Final Fantasy I was first released in Japan (1987) on the FAMICOM then later introduced in North America (1990) on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).

Being one of the first popular console RPGs ever, Final Fantasy's story was highly original. With many little quests and things to do, the game created an almost perfect fairy-tale atmosphere, with dancing brooms and sunken mermaid shrines. The "crystal theme" would be used again in the series' history. Each of the eight classes were visual distinct and suited to a very specific purpose.

The game became an instant hit and has now spun-off over 30+ individual Final Fantasy games. Final Fantasy I set the foundation of what all other Role-Playing games would become and continues to create history as it continues to innovate and grow.


The world is out of balance; the elements are in revolt. Four young heroes, each with a darkened orb, must restore order to this chaotic world. Swords and sorcery will aid them on their quest; on this final fantasy. Four Light Warriors appear among the people, each carrying an Orb. Two thousand years ago, the Orbs shined with Light. Now, only darkness....

You are the Light Warriors, the world's only hope. You will journey all across the land, through dark caverns, into the depths of the sea, and even amongst the clouds, looking for some way to save the world from the plague that is slowly consuming it...

All Releases

Learn more about Final Fantasy I Re-releases.

Title Platform Release Date (JP) Release Date (US)
Final Fantasy I [1] Famicom/NES 1987-12-18 1990-07-12
Final Fantasy I [1] MSX2 1989-06-01
Final Fantasy I ・ II Famicom 1994-02-27
Final Fantasy I [1] WonderSwan Color 2000-12-09
Final Fantasy I+II Premium Package Playstation 2002-10-31
Final Fantasy: Origins Playstation 2003-04-08
Final Fantasy I [1] Mobile Phone (NTT DoCoMo) 2004-02-29
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls Game Boy Advance 2004-07-29 2004-11-29
Final Fantasy I [1] Mobile Phone (CDMA 1X WIN) 2004-08-15
Final Fantasy I [1] Mobile Phone (SoftBank) 2006-07-03
Final Fantasy: 20th Anniversary Edition Sony PSP 2007-04-19 2007-06-26
Final Fantasy I [1] Wii Virtual Console 2009-05-26 2009-10-05
Final Fantasy I [1] Playstation Store 2009-06-24 2011-02-16
Final Fantasy I [1] iOS 2010-02-25 2010-02-25
Final Fantasy I [1] Windows Phone 2012-07-13 2012-07-13
Final Fantasy I [1] Android 2012-07-27 2012-07-27
Final Fantasy I [1] Wii U Virtual Console 2013
Final Fantasy I [1] Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 2014-12-18
Final Fantasy I [1] Nintendo eShop 2015
Final Fantasy I [1] NES Classic Edition 2016-11-11
Final Fantasy I [1]: Pixel Remaster Steam, Android, iOS 2021-07-28