View Full Version : How long did it take you to beat it the first time?

03-29-2013, 07:42 AM
I clocked in at 30 days my first time.

KEEP IN MIND. There was no timer programmed into the game. I had to do things like eat, go to school and sleep in those 30 days too.

So how long did it take you?

03-29-2013, 08:30 AM
Final Fantasy I ?

Still haven't done it yet. I got lost somewhere. Maybe I should carry on.

Wolf Kanno
03-29-2013, 05:58 PM
Depends on which version as well. The original NES version took me about 20 hours I would guesstimate due to adding in things like grinding and being killed and having to replay sections over. It took me a few tries to beat the Chaos Shrine for example.

PSP version? About 8-10 hours. Not terribly difficult when everything is inexpensive, all the spells work, and the game is designed to be anti-grinding compared to the original. Didn't even need to use the Peninsula of Power trick.

03-29-2013, 06:28 PM
well, i first played it in like, 1991 or 92 or something like that? and i beat it in...2002?

10 years.

03-29-2013, 08:30 PM
About 35 hours on the Origins version. Didn't play any other versions of the original besides that. Pretty difficult without a guide and no understanding of what a real RPG was like (like running 5 feet in the wrong direction at Lvl. 6 and fighting a Lvl 50 dinosaur or something....oh and you forgot to save lol).

EDIT: Oh but I see you meant the total time even when the game was turned off? Probably like 15 days my only time through.

03-29-2013, 11:33 PM
~30 hours. So, I beat it in a week or two.

04-03-2013, 11:40 AM
Couple of weeks, I think? Difficult to remember, it was about 10 years ago. I was a random student bum and I did it on a NES emulator so it wouldn't have taken too long.

black orb
04-18-2013, 08:45 AM
>>> A month?. NES version, without a guide and a total RPG noob..:luca:

Flying Mullet
05-01-2013, 04:01 PM
It was around a month for me as well the first time I played it on the NES way back in the day.

05-01-2013, 09:37 PM
Same reply as the last two old geezers.

05-04-2013, 09:43 AM
Not too sure. Not long these days. I do have yet another thread.

05-07-2013, 04:57 PM
I spent a month or two playing it on and off between other games.

05-11-2013, 01:01 AM
ages. I don't usually put in lots of time into any game. I did eventually finished it about two months ago

06-27-2013, 12:45 PM
The GBA version took me 16 hours and one minute. I also managed to beat it in one sitting. Never again.

06-28-2013, 08:51 AM
It took me around 30 hours on the NES version with the original guide. I was 5 at the time so I was super happy when I finished it.