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Everybody’s Golf Portable 2, PSP

Known as “Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2” in North America and Everybody’s Golf Portable 2 everywhere else, this superb golf game is arguably the stand-out sports title on the PSP.

It’s the eighth game in the Everybody’s Golf series and first came out in 2007.

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Mega Man Powered Up, PSP

Mega Man Powered Up is a 2006 remake of the original NES Mega Man game, only this time with ‘chibi’ style graphics and a host of new gameplay options.

Not least of which is the ability to play the game as any one of Mega Man‘s arch enemies – once you’ve beaten them in a boss fight.

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Star Wars: Yoda Stories, Game Boy Color

Released in 1999, Star Wars: Yoda Stories is a procedurally-generated pocket adventure featuring Luke Skywalker, and – of course – Yoda, and is set in the time between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi when Luke is still undergoing his Jedi training.

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Final Fantasy Legend III, Game Boy

As Final Fantasy Legend games go this third instalment in the series is a little weird. It plays just as good as the previous two games (maybe even better because it has the advantage of refinement), but the way it’s presented is somewhat strange.

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Final Fantasy VI Advance, Game Boy Advance

Final Fantasy VI Advance was released in Japan in 2006, and 2007 in English language territories. It’s a remake of the Super Nintendo original, developed by a Japanese company called Tose.

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Final Fantasy V Advance, Game Boy Advance

Final Fantasy V Advance is the third Tose-developed remake for the Game Boy Advance and was first released in 2006.

Again: it uses the same refined interface and beautifully-drawn and coloured graphics of the previous two Tose remakes and somehow manages to make the Super Nintendo original look a little drab in the process.

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Final Fantasy V, Super Nintendo

Final Fantasy V (five) was released in Japan for the Super Nintendo in 1992 although it did not get an official English language translation until it was later re-released on the Sony PlayStation in 1999.

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Final Fantasy IV Advance, Game Boy Advance

In the mid Noughties Japanese developer Tose undertook the task of converting and updating the early Final Fantasy games to the Nintendo Game Boy Advance for Square Enix (as they were known then).

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Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls, Game Boy Advance

Dawn of Souls is a GBA remake of the first two NES Final Fantasy games, and they take advantage of the Game Boy Advance‘s enhanced capabilities (enhanced over the NES, anyway).

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Final Fantasy Legend II, Game Boy

This 1991 sequel to the classic Squaresoft RPG Final Fantasy Legend is considered by many to be even better than the first game. And I would have to concur with that view.

Final Fantasy Legend II is more polished and rounded than the first game, and much bigger and more detailed too. Again: you choose a party of up to four characters from a pool of eight different races/genders, each of which has its own set of magic and combat specialities. Every now and then you will even get a special fifth character join you, as you explore a certain area. They will even help you in combat too, which is very cool, and a feature not seen in many other four-party RPGs.

Combat is level-grindingly turn-based and hugely fun. All the timings and button-presses are spot on and you don’t feel like you’re being made to wait unnecessarily. Graphically, Final Fantasy Legend II is bolder and more refined than the first game, and the musical themes have been carried over, so seasoned Final Fantasy Legend players will recognise some of the score.

Story-wise: Final Fantasy Legend II is pretty basic. All you need to know is that you’re collecting shattered shards of MAGI (that’s “magic”, with the last letter missing), and having to battle lots of monsters and bosses to get them. No one plays Final Fantasy Legend games for the story and dialogue anyway – they play them for the challenge. And Final Fantasy Legend II is one of the very best!

Final Fantasy Legend series on The King of Grabs:
Final Fantasy Legend, Final Fantasy Legend II, Final Fantasy Legend III

More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_Legend_II

 

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