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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

Amazing Hack

Reviewed By: einlanzer on 18 Dec 2020

This is gradually becoming the definitive way of experiencing FFIV. There’s way more that I love than things that I don’t, but here are just a few critiques:

1.) The main section of the game definitely feels easier due to the cheese weapon/armor factor. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I think there could be a bit of tweaking. For example, there was a long stretch of the game where Rosa became my best fighter due a combination of strength enhancing items and the availability of strong weapons for her. This was a fun novelty, but ultimately felt a bit odd mostly because it didn’t feel she gave up much of her white mage prowess to achieve it. Power Clothes should probably be no more than +10 to strength.

2.) The difficulty suddenly jumps in the giant of babil, just in time for you to accidentally trap yourself in there with insufficient items/levels/etc. I got kind of frustrated and ended up having to save state abuse to get through a couple of fights. If you want to keep this as-is, I’d definitely recommend at least having Life potions drop from some of the fights.

3.) I realize there’s probably a reason, but I was pretty disappointed to see Cid wasn’t available for party swapping and I would really love to see this feature be expanded not only to him but also potentially to Tellah, Fusoya, Anna, or Golbez (though I realize there are probably significant technical hurdles for the latter two). Arguably, it would have been cooler to swap Cecil out for Golbez instead of swapping Paladin for DK Cecil.

4.) Speaking of Tellah & Fusoya, I did find it a bit odd that their levels were set so high instead of just getting rebalanced as proper characters with normal stat growth. Tellah in particular since you have him for a long time (I would love to see his MP grow with his Meteo just being locked out, but even barring that some natural growth to his wis and spirt would be nice. Likewise, I was surprised to see that Yang and cid weren’t given wis/spirit growth.

5.) Edward feels a tad over-buffed with all the equipment available to him (I can see swords, but axes and spears?) but I love the changes to his abilities.

Version 12.1b 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