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Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced Battle

Hack of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance


Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced Battle is a hack that brings monster taming to Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, and makes the whole experience centered around this mechanic.

The player can use a new item (the Capture Orb) to capture monsters which (unlike in the vanilla game) join the party and fight on your side. Additionally, all ways to get new humanoid party members have been disabled, the player needs to make do with only monsters and the two starting humanoid party members.

A new system to learn abilities is implemented, similarly to the original Final Fantasy Tactics the units will earn JP which they can spend directly on purchasing abilities. This is the only way the player has to teach new abilities to the monsters.

These are the main changes, and they alone already make for a completely new experience, but be sure to check the readme for a more detailed list.

Thanks to the feedback the hack can now (as of 1.1) be 100% completed.

The 1.2 update eases the starting difficulty by adding two monsters to the starting party roster, as well as fixing some issues. Check the readme for details.

With the 1.3 update, now it’s possible to give your monsters nicknames! It also fixes an issue with the titlescreen and more. Check the readme for details. To set a nickname, go into the unit’s stat menu, in the party menu, and press START.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • No-Intro Name: Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (USA, Australia)
  • (No-Intro version 20130720-015858)
  • ROM/File SHA-1: 4AC05441F4DE70A4EC3DD932116346C61B8783D9
  • ROM CRC32: 5645E56C



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User Review Information

Fun and enjoyable, but lacking a bit.

Reviewed By: Arceus I on 29 Sep 2022

This Romhack is a rare case of changing the strategic capabilities of your team. Considering it revolutionizes how we play this game, as AP is removed in favor of JP being used to unlock abilities. Genius! We won’t need certain weapons to get skills anymore, and that’s a HUGE plus! So you can upgrade your Clan the way YOU want to without restrictions (You still get the Abilities that Equippables give you) and at your own leisure.

Interestingly, the difficulty is quite high, considering you only get 2 Humanoid Races as opposed to 5 (Seems like a missed opportunity, as the other 3 Races contain Skills exclusive to them) so this does hamper your tactical possibilities significantly. That might need to be patched in 1.4 once it’s released. That would fix the difficulty spike and gain access to 100% of the Abilities with relative ease.

Another interesting note: The Gil barrier at the beginning does restrict purchases to a point…Just a note.

Overall: Very good, but very difficult for beginners, you need to be pretty experienced with tactical games just to get somewhere in this doozey of a hack. A few tweaks here and there (Including a randomized Monster rather than 2 preset monsters when 5 Humanoid races are together in the Clan) would make this a beginner-friendly hack for all to enjoy without too many problems.

It’s interesting to say the least. Recommended for Experienced players ONLY, Beginners won’t enjoy this hack well…

Version 1.3.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Fun and enjoyable, but lacking a bit.Arceus I29 Sep 20221.3.1Yes
What pokemon conquest should have beenEggRick06 Mar 20211.3.1Yes
A simple but fresh experience.Pluggy13 Apr 20191.1Yes