View Full Version : The original NES manual (aka "Explorer's Handbook")

07-01-2014, 08:57 PM
I've mentioned this in a couple of other threads, but the original release of this game came with some pretty sweet bonus materials: an 80-page manual that served as a strategy guide for half of the game, a world map, dungeon maps through the Ice Cave, a weapon/armor/spell chart, and a bestiary. If you've never laid eyes on them, I invite you to do so. These documents were an integral part of my childhood, and served to foster my love for this game (and series) every bit as much as the actual game itself.

PDF of the manual can be viewed (or downloaded if it's too big to view) here: http://www.nesfiles.com/NES/Final_Fantasy.aspx

World map: http://www.fforigins.com/goodies/pics/page1.jpg
Dungeons: http://www.fforigins.com/goodies/pics/page3.jpg
Bestiary: http://www.fforigins.com/goodies/pics/page2.jpg
Weapons/Armor/Spells: http://www.fforigins.com/goodies/pics/page4.jpg

07-02-2014, 01:11 AM
Ah yes, I used to have hard copies of all that stuff, but I sucked keeping stuff like that around as a kid. Well, that and sometimes my mom would over zealously clean. Thanks for posting this!

07-05-2014, 04:58 AM
Awesome. I'd love to own all of this again one day... :(