Final Fantasy II US Hard Type+

FF2usHT+ Title
  • Creator: JCE3000GT
  • Version: 1.2
  • Release Date: 3/02/2004

By Dragonsbrethren.

    Final Fantasy II US Hard Type, commonly called FF2usHT, is a ROM hack that makes the Super NES classic Final Fantasy IV more difficult. As the name implies, it was built on top of the US release of the game, but you can barely tell thanks to how many changes have been made, and how many cut things have been restored.

    Unlike the vast majority of "hard type" hacks, this one is actually fun. The game is indeed harder, but additional supplies and magic has been added to counter this, meaning the game stays in balance for the most part. The difficulty does kind of drop off in the center of the game, and then come back in full force at the end, but other than those minor issues the game is pretty consistent with itself.

    Several characters have been completely overhauled, usually making them a lot more useful. Paired with additional commands for other characters, it changes the way the game plays. Yes this description was purposely padded to see if the wrapping worked properly.

    Thanks to DKK (aka Dragonsbrethren) for the above description!

    NOTE: You will need a 1.0 US release of the rom file without a header. This mod will not work no any Japanese release!