The Final Fantasy 5 FAQ Version 1.0 by Allen Childs MistaKefka@aol.com *Contents* Intro Questions (read em all! Some carry on to the next question and wouldn't make sense if you just went to a question) Disclaimer Author's Note *Intro* This FAQ is actually going to be a FAQ. It isn't a walkthrough with other info that is called a FAQ, it is a FAQ. If you have ANY FF5 question, I will answer it. I might not put it in the FAQ, but I will answer it. For instance, I wouldn't put "Can you get Sephiroth in FF5?" in the FAQ, because it is an extremely stupid question. Thanks for reading, and enjoy the FAQ. *Questions* Could you explain a little about FF5? Sure. Story FF5's story is a basic, good vs. evil, medeival, quest story. It isn't about stopping an empire like FF4, FF6, and FF7 (thank goodness... FF4 and FF6's were ok, but the evil empire theme got a little old by FF7). The intro shows King Tycoon, a king (duh), leaving on a Flying Dragon (Hiryu). His daughter, Lenna, tried to stop him from leaving, but he insists that he goes. The wind feels strange, and he is worried about the Wind Crystal, thus, he embarks to the Wind Shrine. Then, a Meteor hits Earth. Butz, a wondering traveller, sees the crash, and goes to investigate. There, he meets Lenna, and Galuf, a mysterious old man, who has lost all of his memory aside from his name. Eventually, Butz decides to go with Lenna and Gaulf to the Wind Shrine, to see what's up with the crystal. Heck, he doesn't have anything better to do! On the way, they meet a pirate named Faris, who happens to have the same pendent as Lenna... strange, eh? You can guess whats coming. Gameplay FF5 introduces the excelent Job system. You assign each character a Job, and they can use that Job's main ability in battle. Then, as he gains Ability Points (ABP), you gain levels in the Job. When you gain a level in your Job, you learn an ability, which can be used in the second ability slot. There are hundreds of Abilities you can learn, so there are infinite combonations of Job/Abilities. Also, when you master a Job (gain up to the highest level in that Job) you can use that Job's abilities in your Traveler Job, which has two empty spaces for any Ability you choose, not just one. So, the more Jobs you master, the better your Traveler class becomes. I hope that helped. What different versions are there of FF5? Well, there is the original Super Famicom version, which is for the Japanese Nintendo. Then, there is the Playstation version, which has a few slight gameplay changes, as well as a couple of extra FMV scenes added (these are SPECTACULAR!). And, later this year, FF5 is being released to the PC, in ENGLISH! So, if you can't read Japanese (or don't feel like playing with a script), your time is near. What are the "minor gameplay changes" in FF5 PSX? As far as I know, the beginning credits (that show Butz running) aren't there... I tried it once, and I couldn't get it to show up. I hope it is there, because I liked that... You can run from the beginning, but with the Dash ability (thief), you can run even faster. I don't like the Dash ability, because you run TOO fast. Also, there is a swirly screen instead of the zoom in thing before you enter battle. Of course, there is the extra FMV, but you probably new that ^_^ Also, there is an option to save your place, but not save it to your memory card. Say, you are playing the Cleft of Demension and you don't want to save over your game outside on the world map, but you don't want to start over if you die, you can just save it with a Quick Save. It is useless when you turn off your PSX, but it is a lot quicker than saving to the memory card. Which version would you recommend? Well, if you already have the SFC version, I would recommend downloading the movies from a site, because the slight gameplay changes aren't worth getting, but seeing the movie is great fun. I think that if you are starting out new, you should get the SFC if you want faster play (no load time before battles) and don't mind the strange sound system of FF5 PSX (explained next question). However, if you don't have a SNES/SFC but want to play it (and have a MOD chip, preferably) then get the PSX version. What is the strange sound system? It is like either the music of the sound effects take over from scene to scene. Like, in battle, the music is blairing, but you can barely hear the sound effects. But, at the load game screen, you can barely hear the music ^_^ How can I play FF5 on my American SNES? Look in the place where you put the cart. See those grey tabs? Use a knife, screw driver, and some sort of chisel to get all of the tabs out. Those tabs block the SFC games from fitting in the SNES. Or, you can spend $15 on a converter (looks like a small Game Genie) so you can play. Oh yeah, that reminds me, if you have a Game Genie, just break off the tabs on it, because it is alot easier than in the SNES. How can I play FF5 PSX on my PSX? There is a code on the CD that tells if it is American or Japanese. If the code in the PSX doesn't match the one on the game, the game doesn't load. So, you have to install a chip that skips that check, or do the disk swap trick, which I wouldn't recommend. The only one that I think is easy enough to do is only available for the old PSX models, so I really won't get into that. Basically, send your PSX to a dude that can put a MOD chip in (about $15), or buy a PSX with the chip pre-installed. Where does FF5 fit in on the FF timescale? It was originally released in 1992, after FF4 (our FF2) and before FF6 (our FF3). Unfortunately, Square released a simpler RPG that they thought would fit us dumb Americans better, which turned out to be one of the worst games of all time (Secret of Evermore). How would you rate FF5 on a scale from 1-10? 10, easily. The ONLY game that I think competes in FF6 (our FF3), which is still not quite as good. The only things that I care about are story and gameplay. FF6 gets a 10 on story, 9 on gameplay. FF5 gets and 10 on both, although FF6 still has a better story than FF5. The Job system is just too cool not to be #1. Is there a cheap way to beat Exdeath and NeoExdeath? Well, sorta. If you have a lot of Gil before entering the Cleft of Demension, then you can make everyone a Samurai, and just do Coin Toss (their main ability) over and over. Make sure you have a lot of Gil before the final battle, because you would NOT want to have 4, level 1 Samurais and run out of Gil... Tell me about Shinryu and Omega! They are about like Ruby and Emerald weapon in FF7, but harder. Coin Toss doesn't work on Omega, and on Shinryu, the battle is so short, you really have to have something with multiple hits (see below). Omega has a weakness for Thunder, but has Reflect cast on him at the beginning of the battle, so that doesn't work very well. Magic Sword Thunder3 works pretty well, but I prefer my method (because you only have to master one Job for both of them, and at the Final Floors (and with the help of an occasional Mover), that is really easy to do. Shinryu has a Holy attribute, and that is another reason why I like Monk. They take off a ton, but use their hands. How do you beat them? Ok, here is what you need to get/do: Get at LEAST level 75 (that is so you shouldn't have much difficulty at all) Master the Hunter Job Get 4 Coral Rings (preferable, but not a must) Make 4 Monks with X-Attack (final Ability of Hunter) as their Ability Use a Cottage and save your game Then, enter the fight. With Shinryu, everyone should be able to withstand the attacks. Then, just have everyone do X-Attack (you might have to do one or two more next turn, but don't worry, you'll survive). You should be them without much problem. If you can't beat them the first time, try again. Part of it is luck, depending on how many times you/him miss, and how many critical hits you get. One attack with them means a LOT in the game, so just keep trying. What are their stats? Shinryu: lv. 97, HP 55500, MP 51000, Attack Power 175, Defence Power 60, Agility 87, Evade Rate 20%, Magic Defence 20, Attribute: Holy power. Omega: Lv. 119, HP 55530 I got these from Tat's walkthrough. I hope he doesn't mind. Tell me about the vehicles in FF5? Well, you have a good bit. A Ship A Ship/Sub Boko Flying Dragon Black Chocobo Ship/Sub/Airship Give me Game Genie codes! I don't know any, but I DO know some Gameshark codes for the PSX version... thanks to Gameshark Code Creators Club for these codes... Codes Made & Tested on 1.98 Version Action Replay 1 Infinite Money 3002E947 007F 8002E948 9896 2 One Fight for Level 99 3002E503 007F 8002E504 9896 3002E553 007F 8002E554 9896 3002E5A3 007F 8002E5A4 9896 3002E5F3 007F 8002E5F4 9896 3 1st Character Max Status 8002E506 270F 8002E508 270F 8002E50A 03E7 8002E50C 03E7 8002E524 6363 8002E526 6363 4 2nd Character Max Status 8002E556 270F 8002E558 270F 8002E55A 03E7 8002E55C 03E7 8002E574 6363 8002E576 6363 5 3rd Character Max Status 8002E5A6 270F 8002E5A8 270F 8002E5AA 03E7 8002E5AC 03E7 8002EAB4 6363 8002E5B6 6363 6 4th Character Max Status 8002E5F6 270F 8002E5F8 270F 8002E5FA 03E7 8002E5FC 03E7 8002E614 6363 8002E616 6363 7 Have All Jobs 8002E840 FFFF 3002E842 00FF 8 One Fight for Job Master 3002E53C 00FF 3002E58C 00FF 3002E5DC 00FF 3002E62C 00FF 9 Have All Magic 8002E950 FFFF 8002E952 FFFF 8002E954 FFFF 8002E956 FFFF 8002E958 FFFF 8002E95A FFFF 8002E95C FFFF 8002E95E FFFF 8002E960 FFFF 8002E962 FFFF 10 Save Anywhere 8002E144 0080 11 No enemy 8002F6A8 0000 12 Time Alway's 00:00 8002E94A 0000 8002E94C 0000 13 Have All Weapons Set 1 8002E640 0302 8002E642 0504 8002E644 0706 8002E646 0908 8002E648 0B0A 8002E64A 0D0C 8002E64C 0F0E 8002E64E 1110 8002E650 1312 8002E652 1514 8002E654 1716 8002E656 1918 8002E658 1B1A 8002E65A 1D1C 8002E65C 1F1E 14 Have All Weapons Set 2 8002E65E 2120 8002E660 2322 8002E662 2524 8002E664 2726 8002E666 2928 8002E668 2B2A 8002E66A 2D2C 8002E66C 2F2E 8002E66E 3130 8002E670 3332 8002E672 3534 8002E674 3736 8002E676 3938 8002E678 3B3A 8002E67A 3D3C 15 Have All Weapons Set 3 8002E67C 3F3E 8002E67E 4140 8002E680 4342 8002E682 4544 8002E684 4746 8002E686 4948 8002E688 4B4A 8002E68A 4D4C 8002E68C 4F4E 8002E68E 5150 8002E690 5352 8002E692 5554 8002E694 5756 8002E696 5958 8002E698 5B5A 16 Have All Weapons Set 4 8002E69A 5D5C 8002E69C 5F5E 8002E69E 6160 8002E6A0 6362 8002E6A2 6564 8002E6A4 6766 8002E6A6 6968 8002E6A8 6B6A 8002E6AA 6D6C 3002E6AC 006E 17 Have All Armor Set 1 3002E6AD 0081 8002E6AE 8382 8002E6B0 8584 8002E6B2 8786 8002E6B4 8988 8002E6B6 8B8A 8002E6B8 8D8C 8002E6BA 8F8E 8002E6BC 9190 8002E6BE 9392 8002E6C0 9594 8002E6C2 9796 8002E6C4 9998 8002E6C6 9B9A 8002E6C8 9D9C 18 Have All Armor Set 2 8002E6CA 9F9E 8002E6CC A1A0 8002E6CE A3A2 8002E6D0 A5A4 8002E6D2 A7A6 8002E6D4 A9A8 8002E6D6 ABAA 8002E6D8 ADAC 8002E6DA AFAE 8002E6DC B1B0 8002E6DE B3B2 8002E6E0 B5B4 8002E6E2 B7B6 8002E6E4 B9B8 8002E6E6 BBBA 19 Have All Armor Set 3 8002E6E8 BDBC 8002E6EA BFBE 8002E6EC C1C0 8002E6EE C3C2 8002E6F0 C5C4 8002E6F2 C7C6 8002E6F4 C9C8 8002E6F6 CBCA 8002E6F8 CDCC 8002E6FA CFCE 3002E6FC 00D0 20 Have All Item Set 1 3002E6FD E1E0 8002E6FE E3E2 8002E700 E5E4 8002E702 E7E6 8002E704 E9E8 8002E706 EBEA 8002E708 EDEC 8002E70A EFEE 21 Have All Item Set 2 8002E70C F1F0 8002E70E F3F2 8002E710 F5F4 8002E712 F7F6 8002E714 F9F8 8002E716 FBFA 8002E718 FDFC 8002E71A FFFE 22 All Infinite Set 1 8002E740 6363 8002E742 6363 8002E744 6363 8002E746 6363 8002E748 6363 8002E74A 6363 8002E74C 6363 8002E74E 6363 8002E750 6363 8002E752 6363 8002E754 6363 8002E756 6363 8002E758 6363 8002E75A 6363 8002E75C 6363 23 Have All Item Set 2 8002E75E 6363 8002E760 6363 8002E762 6363 8002E764 6363 8002E766 6363 8002E768 6363 8002E76A 6363 8002E76C 6363 8002E76E 6363 8002E770 6363 8002E772 6363 8002E774 6363 8002E776 6363 8002E778 6363 8002E77A 6363 24 Have All Item Set 3 8002E77C 6363 8002E77E 6363 8002E780 6363 8002E782 6363 8002E784 6363 8002E786 6363 8002E788 6363 8002E78A 6363 8002E78C 6363 8002E78E 6363 8002E790 6363 8002E792 6363 8002E794 6363 8002E796 6363 8002E798 6363 25 Have All Item Set 4 8002E79A 6363 8002E79C 6363 8002E79E 6363 8002E7A0 6363 8002E7A2 6363 8002E7A4 6363 8002E7A6 6363 8002E7A8 6363 8002E7AA 6363 8002E7AC 6363 8002E7AE 6363 8002E7B0 6363 8002E7B2 6363 8002E7B4 6363 8002E7B6 6363 26 Have All Item Set 5 8002E7B8 6363 8002E7BA 6363 8002E7BC 6363 8002E7BE 6363 8002E7C0 6363 8002E7C2 6363 8002E7C4 6363 8002E7C6 6363 8002E7C8 6363 8002E7CA 6363 8002E7CC 6363 8002E7CE 6363 8002E7D0 6363 8002E7D2 6363 8002E7D4 6363 27 Have All Item Set 6 8002E7D6 6363 8002E7D8 6363 8002E7DA 6363 8002E7DC 6363 8002E7DE 6363 8002E7E0 6363 8002E7E2 6363 8002E7E4 6363 8002E7E6 6363 8002E7E8 6363 8002E7EA 6363 8002E7EC 6363 8002E7EE 6363 8002E7F0 6363 8002E7F2 6363 28 Have All Item Set 7 8002E7F4 6363 8002E7F6 6363 8002E7F8 6363 8002E7FA 6363 8002E7FC 6363 8002E7FE 6363 8002E800 6363 8002E802 6363 8002E804 6363 8002E806 6363 8002E808 6363 8002E80A 6363 8002E80C 6363 8002E80E 6363 8002E810 6363 29 Have All Item Set 8 8002E812 6363 8002E814 6363 8002E816 6363 8002E818 6363 8002E81A 6363 29 codes total Please, don't sue me. I am giving you full credit. I did NOT make these codes!!! What is the record time for beating FF5? Well, mine is about 11 hours. My longest was about 20. What is the record lowest level at the end of the game? Someone in Japan beat it at level 9... ouch... he must have had a LOT of Elixers on him (well, at that low of a level, a Hi-Potion would do the trick! ^_^) How well did FF5 sell? Very. I don't know the exact number, but more than FF7. I don't think it is as many as Dragonquest 3 or 6, but I know it was a lot, and it is considered to be the best Final Fantasy in Japan... personally, I don't like Dragonquest much... What do you think is the best Job? Well, the best would have to be Monk. Buildup and Kick are cheap as heck, and if you have high levels, one Kick should take out a whole random battle (well, not at the very end, but for most of the game). Plus, Monk is essential in my Shinryu and Omega strategies :Op Samurai is definately the cheapest, but actually, it isn't cheap at all. It is expensive ^_^ the only really good thing is Coin Toss, and it takes off 9999 on everyone each time you use it, but it takes off 9999 Gil per person, too ^_^ Ninja and Thief are great Jobs to master, and you need to master Elementist with one person, at least. I will provide info for all Jobs soon. It will tell the advantages and disadvantaged of all Job's stats. I will rate Jobs by the quality of their stats, and I will rate them on how good their Abilities are. I will also rate each of their Abilities. Do you have any other strategies for the final bosses? Yes. Chris K's Exdeath Strategy gave me some good tips. Thanks man. Here is what I would recommend: Beat CoD all the way up to Necrophobia (VERY near the end), and use the save that he uncovers. Then, walk very near the save until you find some Movers. They come in sets of three. Use Bahamut to kill these guys. They aren't very hard. You will get 199 ABP for this (and a ton of Gil, so you can rack it up for Zeninage for NeoExdeath :Op) and you can master a small Job in about 2, and a large one in 5 or so. You need to master Monk, Black Mage, White Mage, Knight, Samurai, Ninja, and Thief with everyone. You need to master Caller and Time Mage with one person each, too. Chemist is a must, for the effect all trick. I would recommend all of these because they each have something good. HP+ for Monk, MP+ and their magics for White and Black Mage, strong fighting abilities, Samurai for Coin Toss, Ninja and Thief for speed and evade rate. Here is what I gave to the people: Butz - Suppin (Traveler) Abilities: Zeninage White Magic What he does: Uses Zeninage whenever he doesn't need to heal, and heals when he needs to heal. Lenna - Mimic Abilities: X Magic Black Magic Chougou What she does: Uses Chougou on someone, then does X-magic with a group magic and a single magic. Then, the single magic should effect everyone. I would use Flare for the single and anything for the group. Faris - Traveler Abilities: Zeninage Time Magic What she does: Uses Time Magic for Haste2, then does Zeninage. Kururu - Traveler Abilities: Zeninage Call Magic What she does: Uses Golem on party, and then uses Zeninage. In my opinion, there is no way you can lose with this method. I know this is similar to Chris K's guide, but it needed to be in here. What are some secrets that I can do to enhance replay value? Well, first, make a save at the end of the Cleft of Demension, and one on the world map. Here are the things you can do: Get a Black Chocobo and go to the Phoenix Tower and North Mountain to get Phoenix and Bahamut summons. Get all of the Legendary Weapons. Go to the sunken tower of Walse in your sub and get the hidden Job (Mimic) Get a perfect ending Beat Omega and Shinryu Get all Black, Time, White, and Call Magics Get All BLUE Magics! (HARD! But I know someone that has done it) Master All Jobs ^_^ That is tough without the help of Movers... How do I get a Black Chocobo? You HAVE to get one in world 1, but you can get another in world three. Go to the Forbidden City on the Crescent, and then go through the back left and through the house, over to the left corner. then, in one of the halls, there is a hidden passage on the left, which takes you up to some stairs, which lead outside. Then, walk to the left to a Chocobo forest. How do you beat Gogo? Do nothing. Just defend when you are bored, and sit there. With a few minutes left, he will say congrats, you have done what I asked, you may go now. (or something like that) *Disclaimer* Please don't edit this FAQ. I don't care where you put it, just put the whole thing there. You can take info from it, but make sure you say that it is my info. Thanks for cooperating. *Author's Note* PLEASE send me your FF5 Questions! Any of them! If you know a good question that you know the answer to that I have, please tell me! I will put it up! Thanks a bunch, and see you next update!