The NES version is my favorite.

Final Fantasy (NES): Game Info

The original Final Fantasy. Featuring 8-bit graphics, tinny sythesized music, quirks and bugs aplenty, and a whole lot of charm, this is where it all started.

Also known as "the game that launched a thousand remakes", this game has been re-released on multiple consoles in the twenty years since its initial release. This game continues to bring enjoyment to gamers all over the world.

U.S.NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)Jul 12, 1990
JapanFamicomDec 18, 1987
Final Fantasy Origins NES page
Final Fantasy on Wikipedia
Dec 26, 2009 05:58 PM PST

Final Fantasy Nes version for the win!

Dec 28, 2009 03:45 PM PST

I totally agree.

Dec 31, 2009 02:13 PM PST

Best version

Jan 04, 2010 04:33 PM PST

1 i have more comments then nicole

*nom nom*
Jan 04, 2010 07:19 PM PST

We have to do something about abusing the EXP system, I think.

Oh wait, I'm an admin, I can just delete comments that have no substance whatsoever.

Jan 05, 2010 12:09 AM PST

so... shall we begin the discussion about the object under the floating castle in the orb? or does everyone agree that its the airship?

*nom nom*
Jan 05, 2010 12:51 PM PST

That's one effed-up airship. It looks like a giant bloated eyeball. Maybe even a Beholder if you use your imagination.

Jan 05, 2010 05:42 PM PST

Must be a falling robot.

Jan 06, 2010 05:22 PM PST

I thought it was the sky castle and the green ball was just the thing used to get from the tower to the castle

Jan 06, 2010 11:46 PM PST

Well, if you look at it closely, you can clearly see wings on the side, and a set if propellers at the top.

Its gotta be the airship at that point.

Jan 07, 2010 11:48 PM PST

So the only easy way to [legally] get this version now is to buy it on the Wii.

Kind of makes me want to get a Wii all the more.

Jan 12, 2010 02:06 PM PST

I have the wii, bought the VC game, played for 30 minutes and 1 month later have yet to log more time

Jan 16, 2010 11:16 PM PST

I finally played more of FF but now another game is takeing my atention span

Jan 19, 2010 07:36 AM PST

@ Ruzlok after all this time is it really still illegal to DL the original NES version

Jan 23, 2010 01:06 PM PST

@Kain: No aslong as you pay for the download

*nom nom*
Jan 23, 2010 03:29 PM PST

@Neo: That's actually not true. If you pay for a ROM you're not just doing something illegal, you're stupid. As far as I know, getting FF1 for the VC is the only legal way to download it because you're paying Nintendo directly.

Jan 23, 2010 10:33 PM PST


Jan 25, 2010 11:09 AM PST

@Neo: and it's legal to download the rom if you own the original NES copy. like me :P

Jan 25, 2010 06:21 PM PST

Ok i give up

Jan 25, 2010 07:19 PM PST

Look at what I started... ;D

Jan 30, 2010 12:42 PM PST

Best version no doubt.

Feb 02, 2010 08:54 PM PST

I've never really paid any attention to the original box art; I don't like it

Feb 07, 2010 08:37 AM PST

Something interesting about the Wii Virtual Console version; the Clinic has the familiar US Heart on the building, but has the Japanese Cross on the building in the instuctions

Mar 09, 2010 05:18 PM PST

Q:did you really get a 84 page explorers handbook with a world and dungeon map and a monster chart with the game?

Mar 12, 2010 11:08 AM PST

@Kain, No...they just put that on the main cover to fool you? =D haha.

Mar 13, 2010 12:55 AM PST

I'll have to dig around and see if I still have all of the materials that came with my FF1.

I know I had the retail box with it's limited maps, and the NP Strat Guide.... and I know in class I used to doodle weapon charts and such on graph paper out of sheer boredom...

Mar 14, 2010 03:46 AM PDT

I remember when I was young, my dad had the maps and monster chart. Used to look up the beasties for him when they spawned. How I got hooked into this game. =D

As for the 84 page Explorer Handbook, He either did not have one or lost it for I never looked at one.

Mar 15, 2010 08:41 AM PDT

okay I have been looking everywhere but can't find a picture of the handbook and charts and whatnot if someone finds it can you please post a link

Mar 15, 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Cheers =D


Mar 15, 2010 02:46 PM PDT

cool unfortunately I cant read it :( too bad we don't get as much stuff with games now a days seeing as how we do pay €60 ($90) for new games over here

Mar 15, 2010 04:55 PM PDT

OH FRIK I have never known anyone else to have that world map. I can't tell you the mileage I've gotten out of that thing. As a guide, for navigating the rivers around Gurgu/Ice Cave, and just as a really cool toy for playing explorer when I was a stupid unimaginative toddler. And I still have it, too. Still playing explorer.

Mar 16, 2010 06:30 AM PDT

@Kain - Aye, it was the best I could find. =[ sorry. Also they don't give you that for current RPG's because all new RPG's are too easy. =D

Mar 16, 2010 09:55 AM PDT

:p still wish I could flick through the book though, thanks for the link anyway

Mar 16, 2010 03:57 PM PDT

I'll see what I can dig up.

Mar 18, 2010 04:37 AM PDT

Still can't find it but anyway here a link to the GBA manual http://www.replacementdocs.com/download.php?view.3684

anyway this site has lots of manuals in Pdf. format

Apr 03, 2010 07:14 PM PDT


Apr 09, 2010 05:43 AM PDT

I had the original NES cartridge with my copy of the Nintendo FF strategy guide up until a sudden move about 3 years ago, when it was lost in the shuffle

I was crushed..

Apr 17, 2010 06:37 AM PDT

SUCCESS! I've found it at last


It's everything I've ever wanted it to be *sniff* I think i'm going to cry

Apr 19, 2010 02:42 AM PDT

Nice find, Kain.

Apr 19, 2010 06:05 AM PDT

I was actually surprised when I read it, seeing as it is just a NES book I thought it was going to be filled with useless garbage and lots of Typos but all the info is pretty sound, decent walkthrough as well, i'll try to find the map also.

Jun 01, 2010 08:46 AM PDT

Hey All, first post here, just want to say this is the best game of all time!!!

Jun 10, 2010 10:58 AM PDT

I just purchased mine. Its so awesome! NES version FTW! :D

Jul 13, 2010 06:42 AM PDT

I still play it on the nes, but you can now get it on the wii shop channel as well. Good thing to, my nes system is starting to go...

Jul 21, 2010 12:29 AM PDT

i like swords

Jul 26, 2010 09:36 AM PDT

I still own an NES along with this game!

Jul 26, 2010 01:24 PM PDT

I have it for the NES.

Jul 30, 2010 10:22 AM PDT

Since I have it on the wii and nes, now I can have two diffrent games going at once.

Aug 04, 2010 04:17 PM PDT

I have this game still, man this was the first game I even played!

Aug 28, 2010 04:46 PM PDT

Original Final Fantasy is the best game of all time, period. Released in 1990 and in 2010 it's still being played and still has websites devoted to it. <3

I *had* to buy it on the WII. Before that I was playing it all the time on the PC with EMU. I have the game cartridge for the NES but don't have an NES anymore.

Sep 24, 2015 11:07 PM PDT

I think that this version is great. Kinda irritating though, with the prices for items so high.

Dec 30, 2015 11:34 AM PST

I would like to play ff1 on my computer and I would like to know what website you recommend I can go to in order to download the game. I want to play it offline.

So if someone can help me, I will greatly appreciate it.

Aug 05, 2016 09:49 PM PDT

I love this game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 12, 2016 09:11 AM PST


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