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SNES Final Fantasy IV

  • Platform: SNES (Super NES)
  • Abbreviation: FFIV
  • Display name: Final Fantasy IV
  • Goodtools name: Final Fantasy IV
  • In group: Final Fantasy

Total movies: 2


[Tier: Moons]SNES Final Fantasy IV (USA v1.1) in 2:53:14.37 by Deign.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2008-07-26)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 342.86 MB, length: 3:11:12)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 421.71 MB, length: 3:11:12)
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Submission #2033 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.0 (29 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Final Fantasy IV (renamed to Final Fantasy II in North-American publication) was a revolution to the RPG genre. It was the first to introduce the active battle system, among many other redeeming qualities.

This movie plays through the game in a mere 2 hours, 53 minutes and 14 seconds. It aims for real time, but has a secondary goal of lowest in-game time when that does not incur an expense in real time. The in-game completion time is 1:59:28.

The author also included many easter eggs, or surprise occurrences, throughout the movie. These have been detailed in the author's comments. We recommend reading the comments regarding this movie.

Note: This movie resets the game console a few times, first saving the game and then loading it, so to watch it on an emulator, you will need an emulator that supports recording the console resets.

This movie was made with the original English-language version. The downloadable encodes were encoded with the Action Replay code 0495DCFF, which keeps the music volume from decreasing while the game is paused. This greatly reduces the annoyance factor of constant pausing during battles, which is done to save time.


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]SNES Final Fantasy IV (JPN,r1) "warp glitch" in 1:42:03.72 by pirohiko.
Bizhawk movie (.bkm) (date: 2014-02-28)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 188.90 MB, length: 1:58:38)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 188.89 MB, length: 1:58:38)
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Submission #4198 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.8 (8 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Corrupts memory
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: RPG
Final Fantasy IV, renamed to Final Fantasy II in North America, was a role-playing game that revolutionized the genre. It was the first Final Fantasy title to introduce the Active Time Battle system and one of the first RPGs to feature a complex, involving plot.

In this TAS, pirohiko blazes through the game in under two hours using a host of tricks, glitches, and battle strategies. We recommend reading the author's comments for more information on the route used.


A second YouTube stream is available with an informative overlay that the author used while creating the run.