Hidden Mega Boss
Taking us back to the original hidden mega boss in the very first final fantasy game, Warmech. He can only be encountered on the Flying Fortress, and he has a very slim chance of spawning. If you get lucky enough to see him, you’ll be greeted with brutal high-grade weaponry attacks that can easily wipe your party.
Finding the Ghost of Aeris
For years gamers had tried to find hidden ways to resurrect Aeris but to no avail. However, you can see her ghost in Final Fantasy 7 if you head back over to the Sector 5 Church once Cloud successfully joins the party again in disc 2. You’ll see the faint form of her ghost over by the flowers.
The Ancient Forest
The Ancient Forest is a notorious area in Final Fantasy 7. Players can find the strongest items in the game here, but that’s not the strange part. Upon close examination of the game files, fans were able to uncover small bits of information that suggest the Ancient Forest was supposed to be incorporated into the main story – dialogue from NPCs and its placement before the Forgotten Capitol.
The Secretive Nero Family
Once you get to disc 4, head on back over to Tantalus where you will meet the two strange blue Nero brothers looking for their other sibling. For each checkpoint reached in the final dungeon, head back to Tantalus to see the Nero brothers. After progressing far enough, the lost brother will have returned and you’ll get a mediocre item.
Wasted Law Money
When fans inevitably dug through every file in Final Fantasy 7, they came across an unused item in the game called Law Materia. Instead, it was labeled as Throw Materia (an attack where you can throw money at an enemy). Had it been left as “Law”, it would imply that one is throwing money down the drain as you would with a lawyer.
Meet the Developers
In Final Fantasy 6, players could access a secret area from the Dwarven Castle. Upon entering this hidden room, the Developer’s Office, players encounter NPCs that each resembles one of the game’s developers. You can fight some of them, and even discover a raunchy magazine lying around.
Final Fantasy: Spirits Within – Failure
This movie (while some of us enjoyed it) will forever go down in history as a failure. Carrying such a prestigious name behind it, the move got a hefty budget of $137 million for production. In the end, the movie only grossed $87 million and slapped them for a huge loss that shut the studio down.
The Disappearing Assassin
In Final Fantasy 6, you gain a party member by the name of Shadow, who is an assassin. He’s an awesome character to have, but he annoyingly leaves at random points without any explanation as to where or when he will be back. Bring him onto the Phantom Train and he will stay with your party.
Final Fantasy 12 Manga
Final Fantasy 12 was one of the most successful releases in the series. It sold well over 5 million copies and captivated audiences on a global scale. It was so successful that a manga was created afterward that is still ongoing.
We all remember the tragic and sudden death of Squall in the beginning of Final Fantasy 8. One popular theory is that the entire game after his death is based on his dream world. After being impaled by the icicle, he wakes up in a torture room, leaving a small reason to believe that this ridiculous theory isn’t completely invalid.
Final Fantasy Advent Children
In an attempt to avoid the recreation of the Spirits Within movie failure, the creators of Advent Children went through multiple, and we do mean a ton of revisions before it was released. This is why the movie took such a long period of time to be released and as successful as it was. Thanks for taking your time.
Harsh Battle Repercussions
In Final Fantasy 7, players are eventually faced with a final battle to save Fort Condor. It wasn’t a particularly difficult fight or anything, but the consequence of losing was the loss of access to Fort Condor altogether. Not meant as a joke, if you lost the battle, you could not get back into this useful location for the rest of the game.
Ruby and Emerald Weapon
Japanese fans of Final Fantasy 7 weren’t too happy with the developers when the game ported over to North America. They had nothing against American’s, it’s just that the developers decided to add two new weapon boss fights that weren’t present in the original Japanese version.
The Zodiac Spear
Back in the original Final Fantasy 12 (we had to mention that since as of yesterday a remastered version of this simply amazing game release), the Zodiac Spear is Vaan’s best weapon. How do you get it? Why, of course, you have to secretly know which chests NOT to open throughout this massive world in order for it to appear later on. Ridiculous.
Cult of the Shinra President
Upon entering the Honeybee Inn found in Wall Market, players can come across an interesting and disturbing scene. Within the Queen’s Room, you can find a gathering of Shinra employees performing some kind of dark ritual (or so it would seem). A lot of the events actually foreshadow what will happen later.
Clouds Original Appearance
Everyone knows Cloud, even if they didn’t play any of the Final Fantasy games where he is present (which means you’ve missed out on the best series additions). The developers revealed that his initial character was supposed to have black hair. It was later changed to the golden blond that scored him legendary status.