Welcome to my Walkthrough. Here you will find all the information you need to get through the game smoothly. I am writing this walkthrough from scratch while playing through the game so that my info is as accurate and complete as possible. I'm assuming that you know NOTHING about Final Fantasy when I write this, so forgive me if I go too slow or state information that you already know, I just want to be complete. I've also decided to include screenshots wherever possible, because often times a picture can make something much more clear than words. At the beginning of each chapter is a quick summary of what you must do, followed by a more complete outline. At the end of each chapter is a list of the monsters you'll encounter. Throughout the chapter I've included a list of the treasure and its location. If you are at all Final Fantasy literate, you may wish to skip the Prelude, because it's geared mostly towards beginners. If not, read on. Note:
Use the links in the Navigation at the top of the page to jump straight to the later chapters.
A French version of my walkthrough can be found Here.
| I. Select a party |
Choose and name your characters...
II. Game basics
Menu screens, town layout...
|I. Select a Party |
|Welcome to Final Fantasy! I hope you're prepared for a great gaming experience. You will soon find out why this is my favorite game of all time. I hope you agree with me. |
| When you first start the game, you will see a short paragraph describing the basic plot of the game. As it says, the world is in trouble. But not to worry, the Light Warriors are here. Who are the Light Warriors, you ask? YOU ARE! (bet you didn't see that coming.) || |
| || Hitting a button will bring you to this screen. Pressing LEFT or RIGHT will allow you to select a text display rate. I always use 7. Next, it's time to load a game or start a new one. Picking New Game will allow you to create some characters. NOTE: This game is from 1987. That's pretty OLD! Final Fantasy has been around a long time. Man, I feel old now. |
| Now it's time to choose some characters. There are six to choose from: Fighter, Thief, Black Belt, Red Mage, White Mage, and Black Mage. You can take any combination of characters you want. But be careful; this is a one-time only decision, and it's a very important one. If you want, check out my Characters page, or you can take the party I always use: Fighter, Thief, White Mage, Black Mage. || |
| || Now, name your characters. You only get 4 letter names, so be creative. Once that's done with, you are ready to play! |
| Your party first appears right here. This is the World Map. You can travel between towns and dungeons on the World Map. Eventually you'll get vehicles to make travel faster and easier, but for now, you have to walk. If you walk around for awhile, you'll note that you have to fight random enemy encounters. Get used to it, random battles are your major source of income. Don't go off fighting yet, however; you need equipment first. Notice that only one character is shown here? Whoever is the first person in your party is the one who appears on the World Map. How do you change the order of your party members, you ask? Hit SELECT. || |
| || This is where you can change the order of your party members. Press A to select a character, then choose another and press A again, and they'll switch. Simple, isn't it. When a party member dies or is poisoned, he will automatically move to the back of the party. Use this screen to move him back when he's healed. For now, just hit B to leave this screen, and head north, into town. It doesn't matter which town picture you walk on, they all take you to Coneria. |
| This is Coneria, the Dream City. It's quite the bustling little town, isn't it; people are walking all over the place. You can talk to them by facing them and pressing A. You can also examine items in this way; examine the fountain, for example, and see what it says. But, for now, head north to the weapon shop. Once inside, you'll see a list of equipment for sale. Certain characters can only equip certain kinds of equipment. For now, buy a Rapier and give it to your Fighter, then leave the shop, and press START. || |
| || This is the screen where you can change your party's equipment, use items and magic, and view your party's stats. You're here to equip the Rapier you just bought. Select WEAPONS in the menu, and you'll see a screen with each party's equipment. Select EQUIP, and select the Rapier. See the little E? That means it's equipped. WARNING: you can have the best sword or armor in the world, but it's not going to do you any good if it's in your backpack! Make sure to equip your armor and weapons. You'll also notice the four Orbs in the upper left. Notice how they're all dark? Hmmmm. Maybe you can get them to light again, somehow... |
You may be wondering, how do I save my game? Well, there are a couple ways. You can either use a Tent, Cabin, or House; or stay at the Inn. Staying at the Inn restores all of your HP and MP, in addition to saving your game, so you'll be visting them quite often. All towns have an Inn, luckily. |
Most towns also have a Clinic. This is where you can revive dead party members. It's expensive though, so try not to die (he he he... like you can help it anyways). Most towns also have an Item Shop, where you can purchase Items (obviously). Go to my Items page if you'd like a list of the items.