You will need a Super Nintendo emulator to play Final Fantasy 5 and the hacks offered on this page. To play the ports, a PlayStation 1 emulator and Nintendo DS emulator are needed. You can download these 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.
Due to the release of the Pixel Remasters, I can't host any ROMs here. Rather, try the links below for collections at Internet Archive. Click here if you need directions with that. If Internet Archive doesn't work out for you, I have more options in my links.
To play the Super Nintendo version in English, you're going to need to apply the English patch below. Additionally, there's a patch that perfects the Game Boy Advance version. These patches need to be applied to the original game. If you need help with patching, I have instructions in my patching guide.
This is the English translation that makes the Japan-only version of Final Fantasy V (SNES) turn English.
The Game Boy Advance version of Final Fantasy V is regarded as the best official English translation of the game. But yet, the SNES version is still superior with graphics and sound. Why can't we have both? Well, with this awesome hack we can! It injects the English translation of the Game Boy Advance version into the SNES original version. Here are some screenshots.
Here are a variety of hacks make Final Fantasy V harder, fix bugs, funny, or provide a whole new experience! ROM hackers release their works as patches. To experience their hacks, you must apply their patch to the original game. If you need help with patching, I have instructions in my patching guide.
The Game Boy Advance watered down the quality of the sound in Final Fantasy V. This hack completely restores the sound quality of the SNES version in all music tunes. The amount of slowdown in the game is majorly reduced. A new streamed orchestral intro is added. A dozen sound effects are fixed, too.
Did you ever find Final Fantasy V too easy? With this hard type hack, all enemies and bosses have had their stats increased. If you want a real challenge, this hack is for you!
This patch bundles together the majority of the most popular Final Fantasy V ROM hacks into one convenient patch:
And there's more! See the readme for more details and credits. Additional (optional) patches are included to refine the improved experience further.
The purpose of this patch is to provide the best possible experience for both longtime fans and newcomers without affecting the gameplay too much. The script uses the Legend of the Crystals Translation done by Spooniest as a base, and the jobs, abilities, and description's names from the GBA version. The tweaks include:
Check out the readme file for more info.
This is a simple little hack that replaces the overworld sprite of Bartz/Butz to that of Cloud from Final Fantasy VII. Note that this doesn't replace the battle sprites.
This spoof patch makes Final Fantasy V hilarious. You'll be crying from laughter! The jokes, though, are dirty and sexual, so the humor isn't for everyone's taste. Some of the jokes such as the gay jokes haven't aged well. Overall, this spoof is still hilarious. It's a fun time capsule of early-2000s Internet humor. See some shots: Final Fantasy V Spoof Screenshots
If the 'dirty spoof' is too much for you, here's the tasteful spoof. The humor is not crude, dirty, or overly sexual. The jokes are taseful and not over-the-top. Here are some screenshots.