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Final Fantasy (NES): Secrets
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Minigame

While aboard the Ship, press A and B at the same about 55 times in a row. The screen will flicker, then go black, and BAM! a little sliding number puzzle appears. Get all the numbers in the right order to win. This game is hours of fun. (not really, it's incredibly boring and pointless, but play it once anyways). You also get a whopping 100G for winning the mini-game.

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Peninsula-with-the-extra-strong-monsters

Actually, they aren't invading, but there are some very out-of-place monsters to the north class=header of Pravoka. This was apparently a programming error; the random monsters from the northern continent were accidentally placed on the very top of the southern continent. Although, the fact that this same bug appears in the WSC version of FF1 leads me to believe that it was either purposefully included in the NES FF1, or it was a bug in the NES version but included in the WSC version because it was popular or because Square didn't want to admit they made a mistake. Who knows. Not I. This is a very good place to gain levels early in the game, if you can survive long enough. The monsters found here are FAR above the level that you'd normally fight at this point in time; just walk back and forth class=header on the four squares of land at the very end of this peninsula to get rich quick.

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Land on the Caravan

You can usually only land the Airship on grasslands. But there is ONE square of desert on which the Airship can land. Where? Right on top of the Caravan. It'll save you a long walk to the Caravan, at least.

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Tomb of Erdrick (or Link)

In Elfland, just beside the White Mage shop, there are three tombstones. Two of them are just ordinary tombstones, but the one on the left is special. It is the tomb of Erdrick. Who the heck is Erdrick? Erdrick is a character from Dragon Warrior, another very popular game series produced by Enix (although Dragon Warrior pales in comparison with class=header Final Fantasy). In the Japanese version of FF1, tomb says Here lies Link instead. Link, of course, is the hero of the Zelda series.

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Invisible Lady

Lurking in the very depths of Castle Coneria (actually he's on the first floor) is a man (woman?) to whom you can speak, and hear, but CANNOT SEE! He's (she's?) invisible. Who is he/she? Where did he/she come from? Why can't you see him/her? After long hours searching on the internet, and hearing countless rumors, I've finally found out who the Invisible Man/Woman is. For a detailed explanation, see below.

Final Fantasy (NES): Invisible lady
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The reason the invisible lady is invisible is because of a programming bug in the NES version of FF1. At least, I assume it was a bug; it could have been intentional, who knows. Normally, people's sprites are visible most of the time, and when you enter a room, they become invisible. You can see this when entering any room; the people outside disappear, the inside of the room becomes visible, and usually the outside darkens a bit, to simulate being in the room. Well, with the Invisible Woman, her sprite was accidentally made visible only when you're INSIDE a room. If there was a room within site of her, when you entered the room, she'd become visible. But there is no room close enough to her to let you see her. To solve this problem, we must use the Walk Through Walls Game Genie code.

nes,To use this code, go into a room in Coneria Castle. Stand near the bottom of the room. Open the ROM Patch window in Nesticle from the menu, enter the code SLZIAA, and double click it to activate it (it should be flashing). Now, whenever you open and close the Menu screen in the game, your character will walk down one space, walking through walls, over mountains, even onto the ocean if that's the next space below him. Use this twice while in the room, and you'll be outside the room, but with the insides of rooms still visible.

nes,Walk up to the Invisible Woman, and lo and behold, there she is, in all her glory. You'll notice that now, everyone ELSE is invisible. At last, the mystery is solved.

nes,Of course, in case you don't feel like trying this yourself, I've taken some screenshots.

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Here I am, in a room in Coneria Castle. Now, to put the Walk Through Walls code to work.

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...walking through the wall...

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...through the wall. Now to visit the Not-So-Invisible lady one more time.

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Here she is! The Now-Uninvisible Woman!

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Unfortunately, she still has nothing new to say.

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And, of course, now everyone ELSE is invisible. Enough to drive a Light Warrior insane, isn't it.

37 Comments
Jan 11, 2010 05:32 PM PST

Most of these secrets aren't in DoS.

Jan 19, 2010 07:46 AM PST

I can never go to peninsula because I get killed and by the time I can put up a fight there is no need to even go there because I can fight them somewhere else

Jan 19, 2010 07:47 AM PST

ohh and the rom I have on my laptop the Invisable lady is visable

Jan 22, 2010 09:36 AM PST

thats awsome, hey is there a way we can get the final fantasy game and make our own version? l;ike add new lands and new cities?

Jan 25, 2010 02:58 PM PST

theres already a dude doing that. DON'T STEAL OTHER PEOPLE'S IDEAS!

Jan 25, 2010 03:22 PM PST

i started making an ff remake in school a while back.... i recall getting in huge doodoo and lost internet privelages. i never finished it. the code was too much for me then....

Jan 26, 2010 10:50 PM PST

Once I can get to the peninsula, I tent and then wait for weak zombull parties that my wm can beat down with some lucky harm attacks. It's easy to make a few thou gold and get to level of lv 3 magic. FIR2 and HRM2 = rocket from lv 5-13.

Feb 04, 2010 01:57 PM PST

the extra strong peninsula helped me level up so much

Feb 05, 2010 02:13 PM PST

Note to self: fight on xtra stong pininsula

Feb 07, 2010 03:34 PM PST

or you could try your luck with warmech i tried that twice.. im 1 out of 2

first time 4 knight party....EPIC FAILURE!!!!!!!!!

round 2:K\M\WW\BW...SUCCESS!!

p.s.:my master had,you guessed it,MASAMUNE!!!!

Feb 07, 2010 10:40 PM PST

You hunted WarMech with frikkin Wizards in your party?

I did too of course, but I usually lost characters (which means the complicated process of getting levels even again) and I only did it for fast gold, not xp (heavens no.)

Feb 08, 2010 03:45 PM PST

HELLZ YEAH I NUKED AND FADED HIM TO FRIGGIN DEATH!!! IN FACT MY WIZARDS DID MORE DMG THAN MY KNIGHT AND MASTER COMBINED!

Feb 16, 2010 05:58 PM PST

I love Tile game, except in the NES version

Mar 24, 2010 06:25 PM PDT

Heh. The red and black wizard on my last WarMECH hunt were useless save for FASTing my fighter so he could tear through it with Excalibur

Apr 06, 2010 09:19 PM PDT

The only thing I didn't know before I read this was invisible woman. That was a long time ago, however.

Apr 12, 2010 01:59 AM PDT

You had your Masmune on your Master? That's a waste. You should have given it to your WW. That way, each of your characters could have had a good physical attack.

Apr 15, 2010 02:03 AM PDT

The Minigame and Peninsula is the only ones I didn't know.

Found the Caravan spot by accident, tried constantly to land closer to the town and walked into it going back into the Airship.

Two question come to mind: Why was Tomb of Link changed to Erdrick? and Who would think of pressing 'B' 55 times on the ship to find the Mini-game?

Jun 07, 2010 09:52 PM PDT

Maybe it was changed to Erdrick for copyright or translation reasons... @_@

Jul 13, 2010 07:01 AM PDT

I use the peninsula as my early level training grounds. Though I have to run for awhile after.

Jul 18, 2010 06:17 PM PDT

Since I play the Legend of Zelda series, I found the tiny reference a bit humorous.

Jul 24, 2010 11:22 PM PDT

Never knew about the minigame or invisible lady, myself

Pravoka's good for finding fights that are likely to kill you. There's the peninsula trick, or you could walk over to the Ice Cave port, and find Pedes, Trolls and such that are happy to mince your level fives into the ground

Jul 25, 2010 05:12 PM PDT

In Nintendo Power Vol. 20, on Page 40 in the Classified Information section they have the Invisible Lady listed as Invisable Man.

Jul 26, 2010 10:38 AM PDT

She's obviously invisible because she stole The one Ring to Rule Them All.

Aug 21, 2010 06:44 PM PDT

alphablack: likely because they never considered using a cheating device to figure out that.

Aug 21, 2010 09:08 PM PDT

It should of been Invisible Person instead of man if they didn't know the gender.

Aug 24, 2010 08:19 AM PDT

ACTUALLY, there IS a room within sight of the Lady. The leftmost locked room. Of course, you need the KEY.

Aug 28, 2010 10:45 PM PDT

For future reference if you plan to give this section to the other ports: Peninsula of Power exists in every version of FF1 without fail, the tombstone has Link's name inscribed, you can't land on the caravan anymore (but some of the 'world map' floors in Soul of Chaos dungeons feature an airship that spawns on a tile of desert: you can take off from it but you can't land back on the square. Odd)

Aug 30, 2010 11:26 PM PDT

Did you guys beat T-Rex and Iron Golem yet?

Sep 04, 2010 05:37 AM PDT

Yes. Aside from WarMECH (who is less rare than both of them), most of the rare monsters aren't really anything special.

Feb 27, 2016 07:16 PM PST

@wtff you're right

Feb 27, 2016 07:16 PM PST

@wtff you're right

Feb 27, 2016 07:16 PM PST

@wtff you're right

Feb 27, 2016 07:17 PM PST

The page somewhat glitched.

Jan 20, 2017 11:12 AM PST

Tile game... Boo. I would pay 100G to not play it.

May 29, 2017 11:12 PM PDT

q

May 29, 2017 11:44 PM PDT

Penninsula of Power is my favorite part of the game! Always a rush to pull off a win and the run/limp back to the inn.

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