Game Trivia

  • There is an item in this game known as the Killer Bow, although it is not obtainable without a cheating device. It boosts no stats and has no known effect: the wearer even will attack as if unarmed. This is mirrored in the Dawn of Souls release of FFII on the GBA as well, where the Killer Bow is still not obtainable but nonetheless still in the game data.

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  • Of the Final Fantasy games, Final Fantasy II - even though it was intended for a US release - was not released outside of Japan until it was remade on other console. This led to a discrepancy (as FFIII and FFV also went unreleased out of Japan) such that the true FFIV was named FFII and that FFVI was named FFIII in the US. This chain of confusing names broke with the release of FFVII on the PSX.

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  • Final Fantasy II is the worst selling of the first ten numbered Final Fantasy games: by March 31, 2003, it had only sold 1,280,000 copies worldwide, including all of the remakes and rereleases up to that point. A large portion of this is the often Japanese-exclusive nature of these releases (which continues to the modern day with the Virtual Console releases of this game remaining exclusive to Japanese consoles): of those 1,280,000 copies, only 200,000 went abroad.

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  • Statistically, the middle two characters in the party formation are attacked far more often than the other two.

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  • There are a number of glitches with spells in this game, much akin to Final Fantasy I's own spell glitches.

    - Aura, Barrier: These spells are supposed to get a bonus at Level 8, but they don't
    - Dispel: Doesn't work at all
    - Protect: It must be used on the caster of the spell to take effect
    - Sap: This spell fails to read all of an enemy's MP data (one byte of two), which can cause underpowered uses of this
    - Ultima: It reads weapon levels, not magic levels as intended, to determine its power
    - Wall: Using this on an enemy, then Toad, Break, Warp, or Death will instantly remove the foe from battle

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  • Final Fantasy II was the introduction of the character Cid. Cid is an airship pilot in this game, accredited to having created the airship. Characters with this sort of background and this exact name have appeared in every main-series Final Fantasy game since.

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  • The items shops in some towns will have closed chests behind the counters. While not reachable by normal means, if you use walk-through-walls chests to get to them, you'll find that the chests will contain Potions.

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  • Final Fantasy II is the first appearance of the Chocobo, which eventually became one of the mascots of the series, although it didn't appear to American audiences until the release of Final Fantasy IV.

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  • When this game was still intended for its now-canceled US release, it was to have a subtitle: "Dark Shadows over Palakia".

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  • There is one boss known as the Adamanti: basically, a huge, durable tortoise. Like most such enemies, it is weak to Ice-elemental attacks. However, there is a bit of irony in that the Adamanti is only found in the Snow Cave northeast of Salmando, a place that is itself very very cold.

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Famous Quote

  • Opening scroll: A long-lived peace is over. The Emperor of Palamecia has summoned monsters from Hell to begin his campaign for world conquest. A rebel army arose from the Kingdom of Fynn to stop the empire. However, Castle Fynn has fallen, and the rebels escaped to the town of Altair. Four youths from Fynn, their parents killed by the Empire, flee from imperial forces...

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  • Maria: "Let's live together again!"
    Frioniel: "..."

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  • Soldier in Bofsk under Borgan: "Borgan became the watch recently. He's pretty lenient compared to the Dark Knight. I can't believe he's a general. He's just a moron... Oops! I didn't say anything!"

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  • Random NPC in Phin: "Warriors, revive the power of the Orbs!"
    (an allusion to Final Fantasy I)

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Connection to Other Media

  • The plotline of Final Fantasy II is often considered to have inspirations taken from the Star Wars series, specifically Episode IV: A New Hope. Among the prominent inspiration is that the plot centers around an orphan joining a rebellion against an empire, who happens to have a large destructive ship in development, with a princess being taken into captivity upon its completion.

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  • During gameplay, it is not revealed exactly what the Paramekian emperor's name really is. If one wanted to learn it, one would had to read Kenji Terada's novelization of Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy II: Muna no Meikyuu ("Final Fantasy II: The Labyrinth of Nightmares"), which shows the emperor's name to Mateus; Kenji Terada is the Square staff member who helped to flesh out the game's scenario during FFII's development.

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