Speedrunners Tear Through The Original Final Fantasy

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If you’re a Final Fantasy fan, there are far worse ways to spend a few hours than to watch this wonderful AGDQ speedrun of the first game on NES.

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In this run, which lasts around four hours, speedrunners Feasel and Gyre (along with puwexil on the couch) power through Final Fantasy using all sorts of fun strategies. There’s hard-resetting, random encounter manipulation, Cure2 spam, and all sorts of stressful moments, including a nail-biting fight against Warmech. The commentary is great, too. You should really watch this one.

WARNING: There’s a lot of noise at the beginning of this video. Skip ahead to 18:00 for the actual run:

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Marshmallowmancer
Marshmallowmancer

It’s an interesting watch for many reasons, not least of which is that I had absolutely no idea how BROKEN the first Final Fantasy was. It’s fun to listen to them explain what’s going on under the hood.