Final Fantasy



  • FF,FF1
  • RPG


The original Final Fantasy follows four heroes who are trying to restore the four orbs which have been contaminated and ultimately defeat Chaos.
Unfortunately only one of the warriors is actually a hero; the rest are sissies who die early on during the quests. Strange as this may sound, much time is saved by doing so since fewer commands need to be entered every time the player runs from a random encounter.
On TASVideos, perfect runs are continually improved, often through very unexpected changes. This run by TheAxeMan improves the old TAS by 00:09.10 seconds by getting lower stats and spending more time at inns and item shops.
For those who think they have a better sense of humor than the author, he has provided Python scripts which allow you to recreate the entire run with your own choices for character names substituted for his. Available as a Windows standalone program or as source.

The downloadable videos and the YouTube stream contain soft subtitles with commentary from TheAxeMan.
Final Fantasy is a well known RPG about saving the world with the usual assortment of characters.
Here, the author defies all common sense and takes a team composed entirely of White Mages, the token "weak healing caster" class. What's worse, three of them meet their untimely demise at the hands of pirates not very far into their journey. Not to worry, because this survivor has a few tricks up her sleeve.
The world is veiled in darkness. Winds don't blow, the seas are stormy, and the earth rots. All people can hope for is that the ancient prophecy will be finally fulfilled. "When the world is veiled in darkness, four warriors will come..." And indeed, they come - the four characters you have previously chosen. Their first quest is to free a princess from the evil knight Garland, and then the real journey begins.
...or that was the intention, anyway. Instead, the heroes walk up and down a castle staircase 32 times in a row and the universe, mysteriously satisfied with their short journey, ends the game. The authors of this TAS improve on the predecessor movie by a whopping 05:21.77 minutes by avoiding the need for a boss fight entirely.

You can watch the complete run played back on console.
The baseline tab shows the default movie beating the game as fast as possible without any special conditions.

Game Versions

Type Name Title Override Region Version Sha1 Md5 Platform
Good Final Fantasy (U) [!].nes U 80CE108FBC066C985D4FB541BD68E9A7C8994FEB 9B0F042CFDC5F9E8200B47104A4768A9 NES
Good Final Fantasy (J) (PRG0) [!].nes J PRG0 834B3732AF41018B414D733B296AFB8D0AEC0131 9DAF3A957B4FE9B4795280AA9945C7DF NES
Good Final Fantasy (J) (PRG1) [!].nes J PRG1 0D4F34ADA26DBE20F6D6372F9B72980DF455121E F77F0D59B377ED1A967925A4DEDDA474 NES