After the worldwide success of Final Fantasy 7, the West massively discovered Japanese role-playing games. Square Enix therefore takes the opportunity to fix its famous series outside of Japan, which results in several sequels. The last of her to appear on Playstation is Final Fantasy IX. A superb episode centered around charismatic characters and which still remains a classic in its genre. But do you know all the secrets of the game?
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The 10 before time
During certain times, it is possible to encounter the creature Ragtime Mouse. This is not a normal battle, but a quiz where you have to answer questions to earn experience and money. The character holds a card in his hand, with a Japanese inscription referring to the theme music of FF10. This is the first time a Final Fantasy game has spoken about an episode not yet released.
You need to go forward
At the very beginning of Final Fantasy 9, during one of the introductory scenes, Zidane and his team are planning a kidnapping. Baku then asks us a question, if we have understood who to kidnap. If we answer Queen Brahne, so the wrong answer, 64 times in a row and well Ruby rushes into the room to unblock the situation. A script set up so that the dialogue can continue, but that the majority of players have never started.
It was in the 7
When going to the weapon shop in the town of Lindblum, it is possible to inspect broadswords. Zidane then comments that he’s seen a guy with a spiked hairstyle before, carrying that kind of weapon. It’s obviously a reference to Cloud from Final Fantasy 7 and his legendary sword, which is completely oversized.
Portrait of Cinna
Digging into the graphics data of the game, it is possible to find things there that have never been used within the game. This is what happened to the portrait of Cinna, a character who comes to our team only for a short period of time. And at that time, it is impossible for us to open the menus and therefore inspect our team. Which means that we never see his portrait in his statistics table.
The lost quest
A quest unknown to Western players was discovered 13 years after the game was released. This requires talking to the Nero brothers several times, during the progression of the story, after certain events or bosses. The reward isn’t great, but it’s funny that the quest isn’t mentioned in any guide except for a Japanese guide that’s never been translated.
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