The Game

Final Fantasy IV was released for a variety of video game systems. You will need emulators to play them. For example, to play the Super Nintendo version of the game, you will need a Super Nintendo emulator. You can download the necessary emulators from my emulators page. If you need assistance with any of the emulators offered on my site, check out my emulation help subsite: Video Game Emulation for Newbies.

Final Fantasy 2 (US)

Super NintendoFinal Fantasy II (US)

The original English version of Final Fantasy IV that was released in North America for the Super Nintendo. I actually want to discourage you from playing this version of Final Fantasy IV. The retranslations further below are far better options.

Download 643 KB
Final Fantasy IV for the WonderSwan Color (Japan)

WonderSwan ColorFinal Fantasy IV (J)

The re-release for the WonderSwan Color. It has some slight improvements with the graphics and a dash button. Otherwise, it's the same game. And, unfortunately, this version of the game never left Japan.

Download 1.21 MB
Final Fantasy IV Advance (US)

Game Boy AdvanceFinal Fantasy IV Advance (US)

The re-release for Game Boy Advance. It includes new bosses, two new dungeons, mini-games, a bestiary, increased difficulty, and the ability to recruit additional party members near the final moments. I actually want to discourage you from playing this version of the game. The ROM hacks further below offer a GBA sound restoration hack.

Download 4.55 MB
Final Fantasy IV for Nintendo DS (US)

Nintendo DSFinal Fantasy IV (US)

The awesome 3D remake for the Nintendo DS. New features include augment system, command menu customization, stylis-control mini-games, new game plus, bestiary and a video/music player.

Download 100 MB
Final Fantasy IV for Sony PSP (US)

Sony PSPFinal Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (US)

The awesome remake for the Sony PSP. This is a compilation consisting of enhanced ports of the role-playing video games Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, as well as a new scenario called Final Fantasy IV Interlude, which is set between the two games.

Download 731 MB

ROM Hacks

A variety of hacks have been made to give Final Fantasy IV a better, more accurate experience! What are “Pre-patched” and “Patch”? ROM hackers release their works as patches. To experience their hacks, you must apply their patch to the original game. With the “Pre-patched” download, I've saved you the trouble and patched the game for you. But if you insist on patching the game yourself, you can download just the patch with the “Patch” download. I have patching instructions in my patching guide.

Final Fantasy IV Advance (US)

Game Boy AdvanceFinal Fantasy IV: Sound Restoration

This hack fully restores the music and the sound effects from the SNES original. Also, an orchestral piece, played by Tokyo's philharmonic orchestra, is featured in the ending. If you want to patch it yourself, apply it to the Eurpoean version of GBA Final Fantasy IV (included below).

Pre-patched 4.99 MB
Patch 321 KB
Europe ROM 4.99 MB
Final Fantasy IV: Namingway Edition

Super NintendoFinal Fantasy IV: Namingway Edition

Namingway Edition is an extension of Project II, attempting to bring Final Fantasy IV (FF2 US) closer to its Japanese counterpart. Using modern names where possible, and abbreviations where necessary, all items, spells, commands, jobs, and monsters are renamed. Monster stats, including the final boss, are restored to their original, along with spell learning rates. Also added to the mix is a B button Dash rather than a toggle or just walking everywhere If you want to patch it yourself, apply it to Fantasy II (US).

Pre-patched 659 KB
Patch 321 KB
Final Fantasy IV: Project II

Super NintendoFinal Fantasy IV: Project II

Project II offers the highest quality fan retranslation with an entirely rewritten script, restored missing content, every spell has an in-battle use, buffed-up battle commands, reverted censored map graphics, various bugs fixes, and more! Fans consider this the best fan translation. If you want to patch it yourself, apply it to Fantasy II (US).

Pre-patched 686 KB
Patch 155 KB
Final Fantasy IV: J2e Retranslation

Super NintendoFinal Fantasy IV: J2e Retranslation

This is the complete fan based English translation of SNES Final Fantasy IV by J2e Translations. It was one of the first fan translations ever released. As great and adored as this translation was, it received a great deal of criticism for not being an entirely accurate translation. Btw, all of the screen shots in the screen shots section were captured from this patch. If you want to patch it yourself, apply it to Fantasy IV (J).

Pre-patched 734 KB
Patch 129 KB