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Mystic Quest Reborn

Hack of Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest

Description:

As many of you know Final Fantasy Mystic Quest gets a bad rap from people that either it is too easy or it is for children. Well of course both of those are wrong. The game wasn’t super easy like some people claim, but it wasn’t at all difficult either. And come on it isn’t for children, it has a good story and keeps you entertained throughout the entire game. I’ve made the game more challenging as well as added some additional stuff to spice it up a bit.

What’s changed:

  • Imported some new music from Final Fantasy V and Seiken Densetsu 2 (Secret of Mana).
  • Overhauled the entire game’s treasure contents and changed some locations of some of them as well.
  • Brown treasure chests that give consumable items now have a quantity of 4x instead of 3x.
  • Brown treasure chests that give consumable weapons give 8x instead of 10x.
  • “Super” chests at the end of the game give 10x items instead of 25x.
  • Semi-overhauled the characters to better balance from being a useless tool to being useful. No longer does Benjamin feel like he’s the spare until he gets the Holy or Flare Magic. Now Benjamin is the powerhouse and the support allies are exactly that–a support ally.
  • Altered some of your allies’ starting magic to provide more challenge. Phoebe no longer has the Holy spell at the end of the game.
  • Altered the White magic spells to not be able to be casted on monsters to prevent abuse. With exception of Exit, but with Exit you get no EXP from that monster you warp away with Exit. This means you can no longer cast Cure on the Dark King to kill him quickly!
  • Tweaked most of the equipment in the game to have various levels of usability.
  • Monsters have been overhauled, every monster has been changed and beefed up.
  • Monster attacks have been beefed up, especially later in the game.
  • The Battlefields have all had their contents changed and each Battlefield has it’s own # to defeat to earn the reward.
  • Some minor graphic tweaks have been made–and I mean minor!

Note: There was a bug fixed so if you’ve downloaded this already you need to re-download it and apply the patch over your existing ROM.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Final Fantasy - Mystic Quest (USA).sfc - NOINTRO
  • CRC32: 6B19A2C6
  • MD5: DA08F0559FADE06F37D5FDF1B6A6D92E
  • SHA-1: 787C535AACA7B57F6B85FC02CEEF106F7FE5EA59
  • SHA-256: 6151389F33CE2E53DB3CD99592440C0020F5F4668F581CE3BD615BC92077F255

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
JCE3000GTOriginal HackingOverall coder and design
JigglysaintHackingContributed some valuable data
ZeemisGraphicsDid the graphic and palette edits

User Review Information

Too hard.

Reviewed By: SirRob on 16 Nov 2014

A definite challenge. Too much so. The new changes are definitely welcome. I enjoyed myself for a bit, with some difficulty, at times a bit too much. I got up to the Ice Pyramid before giving up. As many have already noted, enemies are MUCH tougher than the bosses. It becomes so much so, that you will frequently use most of your MP just in one battle later on. A lot of backtracking to Forestia for free inn visits are a must. Bombs are useless, not that they really retained usefulness previously. A lot of the game is dumb luck. You will spend at least 90% of the time poisoned. Confusion is a constant death causing status effect, as well as overpowered enemies. Unless you power level yourself, there is no way to really survive, just by playing through normally. JCE is known for his difficulty hacks, and this is absolutely no exception. I was hoping for an in between of FFMQ’s easy difficulty and this. Becomes too hard to be enjoyable. The music additions are mostly good, although I would’ve preferred just minorly changed music, like the synth added into the existing battle music. All and all, a decent hack, that requires A LOT of work to be enjoyable to anyone who doesn’t want to grind for hours just to survive.

Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Grindy, but an enjoyable experienceSosuko22 Jul 20202.0Yes
Too hard.SirRob16 Nov 2014N/ANo
Almost GreatRiketzKarlom16 Aug 2014N/ANo
I Finally Defeated Dark King!WireByte09 Jan 2013N/AYes
This ROM hack needs a lot of work.Waddler-D04 Jul 2012N/ANo
A Mystic Quest Finally Worth PlayingKlaviaturist22 Jun 2012N/AYes