Ep 104: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest - The Entry Level Adventure
A Gamer Looks At 40June 10, 2024
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Ep 104: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest - The Entry Level Adventure

While Final Fantasy was already a Japanese phenomenon, things here in the states were slower to gather steam. FF4 did well in stores, but nowhere near the numbers overseas. So, what to do with Final Fantasy 5? Release this complex, job heavy dungeon crawler to a market not ready for it or maybe soften the blow. Just a bit.

That lighter game became Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, a stripped down version of the Final Fantasy formula made accessible to everyone. By combining the bare bones of an RPG with the kinetic fun of platforming, this oft maligned game remains a fascinating artifact, if nothing else. 

STARRING (all handles from Twitter)

Carson Clark (@DesireeKorrupt)
Greg Sewart of the Player One Podcast and Generation 16 (@sewart)
Ian aka @teacherbloke85
J.R. Sommerfeldt (@sommerfeldt_r)
Julian Titus (@julian_titus) of The Stage Select Podcast (@StageSelectPod)
Mekel Kasanova (@MekelKasanova)
Mike Albertin of Games My Mom Found Podcast (@mom_found)
Tim Knowles of The Leetist.
Xerxex

SONG COVERS

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest : Beautiful Forest Acoustic Cover by Steven Morris - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Oyv3PQwdCs

FINAL FANTASY MYSTIC QUEST "Boss Battle" Metal Cover by Ferdk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1da5k2Hpyw

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