The Blind status, which is intended to lower your accuracy, doesn't do a thing in this game for whatever reason.
The origin of the game's name is a point of contingency amongst fans. Originally titled "Fighting Fantasy", the game's name was changed later in production. According to Hironobu Sakaguchi, he changed the name of the game as it was intended it to be his final video game before he quit and returned to school. However, according to Nobuo Uematsu, the game's name was changed because Square was on the verge of bankruptcy and thought it could be the company's final game.
The Intelligence stat in this game was intended to affect damage dealt by spells, but a programming error prevents it from being properly used. In fact, it's not used at all! Because of this, a White Mage's Cure, for example, is just as effective as that of a Red Mage.
In this release of Final Fantasy, there are a number of weapons who are supposed to have special abilities which never activate. These include:
The iconic prelude to this game, which has been featured in some form in every Final Fantasy game hereafter, was composed and made in a mere five minutes, making it the most rushed piece of music in the series.
There are a number of spells in this game that do not work as designed, if at all:
According to Hironobu Sakaguchi, he had asked several times to make an RPG similar to Ultima and Wizardry for the Famicom throughout the 80's, only to be turned down each time. However, after the success of Dragon Warrior, he was finally given the OK.
When it was in development in Japan, Square has originally intended Final Fantasy to become a Famicom Disk System game, rather than one for the cartridge-based Famicom (the Japanese NES).
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Garland: No one touches my princess!! LIGHT WARRIORS?? You impertinent fools. I, Garland, will knock you all down!!
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The world is veiled in darkness. The wind stops, the sea is wild, and the earth begins to rot. The people wait, their only hope, a prophecy....
Woman: Please! Save the Princess!
Woman: This is Coneria, the dream city.
Arylon: I am Arylon, the Dancer!
Innkeeper: Welcome.... Stay, to save your data. Don't forget, if you leave your game, Hold RESET while you turn POWER off!!
Man: WARRIORS. Revive the Power of the ORBS!
Old Man: Lukahn left this town, to join his colleagues at Crescent Lake.
Man: The King is sure that someday the LIGHT WARRIORS will come save the Princess, just as in Lukahn's prophecy.
Boy: My home is Pravoka, a beautiful port city far east of here.
Man: The King is looking for the LIGHT WARRIORS. You do not happen to be them do you?
This is a well. You might think that there is something to it.... But in fact it is just an ordinary well.
Connection to Other Media
In Elfheim, one of the graves reads "Here lies Erdrick". This is a reference to Dragon Warrior's legendary hero and was inspired by Square and Enix's then rivalry. The text was changed in later versions to "Here lies Link", a reference to Legend of Zelda's Link.
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