Final Fantasy IV raised the bar for RPG standards and continues to stand as one of the best RPGs of all time. It was the first of the series for the 16-bit Super Nintendo, so both the music and graphics were fantastic. Final Fantasy IV was released as Final Fantasy II in the United States, as it was only the 2nd of the series to make it overseas (FF2 and FF3 weren't released in the U.S. until later)

This title introduced many new elements to the series, including a new Active Time Battle (ATB) system and gave all characters an unchangeable class. The game was the first to have an in-depth story that really built on each of the many characters.

The game was later re-released under a number of platforms and titles, including: Final Fantasy Chronicles (PSX), Final Fantasy IV (Nintendo DS), and Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (PSP). The complete collection featured a small "Interlude" game which contained a few of the main characters, but was used to help bridge the game to its direct sequel, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years.


One to be born from a dragon hoisting the light and the dark arises high up in the sky to the still land. Veiling the moon with the light of eternity, it brings another promise to Mother Earth with a bounty and mercy.

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All Releases

Title Platform Release Date (JP) Release Date (US)
Final Fantasy IV [4] Super Nintendo 1991-07-19 1991-11-23
Final Fantasy IV [4] PlayStation 1997-03-21
Final Fantasy Collection [4, 5 & 6] PlayStation 1999-03-11
Final Fantasy Chronicles PlayStation 2001-06-29
Final Fantasy Anthology [4 & 5] PlayStation 2002-02-27 (PAL)
Final Fantasy IV [4] WonderSwan Color 2002-03-29
Final Fantasy IV [4] Advance Game Boy Advance 2005-12-15 2005-12-12
Final Fantasy IV [4] Nintendo DS 2007-12-20 2008-07-22
Final Fantasy IV [4] Wii Virtual Console 2009-08-04 2010-03-08
Final Fantasy IV [4] Mobile Phone (FOMA) 2009-10-05
Final Fantasy IV [4]: The Complete Collection Sony PSP 2011-03-24 2011-04-29
Final Fantasy IV [4] Apple iOS 2012-12-20 2012-12-20
Final Fantasy IV [4] Android 2013-06-04 2013-06-04
Final Fantasy IV [4] Steam (PC) 2014-09-17 2014-09-17
Final Fantasy IV [4]: Pixel Remaster Steam, Android, iOS 2021-09-08