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Breath of Fire Improved

Hack of Breath of Fire

Description:

This is a major rebalance hack that makes this game play more like the later games in the series, plus a few tweaks.

  • Some weapons and all armors have thier att/def and weight altered to the values of their later game counterparts
  • Level pacing is greatly altered with stat gains being reduced and levels occurring much more frequently (Max level stats based off of typical endgame stats in this game and a few tweaks based on later games.
  • Snes palette restored by ThegreatBen
  • more frequent occurrence of good equipment in Flea market
  • REMOVED DAMAGE CAP
  • Bleu (now renamed Deis) gains spells slower, forcing you to use lower tiered ones until further in the game.
  • Gobi buffed slightly
  • Version 1.1 fixed a glitch with text
  • version 1.2 fixed leveling issues, refined the flea market changes (still gives better equips more often) and removed StarHR (is now a free Mallet)
  • version 1.3 Restored StarHR, fixed more level up bugs, buffed some bosses that were still too weak.
  • version 1.4 adjusted Karn’s fusion AP requirements
  • version 2.0 renamed all remaining items and spells to match the later games (most names have been extended to 8 letters), allows Bo to equip gloves with bows, and fixed some reported bugs.

2.4 replaces G with Zenny, fixes a few small bugs and adds the Sara edition optional patch.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Platform Game Boy Advance
  • ROM format Gameboy Advance rom image
  • External Header No
  • File Size 4194304 (400000)
  • ROM Size 4194304 (400000)
  • ROM CRC32 4BBBE9A2
  • ROM SHA-1 04C15F2B2E7C504F40B97E3A30F2CD591BC7AEF8

Links:

Screenshots:


RHDN Hack Image

Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
ThegreatBenHacking
FlamePurgeOriginal HackingUsed his text cleanup patch
AsakiOriginal WorkColor restoration patch
BregaladOriginal WorkMusic restoration

User Review Information

Well made, but not perfect.

Reviewed By: KingSpilly on 11 Jul 2021

This hack makes a lot of changes to make this classic game fun again, but there are some minor issues.

Issue #1: The first phase of the fight with the goddess is scripted to end when you have removed about a third of her health. The removal of the damage cap makes it possible to kill her outright with a critical rolling attack from a sufficiently leveled Puka (I grinded everyone to level 99 beforehand). This will soft-lock the game.

Issue #2: The Infinity form is restricted to doing 999 damage, even when individual characters are capable of doing more.

Issue #3: The S equipment seems fairly overpowered, especially considering that, with patience, you can start accessing some of it as soon as you get Gobi.

Seeing as how issue #1 can be avoided easily by using Infinity right out of the gate, issue #2 can be avoided by only using Infinity until the goddess reveals her true form, and issue #3 is more of a matter of personal preference and can be avoided by simply not using S equipment, I still think this is an excellent hack that breathes some life into a childhood favorite.

Version 2.4 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommend
Well made, but not perfect.KingSpilly11 Jul 20212.4Yes
A refreshing way to replay BoF up until endgamedbbbb06 Jul 20212.3Yes
Excellent hackfunkjaw21 Jun 20202.4Yes
Good packageAyoyo03 Apr 20202.3Yes
The Best Version of BoF1 AvailableShade Aurion03 Oct 20192.0Yes
Like Seeing an Old FriendParkerMcFly23 Jul 20181.4Yes
Amazing Jobamerk07 Feb 20181.4Yes