Final Fantasy IV

Average Rating: 7.93/10
Video Game Rank: 151
Game Boy Advance Rank: 12
PlayStation Rank: 14
SNES Rank: 11
Wii Rank: 26
iPhone Rank: 13
Nintendo DS Rank: 6
WonderSwan Color Rank: 1
Windows Rank: 102
Android Rank: 15
iPad Rank: 16
Wii U Rank: 28
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Video Game: Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy IV
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Windows Downloadable edition
Rel Date: 2014-09-17
Publisher: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Windows
Developer: DotEmu, Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Final Fantasy II
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eShop Wii U Downloadable edition
Rel Date: 2014-02-19
Publisher: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Wii U
Developer: Tose Co.,Ltd.
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: CERO: A (All ages)
Japanese
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Final Fantasy IV
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Android edition
Rel Date: 2013-06-03
Publisher: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Android
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: Android: Low maturity
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Final Fantasy IV
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iOS edition
Rel Date: 2012-12-20
Publisher: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
iPad, iPhone
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: Apple / Rated: 9+
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Video Game: Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy II
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eShop Wii Downloadable edition
Rel Date: 2009-08-04
Publisher: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Wii
Developer: Squaresoft
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: CERO: A (All ages), ESRB: E, OFLC(AU): PG / ACB: PG, PEGI: 7+more»
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Video Game: Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy IV
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North American Nintendo DS edition
Rel Date: 2008-07-22
Publisher: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Nintendo DS
Developer: Matrix Software
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: E10+
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Final Fantasy IV
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Japanese Nintendo DS edition
Rel Date: 2007-12-20
Publisher: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Nintendo DS
Developer: Matrix Software
Media: Cartridge
Region: Asia (Except China)
Rating: CERO: A (All ages)
Japanese
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Final Fantasy IV Advance
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Japanese Game Boy Advance edition
Rel Date: 2005-12-15
Publisher: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Game Boy Advance
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: CERO: A (All ages)
Japanese
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Video Game: Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy IV Advance
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North American Game Boy Advance edition
Rel Date: 2005-12-12
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Game Boy Advance
Developer: Tose Co.,Ltd.
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: E
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Video Game: Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy IV
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Japanese WonderSwan edition
Rel Date: 2002-03-28
Publisher: Squaresoft
WonderSwan Color
Developer: Sting
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: CERO: A (All ages)
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Description Edit | History

ADMIN NOTE: Numbering

  • Canonically this is the fourth Final Fantasy game.
  • The North American release, titled Final Fantasy II, is actually Final Fantasy IV.
    • Neither Final Fantasy II or Final Fantasy III were initially released outside Japan, so Final Fantasy IV in North America was released as Final Fantasy II.
    • The US Final Fantasy releases were correctly numbered starting with the PSX releases.

From the game box:
Follow the dark knight Cecil - Lord Captain of Baron's elite force, the Red Wings - as he embarks on a fateful journey riddled with trials, betrayals, friendship, loss and self-discovery. Plagued with uncertainty over his monarch's motives, can Cecil turn away from the path of darkness and destruction?

User summary:
Final Fantasy IV was Square's first Final Fantasy installment for the SNES. The game was early planned to be released for the NES, but was quickly changed for a SNES release when Nintendo announced it, thus hitting the SNES RPG scene before Enix' Dragon Quest V did.

As playing RPGs was still something new at that time, Square made an attempt to get new players into the RPG gaming by releasing a special version called Final Fantasy IV Easy Type. The most notable differences included marking all hidden passageways with white spots; replacing all the specialized status restoration items with a generic "Remedy" item that healed all status changes; and removing many character abilities from the battle system. Also, the secret "developer team" room that lies hidden in the full game was not accessible in Easy Type.

Individual credits:
Hironobu Sakaguchi: Director
Nobuo Uematsu: Music
Yoshitaka Amano: Character & monster design

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  • The American release is sometimes called "Final Fantasy IV Easy Type".
  • A short conversation scene in the starting town, where a dancer girl, being scared of the main character's Dark Knight appearance, throws off her dress and dances in her underwear, was deemed "inappropriate" and was removed. The dancer girl keeps her dress on in the US release. This caused internet rumors that the scene contained full nudity.

Microbadges:

Microbadge: Final Fantasy IV fan - Final Fantasy IV Fan - Dark Knight Cecil ("Final Fantasy IV Fan")
Microbadge: Final Fantasy IV fan - Final Fantasy IV Fan - Paladin Cecil ("Final Fantasy IV Fan")
Microbadge: Final Fantasy IV fan - Final Fantasy IV Fan - Rosa ("Final Fantasy IV Fan")
Microbadge: Final Fantasy IV fan - Final Fantasy IV Fan - Kain ("Final Fantasy IV Fan")
Microbadge: Final Fantasy IV fan - Final Fantasy IV Fan - Rydia ("Final Fantasy IV Fan")
Microbadge: Final Fantasy IV fan - Final Fantasy IV Fan - Yang (Monk) ("Final Fantasy IV Fan")
Microbadge: Final Fantasy IV fan - Final Fantasy IV Fan - Edward ("Final Fantasy IV Fan")

There are also microbadges for other characters and character types in the Final Fantasy series.

Series microbadge:
Microbadge: Final Fantasy series fan - Final Fantasy series fan

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Video Game Rank: 151
Game Boy Advance Rank: 12
PlayStation Rank: 14
SNES Rank: 11
Wii Rank: 26
iPhone Rank: 13
Nintendo DS Rank: 6
WonderSwan Color Rank: 1
Windows Rank: 102
Android Rank: 15
iPad Rank: 16
Wii U Rank: 28
Num Ratings: 283
Average Rating: 7.93 Ratings Breakdown
Standard Deviation: 1.58
Num Views: 4312
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Fans: 9
Personal Comments: 43
Users Owning: 438
Users Wanting: 1
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