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Final Fantasy V
Box artwork for Final Fantasy V.
Developer(s) Square
Publisher(s) Square
Release date(s)
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Game Boy Advance
Genre(s) RPG
System(s) SNES, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation
Players 1
Preceded by Final Fantasy IV
Followed by Final Fantasy VI
Series Final Fantasy
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Final Fantasy V was the fifth game in the series, and the second to be released on the Super Nintendo, however it was not ported to the US or Europe until it was packaged with Final Fantasy VI as part of Final Fantasy Anthology.

The story follows Bartz and his friends as they attempt to save the Elemental Crystal and the world from destruction by unknown forces.

Differences between versions[edit]

It must be noted that through the 3 English language versions of Final Fantasy V there are several differences. First, each version was apparently translated from the Japanese independently of the others. The result is that dialogs, place names, item names, enemy names, and character names differ from version to version. For dialogs, the wording is different but the gist is pretty much the same. In most cases, names are either identical, for example Excalibur (SNES) = Excalibur (PS1) = Excalibur (GBA), or can be chalked up to limitations in Japanese orthography and variations in English spelling, for example Gala Cat (SNES) = Ghilacat (PS1) = Gaelicat (GBA). In some cases though, the translations are very different, for example Garkimasra (SNES) = Harpy (PS1) = Jackanapes (GBA). One confusing difference is that Potion (SNES & GBA) = Tonic (PS1) while Potion (PS1) = Hi-Potion (SNES & GBA). The differences between the SNES and PS1 seem to be only in translation and minor differences between controls and screen layout, so they are essentially the same game. The GBA version has several additions though, which include:

  • 4 new Jobs.
  • An entirely new dungeon with new enemies and bosses
  • Additional Weapons and Armor.
  • Better graphics.

Most of this guide has been written using the PS1 version as a reference and uses the PS1 version of names, but names for other versions have been included in lists (when known). There have been many videos posted on the internet of people playing different versions of the game, so you can get a feel for what the differences are if you're interested.

Table of Contents

Items and Equipment
Jobs and Skills