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Selling over five million copies since its release in 2000, FINAL FANTASY IX proudly returns on Nintendo Switch! 

Release Date
Feb 13th, 2019
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$20.99 (USD)
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Selling over five million copies since its release in 2000, FINAL FANTASY IX proudly returns on Nintendo Switch™!

Experience the adventure once again with characters and pre-rendered movies featured in high definition, as well as a new booster system with a selection of various modes such as "high speed" or "no encounters"!

Zidane and the Tantalus Theater Troupe have kidnapped Princess Garnet, the heir of Alexandria. To their surprise, however, the princess herself yearned to escape the castle. Through a series of unusual circumstances, she and her personal guard, Steiner, fall in with Zidane and set out on an incredible journey.

Meeting unforgettable characters like Vivi and Quina along the way, they learn about themselves, the secrets of the Crystal, and a malevolent force that threatens to destroy their world.

■Gameplay Features

Learn new abilities by equipping items. When fully mastered, these abilities can be used even without equipping items, allowing for nearly endless customization options.

Fill your Trance gauge as you sustain hits in battle. When fully charged, your characters will enter Trance mode, granting them powerful new skills!

Never let items go to waste. Combine two items or pieces of equipment together and make better, stronger items!

Whether it's Chocobo Hot and Cold, Jump Rope, or Tetra Master, there are plenty of minigames to enjoy when you're not off saving the world. You can even earn special item rewards!

■Additional Features
・7 game boosters including high speed and no encounter modes
・High-definition movies and character models

On NSG Reviews©

THe only Final Fantsy game aside from X-2 and XIII that I haven't gotten immediately hooked on. I've heard great thigns about it but I'm not really feeling it myself yet.
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Fantastic game, just like the original, with some added quality of life features like speeding-up animations and blocking random encounters. The ONLY negative is the lack of HD backgrounds. Yes square lost a lot of the original artwork, but there is a PC mod out there for this game that uses AI to upscale the backgrounds, so the game looks much better on pc. The HD character models definitely look a little jaring in this game
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This review is scaled for retro/HD remaster port. Meaning rating graphics 5 star doesn't mean a photorealistic graphics. It is translated to the graphical prowness of the era it was produced with enhanced ports compared to other similarly released games of it's era.

A game that undersell compared to the previous two entrees of the franchise during it's release. Dubbed as a return of the franchise to its roots and aesthetics. A personal favorite of the creator of the franchise. This is the turn based rpg final fantasy 9.

The story of the game pays homage to the games of the old. Save the princess and save the world. Only this time it's on steroids. Detailed and expanded with fmv's and scenario. It's even coupled with the political subplots. The story itself screams "fantasy".

Playing through the game feels like stepping into a fantasy. Castles, knights, magic and flying airship. Everything from the whimsical tone and children's book type cast of characters. The game plays the series strenghts. The card game from 8, the turn based job system from 1 to 6. Limit break from 7 and 8. It's all here. It is also the series best character dynamic. Playing out like a children's story book with dark themes.

Every aspect of the game is solid. With it's graphic is the perfection of the devs utilization of the era's graphical limitations. This game is the very definition of Final Fantasy.
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One of the best games ever made, its the highest class jrpg/rpg games you will ever play. Its ported from an HD edition on Steam made from a PS1 game and the controls are not as good as on the PS1 but graphically its fantastic to play on handheld.
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* Disclaimer: Reviews are from the Steam (PC) version of the game. These are not indicative of performance on Switch.
Guest Date: 6/27/2022