how hard it would be to add, and this spawned a discussion that added several new items into the game, and gave old characters new abilities to make them more useful / fun to play. I’ve never seen a discord community so actively involved in the “think tank” of a hack.

Summary I would absolutely recommend this to any Final Fantasy fan, do yourself a favor and try it out, and come say hi to one of the best communities I’ve ever come across in my 35 years of gaming. Thanks for taking the time to make an excellent hack, guys!!

  • Dave (aka NWCHAOS)

Version 10.2 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
WOW ! Unbelievableryanimay09 Jan 202120kYes
One of a kind standard.Old_gamer20 Dec 202020kYes
Amazing Hackeinlanzer18 Dec 202012.1bYes
Shaping up to be one of the best hacks of all time!firedropdl11 Sep 202011.5Yes
Best romhack I've ever playedIMainLucas24 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 playatlanta4023 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 upgradesVolganos05 Apr 20208.35Yes
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 ThisPhaxuji11 Mar 20208.30Yes
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