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    Default Difficulty comparison help for Japan-American Gameboy Advance Final Fantasy catalogs?

    Maybe I shouldn't ask but, are the American and Japanese Gameboy Advance "Final Fantasy" catalogs attenuated in difficulty like the Super Nintendo (e.g. Japanese harder than American on Super Nintendo); "Final Fantasy1+2 Advance" too (e.g. American easier?)? Thanks [ありがと].

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    Maybe I shouldn't say but,

    "Final Fantasy 1 2 Advance" Japan seems to he easier than "Final Fantasy Origins" USA for psx. If the default soldier (I think this is fighter in USA) is changed to anyone else, this increases the difficulty. Overall the psx Origins USA catalog is definitely harder and even includes ineffective attacks. There seems to be no way to enable ineffective attacks or harder difficulty on the Japan "Final Fantasy 1 2 Advance". Seems the best "Final Fantasy 1" experience is playing the MSX catalog (might be based on a older binary than NES) even if you must learn Japanese; "Final Fantasy 1 2 Advance" seems fine as a retelling. Maybe a mod can get uploaded for psx Origins to include additional content from gameboy advance...?

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    "Final Fantasy 1 2 Advance" Japan (only tested "Final Fantasy 1") changes from 8bit.catalogs:
    Save anywhere at anytime
    Buy more than 1 item at a time
    Run almost anywhere (except overworld) by holding "B" button
    Ineffective attacks are impossible.(program auto-selects)
    Uses Magic Point system
    Difficulty increases without fighter in party (either way not exactly easier than 8 bit catalogs. E.g. can't survive Garando's castle if rushing in.)
    Extra dungeons and monsters
    More story and cutscenes and slightly different characters. Overall game is more unique than Psx Origins and more different to the 8bit catalogs. I think "Final Fantasy 1 2 Advance" should be considered a unique catalog even if most sources regard it otherwise.

    Psx FF origins also allows buying more than 1 item at a time but otherwise has very similar gameplay to 8bit catalogs (though there is a easy mode option).
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    Can't say but one of these should work for playing "Final Fantasy" MSX2 https://github.com/skiselev/omega.



    It should be possible to build a "Sega Master System" binary from the MSX2 catalog. Maybe build a sms machine.

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