Final Fantasy II

Final Fantasy II

Original logo

N.B. Since this game has been ported several times on different platforms, it has undergone several changes, notably in the naming department (jobs, characters, places, etc.). In those cases, I cite the original name and the most recent variant.

Logo: Emperor Paramekia/Palamecia

Theme: resistance

Team: 9 characters (10 in the GBA version):

  • 2 female (Maria, Layla/Leila)
  • 7 male (8 in the GBA version) (Frioniel/Firion, Guy, Lionheart/Leon, Minh/Minwu, Gordon, Josef, Ric(h)ard, Scott in the GBA version)

Lead: Frioniel/Firion

Villains: Emperor Paramekia/Palamecia (main), the Dark Knight

Favourite characters: Layla/Leila, Ric(h)ard

Disliked characters: Gordon, Lionheart/Leon

Controllable characters: Frioniel/Firion

Modes of transportation: chocobos, canoe, snowcraft, two ships, airship

Optional dungeons and/or bosses: Iron Giant in Pandemonium (NES)

  • In the GBA version: Ultima Weapon and the Light Emperor in Arubboth
  • In the PSP version: Beelzebub in the Arcane Labyrinth (Northeast), Tiamat in the Arcane Labyrinth (Northwest), Black Dragon in the Arcane Labyrinth (Southwest), Phrekyos and/or Deumion in the Arcane Sanctuary

Save points: none, you can only save on the world map in the NES and GBA versions/anywhere (even in dungeons) except in the Arcane Labyrinth in the PSP version

Starting levels: no levels, just stats

Final levels: just stats, but weapons most likely at 12 and attack spells at 8

Maximum party size: 4

Final party: Frioniel/Firion, Maria, Guy, Lionheart/Leon

Time to complete: 15-20 hours (NES and GBA)

Favourite places: Mysidia because of all the mages; Salamand(o) because I like snowy villages (although why a snowy village has a name that resembles ‘salamander’ is anybody’s guess); D(e)ist because of that poor wyvern

Disliked places: Mysidia Cave because of the confusing layout; the desert south of Kashuon/Kashuan because of the damn antlions; Leviathan’s stomach because eww

Levelling spots: desert south of Kashuon/Kashuan; forests around Mysidia…at least, that’s where you’ll spend most of your levelling time (NES)

Oddities: the horrendous levelling system, the keyword system, the possibility to teleport/warp enemies

Systems: Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayStation, GameBoy Advance, PlayStation Portable

Remakes: Final Fantasy: Dawn of Souls – Soul of Rebirth (GBA), Final Fantasy II – XXth Anniversary Edition (PSP)

Combat system
Final Fantasy: Dawn of Souls – Soul of Rebirth
XXth Anniversary Edition

Final Fantasy II XXth Anniversary

XXth Anniversary logo

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