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Maybe If I Mowed Some Lawns on the Side… August 21, 2012

Posted by geoff in News.

I’m a fan of the Final Fantasy RPG series. Big fan. Really big fan. Huge, you might say. Ginormously huge fan of Final Fantasy games.

But not this big a fan:

A true fan of the Final Fantasy video game series will tell you that the game we know in the U.S. as Final Fantasy II (FF2) was released in Japan as Final Fantasy IV, and that the game known in Japan as Final Fantasy II was never released by game maker Square in the United States. But did you know that the Japanese version of FF2 was slated to be released in the U.S. by Square, and that one — just one — demo copy of an English Final Fantasy II was made to show to the press?

It’s true, and after nine years sitting in a private collection (of a known seller), that lone Final Fantasy II cartridge has surfaced on eBay. The price tag: $50,000.

Here’s the ebay link, just in case any of you are thinking of buying it for me. Otherwise, maybe it’s time to put some ads up in the sidebar.


1. daveintexas - August 21, 2012

Is that a 4 layer PCB or a 16 layer?

2. Mitchell - August 21, 2012

“Final” Fantasy. They keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means.

3. Retired Geezer - August 21, 2012

This weekend is the official release of Guild Wars 2.

Here’s a pretty interesting look at the voice actors, some you might recognize.

Steve Blum is awesome as the voice of Rytlock, the Charr.

4. Retired Geezer - August 22, 2012

*Geezer goes all in*

Here’s the beautiful, just-released song from the game, along with some clips.

Predictions: Michael and Lauraw will like the song.

Geoff and Mitchell will like the clips.

5. Michael - August 22, 2012

Nope, you’re wrong. I never liked Enya-style new age music, which seems suffocatingly pretentious to me. I’m pretty eclectic about music. I like and listen to classic rock (not punk), jazz, pop, adult alternative, country, Caribbean, but not  new age, and I can tolerate only a very little of rap.

Also, that song does not sound anything like “Rolling in the Deep.”

6. Mitchell - August 22, 2012

I did like the video RG and unlike the narrow-minded philistine Michael I liked the song as well. Felicia Day is one of the voice actors in GW2 too, so that’s a plus. That said, I don’t want to get sucked into another World of Warcrack time sink.

7. geoff - August 22, 2012

That said, I don’t want to get sucked into another World of Warcrack time sink.

Yeah – I still haven’t finished FF13 or FF13-2 because every time I fire them up I end up staying up all night.

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