Saturday, July 9, 2011

Final Fantasy Nintendo Power Scans

Final Fantasy is the best RPG on the NES. You cannot convince me otherwise. The Nintendo Power articles on it are pretty good from what I can see. These 6 pages were published in Issue 12, 1990. The creators of the guide promise more in the next few months; well, I'm going to post the next set of these tomorrow.

Thinking of starting a Final Fantasy 1 game in the summer? Perfect way to kill the boredom. Maybe you've never played the classic? Well the original cartridge came with a strategy guide, so using the Nintendo Power would probably be considered okay by most standards.

If you're looking for an easy party, just take a Fighter, Blackbelt, White Mage, and Black Mage. The Master hits harder than the Fighter, so don't listen to the naysayers who complain about "Def".

I prefer the NES and PS1 versions of this game, because they are the hardest. Other version have been significantly easier, and Square show no signs of stopping this.

They did, however, release this game for $5.00 on the VC, but I'm sure there are all kinds of way you can play this game--it's been ported to every system. Still, try to play NES, the music and graphics are by far the best! It's surprisingly modern when you compare it to everything else at the time. I wish I had this game growing up, but I didn't. I first read about it in Nintendo Power, but for some reason never bought a copy until high school. By then I was really into 16-Bit games, and let this classic slide until I was 18 years old.

I play through this classic at least once every 2 years :D


Richie said...

Those NP scans are a classic but the Player's Guide is even better. Absolutely fantastic. I love the chapter illustrations. Speaking of Part 2, I never did get that issue of NP. I have the one you scanned though.

Final Fantasy is certainly the most *complete* RPG I've played for the NES. Really one of the most complete RPGs ever made. You can't beat the challenge and graphics of the NES version. I wonder if the Famicom one was much different?

Still, Dragon Warrior I & II both have their unique charms that make them worthwhile. Haven't played the other two yet.

Jeff said...

Thanks for the scans. I am with you on this being the "best" RPG on NES, but I think that Dragon Warrior IV is a very very close second. What issue of Nintendo Power is this?