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Just wondering if anyone new how many copies of Final Fantasy 1 (NES) were produced. I am having a tough time tracking one down...

Was it even released in North America?





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#2 Posted on

    Originally posted by Socks
    Just wondering if anyone new how many copies of Final Fantasy 1 (NES) were produced. I am having a tough time tracking one down...

    Was it even released in North America?



Oh yeah, it came out in the states. I remember having it, along with most of my buddies (I had a friend who obsessed on it until he'd beaten it with every combination of characters, including 4 Black Mages and 4 White Mages.)

It's going to be MEGA-hard to find now, though. Demand is still pretty high, and now the old carts are starting to wear out- the battery backup doesn't last forever, after all.

You'd probably have better luck grabbing the remake of it and FF2 that just came out. That is, if you're more interested in playing the game than collecting a piece of gaming history or something.



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I've seen copies of FF1 at the local FuncoLand here in Cleveland. Of course, the price is $25. For five more dollars you can get a brand new PS game with FF2 to boot and not worry about if the old NES is going to start or not. Besides, the remake is pretty fun, I'm working through it now.
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I bought a copy of FF1 about 3-4 years ago for 23 dollars if I remember correctly. Never finished the game, never even got very far. It just wasn't that much fun. The battle system was very primitive and the story was even worse. The battery still works in it.
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I got mine many years ago for about $10 at Funcoland, with map, instructions, everything. Haven't dusted the cart off in a long time, but it should work well.

As for the game, it's the reason we have all these RPG's now. Dragon Warrior paved the way, FF1 blew it the fuck up. As for whether that's a good thing or a bad thing... well, you decide. The story is bleah, but there's only so much you could do. (Which is why people have been hacking the ROMs... myself included...)



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Has the PS1 fixed the "If 2 people attack the same monster and the first person kills it, the second guy doesn't attack anything!" I remeber buying it after beating FF 2 and 3 (American titles) and Chrono Trigger and telling all my guys to attack the same imp out of habit and then 3 of them wasting their attacks.



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That was, actually, one aspect of the original FF that I liked. Strictly speaking, RPG rounds in combat are supposed to happen in a ridiculously short amount of time. If you and your 3 buddied decided to attack one of a group of mosters, and your first hit kills it, you don't exactly have enough time to think "hey, its dead!" and alter your attack to hit one of the other imps. I still have not bought the PS1 version of this... hopefully this is NOT something they changed...





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I've never played FF1 (although I plan to get the PS version when my list of games to beat goes down), but FF Legend on the Gameboy has the same "problem," which I never minded. I always thought it was part of the strategy to know just about how much damage any given attack did against any type of monster, and to try to figure out the best way to delegate the party's attacks without wasting actions or leaving bad guys standing.

The later FF games (I'm thinking VII - IX), just have the person randomly use the chosen attack on one of the other enemies if his/her target is gone, right?



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Final Fantasy Origins for the PS1 has the option to set auto targeting which solves the attacking dead monsters problem, so actually you can play it either way.

Another thing they added was a dash option. This also can be turned on or off depending on your taste.



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Hey Keeper: I didn't realize the dash feature existed until AFTER I beat the game. Sheesh! I catch on fast.

I have a soft spot for FF1, but mainly because of nostalgia. I like it for its simplicity, believe it or not. It's refreshing to play a "Kill the dragon get the sword" kind of RPG once in a while instead of a "Overcome the inner demons from your traumatic childhood in the orphanage and find your true self while saving the environment" kind of RPGs. :-)



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WEll FF1 is now on order for me at my local MicroPlay. (Gaming centre) So I will keep my fingers crossed for it to come in soon.

I picked up Chrono Trigger yesterday for SNES. At a big price as well. $89.99 Canadian, plus taxes. A collectors item for sure.







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Need I say more?"

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    Originally posted by Socks
    WEll FF1 is now on order for me at my local MicroPlay. (Gaming centre) So I will keep my fingers crossed for it to come in soon.

    I picked up Chrono Trigger yesterday for SNES. At a big price as well. $89.99 Canadian, plus taxes. A collectors item for sure.




That's like what,$65US? Wow, I'm sitting on a gold mine. I actually tried going thru it not too long ago, but the color on my SNES wonked out, and I returned it to its grave in my closet. If only I never got rid of Zelda and Mario Kart.



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.21

    Originally posted by senor sangre

      Originally posted by Socks
      WEll FF1 is now on order for me at my local MicroPlay. (Gaming centre) So I will keep my fingers crossed for it to come in soon.

      I picked up Chrono Trigger yesterday for SNES. At a big price as well. $89.99 Canadian, plus taxes. A collectors item for sure.




    That's like what,$65US? Wow, I'm sitting on a gold mine. I actually tried going thru it not too long ago, but the color on my SNES wonked out, and I returned it to its grave in my closet. If only I never got rid of Zelda and Mario Kart.



Alot of these games are turning into Collectors Items. My intention is to play them, just to relive some memories...then clean them up and pack them away.

Everyone needs a hobby I guess...





"You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon.
Need I say more?"

Chris Rock
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