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Final Fantasy IV (DS)

Final Fantasy IV (DS)
alaScore 89

33 reviews

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Final Fantasy IV (DS). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews. Comments about the design and graphics are generally positive. The story and gameplay are also mentioned favorably.

gameplay, story, graphics, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Final Fantasy IV (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Neil Robertson (

Final Fantasy IV


The latest game in the ever increasing list of Square Enix back catalogue titles to be dusted off and given the DS treatment, Final Fantasy IV is an updated version of a game first released on the Super Famicom in Japan all the back in 1991.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Nick_Tan (

Final Fantasy IV review for the DS


Play it again, you spoony bard!

Classic battles and bosses; Augment system; Many plot twists; 3D graphics on the DS

but rides on them too much.; . . .that look dated.; Whyt and forced stylus mini-games

Revamping classics seems to be at least half of Square Enix's main method of attack, and it's working. While FFIV has a geriatric story and presentation - the 3D graphics and enhanced soundtrack are impressive for the DS but they still look old - its...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Tony Mitera (

Final Fantasy IV Review


Fans of Cecil's epic journey now have their definitive version of the game.

The excellent 3D makeover doesn't fix what isn't broken, plot and gameplay elements are now fully fleshed out

Very little touch screen support, the voice acting is hit and miss

What is most admirable about the remake of Square's classic RPG game is not the fancy new 3D graphics. The look may be more modern and some of the features and combat tweaked, but ultimately the underlying game itself remains just as it was complete...

Jul, 2008


Expert review by: Elisa Di Fiore (

Final Fantasy IV


Magnificent even when squeezed on a DS cart, one of Square Enix's best titles is back.

It's Final Fantasy IV, but it's also a great DS game with enhanced graphics, improved audio, and excellent gameplay additions

Some minor technical flaws could have been fixed, but it's nothing too serious

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: James Quentin Clark (

Final Fantasy IV


Final Fantasy IV v 7.0

My ultimate beef with FFIV DS is that it doesn't really work as a remake or a reissue. It doesn't work as a reissue since stylistically it's trying to do something very different from the SNES version, and it's not very successful aside from the voice...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Eric (

Final Fantasy IV


Square Enix is known for re-releasing old Final Fantasy games. Last year we saw the release of Final Fantasy I and II on the PSP and in 2006 the Final Fantasy III remake was released on the Nintendo DS. With the success of the Final Fantasy III remake...

Final Fantasy IV is a classic among RPGs. The remake of this game is by far the best Final Fantasy IV experience. This game has so many great things about it, from the hours of gameplay to full motion video. There are a few problems I have with this...

Expert review by: Christian H. (

Final Fantasy IV


In the history of the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy IV--originall released as Final Fantasy II in North America--has always held a special spot in the hearts of fans. It was the first entry in the series on the SNES, it introduced the...

Expert review by: Kyle Knight (

Final Fantasy IV


This text refers to the Super Nintendo Entertainment S version of this title.The kingdom of Baron has undergone a significant change recently; the province has become the first in the world to create airships that make global travel a simple accomplishmen

Expert review by: Rudy Lavaux (

Final Fantasy IV


Final Fantasy III was one of those first generation DS titles that stood out for really showing what the hardware was capable of in terms of visuals, especially since the majority of other DS games released at that time looked like they could have been...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Mike Cook (

Final Fantasy IV



It's another typically epic affair from Square Enix, dragged from the depths of 1991 with a fittingly epic paint job to match. The plot follows Cecil, a knight of the Baron Empire forced into exile when the kingdom is manipulated into war by an evil...

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

The dark knight Cecil, stripped of his command of the Red Wings, set out for the distant Valley of Mist. Together with Kain, commander of the Dragoons, he would pursue a faceless quarry - and a chance for redemption. The advent of the airship had marked the realization of mankind's most ancient dream. But man is a creature seldom sated, and he was quick to dream anew. With the unparalleled might of the Red Wings, Baron's military soon reigned supreme. Why, then, does its king now seek the Crystals? And why have fearsome monsters suddenly begun to overrun the once calm land? If the Crystals know, they share no answers - only their pure and silent light.


Elements:Role playing game (RPG) - console-style RPG
ESRB Rating:Everyone 10 and older (10+)
Max Number of Players:2
PEGI Content Descriptors:Bad language / Violence
PEGI Rating:12+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ab 6 Jahren gem


Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Square Enix
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Final Fantasy


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo DS
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - role playing game (RPG)